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Kay's Gringo Postres and Cafe

Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 0664
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
“meatloaf” (4 reviews)
“chili” (4 reviews)
American, Cafe, Polish, European, Eastern European, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a bingo that is held every 2 weeks with a buffet lunch served. The food is excellent and the hosts and kitchen staff are great.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of eating lunch on the day Kay offers a buffet and bingo. Food was plentiful and very enjoyable. Highlight was the owners 2 young sons calling the bingo numbers. Will definitely return on our next visit.

Thank bcorio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is a gem. The service is outstanding. They seem to know almost everyone, and greet them by name and at times with a hug. Strangers (if there are any) are welcomed and thanked for coming in. I’ve been in Atenas for 2...More

Thank littledonniedart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast other than pinto and huevos, yes! I like Costa Rica; I moved here from Arizona 6 years ago. And I like pinto and huevos. But if you live in a rural area, like I do, finding a non comida tipica breakfast is difficult. So,...More

1  Thank S40Biker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Atenas you must visit Kay’s for breakfast or lunch. I think it’s the best in Atenas. My wife and I and another couple rented a villa in Pica Flora just outside of Atenas and we had the pleasure of having lunch...More

1  Thank Frank A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second year vacationing in Atenas and we returned to Kay's several times. This restaurant is always a treat. Delicious food, wonderful and friendly staff, and the bingo on Friday is lots of fun. The owner and staff could not be more gracious...More

1  Thank sasnhe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kay's is a cozy breakfast and lunch restaurant in Atenas where many "foreigners" stop by to socialize. This Friday that I stopped in, Fish 'n Chips was the special and what a special it was. The service is so friendly that everyone feels they belong.

1  Thank Mikegradoville
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Great place to meet expat Gringos and get insight into Costa Rican living. The food is good, the prices moderate, the owner bilingual and there is a free lending library.

1  Thank MichiganZumbido
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Nice lending library but, was caught by surprise by the great house chili! It's gonna be a regular with me.

2  Thank sunscout
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Four of us ate there around 10 in the morning. One person had the Greek salad and the others had breakfast. Eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast- all cooked and presented well. The Greek salad was especially delicious. Our server, Mercedes, was efficient and friendly. They also...More

2  Thank CBY56
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 0664
  • E-mail
Kay's Gringo Postres roughly translated means Kay's NorthAmerican Sweets. Kay and her husband, Tom, from South Dakota, started out as a tiny pastry and coffee shop and grew into the only place in Atenas and for miles around that serves real American soul food - heavenly cheeseburgers and crispy fries, several types of grilled cheese sandwiches, BLT's, amazing breakfasts as well as an all you can eat Sunday Brunch buffet. The cakes, cookies and pie are homemade and defy description.It's a gathering place for locals as well as expatriates, They also maintain a lending library with English, German, French and Spanish books.
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