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Tom's Pan German Bakery

Road 142 | 400 m South of the Gasstation, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
+506 2694 4547
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“pastries” (103 reviews)
“bratwurst” (49 reviews)
“bread” (69 reviews)
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German, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Road 142 | 400 m South of the Gasstation, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 476 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We stopped here for a quick snack - I got a nice coffee and delicious fruit cake. Yummy! The girl from the bakery was super nice and advised us where to go swimming in lake Arenal. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank tezzzka
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We were on our way from arenal to monteverde when we saw signs for the German bakery. We decided to stop in to check it out, but ended up leaving more than happy. First of all the pastries are amazing! We got a carrot cake...More

Thank lizzievanness
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Traditional German fare, nice location, free wifi. We stopped on our way to La Fortuna. Cute cat greeted us and friendly waitress. A bit pricey for what is was, but the food was good and a nice break from rice and beans.

Thank jaijara19
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The apple streudel, the creme-filled crumb cake, flaky pastry goodness! German pastries are my favorite, and I was so excited to find this gem in Nuevo Arenal. Go here for great service, coffee, a few souvenirs and to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Thank RevWes
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I love schnitzel and have eaten it for the past 35 years. The schnitzel here was in the top 5 I've had and maybe the top 1 for it being pork. The rot kohl was hot and tasty. I thought I was getting a hot...More

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beer was great, service was good- but the potato salad was the highlight. Omg! So delicious. We got the Special (pictured) two good eaters and a baby were full after finishing. The portions are large. (Was a special for two) the sausages were great, the...More

Thank AmusedDaffodil
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We stopped on our way to La Fortuna at the Bakery for Coffee and dessert. We had the Fruit Tart and the Cream Cake and coffee. All were very tasty and we enjoyed our stop here. Service was good, you go up to the counter...More

Thank midnitewind
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A must stop and enjoy the great yummy bakery goods. As well as a wonderful breakfast, lunch or dinner!! Loved the apple strudel!!

1  Thank RobM1955
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We ate at the German Bakery several times during our stay in Nuevo Arenal. As vegans, we were concerned about finding something to eat. While many of the breads (all of the sweet breads) were not vegan, we found some that were. They were fresh...More

Thank ANewDayVegan
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We stopped here for lunch where we sat on the outside terrace overlooking the town. I had the daily special, which was 3 traditional German sausages, potato salad, fresh sauerkraut, and bread. Really tasty food and well presented too. I then had the apple strudel...More

Thank AndrewJ25
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Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road 142 | 400 m South of the Gasstation, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: +506 2694 4547
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