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Balcon de Cafe

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$$ - $$$
German, Cafe, European, Costa Rican, International
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| 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
+506 2446 8592
08:00 - 18:00
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Spisska Nova Ves
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found in Atenas great place to enjoy very tasty dishes for great price. We really recommend to everyone stop by and enjoy. Besides there is free Wifi + extraordinary cakes and great organic ice cream.

Thank Sotek
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a German, I was delighted to find a place like this. Not only the coffee was great, but you can also have a nice breakfast for fair prices. I highly recommend this place to basically everyone who wants to try something different in Costa Rica.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went for valentine MEAL with my honey and got knocked out by the special SALMON LASAGNA ! THX MELANIE

Thank dkusske232
Montrose, Colorado
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped several times on our visit to Atenas on the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed! The breads were amazing, the 3 desserts we tried were all delicious, and the smoked trout was incredible. We took items to go so we only had counter service but the restaurant is sparkling clean and the staff are very helpful... More 

Thank Sue H
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We've had many excellent meals in CR during our 3 week trip, but this restaurant was by far the best! The service was impeccable and place was spotless. We had the German smoked ribs, schnitzel in a delicious sauce, mashed potatoes, fries, sauerkraut. The highlight was the lemon quark cake. And great coffee.

1 Thank iceqween13
Arvada, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great food, reasonable prices, great atmosphere, and great service...very friendly, with great menu items.

Thank darant3
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very clean place with many dessert options. Great breakfast as well as lunch or dinner. Has some German food along with Costa Rican fare.

Thank opensunroof
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We truly enjoyed our typical Tico brunch here, our last meal before leaving Costa Rica that afternoon. We were hosted by Fabio, who has a kind and professional manner and luminous personality. He looked after us and accommodated our specific requests with ease, then packed our lunch so it would be easy to enjoy on the flight. Meli the owner... More 

Thank mcpb2017
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

On the road to Poas, this is an amazingly good cafe serving sandwiches, entrees and lots of desserts. The fish and schnitzel were excellent, as was the coffee. One of the best meals we had in Costa Rica.

Thank Stephen H
Gordon, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Took family and friends for a mid afternoon lunch, We had so many choices ,everyone tried something different. We were waited on and served in good time. Had a liesurly time and a nice visit with the owner, Very relaxed place,very clean ,Will go back again and again.

Thank gourdlady2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Cafe, European, Costa Rican, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 8592

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