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Cafe Kahawa

300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2740 1081
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (22 reviews)
“trout” (34 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything on their menu sounded wonderful and many of the dishes are made with fresh trout. It was difficult to decide what to even order! I decided to go with the trout ceviche and black bean soup. Both were good, but I was especially impressed...More

Thank Kaitlyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place surrounded by nature, growing their own food in a green house next to the restaurant. It is all decorated with lots of plants and you can see the river floating by from the tables. The food was really good and the staff nice...More

Thank janpatrick77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of weeks ago We visited this incredible restaurant. Incredible not because of the architecture, but because I never ever expected to find such high quality food and service. The combination of flavors together with a river next to it and a fantastic service,...More

Thank Juan E
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Juan E, What a great pleasure it is to know that we were able to surprise you with high quality food and service! We strive to offer the freshest products, tasty meals, that is complemented with a good service, where a smile is always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is hard to believe that one can find such a place in the middle of the rainforest. Service was good but food was superb. Located alongside the Savegre river with beautiful scenery and roaring rapids. Trout is all over the menu... harvested directly from...More

Thank Randy J
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Randy J, Thank you so much for visiting us at Cafe Kahawa and for taking the time to write a review about it. I am very happy to know that the service our staff and the quality of the food exceeded your expectations! all...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places. If you want to spend some time of peace and enjoy nature with the best food and the best attention, visit Café Kahawa.More

Thank Francisco E
EugeniaJurado, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Francisco E, Good morning and thank you so much for sharing your impressions on Cafe Kahawa. I see that you have visited us more than once, and that is wonderful news! Always welcome to return. Thank you for giving great recommendations about our services...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the trout sandwich and french fries here along with a cup of coffee. Wonderful friendly service and a beautiful outdoor patio setting by the river

Thank pc13x
EugeniaJurado, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear pc13x, Delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and the setting. Thank you so much for your visit.

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped for peaceful lunch overlooking the river to eat and enjoy the birds. Unfortunately two fathers with 4 children let them run riot. The restaurant staff didn't tackle the issue and continued to sell the guys beers. Food was Ok, trout basket and trout...More

Thank sarah b
EugeniaJurado, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

dear Sarah b, Thank you so much for visiting us. Cafe Kahawa is a family friendly restaurant, and we are delighted to welcome couples, families, senior travelers, and anyone who would like to enjoy home made food, fresh, good value and with great surroundings. Kahawa...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

We stopped for a soft drink at this roadside cafe, which has a good view across to the riverbank, on our walk along the road. It's a wooden building which has a large terrace and an open plan kitchen. The barman helped us to choose...More

Thank William899
EugeniaJurado, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear William899, Thanks so much for your visit. If there is ever a return visit to San Gerardo de Dota, please do consider us for your lunch or breakfast. Very humbly, I can say that I hope you will not be disappointed. Everything we serve...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

we stopped here after a walk, a warm welcome and lovely setting for a lunch or coffee /juice stop. The menu looked good, but we didn't eat here.More

Thank julieei
EugeniaJurado, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello julieei, thank you for visiting us at Cafe Kahawa, glad you tried our local juices, made from fresh, local fruit. A shame you were not able to enjoy or lunch or breakfast menu, but if you ever return to the area, please consider us,...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had lunch here and found everything surpassed our expectations. The setting is very pleasant, the service just right and the food was great. We would have gone back for dinner but it wasn’t open then. The owner stopped by for a chat as well....More

Thank J L
EugeniaJurado, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you so much for a great review of your visit to Cake Kahwa, J L. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
  • Phone Number: +506 2740 1081
  • E-mail
Description
Cafe Kahawa is located in San Gerardo de Dota, at approximately 2 1/2 hours from San Jose, 09 kilometers off the main road, and on the road side in San Gerardo. The restaurant, opens for breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee. Dinner might be arranged if reserved in advance. Regular schedule is from 8 am to 5:45 pm. The specialty at Cafe Kahawa is fresh trout, served in many different ways from appetizers, salads, pasta, and sandwiches. Try out our Smoked trout dip, it is really good! THere are also options for those who don't like trout, including chicken, and Costa Rican specialty of bean soup. We now accept credit card payments!
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