Housed in an anteroom off the main lobby of the neo-baroque National Theater (Teatro Nacional), what should be just a simple coffee shop and restaurant is elevated by its setting—marble tables and floors, as well as elaborate painted ceiling murals, and regularly rotating exhibits of contemporary local artists. The menu features healthful salads, a selection of crepes, sandwiches, and lasagna. Alma de Cafe often stays open late on theater performance nights.
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica› Restaurant
Alma de Café
In the Teatro Nacional, Av 2, btw. calles 3 and 5.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown San José Hours Mon–Sat 9am–7pm; Sun 9am–6pm Phone 2010-1119 Prices Sandwiches C3,000–C6,000; main courses C4,000–C5,000 Cuisine Type Cafe/Coffeehouse