Cubana is one of London's better examples. A cool place to come for a drink or a bite to eat, there's Cuban bits and bobs, including a huge portrait of the bearded one himself and original Communist party electoral advertisements, all over the place. The rest of the décor is quite simple and pleasant, with a few battered wooden tables available, but you'll need to order some food to secure one. If you don't fancy a full-on meal, the super-tasty chargrilled sweet potatoes or black beans in tomato salsa come highly recommended and are only a few quid each. Drinks on offer include Cuban specialties such as mojitos (delicious crushed mint, rum and lemon cocktails) and Cristal beer, as well as the usual suspects. The atmosphere is relaxed yet vibrant and the clientèle consists largely of friendly arty or professional types in their mid-twenties and thirties.
- Open Hours: Monday to Tuesday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Wednesday to Thursday from 12:00 PM to 01:00 AM, Friday from 12:00 PM to 03:00 AM, Saturday from 03:00 PM to 03:00 AM, Sunday from 03:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Waterloo