You wouldn’t be crazy for thinking a place called My Coffee would just serve coffee. It’s a common misconception. However, for My Coffee in La Fortuna, there’s so much more on the menu besides amazing, rich Costa Rican coffee.
My Coffee specializes in authentic Costa Rican coffee. You can order a plain, black coffee if you want, but there are some more adventurous choices as well.
You’re already in the heart of Costa Rica going on exciting adventures, so you might as well get out of your comfort zone and check out some of the more intriguing options like lemon and cinnamon cappuccino, or BonBon espresso with condensed milk. What a treat for the senses!
The espresso machine at My Coffee is a barista’s dream, but there are also more traditional, local options such as café chorreado, where the coffee is made in the traditional pour-over, cotton filter method. If adventurous and authentic isn’t your thing, don’t worry - there are popular blended frappes and frozen cappuccinos on the menu that really hit the spot on those hot, humid days. Caffeine-free options include smoothies made with local tropical fruit and herbal tea.
To go along with your coffee, there is a full menu of international breakfast choices and sweet baked goods. For anyone heading up to Arenal Volcano, you will want to fill up on a hearty breakfast. Opt for a salmon and spinach eggs benedict or maybe try a classic like French toast. Everyone can agree it’s always a good time for pancakes or crepes, too! Add a side of hashbrowns to complete your meal and really fill up before the adventures of the day.
Sweet treats available at My Coffee are sure to delight. Options include a homemade carrot cake, chocolate pound cake, or what the locals call the tres leches cake. "Tres leches" translates to "three milks" because this cake has three delicious layers of creamy goodness, including the cake layer, a filling and a topping. Condensed milk, evaporated milk and regular milk make up this delicacy, which goes great with a strong Costa Rican coffee.
You may have already perused the breakfast items on offer and noticed huevos rancheros, but there are more dishes for an afternoon meal that have that Mexican flair. From quesadillas and fajitas to nachos, you'll definitely get your share of delicious, spicy flavor. There are also paninis available, including vegetarian options. For a classic lunch item, why not grab a burger with a side of black beans for a local take on this classic lunch meal?Speaking of local cuisine, it’s hard to go out to a meal in Costa Rica without indulging on patacónes, which are fried plantains. My Coffee has this available along with a plethora of side options to choose from.
Throughout your trip to Costa Rica, you are likely to see plenty of exotic birds and tropical flora and fauna, but My Coffee is a great place to people watch! Sit back and enjoy a sweet treat, coffee or a meal, and watch the people pass by on the main drag.
My Coffee is a great stop on your trip to La Fortuna for food, treats and coffee.
Costa Ricans are not strangers to the generous tippers from the United States, and in fact many depend upon it. Service industry workers such as drivers and guides are accustomed to receiving what their equals might receive in the US.
However, one notable exception is the Costa Rican restaurant. It in not uncommon to be automatically charged 10% for service and 13% for taxes at many restaurants in Costa Rica. Though some unknowingly tip 15% - 20% on top of this inflated amount, adding 10% for excellent service can be seen as both a gesture of generosity and understanding.