Fodor's Expert Review St. Germain Bistro & Café

$ Old San Juan International

The service at this charming, French-inspired café-restaurant on a quiet cobblestone corner is friendly, and the interior is inviting, with rustic, white wooden tables and benches. The sandwiches, entrée salads, quiches, pita pizzas, and other menu items are made with fresh ingredients. Indeed, the lighter fare here might be a welcome respite from the city's delicious but often heavy comida criolla. Start with an agua fresca, a mildly sweet fruit water that revives you quickly, even on the hottest of days. Then choose from options such as a refreshing grouper and shrimp ceviche, mushroom and Brie soup or a spinach and mango salad with Dijon vinaigrette. Save room for the just-baked cakes beckoning from glass stands on the counter. Weekend brunch is popular, so come early, or stop by later in the evening for crepes and wine. Check out the second-floor cocktail bar or the rooftop wine bar, Al Fresco.

International Green Intimate Lunch Dinner Coffee Brunch $

Quick Facts

156 Calle Sol
San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico


Known For:
  • Vegetarian and vegan options
  • Aguas frescas
  • Weekend brunch
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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