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David's Cafe Is Back! Opens Pop-Up Cafecito at the Standard for Art Basel

A cafecito at the Standard's pop-up of David's Café.
A cafecito at the Standard's pop-up of David's Café.
Courtesy of The Standard & José Parlá

After closing its iconic 24-hour Lincoln Road eatery in July, David's Café has opened a pop-up "cafecito" at the Standard, starting this week.

The pop-up is a collaboration between the restaurant and artist José Parlá, a first-generation Cuban-American who is celebrating the launch of his book, JR & José Parlá: The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba, published by Standard Press and Damiani Editore.

Called Cafecito Neptuno, the pop-up was born from a friendship between the artist and the owners of David's Café -- Adrian Gonzalez and family.

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"Not only are Adrian Gonzalez and his family old friends, but David's Café is a Miami Beach classic and a staple for my friends and me, 24 hours a day, whenever we're in Miami," says Parlá. "They're participation is integral and one of the most important parts of keeping this installation authentic and fun."

Parlá, whose paintings primarily focus on cityscapes, has created an installation piece at the café. The environment is the artist's recreation of Havana's center, particularly of the street-style vendors from the famous Neptuno street. The café is named after this street.

Hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During Art Basel (December 5 to 9), the restaurant will be open 24 hours a day. The menu includes Cuban coffee ($1.50), media noches ($7.35) and pastelitos ($1.50).

Cafecito Neptuno will close on January 3.

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