Live from Cafecito


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.
— Aixa Velez, Huffington Post
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...
— Steve Dolinsky, ABC7 News
A Lebanese-American actor from Peoria is the genius behind Chicago’s best Cuban sandwich.
— Mike Sula, Chicago Reader
Every element of the sandwich - from the in-house roasted ham, to the vibrant mustard and tart pickles - is thought-out.
— Steve Dolinsky, ABC7 News
Loop Lunches We Love: Cafecito a Cuban-flavored coffee shop with great hot sandwiches, wonderful coffee and free Wi-Fi.
— Trine Tsouderos, Chicago Tribune
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).
— Time Out Chicago