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Havana Cafe

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Latin, Cuban, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 16/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

We were passing through and thought we would stop at this little hole in the wall that was recommended by Trip Advisor. The place was packed and people still were lining up to get in. Order at the counter and they bring it out. Paper...plates and cups. No, its not fine a dining experience, but that’s probably how they can pass those savings along to the customers. Good prices and some AMAZING food!!!! Patacon & Plantains are off the chain! 100% recommend if your in the area!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Booming cafe in this beautiful mountain town. Tony greeted us and answered our menu questions in the most friendly manner and the food was top notch!! Crowded at lunch and an obvious local favorite but my husband and I did not feel ignored. Great menu...choices and very tasty. I had beans and rice with the Cuban toast and it was plenty. Wonderfully soft, chewy bread and the beans were beefy and perfect on a cool day. My husband had the spinach bowl with chicken. He is hard to please and hesitant to try something new but he really liked the mix and spices. Don’t miss this cafe while you are in West Jefferson.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022

We found this little hole in the wall gem on TripAdvisor and it didn’t disappoint. Great food! And the owner was super nice!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021

They serve real Cuban food and if you haven't tried it before, you just may like it. Where else can you find fried plantain in West Jefferson (you'd definitely like that).

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2021 via mobile

Recently we were craving Cuban food and stopped in to Havana Café. The proprietor of the establishment is a very very gracious individual and very concerned of keeping the customer happy. Growing up on Cuban food I know how to cook taught by Cuban Mom....We ordered a chicken Milanese. What was served was a probably day old serving with “rubbery” Plantain maduro which obviously has been in the refrigerator and microwave. Come on folks not everybody that goes to restaurants not know how to cook. Cuban food in the Cuban culture like their food piping hot steaming as it is served on your table. This means soup Has to be steaming hot and not served in a Tupperware cup. The rice and beans have to be steaming when served on your table not Luke warm or cold. The Cuban sandwich was a fiasco there was only pork in the center of the bread (and not up to the edge of the bread-bad) no cheese, one slice ham, the bread which wasn’t necessarily authentic Cuban bread but they get a pass on this because they don’t have a bakery. Cuban sandwich does not look like the Cuban sandwich on the website or menu. It is not the owner but the kitchen cook who does not know better. The sliced chicken breast was approximately 1 milimeter breaded. The owner was embarassed and cooked a fresh chicken Milanese that was superb. Meat was about 12x times thicker than original plate. When a restaurant or café scrimps or Goes cheap on the proportions it does nothing For the bottom line because the saved proportions usually get thrown out anyway. It’s better to provide a very healthy proportion and considerate it advertising. In this case, closer supervision of each and every plate that goes to a table should be scrutinized by the owner to make sure re-heated or re-used food is not served on an unsuspecting innocent customer. 2 stars.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 2 December 2021 via mobile

Let me begin by saying the owners are both amazing, super nice and helpful. They have most amazing authentic Cuban food and the Cuban coffee is great also. I’m from Florida so it was definitely a great pleasure to enjoy some great food. Everything is...freshly made and seasoned to perfection. I will definitely recommend giving them a try.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

Fantastic, beef, vegetables, black beans, rice, plantains and much more! Great Cuban expresso to finish. Clean and very nice folks!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 18 November 2021 via mobile

We visited this cafe while visiting West Jefferson for the day. It definitely didn't disappoint! We had the Cuban sandwich which was AMAZING! Loved the decor, food and hospitality. The guy at the front counter was super nice and friendly. Made us feel welcome even...though it was our first time. Loved everything about it and would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

Food is cooked fresh and always the best! We try something different each time we eat here. A small back street restaurant, a must visit.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021

Wonderful Cuban restaurant in West Jefferson. The palomilla, black beans and rice with plantains is really tasty. Personable owner and very clean. Very nice and affordable menu, you won’t be disappointed

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

This is a great place for lunch! It is small and located near the Farmer's Market. They obviously have a large number of take-out orders. The food is delicious! The black beans and rice with fried plantains was a hit with me. My companions had...Cuban sandwiches and some kind of pork special and everyone enjoyed their meals. Thanks to the local merchant who recommended this place to us! We will return!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021

Best cuban coffee I've ever tasted! Wasn't expecting this in a small town like W. Jefferson but loved it! To go shots were great!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

This was our second visit to this small back street cafe that serves wonderful Cuban food. The Cuban and media noche sandwiches are made to order and so very good. The yucca fries are the best served with a garlic cilantro dipping sauce. The gentleman...who greets you as you enter makes you feel welcomed and is happy to explain the different foods. Can’t wait to make another trip here!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 28 January 2021

Updated interior, updated menu with the favorites and some new specials. Pulled pork, Cuban sandwich, rice, black beans, plantains, chocolate tres leche cake, all amazing. White bean soup was fantastic. Can't go wrong here.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 19 November 2020 via mobile

The empanadas were sooo delicious! I’d order those again! The owners were also very nice and upbeat about their business. It’s located on a back street from Main.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Yes, Havana Cafe offers takeaway services.

Yes, Havana Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Havana Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5