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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

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West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really were hoping to get fresh bread and 25 meters from the Pali market we found this little gem. Super fresh and very tasty bread !!!

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Thank Laurie S
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Happy you enjoyed the bread, you must stop by again to try some of our other treats including Cinnamon or Apple Rolls, Empanadas, Banana Bread and Awesome Chocolate chip Cookies to name a few! We appreciate it The Princesas More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was making shrimp scampi and decided to do garlic bread...the French bread loaf was absolutely fantastic and did the trick!

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Thank Kristina P
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad the baguette worked for you! Try our cheese bread sometime it is amazing! Regards The Princesas More 

Invermere, Canada
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We came here because we heard we could get the homemade popsicles here. It was late and the owner was just closing but welcomed us in. We got two pricey popsicles and a loaf of chocolate/zucchini bread. The bread was delicious. We took it home and enjoyed it slowly over a couple of days. Friendly service.

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Thank Alison B
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the Chocolate Zuchinni bread! Yes the Artisan Pura Paletas are not cheap but they are delicious!!!!! They are ₡1700 each The Princesas More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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332 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Vegetarian empanadas were excellent. They also had meat ones I mett the owner and she was very friendly. I really should have bought the chocolate zucchini cake. It smelled amazing.

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Thank just1backpack
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Yes we sell a lot of Vegetarian Empanadas as well as meat ones! You definitely should have tried the Chocolate Zucchini Bread it is to die for! Regards The Princesas More 

Belen, New Mexico
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had frequented this bakery on our previous visit to Samara. They make incredible bread and their ice cream is wonderful.

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Thank vrkarosel
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review We appreciate it The Princesas More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Really cute place and great selection available! We tried a coconut cake & it was super fresh! I highly recommend while in Samara!

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Thank Sarah U
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! The Princesas More 

Vernon, BC
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

During our 2 week stay we visited the bakery all but 3 days. The fresh baguette, sweet great and cinnamon buns were worth the 15 min walk each way, our kids have asked everyday for more of the wonderful goodies. Excellent prices and hours.

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Thank Wubbelina
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are always glad to see people return and enjoy our goodies The Princesas More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great little Place, daily specials and the owner will gladly chat and offer up locals tips. Empanadas are really good, we also took home the pizza one night for an easy dinner. Delicious

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Thank mac811
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciated The Princesas More 

Congleton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visited her whilst staying in Samara, friendly and welcoming staff, lovely tasty cakes and pastries and very good wifi, also allowed to charge devices here which is also useful for many travellers!

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Thank Emily B
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review we appreciate it! The Princesas More 

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Terrific little bakery/cafe on the Main Street heading west from downtown Samara. Coffee was perfect, the empanadas (filled with a French onion soup mixture) were perfect, and the owner rocks. She is selling the place soon, so get there while you can!

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Thank TheDaveDart
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! Yes the place is for sale but not sold yet, so stop by for a visit and try out some of our yummy treats Glad you enjoyed our coffee, we buy the beans from a coop of local small coffee growers and grind it ourselves As for the Onion and Cheese Empanada that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6
Cuisine
Fast food, Canadian, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
Description
Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, salads and personal pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, Freshly ground coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies. Cinnamon, Apple or Dulce de Leche Rolls Vegetarian options

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