Colorado native Adrienne Pellizzari first came to Manuel Antonio in 1993 on a summer vacation, but it was her quest for good coffee and cuisine that made her stay. In the end, she created her own milagro (miracle) blend, making this cozy café the only place in town that serves its own fresh-roasted coffee. The eclectic menu is heavy on vegetarian and organic dishes, like chilled avocado soup, mango chayote salad, and grilled vegetables with quinoa. They also serve pulled pork on corn cakes and dorado with a Caribbean salsa. The breakfast burritos, baked goods, and inventive selection of sandwiches make this a top breakfast and lunch spot. Tables on the front porch overlook the road, but there's also seating in the back garden. At the time of writing, the owners were looking to open a second location at the marina in Quepos.
Main road to park, across from Los Altos, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Costa Rica
Sep 7, 2009
We originally intended to visit Cafe Milagro in Manuel Antonio but our cab driver asked which one we would like to go to: MA or Quepos? We were en route to the Quepos airport so we made the decision to go there, and could not be happier that we did. This is apparently the "Patio" version of Cafe Milagro, opened because they had to dedicate the other facility to more of the coffee production as their popularity increased. It is right next door to the
Cafe Milagro shop that sells trinkets and of course, coffee. Get some for your trip home! The breakfast is to die for. Crepes del Bosque means chocolate, banana and coconut - if you're mouth is not watering, it should be. Ditto the banana and macadamia nut pancakes. Fresh squeezed orange juice is delightful and the coffee is outstanding (try the Cafe Turtle for something sweet). Sit out back in the garden to avoid traffic noise.
Apr 10, 2007
I loved everything about this place. Nice breakfast and great coffee. They also sell post cards, crafts, t-shirts, hats and other cool stuff.