A cozy bakery/café with vegan options like soy & almond milk for all coffees, hot chocolate, cinnamon buns and cakes. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-7:00pm.

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29 Reviews

First Review by Fina0000


Points +119

08 Jul 2023

Great cinnamon rolls

only got a cinnamon roll from there but it was admittedly delicious



Points +1181

15 May 2023

Good coffeehouse with nice cinnamon buns

We had a good coffee with almond milk and a tasty cinnamon buns. Recommend it.


Points +286

28 Mar 2023

Amazing coffee and pastries

They have almond, oat and coconut milk, and well labeled vegan cakes and pastries.
We tried the banana bread, the passion fruit cake and the amaizing cinnamon roll.
Everything was perfect!
I think this was the best coffee of my life.

Pros: Lots of vegan option, Delicious pastries


Points +5509

26 Feb 2023

Best café

Delicious cinnamon roll but the latte with coconut milk was the best! The atmosphere is great and cozy and the girl that makes the coffee is lovely and fast.
GET THE PASSION FRUIT BREAD! so delicious and moist.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-24


Points +30

Mostly Veg
11 Jan 2023

Banana bread incredebly tastes latte with coconut milk the best

Todo perfecto 😘😘😘 bardzo smacznie i przemiła obsługa #Veganuary

Pros: Kilka opcji wegańskich

Cons: Tanio


Points +972

07 Jan 2023


The banana cake and the coffee with oat milk was delicious! A real treat in Monteverde


Points +40

03 Oct 2022

A bit disappointing

The coffee wasn't that good. Cinnamon roll was a bit sweet. In the mocachino and hot chocolate they didn't put chocolate inside (it is just cacao and syrup), so a bit disappointing.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-03

Pros: They did pretty shapes on the coffee 😄


Points +86

12 Sep 2022

Yess Passion fruit cake

I did not try the coffee but the passion fruit cake (among several clearly marked vegan options) really hit the spot.


Points +141

26 Jun 2022


We had the vegan cinnamon roll, potato empanada, and a coconut milk latte. All of it was amazing. Highly recommend the cinnamon roll. Everything is also very well priced- we only paid about 5,000 colones for everything. They have almond and coconut milk, and multiple vegan pastries/snacks.

Pros: Lots of options, Delicious, Well priced

Cons: Somewhat touristy


Points +60

10 Jun 2022


Had a cinnamon roll and it’s was sooo big and sooo good! Also tried the iced coffee with coconut milk (they also have almond milk). It was really delicious! Quality coffee from their own farm. You can have a free coffee taste and try the different ways of producing the coffee. Also a very cozy place!

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-10

Michelle Bridi

Points +478

15 May 2022

Great place

Santa Elena in general has plenty of vegan options but this Café was the first one I wanted to try:) I had a cinnamon roll and a empanada and they were both really good. The cinnamon roll was so huge I was surprised that I good finish it but it was very soft.

Pros: A lot of vegan options, Not expensive, Stuff speaks good English


Points +11

Mostly Veg
05 May 2022

cozy and delicious

had a hot chocolate with coconut milk, banana bread and cinnamon roll there, very good! and the place is so comfy.

Pros: alternative milk options, vegan baked goods

Cons: pay extra for milk alternatives


Points +58

04 May 2022

Nice Café

I had the vegan maracuya cake and a hot chocolate with coconut milk. It was very delicious.


Points +1582

11 Apr 2022

Great vegan options

The cafe is situated in the middle of Santa Elena. We have been there several times during our stay. They have a few vegan options including a cinnamon roll, banana cake and a empanada with potatoes. They also serve almond and coconut milk as a vegan option for their hot drinks but you have to pay 100 Colones more for that. Definitely go there and try the cinnamon roll if you are in the area - it is delicious!

