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Avenida de la Libertad, 40, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 97 96
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07:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:30
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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for breakfast to escape expensive Hotel breakfasts. Nice service, great coffee and a large tostada. We read the newspaper and enjoyed a leisurely morning coffee. Went twice and enjoyed both occasions. Seems like a local place as well.

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Thank LittleRicky
London
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and great coffee. We ducked out of heavy rain and settled in for brunch. Was pleasant.

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Thank lynnscot
San Ramon, California
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594 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a beer, a coke and nice pintxos here on our 2nd day in town, and everybody was very friendly. We got our drinks and looked over the selection of good looking pintxos on the bar. I liked the Iberian ham with cheese baguette, and my gf chose some Iberian ham croquettes. One of the servers offered us a... More 

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Thank Rob M
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had breakfast here everyday during our 5 day stay in San Sebastian. Hearty bacon, egg and fries. Delicious fresh orange juice and a good cappuccino. Sat outside most days. Service prompt and with a smile.

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Thank Giselle M
Clifton, Virginia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing to write home about, yet sandwiches and salads are made of fresh ingredients, crunchy baguettes and delicious local charcuterie.

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Thank Cypris
Sydney
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Slightly surly front of house girl, but otherwise staff were great, food wholesome and tasty, quick service and overall fine.

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Thank jacmell
Maldon, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The food we got was good and arrived quickly, but several things we asked for later didn't turn up, even after reminding the waiter twice. There were a lot of customers and not many staff on. Oh, and they don't accept cards.

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Thank reallywrenchit
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Salads were alright. Disney played the entire time which was really annoying. From Youtube so ads were playing too! Waited a while for food, goat cheese salad was good.

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Thank Lisa D
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Our second day in DSS and decided to have breakfast outside, on our way to the old town. Friendly service, but a bit slow. Breakfast was OK,

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Thank Garonne9
Barcelona, Spain
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Bad food, much frozen. Overpriced, specially at the terrace, where price is inflated with no sense: I asked the waiter (totally listless) and he did not know how to justify. Seeing the bill I asked him if they charge a 10, 20 or 30% and does not know, he told me depending on the product. It is a scam for... More 

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Thank JaumeLi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 23:30
Monday
07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:30
Thursday
07:30 - 23:30
Friday
07:30 - 23:30
Saturday
07:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de la Libertad, 40, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 97 96

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?