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Kay's Gringo Postres and Cafe

Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 0664
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (4 reviews)
“pierogies” (2 reviews)
“blts” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Polish, European, Eastern European, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

The food was very good. The owner is originally from Poland so I highly recommend you try some of her specialties. The atmosphere is very low-key and I love that there are 100's of books in the restaurant that folks can borrow. It is a...More

Thank Zelma S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I had a hard time choosing something, but NOT because there were so many exciting things to try. It was because everything looked so ordinary and unexciting. I finally settled on Polish potato pancakes and a polish sausage. The sausage was actually quite nice. Good...More

Thank Over60Nomad
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Kay's was a cute little restaurant with delicious food. We are only in town for a week and I would like to go back for another meal before we leave the country. The staff was so friendly and kind. You must try this place

Thank lettykayser
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Heard it was good since they are new owners. I was charged $30 for 2 chicken sandwiches, a salad and a "fresh orange juice". Food straight from the frozen food section of your local grocery. I honestly hope they do well but they really need...More

Thank shaderaye
prconsultant1, Public Relations Manager at Kay's Gringo Postres and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

We are sorry that you had a bad experience. We hope that you will allow us to correct this situation. There was a miscommunication on our part about what was to be served and the price to serve it at. We hope you will return...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Kays is a great place to meet Atenas expats and getting information on the area. The food is all fresh and tasty. The service is friendly and prompt. Sunday brunch is amazing.

Thank j01948
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I didn't go to Kay's for a very long time but thought I'd try it again when under new ownership. The food was SO good, I returned the next day for another delicious meal and savored every tasteful bite. I live in Atenas, am out...More

Thank DianePetrie
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My first typical breakfast in Costa Rica... coffee is great and pinto gallos and bacon are great too

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The new management has returned the restaurant to the way it was when Kay and Tom owned it! It feels like home again! The food is amazing! All the polish dishes are wonderful. You must go back and give them a try. Service is as...More

Thank Augusto A
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our brief coffee and pie stop. Looks like a cute place for expats and others. Lots of books. Coffee was good.

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I had THE best Chicken Caesar Salad in the Central Valley!! Homemade Pierogies are made every couple of weeks, all types of good food at a good price.

Thank apartain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 0664
  • E-mail
Kay's Gringo Postres roughly translated means Kay's NorthAmerican Sweets. Kay and her husband, Tom, from South Dakota, started out as a tiny pastry and coffee shop and grew into the only place in Atenas and for miles around that serves real American soul food - heavenly cheeseburgers and crispy fries, several types of grilled cheese sandwiches, BLT's, amazing breakfasts as well as an all you can eat Sunday Brunch buffet. The cakes, cookies and pie are homemade and defy description.It's a gathering place for locals as well as expatriates, They also maintain a lending library with English, German, French and Spanish books.
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