Grand Opening celebration this week for Beautiful new Cafe in DTLA – DF Casa Cubana

Don Francisco’s Coffee just opened it’s first brick & mortar location in Downtown Los Angeles with “Casa Cubana” a beautiful Cuba inspired Café complete with sweet and savory Cuban bites, beer, wine and of course Coffee!

Grand Opening celebration all week with giveaways, samples and events. Bring your camera, and get your Instagram ready as this little cafe is picture perfect.

See schedule of events below.

After 140 years, the Gavina Family prepares to celebrate 50 years in the coffee business in America. This year they have taken a bold move for a coffee roaster, they have opened their first ever brick & mortar location for the Don Francisco’s coffee brand with “Casa Cubana” a beautiful Cuba inspired Café complete with sweet and savory Cuban & Spanish –style bites, beer, wine and of course on-site coffee roasting!

This new venture is more than a mere café, it is an expression of the culture, both the coffee and that of rich Cuban traditions. Steeped in tradition and four generations in the coffee business, the details and care will make this coffee shop special.

The interior is decadent, floral and tropical, a sort of sanctuary right in the middle of Downtown LA, it will transport you to the warm tropical breezes of Cuba. The interior is an instagram goldmine with so many interesting details around every corner; you’ll want to stay a while and just soak it in, while you post your pictures; #DFcasacubana. Th design is by DTLA locals Omgivning. Nothing was overlooked, you will find antiques of the coffee business, tables used for coffee cupping, comfy lounge areas with foliage, patio seating and a free Wi-Fi.

Once inside prepare yourself for a tsate of Cuban and Spanish delights! The menu boasts over 20 items to indulge in ranging from breakfast, sandwiches, savory & sweet pastries and desserts. Pork & Plantain Hash Sandwich, Tortilla Española, Media Noche, Ropa Vieja, Pollo al Ajillo, Papa Rellena, Empanada de Chorizo, Pastelitos de Carne and Pastelito de Guayaba y Queso are less than half the offerings on the menu and that does not even touch the juices, coffee, espresso, beer and wine!

Coffee is the key to the success of the Gavina family and at Casa Cubana it is front and center. Traditional Cuban coffee drinks include Café Cubano, Cortadito, and Café Latte which can be ordered from the coffee bar. For a more personal experience, customers can visit the onsite roasting and cupping area. The café will sell Don Francisco coffee brands as well as a unique blend roasted onsite and specifically for Casa Cubana.

This new opening represents another great leap for the rapidly growing Spring Arcade Building and continues to solidify it as the next “go to” spot for food & drinks with a side of history! Nestled between Cliftons near 8th and Grand Central just passed 4th, Spring Arcade bridges a wide gap in the historic core and brings some luster back to the famed Broadway Avenue corridor.  This new addition will join the ranks of Blu Jam Café, Guisados, Kai Japanese Roots, Gelateria Uli, Crepes Sans Frontieres, Garcons de Café and the soon to open Royal Claytons as the hot new culinary enclave in the Historic Core of DTLA.

Gavina Coffee roasted over 44 million pounds of coffee last year and is expected to grow again this year. Don’t be surprised if in the next few years you see a few more coffee shops and cafés pop up for the company in Southern California, but for now let’s enjoy our little slice of Cuba in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles.

Tuesday, September 5th, 7 am – 7 pm
• First 50 customers receive a free gift
• Samples of coffee and bites available all day
• 12 – 3 pm Roasting Demonstrations
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Wednesday, September 6th, 7 am – 9 pm
• First 50 customers receive a free gift
• Samples of coffee and bites available all day
• Meet World Barista Champion Pete Licata
• 12 – 3 pm Roasting Demonstrations
• 6 – 9 pm Barista Throwdown (go to our event page for more details)
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Thursday, September 7th, 7 am – 8 pm
• First 50 customers receive a free gift
• Samples of coffee and bites available all day
• Meet World Barista Champion Pete Licata
• 12 – 3 pm Roasting Demonstrations
• 5:30 pm Ribbon Cutting with L.A. City Council Member Jose Huizar
• 6 – 8 pm Reception with Musical Entertainment

 

Don Francisco’s Coffee Casa Cubana

Open 7am-7pm daily (dinner hours coming soon)

541 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

#DonFranciscoscoffee #DFcasacubana

 

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