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Coffee Dreams Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Cnr Calle 1 Av 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 3970
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Located in the centre of Alajuela this restaurant has good food and of course coffee! The service is good, and the prices very reasonable.

Thank Robert_Hick
Santa Cruz, California
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222 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Nice cafe offering friendly service in a comfortable setting. Traditional meals like casados are available, along with fancier dishes like sea bass. Pork tamales are especially good -- though you will of course pay a premium for enjoying them here rather than on a stool at the nearby market. Coffee is also quite good. Definitely a nice place to relax... More 

Thank brocdog
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Highly recommended. Good variety of typical Costa Rican food, main courses or snacks. Coffee is wonderful and the place is very comfortable.

Thank ALucia S
Hanna, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

It was 2 blocks from our hotel, so we ate there most every evening. Food & service was great and it was clean & welcoming.

Thank Adeline C
Alajuela Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

free wifi, decent coffee - One of the more relaxed cafe's in Alajuela with an owner is is incredibly sweet.

Thank Spanish_Pura_Vida
Sao Paulo, SP
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

The food here was great, it was really quick service, with a friendly server. I was impressed with how they helped their guests with any needs.

Thank Abbie C
Tempe, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Thank you Lis and staff for two amazing group dinners at your restaurant. The food that was served was excellent tasting in large enough portions for high school kids. Perfection!

Thank Claire M
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

We were looking for a 'traditional' Costa Rican place to eat and stumbled on Coffee Dreams. We were pleased with the menu selection. The server was very friendly and explained many of the dishes. We tried a number of different things. We found the appetizers large. The food was all tasty. The chalupa was big and delicious. The chi-fri (spelling?)... More 

Thank Republic1836
Gainesville, Florida
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

This was our first meal in Costa Rica. The food was ok but the desserts were delicious! Our favorites were the bread pudding and the mocha cake. Would go again but just for dessert and coffee. :)

Thank ElkayEZ
Vancouver Island
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

We had our first meal in Costa Rica in Dreams Café. The food was wonderful as was the service. I had red wine there which was also pretty good! And the desert there is so very good you're going to want to come back for more. The décor of the place was really nice too.

Thank nicademusVI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Calle 1 Av 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 3970

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