If you know Miami Beach, than you know about David’s Cafe and its history. Unfortunately, the 24-hour cafe’s Lincoln Road location was closed down in July. But there will now be a pop-up “cafecito” at the Standard, starting this week. This 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.
Named Cafecito Neptuno, Parla created an installation piece at the pop-up cafe, which includes a recreation of Havana’s center, where scenes of the street-style vendors from the famous Neptuno street roam. 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.