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Cafe Poetico

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204 Cruz Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-5020
10:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon 10:00 - 20:00
Tue 10:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Bexley, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This coffee shop has great natural fruit juices and my mom loves their famous quiche. This last time they had a pumpkin flan that was the best I've ever had. It's a great place to stop and unwind after walking in Old San Juan.

Thank IMGA2015
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Cafe Poetico is part of the Poet's Passage in Old San Juan. The atmosphere, food and coffee are all exceptional. Eat in would be my call but they do takeaway for lunch and dinner. They are also open until about 11pm every Tuesday while the poetry open mic event takes place in the passage. Family owned, they care about their... More 

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Woodbury, New Jersey
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped in for a pina colada. Decided to get some empanadas. The drink was not that good but the empanadas were. The ambiance is very live and welcoming. The servers were very friendly and informative. We really loved the spoken word spot in the back and the attached shop.

Thank tonyswife1008
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

All local food, too tasty!!! Nice inviting place. Lots a different places to share coffee and good company. Of course, bring your creativity and share a poem...

Thank 588franciscol
San Antonio, Texas
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216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Café Poético for breakfast. I had a latte and a pastry. My husband and I enjoyed our food and took the chance to go the little shop next door. The café is quaint and quiet. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank MeghanAnnRose
Damascus, Oregon
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little place with great coffee and peaceful atmosphere. Nice little bookstore attached . Stopped in to escape the rain and stayed awhile.

Thank JorgFam
Overland Park, Kansas
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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Good coffee and comfortable place to hang out. Gift shop next store-poets passage- had the best souvenirs we'd seen. Bought two tiles w Spanish sayings.

Thank Dianne r
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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274 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Los Cidrines is definitely one of the best places to have a quick and inexpensive breakfast in the San Juan area. Although known for its excellent bakery style sandwiches, Cidrines starts early every morning with a variety of breakfast dishes like eggs, omelettes, hot cereals, breads, and pastries. The prices are unbelievably low and cleanliness is their image. Try it!

Thank Pedro T
Stuart, FL
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Okat, so I intended to get only coffee, but got into a conversation with the barista and a patron. In a flash I was picking up lunch and a pastry too. Nice ambiance that's very calm (a nice change from the typical small shop in OSJ).

Thank Winston27
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Dropped in here for a spot of coffee on our afternoon in old San Juan. A friend read the review and wanted to check it out. Fantastic coffees. Wish we would have had more time to spend just chilling out in this space. Loved the ambience.

Thank Jennifer S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Cruz Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-721-5020

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