259 Calle San Francisco, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

African Restaurant

Restaurant, Food

787-705-3370

http://www.sal.pr/place/la-bombonera

Open Hours

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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La Bombonera

About the business

La Bombonera - Viejo San Juan | Sal.pr

Con 102 años de historia, La Bombonera en el Viejo San Juan, sigue ofreciendo su tradicional café colao'.

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b. Michæl Sørenson said 5 years ago
Historic and Beautiful Panadería in Old San Juan. Beyond the bottleneck at the front door (see below), the table service is fantastic, and the food and pastries are unbelievable. Waiting 45 min. for a table is fine, but waiting 25 min. in line to pay is NOT. We literally watched the manager/owner walk by in a daze, and unaware of anything going on around him (totally bizarre) 3 times without stopping to help move things along faster. The poor girls up front were seating people, cashing people out, and selling pastries and clearly overwhelmed. Can't see how they're not loosing money, get your staff some help!
Rene C said 5 years ago
Came here with my family and it was a disaster. We showed up at 9am, and we were seated by staff that looked like they didn't want to be there. No smile, no good morning, nothing. We try to order our drinks and are informed they don't have orange juice, or pineapple juice. I order water and it's served in a chipped glass with a nice crack around the rim. It doesn't stop here. I order pancakes with bacon, and I'm told there is no pancake mix. What kind of breakfast restaurant doesn't have orange juice or pancakes? They offer French toast instead and I accepted. I get my food and the plate is missing bacon, and my mother's plate is missing stuff too. We had enough at that point and asked for a manager. Guess what? They tell us there is no manager. If there is "no manager" then who runs the business? Who is to blame for the abysmal service we received from start to finish? Our experience at this restaurant was mistake after mistake. Will never come here again and urge others to do the same. There are plenty of breakfast stops in the area that will treat you right, the way it's supposed to be.
anjanette asenjo said 5 years ago
After being shuttered for 4+ years, la bombonera finally reopened early this year and the lines are usually out the door. The original character of the space has been restored, including the iconic coffee machine enshrined behind the counter. It's worth the wait!
Grace Adams said 5 years ago
Small cafe in old San Juan. Great food, very tasty! Waiter was awesome and very friendly. The pastries were also very good. We had a flaky pastry filled with guava and it was fantastic! Very cute place!
Raul Zevallos said 5 years ago
This renovated 10 bakery still has the old traditional feel. The food is fine, breakfast is particularly famous, but I think the pastries are the best, including the mallorca, a light pastry similar to a croissant but sweet and fluffy. This is not a fast food place, but a terrific old-school ambiance.

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