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US$3 - US$10
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French, Cafe, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 25 July 2022 via mobile

Relaxed ambient and the coffee was excellent, I went with my family and ordered breakfast and the staff was really friendly. They have handmade foods at an average price, I buyed yogurt and granola

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

An excellent restaurant-coffee bar that offers a cool, relaxed atmosphere. The food is good and the drinks are well prepared. Several of the Staff speak and understand English. There s an indoor and outdoor seating area on two levels.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

Affordable and high end coffee shop, wine bar and restaurant. Went there for breakfast and a late lunch every day I was in town. Their lattes are the best I’ve ever had. No sugar needed whatsoever! This place will teach you why Starbux is such...a terrible, overpriced coffee place if you haven’t already figured it out.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022 via mobile

A unique setting in the quiet town of Copan. Very upscale, serene setting that was welcoming as well as educational. Loved the history of chocolate in the area, the variety of tastings one could do as well as the hospitality provided!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022

If in Honduras you have to come here! The lattes are amazing! In the 3 days we were in Copan Ruinas we had a latte everyday and everyday they were spectacular. The son of the owner, Carlos, represented Honduras in the World Barista Championship for...the first time. He will compete again in Melbourne in Sept. 2022.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 16 March 2020 via mobile

This is much more than a coffee shop. They sell coffee by the cup or by the bag to take home along with a variety of other beverages including wine. Their cheese trays are why I keep going back time & again.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

I stopped here for coffee and cake in the late afternoon. Both were delicious. The place is modern, well-designed, and clean. It is a truly pleasant place to relax.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2019

The hot chocolate is worth trying as is the coffee. The cheese and tomato sandwich was just that = good and fresh, but nothing special.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 29 November 2019

Cafe San Rafael has the best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, cheese down! They have late hours and cater to all palate types for any cheese connoisseur!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019

Have been going there many tines. Nice surrounding great sandwiches and coffee. Carlos is a perfect host!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

This is not only if you "want a break" from local typical food while staying in Copan - it's worth a trip even if you don't think you need a break! During a week's stay in Copan, we went to Cafe San Rafael twice -...once for lunch, and once for dinner. I had the cheese plate of lovely, lovely local cheeses both times. My son had the cheese steak sandwich once and the buffalo chicken sandwich the second time - he said that both were as good or better than what he'd have at any quality sandwich shop in the US - just a good experience all around, with great service and a generous pour of wine!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

It is a beutiful place where you can have some very nice refreshments and can also get some things to buy like wine, delicious cheese, cacao products between others. Love the breakfasts dishes here!! And the service staff is so professional and kind.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

Its a nice place, knew it since they were a small coffee shop, I was surprised with their new building, its nice but I preferred the old style restaurant it gave a copan town old look ,prices went up drastically and food portions were reduced.

Date of visit: October 2019
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cafesanrafael, Manager at Cafe San Rafael, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Menu has not changed prices in 5 years.

Reviewed 23 August 2019

Café San Rafael clearly has invested tremendously in their cafétaria. Considering its location in small city Copán, they´re fully equiped with professional machines, a big range of slow brew methods, a roasting machine, and several high-end grinders. Equally the counter, and the interior has been...made with a quality that you won´t quickly find elsewhere in the country. Fortunately, the barista´s are well trained so they do put their equipment to good use - although I doubt there´s a big audience among Copanecos and tourists requesting coffee from the Chemex or Siphon. Their espresso´s carry a full rich flavour, and they´re well trained in latte-art. The breakfast bagel and the small bites that we ordered were very decent as well. I suppose the main thing why I´m not giving a 5-star review is due to the atmosphere. I felt that the design of the place is a bit unpersonal and not very coherent. For example, I was surprised to see Piet Mondriaan styled mugs and menus, which stood quite in contrast to the tall wooden shelved walls filled with wine. It didn´t really feel I was in a coffee shop, or a wine and cheese retailer. Equally the Mondriaan outside of the menu stood in contrast with the more elaborate design on the inside of the menu, which would fit more with the food-court found in Harrods, London. Finally, the wine menu inside reads "Booze for the working classes" - which might be true for the French country-side, but feels cynical to read in Central America. In short, good coffee, very decent food, but the atmosphere of the place didn´t do it completely for me.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

This is one of the nicest places in town, very modern and clean. coffee a bit overpriced, but very good quality. It´s great place to hang around after a long day walking in Copan and abounds.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Cafe San Rafael is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5