Le French Cafe
Author: Caroline Wrede
Being European and living in Costa Rica can be really tough sometimes. Missing our real and fresh bread or cheese is a feeling that never completely fades and many Restaurants just can not fill this void.
Well what if we tell you that there is a solution?
Le French Cafe in Uvita is exactly that. It gives you the homely feeling you have been craving, by serving fresh homemade bread with cheese or meat plates, while also having the tropical Costa Rican influence, by using local fruits in smoothie bowls or avocado toasts for example. The cafe is also a great place for vegans or vegetarians, serving many different meatless options and you can even order milk alternatives for your hot or iced coffee, with the local option of course being coconut milk.
Le French Cafe offers a great variety of classic French cuisine, like a croque monsieur or different tartes that can be eaten while having a glass of French wine in hand.
It is more like a Restaurant than a cafe, offering all day breakfast and even cocktails in the evening. It is open almost the whole day, everyday. And if you still can't get enough of the food, you can buy a loaf of bread or baguette from their own bakery and enjoy it at home.
The bakery or “boulangerie” also offers a great variety of classic french desserts, like croissants or macarons. Their food doesn't only look great, it also tastes extremely delicious, while still maintaining very affordable prices. When looking at the menu it is almost impossible to make a decision, because everything just sounds so amazing. Once you have been there, there is no going back and no more bread-shaped hole in your stomach. The cafe is the first thing that comes to mind, when thinking about where to eat and an option that everyone is more than okay with.
It is even an accepted place for my french friends, who I almost had to drag there. The second they saw the menu though, they were very excited to finally eat something that reminds them of home again. (Of course ordering a red wine to go with their cheese plate.) If the food is even approved by French people, it definitely means something.
The cafe is pretty close to the beach and gives off exactly that atmosphere, making it fit perfectly into the Costa Rican vibe. The Restaurant looks very beachy and clean, with white walls, colorful flowers and cozy interior. It makes you feel very welcome and the staff just adds up to that.
I would definitely recommend paying the french cafe a visit and seeing for yourself if you love it as much as me and my friends.
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