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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (9 reviews)
“empanadas” (15 reviews)
“bread” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
Fast food, Canadian, Soups, Delicatessen, Cafe
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LOCATION
West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Joannie hooked us up with cinnamon and apple pastries for our breakfast! She was quick to accommodate us even though she was closing. We woke the next morning and enjoyed our wonderful goodies with CostaRican Coffee and Nature!

Thank Tiffany P
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed our pastries We appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the baked goods are are made fresh onsite. Cakes for all events and daily specials. Great staff and fast WiFi. It would be easy to make a daily stop there for ice cream or a coffee and pastries. Mmmmmmmm. Good

Thank Dale G
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for this great review We appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed 13 August 2017

wow - fresh fresh fresh and delicious bread....I ordered it for a group meal and everyone raved. And then I had the bread pudding cake.....worth every single calorie - YUM

Thank susanwojcik60
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for the rave review We appreciate it! The Princesas

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We stopped here multiple times. Run by a very nice Canadian Ex pat, the empanadas, bakery items, pizza and ice cream are fantastic. Her prices are really competitive as a great deal of her clientele are locals. Highly recommend

Thank DavidLewis2015
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed 19 June 2017

I believe this place is now for sale. They never have a very good selection. shelves are basically empty. No expresso. They act like they don't care to be there serving you.More

Thank Pate007
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Well...Sorry for your experience. Yes the business is for sale but so is everything else in Costa Rica! As for not having a good selection...it is low season, we do not carry a lot of anything so as not to have a lot of waste....More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We really were hoping to get fresh bread and 25 meters from the Pali market we found this little gem. Super fresh and very tasty bread !!!

Thank Laurie S
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thanks for the great review! Happy you enjoyed the bread, you must stop by again to try some of our other treats including Cinnamon or Apple Rolls, Empanadas, Banana Bread and Awesome Chocolate chip Cookies to name a few! We appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was making shrimp scampi and decided to do garlic bread...the French bread loaf was absolutely fantastic and did the trick!

Thank Kristina P
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thanks for the review! Glad the baguette worked for you! Try our cheese bread sometime it is amazing! Regards The Princesas

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We came here because we heard we could get the homemade popsicles here. It was late and the owner was just closing but welcomed us in. We got two pricey popsicles and a loaf of chocolate/zucchini bread. The bread was delicious. We took it home...More

Thank Alison B
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the Chocolate Zuchinni bread! Yes the Artisan Pura Paletas are not cheap but they are delicious!!!!! They are ₡1700 each The Princesas

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Vegetarian empanadas were excellent. They also had meat ones I mett the owner and she was very friendly. I really should have bought the chocolate zucchini cake. It smelled amazing.

Thank just1backpack
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thanks for the great review! Yes we sell a lot of Vegetarian Empanadas as well as meat ones! You definitely should have tried the Chocolate Zucchini Bread it is to die for! Regards The Princesas

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had frequented this bakery on our previous visit to Samara. They make incredible bread and their ice cream is wonderful.

Thank vrkarosel
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thanks for the review We appreciate it The Princesas

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Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
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Description
Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, salads and personal pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, Freshly ground coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies. Cinnamon, Apple or Dulce de Leche Rolls Vegetarian options
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