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La Vieja Panaderia

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Main Street | Santacatalina Veraguas Panama, Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6900-5776
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best breakfast I had in Panama! The woman was so friendly and the food was amazing. Free WiFi !

Thank TokGr
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places to find wifi in Santa Catalina, wonderful owner, tasty food and great prices. Can't beat it!

Thank JMichelle2014
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very delicious food - especially the tuna salad and the pizza - with a very friendly italian owner. During day time it is also a bakery.

Thank astridroetzer
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Living in Switzerland, door to door with Italian cuisine and coffee culture, I tend to be picky with Italian food. But this was our go to place in Santa Catalina. Why? Many reasons: 1. They open early, i.e. at 6.30am. Because of this, my wife got a really good espresso every morning before we went diving in Coiba. The Cappucchino... More 

Thank Phil_H_1978
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Beautiful fresh baked bread every single day, fantastic croissants and great coffee at a good price.

Thank waterbabydive
Boquete, Panama
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit This bakery and pizzeria we have the same consistent attentive service. Great quality of food and we're in and out within half an hour which especially in panama is something very rare. The pizzas are very good and very fair priced. Get your pizza with garlic ... sooo good. They can also make sandwiches for your... More 

Thank Alex P
Antigua, Guatemala
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic! I love breakfast, Coffee, The pizza it's amazing! And even better the owners, they treat you like family! Every time I came back to Santa Catalina I eat here and love it every time!

Thank Juancarlos059
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is the only place in Santa Catalina that you will be able to get good bread. They also have a great chicken sandwich, cheese and chocolate croissants.

Thank lib140
George Town, Grand Cayman
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

i was drawn in by the delicious smell from their pizza oven! the pizza was just what i needed after a long day on the ocean. the owner was very friendly and attentive. they also have wifi which was great!

Thank tiopatatas
Malaga, Spain
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Villa Vento Surf hostel, just across the road and had breakfast at lavija both mornings. The service is good and fast; they have a good breakfast menu and their own bread, as it is also a bakery. Run by an Italian couple. I believe they are also a pizza restaurant for lunch and dinner, although we... More 

Thank Noelia V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Santacatalina Veraguas Panama, Santa Catalina, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Veraguas Province  >  Santa Catalina
  • Phone Number: +507 6900-5776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?