This cafe offers a taste of Cuba in the heart of the Loop. The owner Philip Ghantous is very personable and passionate about Cuban culture. Their pressed Cuban sandwich uses fresh, all natural ingredients and is totally delicious.
The Cubano is the star here: roasted pork shoulder is sliced thin, then griddled some more with a homemade mojo of sour oranges and garlic. Cured ham mingles with Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard, all sandwiched between sturdy loaves that are pressed in a grill until the inside is gooey warm and the outside crisp...
A Lebanese-American actor from Peoria is the genius behind Chicago’s best Cuban sandwich.
Every element of the sandwich - from the in-house roasted ham, to the vibrant mustard and tart pickles - is thought-out.
Loop Lunches We Love: Cafecito a Cuban-flavored coffee shop with great hot sandwiches, wonderful coffee and free Wi-Fi.
The key to its success is the citrus-garlic-marinated, cumin-rubbed lechon asado and the perfect toasting (whoever is operating the plancha needs a raise).