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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
Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

This cafe has without doubt the best food in Cuba. The breakfast I had was simply outstanding, the service was professional and flavours abound in the dishes we ordered. The cafe has a nice feel to it, is clean and easily accessible. Loved, loved loved...this cafe.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020

We ran into a couple in Havana who recommended El Cafe and we're glad they did. Lovely sandwiches (on tasty bread), great ginger drink and nice atmosphere. Reminded us of one of Vancouver's many "alternate" type restaurants that include vegetarian options on their menu.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

Great sandwiches & drinks good prices ginger drink particularly good. Popular with students & young people would go again

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 January 2020

The best place for breakfast. In a menu is a lot of tasty (very tasty) and quality meal, everybody chooses. For good price. We have been there twice.

Date of visit: January 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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Frequently Asked Questions about El Café

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