The New Year is officially upon us, and what better way to start the new year (and your vacation) than with a nice warm cup of coffee! Here in Key West we don’t just drink regular coffee, we locals usually start our day with a nice big cup of Cuban Coffee, also known as Café Con Leche. Café Con Leche is essentially a shot of Cuban espresso, steamed milk, and a few spoons of sugar. I had my first cup when I was about 15 and have drank it nearly every morning since! So, if you want to drink like a local, here are my top 3 recommended spots to grab a Cuban Coffee!
Cuban Coffee Queen
If you’ve been reading up on Key West before your trip, I’m sure Cuban Coffee Queen has popped up a few times, and for good reason! Located in the Historic Seaport, this cute and quirky shack serves one of the best cups of Café Con Leche. It’s especially a great spot to go to during those hot Key West afternoons to grab an iced café con leche. The coffee is poured over ice cubes that are also made out of coffee, so the more your ice cubes thaw out in your drink, the more coffee you get! Cuban Coffee Queen also has a great menu full of authentic Cuban cuisine to pair with your drink, check out their full menu here. Oh, and did I mention they also deliver?!