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“Awful Service”
Review of Cafe El Escorial

Cafe El Escorial
Ranked #3 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Havana
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Unfortunately, the cafe next door Nueva Plaza was full. We only wanted a coffee so we came here as it was empty. It took a long time for the waiter who was sitting with friends to be bothered to get up and serve us. No wonder it was empty and everyone was next door!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

I bought 2 kilos of coffee to bring back to the USA. I should have brought back more. One more thing. You are legally allowed to bring back 100 Cuban cigars and one liter of rum. However, if you bring back more you may have to only pay a duty. I brought back 60 Cuban cigars and 5 liters of rum, two painting one for $300 and the other for $60. No duty and walked through customs without any issue.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

a lot of different people recommended this place to us where we would find the best coffee in town. the first time we visited the place there was no water available for making coffee - that's Cuba, so no issue. So we tried it a 2nd time in the next morning. Waiting time for service is quite long, coffee is good, but nothing special and for our bill we went inside after waiting again quite some time (already considering that time in Cuba is different).

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our last and only morning in Havana, we visited Cafe El Escorial which we had found the evening before while walking after dinner. We were very pleased with our selection. Since the morning was already hot, we opted for the cold blanco y negro and a flan. Both were delicous. And the price was amazing, approximately $4 CUCs. If we get the chance to go back to Havana, this will be one of my first stops.

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Thank manakaye
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great coffee shop on the old square. Vast range of different coffees, many with rum and cream.

Thought we would chance rum in coffee before midday and didn’t regret it.

Would certainly recommend to anyone wanting a great coffee to start the day!

Thank Danny V
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