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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1265
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe / gift shop with beautiful art work .. very large selection of in house coffee and blended coffee based drinks, the coffee milkshake is amazing !! homemade pastries that are to die for, and a large breakfast and lunch selection, you will find...More

Thank quesadilla_007
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with such detail! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We grabbed breakfast here almost every morning during our stay at Pacifico. Great service, great coffee and the homemade marmalade is divine. We also enjoyed the fresh fruit smoothies and the omelettes. It's also fun the browse the gallery which is full of colorful local...More

Thank AshleeO1978
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback at TripAdvisor! We are happy you enjoyed Congo!

Reviewed 4 December 2017

We got coffee here everyday it was conveniently located right next to our hotel. The coffee here is very good ( better than Starbucks and cheaper). My favorite was the Latte Frio with mocha. To top it off it never got diluted because they use...More

Thank Deisha F
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your time and feedback! We are glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Came today for lunch, Sunday, not crowded, really nice atmosphere, lot sof interesting art and crafty things to look at, and good A/C. (There aren't a lot of restaurants in Coco with A/C so it's a treat.) I had the pressed ham and gruyere (I...More

Thank Anthony H
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the opportunity and we hope to see you again! We will take a closer look at the items you mentioned! Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Went this morning and the food was not that good. The gallo pinto tasted old. I went to use the wifi and the wifi was down. Went to pay and was charged 23% more because tax and tip not included in price. The menu says...More

Thank nicole e
Reviewed 8 July 2017

AC, WIFI, comfortable seating, great food/beverages. I have visited this Café several times during my stay in Coco. Pretty quiet place that is great for reading/writing. Highly recommend.

Thank tmleak
Reviewed 29 June 2017

A great selection of high quality clothing and gift items. Local Art and products are featured. The coffee is excellent and the staff is very warm and helpful. A must stop in Playas del Coco.

Thank MonaMartin
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My wife and I tried this place a number of times after our morning hike. Loved the laid back setting amidst all the art and crafts. Great hot and cold coffees, great smoothies, great banana pancakes & crepes. Service a bit slow but it's tico...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Friendly staff, fresh food, great coffee and tea. Great place to relax in the morning. Beautiful art work by Costa Rican artists, not cheap imports. Air conditioned and wifi available. My favorite is their Latte.

Thank BlueRidgeTourist
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Coco area has MANY places to find food and refreshment. So, you really need to offer customers outstanding menu choices and great service. That is exactly what Congo Cafe does!! Open for breakfast thru late lunch, it offers unique lite bites as well as...More

Thank JoBruner83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1265
  • E-mail
Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens from 8am until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday from 8am until 6pm. Everything is made locally with fresh ingredients bringing you great coffee selections, healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts and much more. Come and join us, we are the meeting place of Costa Rican traditions, great food, art and design.
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