If you are looking for an affordable restaurant that is locally owned that offers a great oceanfront view, friendly service and eclectic twists on all your favorite dishes, then Cafeteria Ivon is the place for you!!
The Lewis family has kept Puerto Viejo happily fed with the first Caribbean Bakery in Puerto Viejo for many years. In March 2009, Jonnathan Lewis, son of the original owner, moved back from San Jose and opened Cafeteria Ivon upstairs from where the family Caribbean Bakery used to be. Jonathon thinks it is very important to keep the Caribbean traditions and his mother’s legacy alive, but has a passion for food that expands the menu beyond just traditional Caribbean food.
From the moment you come upstairs you will be met with a cool ocean breeze and smiling faces. Cafeteria Ivon offers an extensive specialty coffee, tea, and juice selection; Jonathan boasts that the creamy banana coffee is one of his specialties.
There is something offered to please every palate and budget. Even though the vegan banana or banana-chocolate pancakes are served all day, they are the perfect way to start a busy day exploring the Caribbean. Cafeteria I von also offers meal-sized salads and a veggie burger made fresh to order that will rock your taste buds. Enjoy meat in your meal?? Try a casado or chicken fajitas.
Even if your stay in Puerto Viejo is short, a visit to Cafeteria Ivon is well worth the effort. If you don’t have time for a meal, an appetizer of Yucca fries, Patacones, or traditional Caribbean baked good with a fresh and natural Batido will allow you to taste the love that is put into every dish served.
Cafeteria Ivon also offers catering, an epic party space rental, private Salsa dance lessons, and dreadlocks. To make an appointment or a reservation contact cafeteria Ivon at: (contact info)
Jonnathon Lewis, owner of Cafeteria Ivon
A chicken Fajita salad, also available as chicken fajitas.
Jonnathon's famous banana and banana-cocolate pancakes.
A guest enjoys a salad at Cafeteria Ivon
A view of Cafeteria Ivon from the street.
Take the stairs located to the left of Mojo's to get upstairs to Cafeteria Ivon.
Just a few of Cafeteria Ivon's specialties.
Cafeteria Ivon's atmosphere is just as eclectic as the food.
A great view from upstairs!!
Cafeteria Ivon features an extensive specialty drink menu. Be sure to try a coffee, tea, or juice made just for you with love.
This page last modified 27 Jan, 2011
Are you a hiker? Are you a philanthropist? We have an adventure for you! ATEC is sponsoring a hike across Costa Rica to raise funds for the Casa de Esperanza a program to give a "head start" to kids heading to school from the mountains of Coroma.
While not nearly as frugal as Jack Kerouac, your normal news writers, Alaine and Noble, take to the bus to traverse from Costa Rica to Texas--see map and comments at puertoviejo2bigbend. blogspot.com