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California Cafe

Calle 19 3 | Between N and O, Havana 10400, Cuba
+53 5 2689643
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veggie burger” (9 reviews)
“hummus” (10 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cuban, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 19 3 | Between N and O, Havana 10400, Cuba
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Reviewed 5 days ago

And they have veggie options which is a plus, on a quiet side street which is great for avoiding the smoke spewing buses and cars, a small band played just for us for 10 mins as we were the only people there. Good drinks and...More

Thank T3325YAmatthewm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After researching vegetarian restaurants in Havana online, we requested this restaurant for lunch on our private tour through Cuban Landscape Tours. We all liked what we got--fish tacos, Swedish vegetarian sandwiches, and a vegetable tower, along with fries and soft drinks, all very good and...More

Thank T707GMsusank
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We found this cosy outdoor bar/grill close to our Hotel Nacionale and were very, very happy to spend a great evening there!!! The very good english speaking staff makes you feel home. We had lemon frappes to drink and Quesadias to start with followed by...More

Thank Mareike W
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We stayed at the Hotel Nacional and the California Cafe was just down a small hill. The staff was friendly and helpful! We enjoyed our dinners and the entertainment!

Thank William L
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This place is a gem, must visit if in Havana! Just a block away from Hotel Nacionale and the ocean. Shrimp dishes are excellent! Ate here 3 days while in Havana and the bar staff was so much fun! Nice selection of cocktails but must...More

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This bar/grill was a two minute walk from our hotel and we visited everyday during our recent trip. The food is excellent, can certainly recommend the burgers and the pork skewers which were amazing. The staff are warm and friendly making you feel at home...More

Thank DamianH50
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Do not miss out on this place while in Cuba! It was only a short walk from our hotel, unfortunately we only stayed two nights, but I would have gone back for every meal If I could. The staff were all so friendly and welcoming,...More

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel National just around the corner, the quality of the food and portion size were fantastic, lovely atmosphere

Thank kevk284
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stayed just round the corner and wanted a reasonable priced meal and something the kids could easily choose from. We were not disappointed, the food and service were great. A really good find.

Thank lisa k
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Staying at the Nacionale, we wanted something nearby with vegetarian options. We followed TripAdvisor reviews to the California Cafe and were not disappointed at all. A charming place, with a relaxed atmosphere, live music, lovely staff and a mean mojito. Our food was absolutely delicious...More

Thank Emily S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 19 3 | Between N and O, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 5 2689643
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Located in the Vedado district of Havana two blocks from the Malecon and the Hotel Nacional. Enjoy music, mojitos and cuisine mixing the best of Cuba and California including our famous Cuban sandwich and vegetarian entrees!
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