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Drake Bay Cafe

Drake Bay Cafe

Destination: Drake Bay

Sandwiched between the edge of the rainforest and panoramic ocean views, Drake Bay Café possesses the effortlessly chill vibe of your favorite coffee shop: contemporary music, Wi-Fi and freshly brewed coffee, but upping the ante with healthy entrees and fruit smoothies.

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Owners Patrick Ludwig and Yens Jimenez Steller know a thing or two about coffee, they left their jobs and lives in Seattle, arguably the coffee capital of the US, behind to build the open-air café from the ground up with local teak wood.

Now they’re slanging up frothy cappuccinos, $3, and refreshing fruit smoothies, $3, as the perfect pick-me-up for tourists who have been tirelessly exploring Drake Bay.

To start the day, ask for one of the off-the-menu breakfasts, all $6, banana pancakes with papaya and pineapple syrup and a side of scrambled eggs, or custom omelets with veggies, cheese or ham.

The rest of the menu, playfully scrawled in chalk above the entrance to the kitchen, boasts simple and tasty entrees like the garlic shrimp, $16.50, a generous serving of sautéed shrimp served with fried plantain chips, pico de gallo, house salad and sautéed vegetables.

Vegetarian options are also offered, the vegetarian pasta, $12, Asian inspired, stir-fried rice noodles with tofu, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.

Ambiance

The breeze waves in and out of the aboveground, open-air structure harmonizing with the eclectic music and the waves; it’s calm, cool and laidback.

Service

Friendly, engaging and prompt, owners Patrick and Yens take a personal interest in getting to know guests and making sure their experience is memorable. Food and drinks are promptly delivered and the servers are quick to offer recommendations or off-the-menu items to ensure satisfaction.

Prices

Breakfast: $6
Drinks: $2-$3
Entrees: $11-$17
Dessert: $3-$4

Hours

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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