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Cafe El Escorial

Mercaderes No 317 Plaza Vieja | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
868 3545
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Ranked #91 of 463 Restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Absolutely the best coffee in a nice setting atmosphere and service. Extensive choice of coffees including specialty and with alcohol. Very reasonable prices. Buy the coffee beans too! Amazing. I have been grinding the beans and enjoying the coffee since. Memories of Cuba!!

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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I am biased against State-owned places in Cuba. They offer poor service, low quality, and pay miserable wages. That been said, Café el Escorial has a unique, privileged location that is hard to resist. I was attracted by the smell of freshly toasted coffee beans. I took a place in the queue and sat at one of the many tables... More 

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Lillehammer, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Had the pleasure to visit the Cafe El Escorial several times during my stay in Havana. The quick response and nice and polite behavior of the serving personal was special, as well as the Food and drinks. I will strongly recommend this Cafe to coming visitors in Nice Havana

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Zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great place for an afternoon break! Try the chocolate cake, it was pretty good ;-) We went there twice.

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Toronto
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Located in plaza vieja in old Havana this cafe reminds me of being in Italy. The service is slow at times but that Is actually a plus as you can enjoy the moment even longer. We stopped here for our daily espresso and we were never disappointed.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Excellent place to grab a quick coffee and take in the unique views of downtown Havana. Price of coffee is excellent and the quality goes with it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It is always a place you have to come back for a coffee. Nice view of the square and a perfect place to share with friends and family. Plenty of coffee options

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although I waited 2 hours for my two 250 gram bags of freshly ground coffee, I am drinking it now and it is fantastic! I spoke to a local who was in line with me yesterday and he said he usually stands in line at 7:30 am to make sure he doesn't miss out on their coffee which opens at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The smell of coffee was the first thin we noticed as we came out of the family's home on to the square - felt like heaven sitting with an espresso on one of the best plazas in the world

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You can't beat the view this little cafe has of Plaza Vieja. You'll find it on the northeastern corner of the Plaza on the same side as the Planetario and the Camara Obscura building. Prices are very reasonable and the pastries are good.

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Address: Mercaderes No 317 Plaza Vieja | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 868 3545
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Cuban

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