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The Refuge Coffee Bar

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7th Avenue North 18A, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

That is what you will get, a perfect cup of joe. They serve pastries and have WiFi, but the coffee is superior to the rest, which is not easy to pull off in a town where finding a bad cup of coffee is impossible.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so my friends and I tried the coffee at 5 different places and this one was the winner. Very good espresso & latte's, they also have some good specialty drinks and the prices are reasonable. Keep in mind, they do not have decaf coffee available at all, but the coffee is excellent and they also offer soy and almond... More 

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Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple days in Antigua and loved grabbing coffee at The Refuge. Best coffee shop in Antigua, give them a try!!!

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Over the course of our three day stay in Antigua we visited Refuge twice and loved it each time. The lattes are great, and the iced lattes are perfect for an energizing refreshment from the warm weather. Also recommend the Signature Latte with honey and cinnamon. The prices are reasonable, and the location offers wifi and pastries as well. We... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Easily one of the best coffee places we found in Antigua if not in whole Guatemala. If you are looking for Italian coffee specialties ... head there, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank yewuninc
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

I visited El Refugio after having lunch, so that I could have a latte while working on my Spanish homework. The barista was very kind as soon as I walked into the little coffee shop. I ordered a mocha with lactose free milk, and he made it both beautiful and delicious! :) It's a small coffee shop, but it has... More 

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Thank Vanessa S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The Refuge is a place I discovered during my last visit in Antigua a year ago and it has everything you could expect from a laid back little coffee shop. They roast local coffee in their little shop and it smells heavenly. The prices are reasonable for a high quality coffe - 15Q for a cappuccino or 12Q for an... More 

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Thank Umberto F
Guatemala
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent and Perfect coffee! Friendly barista. Little food in order not to distract from the coffee.

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Thank sallytorun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Guatemala coffee made the Italian way. Really good. Place is beautiful with chill spots. From a coffee snob point of view , It is good coffee!

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Thank Kev D
Antigua, Guatemala
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you appreciate good coffee then this is the place to go. I had a cappuccino and was very tempted to order a second cup. I highly recommend this place. You can't go wrong with fresh coffee roasted on site.

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  • Address: 7th Avenue North 18A, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
Description
A small quality driven coffee bar. Sits on the Tanque De la Union park with a beautiful view of the Agua Volcano.

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