A visit to Café del Oriente, in the Cuban capital’s historic center, is like a trip back in time. The building where it is located dates from the early 18th century and was restored in 1996 to recuperate all its former beauty and splendor.
In its beginning, the building was the seat of the town hall. Years later, it was the site of the Detroit Bank of Cuba and, later, in the 20th century, the first floor housed a shoe repair shop until it fell into disuse due to deterioration.
On December 17, 1997, after a major restoration, Café del Oriente restaurant was inaugurated with a menu of drinks and dishes worthy of a place of luxury.
Among its offerings are typical French-style dishes: Caesar Salad, Crepe Suzette, Steak Tartar, Baked Alaska as well as exotic products such as Caviar. The drinks on offer include Cuban and international cocktails and a wine list with a wide selection from the most prestigious Spanish, Chilean and French wineries.
The San Felipe Bakery and Confectionery opened in 2004, an establishment wellreceived by the clientele, which made it possible to diversify the restaurant’s menu.
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Oficios No. 112 entre Amargura y Lamparilla, Habana Vieja.