San Juan Restaurants

Waffle-era Tea Room

  • 252 Calle San José Map It
  • Old San Juan
  • Café

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

The only tearoom in Puerto Rico is hugely popular, and its relocation to a larger space (with reservations) made locals very happy. You can choose from nearly 30 loose teas, including white and fruity blends as well as black, or a carefully crafted cocktail menu, but you may be more curious about the coffee setup, which looks like a mad scientist's experiment. It's a siphon fire-brewing system, a painstaking process popular in Japan. Food consists of house-made sweet or savory waffles or smaller "wafflitos" (the crème brûlée wafflito is decadent) and a tapas menu with signature ham-hugged dates (stuffed with Gorgonzola and cherry tomatoes, wrapped in fire-torched, brandy-infused prosciutto). A "waffle-izza" has fresh tomato sauce and blowtorch-melted mozzarella. At writing, there are plans to open another restaurant at the original location, 103 Calle Tetuán.

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252 Calle San José, San Juan, n/a Puerto Rico, 00901, Puerto Rico

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Restaurant Details:

  • No dinner

Published 10/12/2015


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