10 Best Places for Breakfast in Costa Rica


During your vacation in Costa Rica, you can start your day by taking a healthy and delicious breakfast. There are a lot of restaurants and hotels where you will fins a variety of breakfast menus prepared by experienced chefs who use organic and good quality food products. In Costa Rica usually breakfast menue includes rice, beans, bread, eggs, fresh fruit and coffee. It is better to find out the best place to take the breakfast and enjoy your whole day. Here goes 10 best places for breakfast in Costa Rica:

La Criollita:

La Criollita, an amazing place where you can enjoy your breakfast as well as lunch and can also enjoy your dinner. In this place you can enjoy your food in a family friendly setting. Here you can try traditional Costa Rican breakfasts prepared with meat, fish, or chicken. You will also have salad, beans as a side dish. In this place you can also choose from a big selection of delicious appetizers including tasty chicken soup and Tico-style ceviche. In La Criollita you will find three dining spaces. From its main room you can observe the busy big kitchen. There is also a bright and airy side room decorated with different arts on the walls. It also as charming covered outdoor terrace furnished with iron furniture and has a bird garden. You will find this place is absolutely ideal for enjoying your breakfast. Here you will have excellent coffee and yummy dessert. Here you can even watch as the staff prepares your dish in the open kitchen.

Lizard King Café:

This cafe serves something on its menu for everyone. Here you can enjoy having fluffy pancakes prepared topped with fresh fruit and yogurt or a platter of huevos rancheros. Lizard King Cafe also serves burritos-delicious flour tortillas stuffed with farm fresh products and topped with special salsa unlike any other. For your breakfast you can also enjoy homemade bread and pastries.

Grano de Oro Restaurant:

This restaurant is located off the Grano de Oro Hotel’s central courtyard. It is one of the finest restaurants with well-earned reputation in Costa Rica. This casually elegant restaurant serves delicious menus that changes regularly and usually features beef, seafood, chicken and vegetable. While visiting this restaurant, if you find it available, try the macadamia-encrusted covina or the Gorgonzola-stuffed filet mignon.

Pan Pay:

Located close to beach and set in a casual open air spot, this place is perfect for enjoying coffee, baguettes, and croissants. This offers breakfast and lunch with the lowest price in town and serves plenty of breakfast menus. Pan Pay remains open from 7 to late afternoon and all the baking is done in-house. Here you will get all the dishes in good quality.

Cafe Rico:

Cafe Rico is popular for its excellent coffee in Puerto Viejo. It serves some of the the best breakfast menus as well as a fine selection of lunch. You will enjoy the food in a shady, open air place surrounded by lush vegetation. While taking your food you can also spot sloths and exotic birds in the trees

Bread and Chocolate:

People who are fond of good food, they will find Bread and Chocolate as an ideal place for having breakfast, brunch or lunch. It remains open from 6:30am to 6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 6:30 to 2:30 on Sundays (closed Mondays). Here you will have to pay cash only. It prepares each and every dishes fresh in its busy kitchen and put on the menu on a big chalkboard so that the guests can easily choose their appetite.

Restaurante Marin:

This restaurant is close to the Chirripó—Costa Rica’s tallest mountain and it is visited by many tourists. Every Saturday many of the tourists gather at this restaurant for having breakfast.  Here you will find enormous egg plates and fruit-filled, sweet crepes covered in whip creme and chocolate. It remains so gathered that you might find difficulties to get a table.

Orosi Lodge:

Since this charming inn was established, it have been serving the same breakfast and the menu includes tomato, eggs, and thick bacon sprinkled with spices and sizzled in a skillet. Here you will enjoy tasty organic coffee that are grown up the street at Coffee Cristina (exports most of the product but roasts a tiny portion only for serving the hotel guests).

Marriott Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort:

In this place you can enjoy indulgent breakfast buffet including ‘gallo pinto’. There you will also get cheese-covered breakfast casseroles, eggs, hash browns, sausages, a waffle station and little creme-filled pastry ducks. You can also choose from many fruits, cereals, yogurts and bagels. The seaside setting is very pleasant for enjoying your breakfast and start the day with a pleasant experience.

Denny’s at Best Western Irazu:

You can visit this place to enjoy a Grand Slam in your breakfast. This place offers the original American style Denny’s menu including the traditional ‘gallo pinto’ with some other breakfast dishes. Located close to the airport at the base of the Best Western Irazu, Denny’s remains open seven days a week and twenty four hours a day.

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