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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (14 reviews)
“cupcakes” (7 reviews)
“ice cream” (22 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
CUISINES
Fast food, Canadian, Soups, Delicatessen
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LOCATION
West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe this place is now for sale. They never have a very good selection. shelves are basically empty. No expresso. They act like they don't care to be there serving you.More

Thank Pate007
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well...Sorry for your experience. Yes the business is for sale but so is everything else in Costa Rica! As for not having a good selection...it is low season, we do not carry a lot of anything so as not to have a lot of waste....More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We really were hoping to get fresh bread and 25 meters from the Pali market we found this little gem. Super fresh and very tasty bread !!!

Thank Laurie S
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Happy you enjoyed the bread, you must stop by again to try some of our other treats including Cinnamon or Apple Rolls, Empanadas, Banana Bread and Awesome Chocolate chip Cookies to name a few! We appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was making shrimp scampi and decided to do garlic bread...the French bread loaf was absolutely fantastic and did the trick!

Thank Kristina P
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thanks for the review! Glad the baguette worked for you! Try our cheese bread sometime it is amazing! Regards The Princesas

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We came here because we heard we could get the homemade popsicles here. It was late and the owner was just closing but welcomed us in. We got two pricey popsicles and a loaf of chocolate/zucchini bread. The bread was delicious. We took it home...More

Thank Alison B
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the Chocolate Zuchinni bread! Yes the Artisan Pura Paletas are not cheap but they are delicious!!!!! They are ₡1700 each The Princesas

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Vegetarian empanadas were excellent. They also had meat ones I mett the owner and she was very friendly. I really should have bought the chocolate zucchini cake. It smelled amazing.

Thank just1backpack
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thanks for the great review! Yes we sell a lot of Vegetarian Empanadas as well as meat ones! You definitely should have tried the Chocolate Zucchini Bread it is to die for! Regards The Princesas

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had frequented this bakery on our previous visit to Samara. They make incredible bread and their ice cream is wonderful.

Thank vrkarosel
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thanks for the review We appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed 20 January 2017

Really cute place and great selection available! We tried a coconut cake & it was super fresh! I highly recommend while in Samara!

Thank Sarah U
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Thank you for the nice review! The Princesas

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

During our 2 week stay we visited the bakery all but 3 days. The fresh baguette, sweet great and cinnamon buns were worth the 15 min walk each way, our kids have asked everyday for more of the wonderful goodies. Excellent prices and hours.

Thank Wubbelina
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Thank you for the great review! We are always glad to see people return and enjoy our goodies The Princesas

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great little Place, daily specials and the owner will gladly chat and offer up locals tips. Empanadas are really good, we also took home the pizza one night for an easy dinner. Delicious

Thank mac811
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you for the great review! We appreciated The Princesas

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visited her whilst staying in Samara, friendly and welcoming staff, lovely tasty cakes and pastries and very good wifi, also allowed to charge devices here which is also useful for many travellers!

Thank Emily B
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for the great review we appreciate it! The Princesas

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
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Description
Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, salads and personal pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, Freshly ground coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies. Cinnamon, Apple or Dulce de Leche Rolls Vegetarian options
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