Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Something To Look Forward To: Cubana Café On Smith Street May Re-Open Very Soon

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Since abruptly closing its doors at 272 Smith Street in early March of this year, Cubana Café has been missed by many in Carroll Gardens. The small eatery had been a go-to place for many years in the neighborhood. Prices were reasonable, the atmosphere was casual and unpretentious. More importantly, the food was wonderful and the mojitos even better.
In short, Cubana Café left a big hole on Smith Street

But there may be good news. Recently, I received emails from two separate readers informing me that they had seen the storefront open and that workers were renovation the inside.  When asked, the workers indicated that the eatery would reopen soon.
Yesterday,  the front door was open and I peaked inside.  It sure looked as though the original decor was all still intact, but had just been spruced up.
I stopped to talk to a man sitting in front of the place, supervising the work.
I asked him it Cubana was re-opening and he confirmed. "It will be open in about three weeks," he told me.  According to him, it will be exactly as it was before it closed.
Good news, right?


Below are some photos of Cubana Café from years past, before its recent closing.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to a sign I noticed the other day, it said it's going to be "Cabana Cafe."

Katia said...

Cabana as opposed to Cubana?
I only hope that a new owner is not trying to come in to capitalize on what was a great eatery.

Anonymous said...

Please be true and please bring back the shrimp quesadilla and steak sandwich! I still haven't fully recovered from losing this place. I am hesitantly optimistic...

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the fake themed out "cabana" look out front will be removed.
Might be a restructuring with one partner keeping the original name. Well, anything is possible on Smith Street. The wild Wild West.

Anonymous said...

Do you happen to know what is coming to the old Maybelle's Cafe on Henry street? I saw workers in there recently, so there has been some activity in the space.

Katia said...

I will certainly walk by and try to find out. And please, if anyone knows, please share.