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Ka'Kau - CLOSED

Centro Comercial Paco, local 3, frente al BAC San Jose, Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 Jul 2012
“Great variety! Great hospitaliti!”
17 Nov 2011
“Things I miss about CR: Maik & Bea & Ka'Kau”
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Centro Comercial Paco, local 3, frente al BAC San Jose, Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

My husband and I spent a few days in Costa Rica and were pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant that served French Toast, Pancakes and syrup, as well as traditional Costa Rican dishes. The owner Mike and his wife Bea take genuine pride in showing...More

Thank Inza D
Reviewed 17 November 2011

My wife and I were regular customers at Ka'Kau. We enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner there and took things to go as well. We were NEVER disappointed. Maik is quite simply the best baker in San José and his professionalism is admirable. And Bea is...More

1  Thank Patalac
Reviewed 24 October 2011

My husband and I are wrapping up our honeymoon in Costa Rica and flying out of SJO tomorrow. We had dinner at Ka'Kau tonight and were so happy we did. We had been driving all day and my husband was just saying how much he...More

2  Thank SarahKnerr1
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Wow, this is THE place. I wish there were more hours in the day just so I could go more often!

2  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 15 October 2011

I got hooked on this place at first for the desserts--try the bread and butter pudding, by far my favorite dessert ever. The place looks more like a nice open bakery but I discovered the food which is excellent. Great breakfasts, good burgers too. The...More

Thank tvlk
Reviewed 14 October 2011

Brilliant food, always fresh, lovely desserts Banana-Toffee is just so delicious, I would highly recommend Ka'Kau to anyone looking for the tastiest, freshest food in town, using really fresh, high quality ingredients. Staff is helpful and welcoming, and the shop itself is beautiful.

1  Thank WILLCRUK
Reviewed 13 October 2011

For over 6 months, I go regularly at KaKau. KaKau is a lovely setting for a relax meal with friends though experiencing fine cuisine. I love having late breakfast and theirs are so delicious! I love having an afternoon Expresso with a pastry, theirs are...More

1  Thank Janine F
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Absolutely THE best food you can find in Escazu area. Great location, easy to find. Great service! Breakfast , lunch and dinner are superb!. Make sure you leave room for desert...Cakes are their specialty. Great coffee! Will go back for sure!!! Highly recommend!

2  Thank RedSunTravel
Reviewed 7 October 2011

The staff and owners are super friendly and attentive and we're greeted and given a menu within a minute of sitting down, which is quite rare in Costa Rica. As for the food selection, it is a mixture of breakfast, lunch and delicious pastries. It...More

4  Thank CScappa
Reviewed 7 October 2011

My husband and I visit Costa Rica many times a year and on every trip we go to Ka'Kau They have the best breakfast (French toast is an absolute must) and lunch,(you have to try their steak sandwich). Plus their coffee is to die for,...More

4  Thank CostaCAN
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  • Address: Centro Comercial Paco, local 3, frente al BAC San Jose, Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
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"Ka'Kau has the best breakfast in Costa Rica, it is not typical local food, which is nice and refreshing, as it can be hard to find North American/European breakfast options.They have all day breakfast, cakes, lunch, early dinner and delicious coffee made from a very special blend unique to Ka'Kau. Their bread pudding is life changing and their Banoffe pie needs an honorable mention. Everything is homemade and made fresh daily, including the bread.The owners are Maik, who is a trained pastry chef from Germany but spent many years working in restaurants in London and his lovely wife Beatriz run the place and always welcome guests with a smile.I do not own the restaurant but my husband and I go every Saturday for breakfast and if we can make it for lunch during the week too. Their food is amazing and travelers need to know. we are originally from Canada but currently living in Costa Rica.They even have delicious snacks that we stock up on before we travel around the country, such as muffins, cookies and the best granola.We really hope you visit this place so you can see for yourself and give it the recognition it deserves".
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