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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 #85 of 357 restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Vancouver
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“***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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seddon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“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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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“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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England
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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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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