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Cuba Libro

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Excellent bookstore

Sitting in a porch watching Cuba is amazing. It's an excellent bookstore, amazing espresso, and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jenniferfarish
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Orlando, Florida
Quite place and amazing place

i really liked this place, it was so relaxing and quite. Best place to enjoy a coffee in Havana... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cuba Libro is the only English-language bookstore/coffeehouse on the island. We are an ethically- and socially-responsible business dedicated to supporting the community in which we work and sharing the best of Cuba with visitors. We host cultural...more
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Calle 24, corner Calle 19 | Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sitting in a porch watching Cuba is amazing. It's an excellent bookstore, amazing espresso, and the vibe is so friendly and local. I wanted to sit there all day! The owner is amazing, and you can just sense the community of friendships even as a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hola Jennifer! Thanks so much for dropping in to our little oasis. Your review captures what we've been striving to create at Cuba Libro since we founded it in 2013. We are dedicated to doing something different and highlighting the best, most creative and friendly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i really liked this place, it was so relaxing and quite. Best place to enjoy a coffee in Havana away from the crowds. will defiantly come back.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hola Safari! Thanks for dropping in and reviewing. Havana can be SO hectic, which is why we cherish the tranquil, leafy atmosphere in our little oasis. See you next time 'round! - Conner & Team Cuba Libro

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy exploring new destinations on foot, so one day included a 5 km walk from my Casa at Habana Vieja to Cuba Libro. I enjoyed the place, reminds me of my former residence in Cairo. I enjoyed a couple of cups of good coffee,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ayidth - Havana is such a great walking city and you really experienced that (loooong walk from Vieja to our corner in Vedado). And now for some good news: Cuba Libro can keep our books!!! New regulations threatened our business model but more logical...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Great refuge for local Cubans that would like to rest from their busy daily lives. They offered a variety of books to read there and great coffee. The Owner Conner Gorry helps the community thru an array of projects from educating the community, providing free...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thanks for sharing an afternoon with us! We're cooking with gas as my mom always likes to say. Coming up the rest of this month: English classes, an art opening, volunteer day (oct 24) to celebrate Climate Change Action Day (interested in participating? drop us...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

I had the iced coffee and it was very tasty. There's a few hundred books in English, mostly fiction. I went there hoping to find some of the more rare Fidel books translated in English but there was very little of this type of material....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

We found this little oasis by Tripadvisor and were not dissapointed by the place. It was the first place in Cuba were we found out was LGBT friendly and had an interasting glimpse of what is the transgender movement in the island. The Coffee was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Gracias Paulo!! So glad you got to drop by and experience our blend of hospitality, tranquility and great coffee. We always close for the month of August (five years running, and in fact, yesterday was our official 5 year anniversary!!) but reopen on Sept 9....More

Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We checked the trip advisor reviews and thought we should visit as we were sick of tasteless coffee. In fact we were really just intrigued to visit the only English bookstore in Cuba. We checked the taxi cost from our hotel which was 10 CUC...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hola Andrew!! Thanks for posting this review - good books, coffee and vibe plus hammocks and an environmental stewardship policy. You get us!! On the LGBTQ front: we are a coffee shop and oasis for everybody. No matter who walks through our gate, regardless of...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stop in at Cuba Libro. The tea we had was amazing!!! The staff was incredibly friendly and informative. The whole place was super relaxed and I am so glad we got the chance to stop.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hola Lindsay! Sorry for the delay in responding but maybe you had your own adventures with internet connectivity in Cuba (no es facil!!) It's hard to find a place just to relax in Havana, without reggaeton or hustlers, waiters/waitresses pestering you to drink up or...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We went here specifically for the iced coffee! Super cool hippyish type place. The owner was super friendly. We loved this place! We could probably spend hours there drinking the iced coffee!More

Date of experience: April 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2018

Hola Jason. Thanks so much for you review. My cuban friends were TOTALLY skeptical when I insisted on having ice coffee on the menu - it just isn't (wasn't!) a thing here. Now my cuban friends are ordering it all the time. We didn't even...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Cuba Libro is a beautiful little cafe (arty, blanketed with leaves and tucked away on the corner of a largely residential stretch of El Vedado) with great coffee, friendly staff, and an eclectic & useful library. Not only is it just generally a great hang...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2018

Thanks Marissa, for your detailed review. One of the things we are doing every day at Cuba Libro (and which you experienced first hand) is helping visitors maximize their stay here - it can be a little confusing, no?! Where to change money, how the...More

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Erinrsanta
December 2, 2018|
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Response from ConnerGo | Property representative |
Hola. Cuba Libro is part of the vanguard of 'cuenta propismo' - privately-owned business since 2013.
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February 19, 2018|
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Response from ConnerGo | Property representative |
Hola twofishes! With great pleasure. This is our list of books, updated on Feb 6, that our community has come to us seeking. Have a great trip and thanks for your support! • How to Prepare for the IELTS • IELTS Official... More
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February 19, 2017|
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Hello Gilroy California (have you seen our garlic here? a clove is the size of my pinkie nail; we could use some of your wonderful crops!)! I don't like to publish the PO box address on the internet...there are a lot of... More
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