Pros: Great location , Friendly staff

Cons: Not completely vegan


Points +26

04 Mar 2022

Amazing vegan Cinnamon Swirls

Delicious cinnamon swirls, also has chocolate flavour banana bread. Option for smoothies, cold drinks, hot drinks (has a Chai Latte)! Cute vibe and great WiFi

Pros: Very delicious cakes , Good wifi, Good music

Cons: Only two vegan cake options


Points +174

04 Mar 2022

Vegan pastries and coffee

Great ice coffee with almond or coconut milk and vegan pastries like banana bread or cinnamon rolls. Everything was great!

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-04


Points +814

07 Nov 2021

Great cinnabons

Lovely hot cinnabons and frappe. Friendly staff and good price

Pros: Good vegan options


Points +124

20 Sep 2021

Few but good vegan options

Vegan milks available as well as some cakes. The place is cute with strong wifi


Points +793

10 Aug 2021


They only had two vegan options, the passion fruit cake and the cinnamon bun. Both was good!


Points +94

17 Jul 2021

Great vibe

I have found in Costa Rica it’s very hard to find soy milk and I have a nut allergy so almond is not an option. Coconut milk really helped

Pros: Almond and coconut milk , Good vibe , English speaking

Cons: No soy


Points +15

Mostly Veg
09 Jun 2021

Wonderful vegan and dairy free options.

Was able to feed the whole family.. my dairy free boys and my vegetarians! The cinnamon roll was amazing. The dairy free empanadas were delicious.. we had one with potatoes (all vegan), and one with chicken. The coffe was great too. The cute designs are a nice touch.

Pros: Dessert and real food vegan options


Points +436

03 May 2021

Best coffee shop in town

Loved this cafe. Good knowledge of vegan food, I had a vegan potato empanada, vegan banana and chocolate cake and hot chocolate with soya milk. Good price, lovely decor, friendly staff and good food. They don’t offer loads of food, but when I went, about half of it was vegan. It was so delicious, I forgot to take pictures!

Updated from previous review on 2021-05-03


Points +311

05 Jan 2021

Bizcocho de maracuyá 💚🤩

Poco a poco fui probando la mayoría de las opciones veganas de la carta. Todos los dulces están buenísimos pero el bizcocho de maracuya (pan de maracuyá) es increible. Esponjosísimo y sabor intenso a maracuyá. Cuando ponen las pepitas enteras las pepitas crujen y es una delicia.

El rollo de canela es una bomba, yo no fui capaz de tomar uno entero. El banana bread con chocolate también es muy bueno.

Entre las bebidas puedes encontrar smoothies y chocolate caliente con leche vegetal (tienen varias). Les sobró chocolate caliente y me lo dieron en una taza extra😄todo un detalle

Pros: Dulces de 10!!, Calidad y sabor


Points +330

05 Jan 2021

Increíbles pasteles

Variedad de pasteles, batidos y chocolates veganos riquísimos. 100% recomendable

Pros: Muchas opciones veganas , Servicio agradable , Buena ubicacion


Points +137

24 Nov 2020

A must!

Probably the best cafe I have visited in Costa rica. Almost all of the sweet cakes and pastries were vegan and there was also one vegan salty pastry option. The coffee is great (soy and almond milk available) and staff really friendly and helpful.


Points +647

29 Apr 2020

Ridiculously good

Having been told by my tour leader that I wouldn't find vegan food in Costa Rica, eating my first ever cinnamon roll in this place seemed like a bizarre dream!

It was so tasty! The next day I went back to get a take away passion fruit cake which was also really good! Amazing!

Pros: Sweat treats, Friendly, knowledgeable staff


Points +18

06 Feb 2020

Worth it

Soy and Almond milk options. Baked goods like potato pastries, cinnamon rolls, and the best chocolate banana bread EVER!
(I think they sold out of it everyday from me and my 🌱 friends while we were in Monteverde) there is also a lovely health store beside it (I think same owner) with plenty of vegan food, fresh fruit & veg, beauty products etc
There is a food place in the same building( I think it’s the same owners) that has the tastiest falafel bagel or ciabatta. Full of flavor and not dry at all. Happy Travels 💚

P.S it is quite a bit out of the main centre if you do not have transportation but 100% worth it and will be on your way to the reserve

Pros: Good selection of vegan options , Best banana bread ever, Lovely staff

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