We wanted a Cuban coffee & Cuban sandwich today, so we went on the hunt for one in Little Havana.We first had to get there, which meant we had to first take the free ‘metromover’ which is a monorail system, and then we had to go from there to a bus.
We weren’t sure if we were able to get on a bus as we didn’t have the correct pass for it, so instead we decided we’d scooter there.
We started on the scooters but then way we needed to go doesn’t allow the scooters to work, so we had to leave them and find a bus stop. The bus stop wasn’t close and once we got there it was a proper station so we could by a day pass for $5.50 each (plus $2.25 each for the card itself).
We waited for a while for the bus…and waited…and waited…it never showed! We had to wait for a while more until eventually a bus arrived and we sat on that for a bit to get to little Havana.
Our plan was to get the coffee and the sandwich in the same place, but the place we found for coffee didn’t make sandwiches. That being said, we couldn’t pass up the coffee place as it specialises in Cuban coffee & had over 22 different versions.
The wonderful man described each of their main Cuban coffees to us and then we chose – Curtis had the most traditional, which was Cuban coffee with coffee liquor in it and Kim had the ‘tres leches’ coffee, which was milk, cream, whipped cream and coffee.
Both coffees were amazing and the service was also perfect.
House of Cuban Coffee| Miami,FL
We finished this and asked for a recommendation where we can get a good Cuban sandwich. We were told the pub down the road would be best, so we walked down there to find us a sandwich!
We asked for a traditional Cuban sandwich to share and it did not disappoint. Essentially, it is just ham, cheese & pork with mustard in a panini style bread, but it was incredible. We thought it was great, to be honest!
We made our way from Little Havana to Wynwood on the bus, which took a bit longer then we planned due to missing the first bus!
We got to Wynwood and did the typical touristy thing there which was to visit the Wynwood walls.
This area in general is the arts area and there is a separate section which is filled with full wall murals/paintings.
This area is free to the public and there is even a few internal exhibits which are also free. This part had a room with chandeliers and carpet from the Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
We walked around here for a bit and then discussed with our friend where we would meet her for dinner.
Once we organised this, we walked across the street and got a $6 mojito each to kill some time.
Curtis got a ginger mojito and Kim had a standard mojito.
Kim was also able to charge her phone here, which helped as she had just a little bit of power left. These were very good mojitos, which we were not expecting.
Fancy Grilled Cheese
We got on a bus, eventually, for a 15-20 minute journey to northern Miami where we were meeting a friend.
We got to the grilled cheese place where we were meeting her and she arrived shortly after.
We were meeting with Lucie, whom we met in Portland at our hostel! She lives in Florida so we had to see her whilst here.
Curtis got a pesto, tomato & cheese sandwich and Kim got a BBQ pulled pork one. We also shared some (not very nice) cheese fries.
We chatted with Lucie for a few hours, about a whole host of things, such as where our favourite place in the US has been so far and a few other things.
We were out with Lucie for a while and then we headed off to catch the bus about 21:00.
We weren’t sure if the bus would arrive, but luckily it did and we got back to the apartment for 21:30.
Kim did a bit of research that we need to do for our next home…and then we did some laundry preparing to move to another (brief) place tomorrow.
Today, we hit 800 straight days of blog posts…800!
What an insane number…that you to everyone that reads it each day. Without getting at least some people reading each day, we wouldn’t have continued writing this and our travels wouldn’t be as documented as they are today.
Mr & Mrs Hale