Havana Spice Cafe: A $19 Steak and Good-bye Hangover
Havana Spice Cafe's cure for the common hangover: pan con bistec.
You know the feeling. You wake up
dehydrated from the inside out, disoriented, and.... hungry. You need of a
hearty meal and strong cup of coffee to knock last night's alcohol
intake out of your system.
You're in luck. Located off US-1, near
Dadeland, Havana Spice Cafe is open for breakfast on Saturday and
Sunday mornings beginning at 9 a.m.
On the breakfast menu, served from
opening until 1 p.m., the huevos con bistec includes homefries and
two hearty, pre-buttered pieces of toasted Cuban bread (served with pre-packaged jelly). You have a choice between: 4 oz. palomilla ($9.99), 8 oz.
palomilla ($12.99), 7 oz. churrasco ($13.99), and 12 oz. churrasco
($18.99). I chose the 4 oz. palomilla with two eggs over easy, as
suggested by our friendly server who was prompt and brought extra
napkins to the table without us asking. You can add cheese ($.99),
substitute home fries with French fries ($.99), or substitute egg
wasn't a thick steak, as the 4 oz. might suggest, but it was tender. The
over easy eggs were nice and runny. The "home fries," as described
on the menu, are actually well-seasoned, roasted potatoes: a welcome
Cafe con leche: you control your espresso intake.
With the steak and eggs plate, a cafe
con leche (regular $1.99, medium $2.89, large $3.79) was ordered. It
came out with piping hot steamed milk in a coffee cup, and
espresso brought in a tiny silver pot. Havana Spice Cafe also offers
decaf espresso, but who wants that?!
The tres leches with cherry on top.
This detox delight was
topped off with a tres leches ($3.99), which is a moist sponge cake
made with three milks (whole milk, evaporated milk, and sweetened
condensed milk), chilled, and served with whipped cream and a cherry
When you're coming out of your night of intoxicated
escapades, you want a relaxing, Sunday morning atmosphere without screaming kids,
lines out the door, strollers, or overpriced food. Havana Spice Cafe
is that place.
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