The Shelborne South Beach is bringing back a famous Miami institution, Cafecito pop-up by David’s Cafe. Serving authentic Cuban cuisine for over 44 years, the family-owned, small business will debut a pop-up location on March 18th in the hotel’s lobby, providing guests and locals with a classic Miami experience throughout the summer and a fresh, new ambiance with outdoor seating on the hotel’s exterior.
David’s Cafe began serving authentic Cuban treats in 1977. The original owners, Alfredo and Maria Gonzalez, opened the business on South Beach to cater to the area’s ever-changing community. The locally-celebrated business’s previous, standalone location in Miami Beach was forced to permanently close as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.
At Shelborne, the menu will consist of breakfast and lunch offerings, including the traditional Cuban Sandwich, a flavorful stack of ham, slow roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread, in addition to other sandwich variations. Breakfast items include the Tostada Cubana, a Cuban Breakfast Wrap with egg, sausage and cheese and the Avocado and Salmon Tostada.
Other highlights include a collection of coffee drinks and fresh juices, including traditional Batidos, a Cuban-style milkshake with fresh fruit such as passion fruit, papaya, apple, banana and more. Finally, it wouldn’t be a trip to a traditional Cuban cafe without a selection of Pastelitos. David’s Cafe will serve Guava and Cheese Pastelitos, a selection of Empanadas and Croquetas.