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“***BEST COFFEE IN HAVANA***” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe El Escorial

Cafe El Escorial
Mercaderes No 317 Plaza Vieja | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
868 3545
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Ranked #65 of 619 Restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cafe, Cuban
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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“***BEST COFFEE IN HAVANA***”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Best coffee in Havana. Located in one of the corners of Plaza Vieja Cafe El Escorial not only serves up great coffee drinks but they fresh roast the coffee every morning. Espresso with a shot of rum for 1cuc or for a few peso's more indulge in a Cafe Calipso -espresso-rum-coffee licquer-creme- what a way to enjoy the people watching in the Plaza. We found the place 2 years ago and fell in love with it and were looking forward to getting back. They serve sandwiches and pastries also. Service can be a little spotty, language is the problem. You have to try it, and take some of the coffee home with you.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kingsville, Australia
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“BEST COFFEE IN CUBA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

By far!!! the best coffee in Cuba. No more to say it is just the best

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Best Coffee in Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

A great little place. We did not eat, but just sat in the shade. overlooking the Plaza Vieja, sipping great coffee. The staff here were all very pleasnat, and keen to practice their English.

Visited March 2012
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Belgrade
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“Best place to enjoy Plaza de vieja...the most beatufil square on the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Really best place all around Cuba. Before you get there you will see a lot of things linked with Havana and Cubans at all. But this is something special. It creates the best picture of Cuba at all, being the most beautiful square in Havana at all. This cafe will provide you great view of people call around the square and great music and musicians playing their national music songs. Dont miss it and enjoy it..

Visited February 2012
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“Great coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Best coffee we found in Havana, but slow service. Great to watch Plaza Vieja activities

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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