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“great coffee shop and stop for breakfast”

Cafe Cuatro Sombras
Ranked #1 of 6 Bakeries in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 3 - USD 15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Coffee Shop, Single Origin Coffee, Restauratnt
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“great coffee shop and stop for breakfast”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

we were on room only and found this coffee shop on TA as having good reviews, had a great breakfast and great coffee, but went a second time at around the same time 9.30 a.m. and it was closed, so not sure what their opening times are!

  • Visited February 2012
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“If u drink the coffee, you might get spoiled!!”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

It looked charming and the smell of the coffee beconed. You must like real coffee.. strong, full body flavor. But then it might spoil you for the washed out flavor of most other coffees. They also serve sandwiches and some desserts. Reasonable prices. Drink the local coffee!! Its awesome.

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1 Thank LadyKJoy
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This is the place for coffee!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is a wonderful little coffee shop shop that also has sandwiches, hot chocolate, croissants, etc. I am not a coffee drinker so I appreciated the beautiful hot chocolate. My daughter had an espresso and said it was the best on the island. The toast with guava jelly was amazing. I recommend this as a stop when in old San Juan.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank jillyjo16
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Hartford, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The best cafe in Old San Juan.”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This place was great all the way through. The coffee is from a privately owned hacienda in the Puerto Rican coffee town of Yauco and they sell it in the shop. The portions are smaller than starbucks, but that is the norm everywhere except chain restaurants. The coffee was perfect, not too acidic, with just the right boldness and body. They just need a few more options if someone wants a snack with their coffee. Cuatro Sombras is poised to become an Old San Juan go-to coffee destination. Lastly, they have a website where you can buy their coffee.

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2 Thank JoshC87
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new brunswick, nj
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fanatic about coffee? Try this.”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

I heard about this place from another shop, and I just had to see if it was true what he said about their coffee. They grow it, roast it and grind it themselves. Not only that, it is about 452 times better than Starbucks. You just have to give it a try, it is that good. Bought a couple of bags to bring home with me.

Visited January 2012
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