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Cafe The Plaza

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Renaissance Market Place, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583 8826
07:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered into the Cafe the Plaza after the Bon Bini festival. They have their menu posted out front. After perusing the menu, we got a table quickly. There was entertainment on the plaza so we sat on their patio. We enjoyed our meals. Service was good. We would go back

Thank Teresa R
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came by this place during lunchtime on my personal walking tour of Oranjestad. The cafe was nice but the food left a lot to be desired. I ordered the shoulder ham sandwich on soft bread. Most of the ham must have remained on the pig's shoulder for it was scarce on my bun. My lunch was mostly bread. I... More 

Thank Howard C
ArubaWineAndDine, Public Relations Manager at Cafe The Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. We have discussed your post with each of our team members and confirmed that everyone realizes that guest service, quality food and offering a wonderful experience is our primary goal. Of course we are constantly working towards improvement and your feedback will help us reaching higher.... More 

Kingston, Canada
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a casual afternoon snack and drink while strolling around Oranjestad. I had the creamy fish soup which was on special and was excellent. My partner thoroughly enjoyed the chicken mozzarella sandwich (also on special). Prices were very reasonable as well - $6 for soup, $7 for sandwich, $7 for a large draught of balashi

Thank Sean O
Nutts Corner, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were headed to the Pancake House at the Renaissance/Seaport Mall until we noticed the long line. Being on a schedule, we knew we would never make it to some of the things we wanted to do. So, we turned into this place and - lo and behold, we had a very good breakfast here. We had heard a lot... More 

Thank WE- R
Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Café The Plaza because the Pancake House had long lines in the morning. These outdoor restaurants are next to each other. We gave this café a try, and the service was very slow, if at all. My daughter ordered a coke and it came after we were all done eating, and then she refused it. This... More 

Thank Mary V
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for all you can eat ribs, well the price was more than they advertised on Facebook. Then they ran out of ribs. Bummer. Red wine from a cooler. Way to cold. Just wrong.

Thank DNL101
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is a bit overdue, as it regards our vacation experience from late February 2017. Nonetheless, I especially wanted to comment and provide information about a fabulous bartender, Johan (pronounced Yo-haan) Dieke, we met at the Café the Plaza in Oranjestad, Aruba. Café the Plaza is located at the far end of the open-air Market Place Mall, near the... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The burger was good. The French fries were great. The prices were reasonable. The staff was wonderful.

Thank SarahStarandAl
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

OJ is fresh and delicious. Great waffles with strawberries. Average American pancakes. We love crispy bacon and they serve it very fatty. They put lite syrup on the tables and you have to ask for regular. Decent service. Great place to go if you don't want to wait for a table at Dutch Pancake House.

Thank Jessica S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for breakfast. Good price. Orange juice the real thing. Also had their burgers, very good. Carlos does a great job bringing people in. We always go back every year.

Thank SlcSgc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
American, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Renaissance Market Place, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 583 8826
Café the Plaza is located in the city center of Oranjestad. Café the Plaza is not only the perfect location to enjoy a meal or to have drinks, but also the perfect place to relax and unwind, read the newspaper or to have a swinging night out on the weekends. Café the Plaza has a large outside patio area with daily live entertainment. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone. From breakfast to lunch to a superb exclusive evening meal, or just a little bite to go with your drinks.

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