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Cuban cafe in Williamsburg remains closed

The front of Habana Hemingway Cafe. (WYDaily file)
The front of Habana Hemingway Cafe. (WYDaily file)

Williamsburg’s only Cuban restaurant is closed until the fall.

Habana Hemingway Cafe closed earlier this year because of a water pipe break and was previously scheduled to open on March 23.

“Due to a water pipe break, we are closed, making repairs, and remodeling,” the cafe wrote on its website. “Please visit us at our Grand Re-opening on Saturday, September 23, 2019.”

The cafe opened in January 2018 and features authentic Cuban cuisine as well as salsa and bachata nights.

It is not clear if this is the same water break or why the repairs and remodeling of the restaurant have taken more than four months to complete.

The cafe’s phone number is out of service and multiple attempts to contact the co-owners via social media went unanswered. Currently, the cafe operates its food truck and recently visited Brass Cannon Brewing Company.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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