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Alma de Cafe

2nd Ave and 5th Street | Districto Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1119
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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“crepes” (5 reviews)
“salads” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2nd Ave and 5th Street | Districto Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located within the foyer of the National Theatre building, we stopped by for a quick coffe after a tour of the Theatre itself (that's not to be missed by the way!) So impressed with the look of the food being served up to other patrons...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a coffee and a juice and felt like time had stopped a few decades ago. Amazing atmosphere. The coffee was amazing and the juice was great too. It was an expensive snack though (about 10$ for coffee and juice)

Thank magadiz
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Not only the cafeteria is amazing, it´s inside the National Theater, if you want to drink a gorgeous cup of coffee, this is the place, but don´t leave without taste the best passion fruit pie in town. The best in the heart of San Jose.

Thank marcysol
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I went here for coffee and cake before a matinee of Firebird. The surroundings and the professional waiters reminded me of the cafes in Vienna. A great place for lunch between a guided tour of the beautifully restored National Theatre and a matinee.

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We stopped here for lunch on a short layover in San Jose and found the location to be very handy. The food was tasty and generously portioned though it was rather expensive for what it was. All in all you could probably get something better...More

Thank Preyom
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We visited this cafe while at the Teatro Nacional seeing a play. Service was very good. Food was average, at the least salad I ordered.

Thank Edgar R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This cafe is inside the National Theater and it is very very good with great lasagna, sandwiches, crepes, quiche, desserts, salads, drinks, etc., etc. We had two meals here because the price was good and the taste was very good too. The service can be...More

Thank Carla A
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We desperately wanted a drink of sorts after walking around town. The plan was to see a matinee show, but it was cancelled. So we went to the cafe. First Costa Rica coffee of our trip! Excellent! Check out the vaulted and painted ceiling. Outstanding.

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We stopped here for coffee before our tour. It is a beautiful little café that is off the lobby of the National Theatre. We looked out over the square and enjoyed our coffee. Since it was afternoon I had decaf and it was the best...More

Thank Beachtraveler29576
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

After visiting the the Pre Colombian Gold museum we went there for lunch. It is in the National Theatre, so prices are a bit high. I had the quiche,which was very good, my wife had a veggie sandwich on a pita, also very good. Coffee...More

Thank Bob M
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 2nd Ave and 5th Street | Districto Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2010 1119
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