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Cafe Kahawa

300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2740 1081
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
5 weeks ago
“Nice spot”
Open Now
08:00 - 17:45All hours
Costa Rican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

Hi guys, The road was not comfortable. But what a reward. A beautiful location. We saw a quetzal and a trogon. Wow. And the food is excellent. Even a simple wrap, tasted delicious. I will come back. Highly recommandable. Regards schliek

Thank schliek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I both had one of the trout sandwiches and my daughter had the ham and cheese! They were fantastic. The setting was amazing - we are outside overlooking a stream and field with dozens of rabbits in it! We could also look...More

Thank robinmax11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a walk down the valley to here from Trogon Lodge, the Restaurant's parent business. Was a really nice place to sit around for a couple of hours and a good place to have a walk down to the river from. Trout is all over...More

Thank paul n
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Ate breakfast and lunch here. Both were excellent and creative Costa Rican food. Service was friendly and fast. Definitely try the infused drinks. Very refreshing. Save some time before or after your meal to visit the bunnies on the island and watch for trogons in...More

Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We ate lunch here (walked from Hotel Savegre and really earnt out lunch!). The trout dip was amazing and one portion was sufficient for both of us as a starter. My husband had the trout sandwich and I had the chicken wrap - both of...More

Thank Millimad
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My friends and I was on a road trip from San Isidro to San Jose. Taking the graveled road to the end we decided to stop for a cup of coffee. We order coffee and looked over the menu. Fresh trout. Grown locally. $10. Why...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you in the area go here.. Food was great and they have a little park area on the grounds that is super deluxe..

Thank Rob R
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thanks so much for your visit! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the food and setting! Muchas gracias

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Open air setting to enjoy nature and the birds. Excellent, reasonably priced. Fresh trout and fresh veggies. Great service.More

Thank JFloss
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Dear JFloss, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the visit to our Cafe. The whole idea of the place is for our visitors to be able to enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature while they enjoy some fresh, local food served with care!. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our second day in the area, we ventured into Kahawa. What a treat. Go here. I ordered the Trout Ceviche and wrap. Deliciously accompanied by the sounds of the Rio Savegre just below. The service was impeccable. Although Parking was a little bit of a...More

Thank OsaJohn
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Dear yo, Thanks so much for your visit to our Cafe! It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed our fresh trout in different ways. We will make sure to convey your great comments about service to our staff who will be more than delighted...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We tried the smoked trout dip, the fried trout basket, the trout with coconut sauce, and the pineapple/parsley juice. All of them were very good and I highly recommend the trout with coconut sauce. The restaurant grounds are beautiful and I do recommend walking around...More

Thank PandaMD
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Dear PandaMD, It is a great pleasure to know that you tried different trout variations and liked them all! The trout with coconut sauce is definitely one of our signature dishes, thank you for recommending it. Cafe Kahawa also offers a nice place to do...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
  • Phone Number: +506 2740 1081
  • E-mail
Cafe Kahawa is located in San Gerardo de Dota, at approximately 2 1/2 hours from San Jose, 09 kilometers off the main road, and on the road side in San Gerardo. The cafe, opens for breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee. Dinner might be arranged if reserved in advance. Regular schedule is from 8 am to 5:45 pm. The specialty at Cafe Kahawa is fresh trout, served in many different ways from appetizers, salads, pasta, and sandwiches. Try out our Smoked trout dip, it is really good! THere are also options for those who don't like trout, including chicken, and Costa Rican specialty of bean soup. We now accept credit card payments!
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