Restaurants

Top Choice Deli in Panama City

Super Gourmet

Stocking gourmet goods that range from wine to wasabi peas, this is the perfect pre-picnic stop. You can also grab soup, natural juices or a baguette deli sandwich with roasted chicken and peppers, pastrami or three…
Top Choice Cafe in Playa Venao

Coleos Cafe

This wonderful little place just up from the beach serves homemade pasta dishes, delicious hummus plates, sandwiches (US$5 to US$7) and a wide range of delectable breads, brownies and cookies. Enjoy breakfast (US$5 …
Cafe in Panama City

Tropical Chocolate Cafe

Located in a renovated mansion, this chocolate shop and cafe serves beautifully adorned natural bonbons made with 100% Panamanian chocolate combined with local ingredients such as pineapple, chili and coriander (cil…
Cafe in Panama City

New York Bagel Café

More San Francisco than Brooklyn, this fully American creation near Vía Argentina nonetheless packs in expats with freshly baked bagels, lox and oversized breakfasts. It also serves handsome burgers. The setting off…
Cafe in Boquete

Greenhouse Cafe

This lovely new arrival in a glass-and-steel pavilion on the grounds of the Isla Verde Hotel is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Salad plates (US$1.50 to US$3) and other dishes lean toward the Middle East (ther…
Cafe in Panama City

Mahalo

Mahalo promises a little bit of everything good for you: cold pressed juices, freshly made food and classes to improve your well-being. Run by two Canadian sisters, the narrow space leads to an outdoor courtyard whe…
Cafe in Panama City

Chez Titi

With a look that says French countryside, this European tea house focuses on food that's organic and homemade. The Cordon Bleu–trained chef prepares only fresh, unprocessed foods. While set menus are expensive, they…
Cafe in Boquete

Café de Punto Encuentro (Olga's)

In a converted carport and garden, this family-run eatery is a find. All guests are mi amor (my love) to the affectionate Olga, who cooks breakfast like nobody’s business. The menu ranges from pancakes and bacon to …
Cafe in Panama City

Mika

Channeling a NYC vibe, this cool coffee shop is a great place for a morning caffeine kick and croissant, or a fill-you-up brunch. Later in the day, the menu switches to burgers, pastas, and healthier main dishes suc…
Cafe in Panama City

Country Store

Come for country breakfasts, fresh salads, pizza and baked goods with organic coffee roasted in-house or craft beer. A highlight is the live music (guitar, rock and jazz) Wednesday through Sunday. It also sells good…