Café Cuba

20s / Bar / Café / Caipirinhas / Casual / Dancing / Diverse / High Energy / Latin / Locals / Mid 30s / Mojitos / Pool (Billiards) / Regulars / Rum / Sangria / Snack Food / Specialty Cocktails / Summer / Terrace / Tourists / Upscale / Young Professionals
Café Cuba People flock to the popular Café Cuba for its fabulous mojitos and cool Latin beats, then stay for its classic 1950s Cuban vibe. Amsterdam Holland 52.3727017 4.9010624
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Café Cuba - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review People flock to the popular Café Cuba for its fabulous mojitos and cool Latin beats, then stay for its classic 1950s Cuban vibe. Wicker chairs, muted colors, and slowly spinning fans create a mellow atmosphere perfect... ... read full review

  • Phone:

    020 6274919

  • Hours:

    Su–Th 11am–1am, F–Sa 11am–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Café Cuba Review

The Scene

People flock to the popular Café Cuba for its fabulous mojitos and cool Latin beats, then stay for its classic 1950s Cuban vibe.

People flock to the popular Café Cuba for its fabulous mojitos and cool Latin beats, then stay for its classic 1950s Cuban vibe.

Wicker chairs, muted colors, and slowly spinning fans create a mellow atmosphere perfect for sipping exotic cocktails and lounging away the afternoon. Below the vintage photos and posters of Cuban scenes and personalities, patrons gather at tables to sip sensational and reasonably-priced favorites like the Hemingway Specials, lemon caiprovskas, and Tequila Sunrises, all made with freshly-squeezed juices and real fruit.

By day, the café attracts a mix of visitors and young professionals who lounge on the terrace, while nightfall brings out a sociable, international clientele. The energy rises steadily throughout the night, until mojito-boosted confidence impels many patrons to show off their cha-cha skills.

Although located near the Red Light District, Café Cuba maintains a more upscale environment and clientele, and is a terrific alternative to the usual pubs, coffeehouses, and breweries.

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Tip from Emma:

This place definitely doesn’t skimp when it comes to quality and quantity – come here specifically for the large thirst-quenching drinks, always perfectly iced.

  • Crowd

    Lively locals and young business people on weekdays, 20s to mid-30s. Mix of regulars and visitors on weekends.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Latin music fused with Cuban classics. Pool table.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Bar snacks include meatballs and chips. Extensive menu of cocktails and rums.

  • Prices

    Meatballs €5, chips €2. Beer €2–€4, cocktails €6, mixed drinks €6+, fresh sangria €3.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday nights for a lively crowd and weekdays for a low-key setting in which to enjoy delicious mojitos.

  • Close By

    Café Cuba is sandwiched between two brown bars worth checking out: Cotton Club and Café Stevens.

    The Cotton Club has maintained its smoky, cool vibe even if its fame as a hangout for jazz cats is long past, while Café Stevens overflows with a stream of Dutchies mingling over local biertjes (beers).

Café Cuba User Reviews

Average rating:
Great cheap cuban cocktails
Amster M. Nov 30, 2012
I'm not big on cocktails, which is a good thing because to be honest European bars, most of them at least, don't know squat about cocktails. But this place actually goes the extra mile and can make decent classics like mojitos and margaritas. Why? Because they use fresh citrus AND they're not afraid to pack in the ice. And being a native Floridian, I appreciate that. The manager has always been a nice guy to me when I go in there, kind of reminds me of a Dutchman always on vacation at a beach bar in Central America. One of my picks for an afternoon relaxer on the Nieumarkt.
More-jitos please!
Allison H. Sep 4, 2012
I went here for both partying and studying (not at the same time obviously, as that would be difficult). During the day it's a relaxed atmosphere, well-suited for getting work done. At night, the dim lights create the perfect environment to have great conversation, play some pool, and drink delicious mojitos (the best in Amsterdam!). Their specialty mojito is consistent with the Cuban theme of the bar, hence the name. So go and enjoy Havana in Amsterdam.
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