In Costa Rica, some weekends are for nature adventures, while others are for spending some relaxing time in town. What better way to start a weekend in the city than going out for an idyllic brunch with loved ones? Delicious food and the perfect coffee brew complemented by warm conversations can be the perfect recipe for your morning delight. To help you plan, here are 6 cafes perfect for enjoying a weekend brunch in Heredia.
1. Cafeteria Sula
The green painted wall and bright yellow cushions in the Sula Cafeteria elicit instant joy. With plenty of power outlets and free Wi-Fi, this café in Plaza Najori is as good for working alone as it is for hanging out with a group of friends.
The brunch menu is available all day during their daily opening hours. You can choose from a variety of options like tortillas, pancakes, toast, eggs, bowls and of course Gallo Pinto! Their dishes are often created with a touch of originality and the portions are always prepared with beautiful cutlery.
2. Kawah Cafe
Conveniently located in Heredia’s new hotspot near the Oxigeno Mall in San Francisco, Kawah Cafe has recently had a facelift. Now this family cafe, with garden seating and semi-open seating, looks brighter and more spacious than ever.
On the breakfast menu they offer toast, pancakes, chilaquiles, eggs of all kinds, fruit bowl, Gallo Pinto as well as a Pinto Bowl, where all the typical delicious goodness come together. One interesting thing to note, Kawah uses pastured eggs for all of its dishes.
3. Estadero Bistro & Cafe
Located in Heredia Centro, at Estadero Bistro & Cafe, an unassuming entrance will lead you to a charming oasis inside. They remodeled an old house to create casual sitting areas, where you can read a book or play a board game while you wait for your food to arrive.
Their breakfast menu offers pancakes, French toast, various egg dishes and tipico desayuno with Gallo Pinto, including a vegan variant of the same. They start offering the breakfast menu at 7:30 am everyday and on weekends it is available until 2:00 pm.
4. Cafeteria Bajo Sombra
Tucked away in an alley in a residential area of Belen is the Bajo Sombra cafeteria. Their spacious garden with carefully designed outdoor seating areas is a dream come true. Right in Heredia, green plants and colorful flowers will make you feel connected with nature.
On weekends, Bajo Sombra opens at 8:00 a.m. They have a pretty extensive breakfast menu, ranging from Gallo Pinto, toast, egg dishes to burritos and chalupas options. Definitely get yourself a cup of their specialty coffee which can be extracted using your method of choice.
5. Cafe El Retiro
Offering indoor seating, outdoor seating as well as a more private seat in a small booth, Cafe El Retiro is a lovely cafe located in the lovely neighborhood of Heredia, San Joaquin de Flores. Whether with ornamental pieces or witty quotes, their interior space reflects vintage decor.
El Retiro is open from 9:00 am. Besides the regular breakfast menu, they include special dishes for special occasions. Plus, their pancakes and Frappes are delicious!
6. El Cacaotal
As soon as you enter El Cacaotal, the sight of cocoa products infused with the aroma of cocoa will enthrall you. Just off the busy Ruta 111 in Belen, this new chocolate factory is placed as if by magic in a quiet setting, surrounded by greenery.
On the breakfast menu, you’ll find the regulars like Gallo Pinto, fruit bowl, French toast and various egg dishes. But, as the cafe’s name suggests, cocoa-based foods and beverages are their signature offerings. So buy one too!
Authors biography :Pubali Kanjilal is an Indian who has been living, working and traveling in Costa Rica for over 4 years. She enjoys exploring new destinations and embracing new cultures. In partnership with her husband, Pubali shares her best travel tips and recommendations on her travel blog Paradise Catcher. You can also find her on Instagram as @paradisecatchers