You know how it is when you walk by a place dozens of times, and then when you finally wander in you say, “Wow, I can’t believe I’ve never been in here before – how cool is this?” Well, Viva Café is one of those places.
It’s located right across the street from Cine Magaly, and doesn’t look like much from the outside, so that might be why it’s never caught my eye before. But last night, our regular little before-the-movie hangout (Café Kubrick) was closed, so we thought, “What the heck, we’ll try that little place over there.” And what a great decision it was!
Let’s see, how can I describe it? It’s chic, kind of hippie, has sort of a bohemian atmosphere – it’s just a laid-back, relaxing little spot with very personal and friendly service!
Café Viva has some great café-style pastries, sandwiches, fresh fruit drinks, empanadas…
And of course, some wonderful Costa Rican coffee!
It’s not very big, so seating is limited, but that’s also part of what gives it a comfortable feel – like it’s your own little café hideaway.
Café Viva is located on Calle 23 off Avenida Central, right across the street from Cine Magaly, and it is definitely a little café oasis in the city that you should visit!