Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Travel Guide

Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Restaurants

Orchid Coffee Shop (Cafe Las Orquideas)

  • 150 m south of Banco Nacional Map It
  • Santa Elena
  • Bakery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

It’s astonishing the level of culinary perfection that comes out of this A-frame shack. Yes, the menu is enormous, but take your time and let your appetite guide you. The crepes, pancakes, granola, and French toast are all made from scratch. Tomato soup is comforting on a rainy day, and the veggie panini is stuffed with all kinds of organic goodness. Choose from over 25 types of coffee, including the heartwarming “espresso moka” made with hot chocolate, whisky, and mint. The smoothies couldn't be fresher—each one is made with homemade yogurt and local ingredients like pineapple, cucumber, carrot, and basil. With free Wi-Fi, ambient music, and local artwork, the cheerful setting in the center of town is the ideal place to take a break. Save your receipt for a $2 discount on admission to the neighboring Orchid Garden.

Restaurant Information


Next to the Orchid Garden, 150 m south of Banco Nacional, Santa Elena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Published 06/18/2015


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