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El Rincon Del Café: The best coffee place in Puerto Plata

Picture of Umbrella Street, Calle de las Sombrillas in Puerto Plata
Picture Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

Puerto Plata, the largest city located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, has a colorful historic city center where you can spend hours and wander the surprising streets. Why surprising? You will find numerous cozy spots to unwind, just like at "El Rincon Del Café". And we are indeed going to talk about coffee today!

Coffee is a hug in a mug

Dominicans love coffee. And that, of course, is no coincidence. After all, they have the best coffee beans there! So no wonder you'll find the best coffee shops, too. And "El Rincon Del Café" is a must visit coffee bar in Puerto Plata. Located on Calle de Las Sombrillas, also known as Umbrella Street, you'll find there a variety of freshly roasted and brewed Dominican coffees.

What makes them so unique, and what makes the coffee even more delicious, is that the artisan coffees offer flavors that are hugely unique to the region.

Picture of Calle de Las Sombrillas, Puerto Plata
Picture Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

Unique flavors and coffee

Now you will think, what are unique flavors? Well we list a few that will no doubt surprise you. You will find coffee with flavor notes such as honey, cinnamon, chocolate, red fruits and cherries. And let's face it: that's a unique cup of coffee!

In addition to coffee, you can find other artisan products such tea with cacao flavor or chocolate with rosemary and vanilla, Caribbean "5 spices," cashew butter with fleur de sel. You name it, they have it there for you! So without a doubt there is something for everyone, and you can also take it home. Which is a unique souvenir from the visit to Puerto Plata.

Shop local products

There is nothing more important than supporting local farmers and traders, and here too El Rincon del Café puts their shoulders to the wheel. Not only do they serve locally made products there, you can take them home. So not only are you drinking sustainable coffee, your souvenir is also sustainable and unique!

Thanks to their packaging, you can even discover and feel the different types of blends in advance through a special integrated aroma opening. This way you can be sure that you choose a coffee that suits you completely. Because coffee, it makes you happy! Then choose a chocolate to go with it in your favorite flavor, or be surprised by a new variety you didn't know yet. And the happiness will have you home in no time!

Pictures of El Rincon del Café shop, Puerto Plata
Picture Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

Sit down and relax

Of course, El Rincon del Café is not only there to buy local coffee and products, you can also take a break after exploring the historic city. Take a seat inside or sit on the cozy terrace, located on Umbrella Street. So you sit there in a colorful setting, with a delicious cup of coffee in hand.

Our favorite is without a doubt their chocolate milk with an aroma of raspberries. Just super delicious! And so we took that one home as well. But on the spot, we drank a cappuccino along with cookies, which we dipped in. Because at the end of the day: you drink your coffee how you like it best!

Pictures of El Rincon del Café, Puerto Plata
Picture Credits: Cindy Van Dyck


Are you a coffee lover? Then be sure to stop by! Afterwards, you can walk over to the cigar workshop on the corner of the street. And at the other corner you can walk straight to the famous pink street "Calle Rosada". It will no doubt make your visit unforgettable!

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