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El Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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European, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Great coffee, great breakfasts, great sandwiches and light meals made with the best fresh seasonal ingredients we can source. Our sourdough bread is made from scratch on site. We grind the coffee beans when we're about to brew your coffee, not before. We care. Some say our mojitos are the best in Havana.. ditto our coffee.. Come and decide for yourself.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
European, Cafe, Cuban
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant last year every day for breakfast when I was in Havana. I was happy to dinner here again. The food, drinks and service is still excellent.

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Fabulous-Mr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were craving great coffee and brunch and this place did not disappoint! As lovers of bacon, eggs and fresh avocado, we were so thrilled to come across El Cafe! The fresh juices were the best!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MurriGirl
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

This place is real gem for vegans in Havana. First of all: servers spoke good English and she was willing to accommodate us with mix of choices from the menu. I just asked for avocado with some fresh tomatoes and olive oil with a sour...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank sonjaz425
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

This quickly became our go-to for breakfast and afternoon snacks. All of the food we got was delicious. One afternoon we tried the pulled pork sandwich and the chickpea salad with lamb, both of which were phenomenal. We also loved the breakfast plate with cheese....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank EFHV
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Such a rare little cafe in Havana, so different to anything else in such a good way! The selection of veggie and vegan items is so rare and they do it all so well here. You need to go

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 419hannahl
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We visited this cafe twice during our stay in Havana as the food was delicious. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my partner the vegan sandwich. You get two large sandwiches per portion so you’ll be completely satisfied. Also the mojitos are amazing as...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Nattyb90
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Great place for breakfast or brunch. Friendly staff with good prices and decent quality freshly prepared food.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mushu75
Reviewed April 22, 2019

We only had one day in Havana and were curious about the pork, yuca, and orange marmalade sandwich. It did not disappoint. Super tender, fat-free pork and artisan bread. The mojitos, fresh guava juice, and coffee were such a treat. The place has a simplistic,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Knowdkfu
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We loved this place! The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food is excellent. Best mojito we had in Havana!! Coffee also excellent. We came here twice and highly recommend it to all. Prices very fair.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Becca910
Reviewed April 9, 2019

As with many establishments in old Havana, it takes you by surprise when you get inside, compared with streets outside. High ceilings, arty decor, attentive staff and clean washrooms! Nice vegan options, although they were out of the daily special unfortunately - and all very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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June 23, 2019|
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Response from sonjaz425 | Reviewed this property |
You can get salad and they have smoothies that are delicious and made with dairy free milk; we had sour dough bread and I am not sure if they have GF option. You can get eggs or rice or lamb dish and the girls working there... More
January 14, 2019|
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Response from jonm237 | Reviewed this property |
I believe he is your cat now... Or you are his! :) I love him, he is handsome, adorable, and friendly. The perfect restaurant mascot and a dignified little addition to the atmosphere of your lovely cafe. I have enjoyed... More
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Marinella A | Property representative |
We'll cook your eggs however you want them :)
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