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“Visit for the hummingbirds, not the food”
Review of Cafeteria Colibri

Cafeteria Colibri
Ranked #1 of 3 Quick Bites in Monteverde
Description: This coffee cafe is located near the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It is linked to the Common Cup coffee shop in nearby Santa Elena, which is listed.
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Description: This coffee cafe is located near the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It is linked to the Common Cup coffee shop in nearby Santa Elena, which is listed.
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited this place because we'd heard it was a fantastic place to see hummingbirds and we were not disappointed. Maybe 10 feeders all around the cafe were simply inundated with birds and you could get so close up. Probably the best place in the whole of Costa Rica to see these amazing birds. As far as the cafe goes however, average at best, but this should not put you off visiting

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank 599bluc
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went to see if it is true that there is so many hummingbirds and I can definitely say yes. They pass so close to your head you almost feel the wings. Bonus the coffee was excellente. Was one of the best lattes I had and belaive me had many in the past. Didn't really eat there, but would really go back for the coffee and all the amazing hummingbirds.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank melaniel354
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a real gem! The number of hummingbirds is unbelievable, and there are lots of different species. The best thing was nobody seemed to be there! We found the owners to be very hospitable and friendly and the cake is amazing. Definitely recommend visiting if you go to Monteverde.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank springy87
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Do stop by this cafe after visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. They serve pretty good Costa Rican coffee, and the bonus is that you get to see lots of hummingbirds getting their sugar fix from the feeders and flowers around the shop. Even if you don't want a coffee, visit the cafe to see the hummingbirds. The cafe is to your right as you exit the reserve.

Let's talk about coffee. I ordered a Cappucino and it had a perfect smooth flavor with low acidity. In terms of flavor and aroma, it was one of the best coffee I have had. Unfortunately the milk wasn't frothed properly, and this is the reason I did not rate this place as excellent

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank olopSeattle
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Staff was very attentive and provided good service. Food was simple, nothing to brag about especially for the prices charged but helped fuel us up after 4+ hours of hiking around the Monteverde Reserve. The lattes were good as was the strawberry drink we ordered.

The different varieties of hummingbirds we saw was a real treat. We were not expecting to see so many nor the different species.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Thank tuffnail
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