Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Try Panaderia Elizabeth for an inexpensive sandwich lunch in the center of Puerto Viejo.
What Panaderia Elizabeth lacks in scenery, it makes up for with hospitality and customer service. A basic, bare bones kind of place overlooking a parking lot, the women who serve coffee, breakfast and lunch from the humble counter make it warm and inviting. Believe it or not, there are only a handful of cafes in the center of town where one may find a simple cup o' joe early in the a.m., and this is one of the reliably open spots, the brew tastes pretty good, too.