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3401 California St. (Laurel St.) Send to Phone
Comfy neighborhood hangout serves the best coffee in town alongside Johnny Alamilla's tasty Cuban snacks.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Lo Cubano Restaurant Review

: With a coffeehouse on virtually every corner in San Francisco, Café Lo Cubano may just have the best coffee in town. Using 100 percent fair trade organic beans, baristas create a dreamy café con leche---a sumptuous concoction of slightly sweetened Cuban espresso and steamed milk that is low on froth but big on taste. As if the coffee isn't enough, Johnny Alamilla, the talented chef who wows diners with his inventive Nuevo Latino cuisine at Alma in the Mission, provides the tasty Cuban snacks. Go for the medadia, a pressed sandwich of braised pork, ham, jack cheese and jalapeño rémoulade served on a roll that is crunchy outside but still warm and soft in the center. The Havana chicken combines sour orange, garlic and lime-marinated free-range chicken breast with plantains and herb aïoli pressed on the same fresh Cuban roll. For dessert, don't miss the alfajores---addictive shortbread cookies stuffed with creamy dulce de leche and liberally sprinkled with powdered sugar. The quaint Laurel Village space incorporates shelves stacked with playing cards, games and books alongside '60s-style furniture nestled into an orange shag rug, creating a comfy atmosphere that beckons guests to grab a cafecito and settle in.
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