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Cafe El Escorial

Mercaderes No 317 Plaza Vieja | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
868 3545
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“beans” (27 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“cuban coffee” (12 reviews)
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Mercaderes No 317 Plaza Vieja | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Nice coffee and cute little cafe. You can buy the coffee beans roasted, and if required, ground to take away. Smell is divine. Can sit outside with nice view of the square, and covered. If the rain starts to fall there is no better place...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Touristy Plaza Vieja but a lovely place to sit down, relax, enjoy the view of the Plaza and sip an expresso.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our day tour to Havana. I had the coffee and ice cream and my boyfriend had iced coffee and cream. So. Delicious. Best coffee in Cuba in our opinion. We even brought home 2 kg of coffee it was so good. Tip...More

Thank Reta L
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My experience was trying to get a morning coffee, had to resort to going and getting a waiter and then the same again to pay. Seemed like everyone else was having the same experience - friends went a different day and waited so long they...More

Thank sjs1811
Reviewed 18 April 2017

the coffee here is good and cheap and the location is nice, so it is THE place to rest and recharge during a walk trough old Havana

Reviewed 17 April 2017

You know it's good when you see a line of locals waiting to buy their coffee beans. One of the few places where the staff smiled and spoke to you whilst serving. We kept coming back here for our coffee and cake afternoon break from...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We love this place for a good cup of Cubano or Americano coffee. We waited in line for some time to get fresh roast beans to bring home. We have enjoyed the medium roasted beans for several weeks now and shared them with friends and...More

Thank Dick97386
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great coffee at a good price. It's a good spot to watch people go by. The ground coffee is also well known and there was a long queue of people buying ground coffee to take home. I would recommend this place if you like a...More

Thank P B
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

What a fun place to grab some coffee. We sat in the plaza enjoying the delicious coffee, and people watching. I was even more excited to find out you can purchase the freshly roasted beans to take home. I wish we would have come across...More

Thank kimcimm
Reviewed 25 March 2017

On our tour our guide, Lisandra B. of havanatur.cu, brought us here to sample freshly roasted coffee. I had a delicious cappuccino and picked up some coffee to take home. Delicious!

Thank cprofct
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17 July 2017|
Response from CubaNinjaTravel | Reviewed this property |
They are open early. I believe 7-8am and they are open till 9pm, or until they run out of coffee. If you are buying whole beans, remember that there is a separate line to the right of the counter. The line going out the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercaderes No 317 Plaza Vieja | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 868 3545
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