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Cafe Habana, Nolita, NYC

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Location: 17 Prince Street corner Elizabeth Street, New York, NY, 10012 | Other Locations
Telephone Number: 212-625-2001
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am – 12:00am
Official Website: www.cafehabana.com
Facebook: Cafe Habana NYC
Instagram: cafehabana
Cafe Habana Menu

Cafe Habana, Nolita, NYC

Oh, sandwiches. Let’s talk about sandwiches and I can go on forever! Reuben and Cuban sandwiches are my absolute favorite, so when I heard that the best Cuban sandwich in NYC is in the cozy, beautiful neighborhood of Nolita, I just had to go.

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But it was no easy feat getting into this cramp Cuban eatery. The place is packed, anytime of the day, from brunch up to the usual dead afternoon hours and until night. It is absolutely hard to secure a seat at Cafe Habana, and if you come in a large group, the staff won’t let you sit until everyone is present. As is anywhere in NYC, restaurants have limited seating capacity, but at Cafe Habana, reservations are not allowed. That makes things a bit more complicated. To put things into perspective, Cafe Habana has restaurants in Brooklyn, New Orleans, Tokyo, Dubai and Malibu.

Prepare yourself to wait for at least 1-2 hours should you come in at a peak time.

After two, three attempts to dine in at Cafe Habana, albeit Habana to Go right beside it is a great alternative, we just had to have our Cuban experience. And third time’s the charm.

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How can one choose the right sandwich at the state of their menu? Everything sounds ridiculously delicious. But I must, must, must try the Cuban Sandwich.

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And it’s dripping in oil. The photo doesn’t do it justice. Citrus marinated roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, chipotle, mayonnaise (oh!) and pickles – this sandwich in a toasted roll packs a lot of punch.

Cafe Habana, you turned my world around.

Cafe Habana Rating:

Taste and Originality: (4.0 / 5)
Customer Experience: (2.5 / 5)
Value for Money: (3.5 / 5)
Brick and Mortar: (3.5 / 5)
Average: (3.4 / 5)
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