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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (27 reviews)
“trout” (39 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:45 Hours
Cafe, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If went to see the quetsal bird and did the morning walk to the waterfall at the end of the valley, you should certainly take your time to stop and have lunch here. Having ajuice or a coffee with an own made dessert on the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dover_be
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is very nice, view is great. A very simple sandwich with coleslaw is in the first world overpriced and in costa rica ridiculous.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank willem654321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed by this cafe. Friendly service and real care taken with dishes. Trout in a basket was rather a hit, as we’re other trout dishes. A welcome find in rather an out of the way location.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank janecatt33
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My go-to restaurant whenever I visit San Gerardo. It is located right next to the Savegre River and is surrounded by trees and unspoiled nature. The food is delicious and gracefully presented, and the service is marvelous too. The place uses locally produced ingredients, some...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vinicio C
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Went for a quick lunch but no lunch served. But they did have a coffee and a snack of pie and ice cream. It was really good. Found out that this is a place owned by Trogan's Lodge just up the road. waiter was very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bulldogtwo
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The location, facilities, food, coffee, hot chocolate and staff were excellent. I highly recommend a visit no matter where you are staying in the area to visit Cafe Kahawa as many times as you can. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or in between. There is no wrong...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CEC131
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The setting is stunning, looking onto a rover that divides into two and hugs a really pretty piece of land where they have installed swings and kids things to play with. There used to be a basic bridge but when we were there they were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SamaraInfoCenter
EugeniaJurado, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello Brendad288, Thank you so much for a wonderful review of your visit at Cafe Kahawa, we are glad to know you were here more than once, and of course we would love to have you back if you ever come back to area. I...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Whilst birding the area we stopped here for lunch . The title Cafe undersells it . It is a restaurant by the river . I had a freshly made cheese tortilla and fresh blackberry juice whilst watching hummingbirds just a few metres away . Staff...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank billpam56
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This place is wonderful! Great little cafe with wonderfully delicious lunch! Highly recommend. Also, lovely little fun playground across a little bridge. Beautiful.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank britt824
EugeniaJurado, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for a great review of your visit. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it! Gracias.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Stopped here several times whilst we were out for walks. Great place for a coffee, juice and/or sandwich. Enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a coffee watching the rain. On the morning of our Quetzal outing there was a male and female sitting up in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Steve B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
08:00 - 17:45
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
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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