Fabled cafe La Biela likely to close permanently

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Tried it only once, and was unimpressed. Inferior coffee, average medialunas, indifferent servers. Not as good as my corner Havanna.
 

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Well it was nothing special and if you had to line outside , after a group of tourists, wasn't worth the wait
 

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It's large and comfortable. It's one of the few places that doesn't play music - a great blessing if you want to relax. Cafe Doble is far better than most places.
The lack of music is indeed a blessing.
 

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IMHO, Florida's Confiteria Richmond was the best. Great food, classy decor, career waiters, comfortable armchairs, good lighting, no music. The perfect place to go with friends, or a book, and spend three hours enjoying the experience.

Sadly, it closed its doors in 2011, and was turned into a cheap-looking sports equipment store. More's the pity.
 

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Tried it only once, and was unimpressed. Inferior coffee, average medialunas, indifferent servers. Not as good as my corner Havanna.
Also not my favourite place. I used to go there a couple of times when i went there with family / friends to show them the cemetery.

Still, an iconic restaurant in BsAs, and it would be a big loss. We will hear such news quite often over the next few months.
 

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IMHO, Florida's Confiteria Richmond was the best. Great food, classy decor, career waiters, comfortable armchairs, good lighting, no music. The perfect place to go with friends, or a book, and spend three hours enjoying the experience.

Sadly, it closed its doors in 2011, and was turned into a cheap-looking sports equipment store. More's the pity.
Yes indeed. And with the literary connection it ought to have been conserved by the city. As far as I know, the only condition required was to retain a small corner at the back in original condition. Last time I looked - a couple of years ago - it was still there. It looked so pathetic and sad that I think it might have been kinder to erase the memories altogether.
 
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