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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, good food, good service. The staff is nice and there’s a good choice of things to eat and drink. Try a juice with ginger, it’s very good! Jo & Carlos

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

We were in Havana for 5daus and had breakfast here twice. A little hard to find but worth the effort as good choice and great quality. Also super value at around 500 cups for a full breakfast

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 16 March 2022 via mobile

I’d seen great reviews on this cafe on Tripadvisor, so took my sister and mum there for a bit of lunch. I have to say, with us being from England and it been our first time in Havana, it wasn’t an easy place to find...at all! We had no internet for Google maps and it’s hidden down a little alley kind of cobbled street. There’s no sign outside and we thought it had to be on that street so walked down, and even then almost walked past but happened to see the chalk board on the wall through the open door. - But there were loads of locals in there and I can see why! Lovely place. The food was lovely and the homemade lemonade was even better! (I deffo recommend trying it). For our 3 sandwiches and 3 lemonades it came to €28 or 1560 pesos. (For our exchange rate it was better for us to pay in euros).More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 9 January 2022

This place has the kind of breakfast you should have everyday. Everything was fresh and very tasty, the food arrived very fast. We really enjoyed it

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Really good breakfast with fresh ingredients. Really yummy and sweet giant avocados! Coffee is great as well. It’s kind of hard to find - it really is a tiny little hole in the wall but it’s well worth getting a little lost on the way.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 2 April 2020

A great little cafe understandably popular with tourists, tucked away down a side street in Old Havana. The breakfasts and coffee were great, and good vfm, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. There's a decidedly hipster vibe to the place, and it does get crowded,...but overall a very lovely place to eat or grab a drink.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 March 2020

Nelson the owner and Lola the manager and the entire staff are friendly and amazing! The menu is large and so is the drink selection. Service is first come first seated. Line forms early. Menu is in Spanish and English on paper and on the...walls above the register. The pancakes with fruit and honey along with a Dark n Stormy is a delicious way to start the day. Another delicious option is the yogurt and granola! Lunch recommendation would be the BLT & egg and possibly a mojito! Again, the staff are friendly and amazing!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 March 2020 via mobile

Highly recommended, we went every single day of our visits , great breakfast and best barista cafe in all Habana. Super recomendado, el mejor café hecho por baristas en toda La Habana. Muy bueno para desayunar.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 20 March 2020

The Café fills pop a half hour after it opens and stays busy till closing. Food is very good, the servers are always running to keep up, and the prices are solid. This is great value. We had lunch and came back the next day...for breakfast. Both were excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020

Vegetarian friendly, good service, good Mojitos, great food. Menu has a large variety of drinks and food to chose from. Cafe has a California vibe to it. Highly recommend for breakfast or lunch.

Date of visit: February 2020
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23 June 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
15 January 2019|
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Response from maritravella | Property representative |
It is not our cat! We don't even feed it. The cat has decided it owns the cafe... at the beginning we tried to shoo it away, but to no avail. People have suggested kicking it, throwing boiling water on it or calling... More
18 January 2018|
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Response from maritravella | Property representative |
We'll cook your eggs however you want them :)
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Yes, El Café offers takeaway services.

El Café is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5