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“Excellent staff who were very”
Review of Cafe Don Ruiz

Cafe Don Ruiz
Ranked #3 of 36 Quick Bites in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Don Ruiz is a specialty coffee shop & museum. We offer hot and cold drinks prepared by baristas, also, breakfast, lunch, pastries and more. Enjoy a puerto rican rum, craft beer, cigars, or a specialty drinks including refreshing fruit smoothies wihile you have a relax moment in our historical building. We are located inside Ballaja courtyard in front of "El Morro" Fort.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff who were very friendly and meticulous about cleanliness. Cappuccinos were delicious. Perfect place for breakfast. Lots of great options. We had a delicious mango smoothie, cappuccinos, ham and cheese toasted sandwiches, salmon croissants, and other goodies. Very reasonably price. Total for a family of five was about US$33. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank Matt T
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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

Open as of 1/30/21 with normal posted hours. I say this bc a lot of places aren’t open these days or their hours have changed but it’s not posted anywhere.

Good coffee - one of the better iced coffees I’ve found in San Juan. Nice looking snacks and sandwiches but we did not eat. Good tea selection too.

As others have said, Don Ruiz is inside the courtyard at Ballajá. A nice place to sit or you’re steps away from El Morro.

Date of visit: January 2021
1  Thank MegRhi
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Reviewed 17 October 2020

Had mallorca and cheese with a coffee here.

It was ok. Nothing standout positive or negative to mention.

The castle/fort of El Morro is very close nearby and that is an amazing meadow and gives some amazing views.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Thank josephmR9344VY
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

This some of the best coffee drinks in Viejo San Juan. I only downgraded my review because their food selection is minimal, good, but nothing creative it is located inside of the Ballaja which is a great place to visit. Lunch sandwich was flattened turkey croissant sandwich with no sides.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Thank RusPat_704
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Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

Delicious coffee known to be the best in Puerto Rico! Wonderful location in Old San Juan. Try the delicious pastries and sandwiches too.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Sarah C
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