Fodor's Expert Review Café Cuatro Sombras

$ Old San Juan Café Fodor's Choice

If you want to try local, single-origin, shade-grown coffee, this micro-roastery and café is the place to do it. Owners Pablo Muñoz and Mariana Suárez grow their beans in the mountains of Yauco on a hacienda that has been in the Muñoz family since 1846. The wooden planks lining the banquette are from coffee storage pallets, and red accents recall perfectly ripe coffee beans. Cuatro sombras (four shades) refers to the four types of trees traditionally used in Puerto Rico to provide shade for coffee plants. And although it's the delicious, medium-bodied brew that steals the show, there's also a small menu of tasty pastries and sandwiches.

Café Casual Coffee Quick Bite $ Flight Centre Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

259 Calle Recinto Sur
San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico


Known For:
  • Locally grown coffee
  • Pastries and sandwiches
  • Coffee tastings
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner

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