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Cafe the Plaza

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Renaissance Market Place, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583 8826
07:00 - 00:00
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Abilene, Texas
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate dinner and breakfast here. Both times, service was awful. After being seated and drinks brought to the table, waitress never returned until our food arrived, then again, she was gone. : ( Had to ask for water & coffee refills. Food was nothing great, just average. They have a "cheap" breakfast but the service stunk!

Thank Teri B
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have heen coming here for years. Lovely spot for light bite. Only disappointment now was sandwiches served till 5pm only. I enjoy soup and sandwich for dinner so I hope they will change this. Burgers are great, as are salad options. Be aware that everyone seems to smoke. That can be surprising to Americans. We love it here and... More 

Thank poconomountaingal
Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service and good food. Reasonable atmosphere between other restaurants in the marketplace. Service was best but we had to change 3 different waiters, the two first ones just left without notice: maybe it was shift change time?

1 Thank GregorioCuriel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very disappointed in the manager here. The food here was good but we were charged more than the menu price. The Wednesday special is all you can eat ribs for $17.50, both on the menu and also the board outside the entrance. Our bill showed $20 per person, We asked to see the manager and she said sarcastically,... More 

1 Thank SMUrso
ArubaWineAndDine, Public Relations Manager at Cafe the Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize the unfortunate incident. You are right that the correct price is $17.50 and that we are in the process of updating our menu. Unfortunately you received a bill with the new price before we updated our menu and this should not have happened. Obviously we have failed in matter. Also the way we... More 

High Bridge, New Jersey
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has become our go to place for breakfast when we visit Aruba. We get an inexpensive breakfast quickly

Thank QtOne75
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We wandered into the Cafe the Plaza after the Bon Bini festival. They have their menu posted out front. After perusing the menu, we got a table quickly. There was entertainment on the plaza so we sat on their patio. We enjoyed our meals. Service was good. We would go back

Thank Teresa R
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I came by this place during lunchtime on my personal walking tour of Oranjestad. The cafe was nice but the food left a lot to be desired. I ordered the shoulder ham sandwich on soft bread. Most of the ham must have remained on the pig's shoulder for it was scarce on my bun. My lunch was mostly bread. I... More 

Thank Howard C
ArubaWineAndDine, Public Relations Manager at Cafe the Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. We have discussed your post with each of our team members and confirmed that everyone realizes that guest service, quality food and offering a wonderful experience is our primary goal. Of course we are constantly working towards improvement and your feedback will help us reaching higher.... More 

Kingston, Canada
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for a casual afternoon snack and drink while strolling around Oranjestad. I had the creamy fish soup which was on special and was excellent. My partner thoroughly enjoyed the chicken mozzarella sandwich (also on special). Prices were very reasonable as well - $6 for soup, $7 for sandwich, $7 for a large draught of balashi

Thank Sean O
Nutts Corner, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were headed to the Pancake House at the Renaissance/Seaport Mall until we noticed the long line. Being on a schedule, we knew we would never make it to some of the things we wanted to do. So, we turned into this place and - lo and behold, we had a very good breakfast here. We had heard a lot... More 

Thank WE- R
Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We ate at the Café The Plaza because the Pancake House had long lines in the morning. These outdoor restaurants are next to each other. We gave this café a try, and the service was very slow, if at all. My daughter ordered a coke and it came after we were all done eating, and then she refused it. This... More 

Thank Mary V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Renaissance Market Place, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 583 8826
Café the Plaza is located in the city center of Oranjestad. Café the Plaza is not only the perfect location to enjoy a meal or to have drinks, but also the perfect place to relax and unwind, read the newspaper or to have a swinging night out on the weekends. Café the Plaza has a large outside patio area with daily live entertainment. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone. From breakfast to lunch to a superb exclusive evening meal, or just a little bite to go with your drinks.

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