The Little Cuban Café

Pick-Up or Delivery

Coffee is good…Cafecito is great! In wanting to share this heavenly experience with you, it’s important you know the lingo and understand the traditions, so you too can enjoy and share with others.



The staple of all Cuban coffees. Sweetened with pure cane sugar, while brewed, creating a creamy, whipped, caramelized foam, better known as espuma [es-pu-ma] or espumita [es-pu-mee-tah].



A cafecito with a splash of steamed milk (3:1). Perfect for the Cuban espresso lover that wants a cafecito slightly cut with a hint of creamy goodness.



Simply, a cafecito made for sharing. 4-5 shots of cafecito in one cup, accompanied by several thimble-sized shot cups, to be distributed to your favorite people, or just to people you might want to know.

Café con Leche

kah-fe kawn le-che] 

Translation: coffee and milk. This popular Cuban classic is so much more than the typical latte. It’s the perfect blend (1:3) of sweet Cuban espresso, and steamed milk. And, if you want the true Cuban breakfast experience, order it with a tostada (pressed Cuban bread with butter), and dunk that tostada in your café con leche – absolutely delicious!


Open daily 8am to 3pm.
Closed Tuesdays

471 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 801-7277

[email protected]

Cuban Breakfast Sandwich

Broken fried eggs, swiss cheese, mayo, on pressed Cuban bread.

Ham, Bacon or Mojo Pork



Pastelitos / Cuban Pastries

Guava, Guava & Cream Cheese, Cream Cheese.


Hot-pressed Cuban toast with butter.
Add guava preserves.

Guava Tostada

Hot-pressed Cuban toast with guava preserves and cream cheese.


Mojo pork, bolo ham, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, on hot-pressed Cuban bread.

Media Noche

Cubano on sweet, hot-pressed Cuban bun.

Elena Ruz

Turkey, bacon, cream cheese, guava preserves, on sweet, hot-pressed Cuban bun.

Arsenio’s Avocado

Avocado, tomato, red onion, swiss cheese, olive oil on hot-pressed Cuban bread

Caprese Cubano

Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, pesto on hot-pressed Cuban bread.

Pan Con Bistec

Sliced steak, sautéed onions, horseradish aioli, potato sticks on a hot-pressed Cuban bun.

Add Swiss Cheese


Beef, chicken or spinach.
Add recaito sauce (cilantro, parsley, garlic, celery, carrots, lime, scallion, olive oil).


Plantain (green or sweet), Cassava, Route 11 (Lightly Salted, BBQ, Mama Zuma’s)

Celia’s Cuban Flan

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie on a Stick

Chocolate drizzled and frozen.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie


Brewed Mango Iced Tea

16 oz

Hot Tea

Bottled Water


Spindrift Mango Orange, Lemon.


Apple, Orange, Mango.


Coke, Diet Coke.

Cuban Sodas

Materva, Iron Beer, Jupiña.

Cigar City Jai Alai

Pilsner Urquell

Coast Kolsch

Corona Extra


Rusty Bull Cuban Lager

16 oz.

By the Glass

Red, White, Rosé, Champagne.



Orange or Mango

Hard Seltzers

Our Story


La Historia

We won’t overwhelm you with nostalgic history. Come in and we’ll share anything you want to know over a cafecito. That’s how it works in Cuban culture. 

Truth? We’re transplants from Miami. Moved to Charleston on a great adventure. And we love everything about this great food city. Oftentimes though, wandering King Street and looking for a quick bite, we would ask each other, “Wouldn’t a good Cuban sandwich and a cafecito be perfect right now?” A lot more thought and many, many months later, here it is. 

Our adventure – Cafecito, The Little Cuban Café.

Arsenioour abuelo, and The Cafecito King.


La Tradición

We love cooking, preserving traditions and anything on Cuban bread. So, what does that mean for you? Always a cafecito – literally a thimble-sized jolt of Cuban coffee. There are oh so many ways to enjoy Cuban coffee. We’ll show you.

A simple, changing menu of Cafecito favorites. Traditional Cuban sandwiches and sometimes a twist. Delicate pastries and hearty empanadas. Creamy flans or a slice of Key Lime Pie – a nod to our Key West Cuban roots. We’ll share our family classics, as we learn what you love, and you discover our authentic Cuban delights. 

This will be the history and tradition of Cafecito, The Little Cuban Café.

471 King Street Charleston, SC 29403
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