Azucar’s Coffee a taste beyond compare

Azucar is a great Cuban restaurant on Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral. They have incredible breakfast specials and an amazing bakery. Their very best feature, in my opinion, is the Cuban Coffee, listed on the menu as Cafe con Leche.


The best Cuban Coffee in SWFL.

The best Cuban Coffee in SWFL.


The coffee topped with steamed milk is a smooth, rich, full flavored blend with a slight smokey, caramel flavor.

Their cafe con leche reminds me of the summer I spent in Merida, Venezuela as a student. We drank cup after cup in the shady common area enjoying the cool mountain breezes feeling young and fabulous.

Venezuelan coffee has a smooth rich flavor and is generally considered  to be among the best coffees in the world. In fact, Merida is also a market name for Venezuelan coffee with sweet flavor notes.

After tasting some of the best coffees in the Western Hemisphere. I can honestly say the cafe con leche at Azucar ranks among the very best.

It’s been years since I sat in the student common area. A sip of a cafe con leche from Azucar helps the time and distance slip away.

I recommend visiting Azucar mid morning, it’s a quite time for the business and a great time to have a quite moment for yourself as well.

I always order the Cuban Sunrise breakfast for $4.95. Three eggs, hash browns, a choice of bacon or ham, Cuban bread toast with guava jelly and of course Cuban Coffee. You won’t be disappointed.


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Jessica Hehir is a regular contributor to 365 Things to Do In Southwest Florida. You can visit Jessica on her blog Sugar and The Spice, follow her on Twitter @sugarnthespice or try to keep up with her on her Facebook page.


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    • Maria Iemma on 29 April, 2013 at 9:06 am
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    I love Cuban coffee – I first tasted it on a trip to Florida to Calle 8 and have been hooked eversince.

  1. I ama big fan of coffee and cortaditos! Love the picture!

    • sara m ford on 29 April, 2013 at 4:57 pm
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    I am a coffee lover I have a dream to open my own coffee shop up and have a wall of different whole bean coffees for all over the world

    1. Let me know if and when you open. I’d love to drop by for a cup. Best of luck!

  2. Now you KNOW I have to try that right?? You had me salivating mujer!! Thanks for the tantilizing post. BB2U

  3. I am a completely cafeinómana 😀

    • laurie damrose on 29 April, 2013 at 7:48 pm
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    Sounds lie a nice place to eat.

  4. Ese cafecito se ve delicioso. Gracias por compartirlo.

  5. I love coffee
    that place must be great!

    1. I have had a life long love affair with coffee. This place is my special treat to relax during the hustle and bustle of life. They have an extensive menu but it’s the coffee that keeps me coming back.

  6. love it… Cuban Coffee its the best!

  7. Yo también soy fiel seguidora del cafe.. lo disfruto mucho… Generalmente lo tomo como mi papá café con leche (pero casi que más leche que agua).

  8. I love the Cuban Coffee!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ

    • Kelly R. on 30 April, 2013 at 9:00 am
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    Sounds delicious, I’d love to try it.

  9. That coffee looks amazing! Even though there are plenty of at-home options for coffee brewing, nothing beats a great cup of coffee from a cafe – or even a diner. 🙂

    1. Agreed!

    • DESPINA on 30 April, 2013 at 1:06 pm
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    I cannot forget the taste of Cuban coffee, 7 years after I tasted it.

  10. I’m from Venezuela and Merida was out favorite spot to vacation. I love their arepas andinas too!. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place I had no idea of, I will be definitely visit it ’cause I love cafe con leche and their tostadas.. Do they sell pastelitos too??

    • Terri on 30 April, 2013 at 7:56 pm
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    That looks so good! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Me encanta el cafe con leche pero no todo el mundo lo sabe hacer. Es un arte que hay que perfeccionarse con la practica.

  12. I’m not even a coffee drinker and this looks great

    • Nena Sinclair on 1 May, 2013 at 12:51 am
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    My sister and brother in law spend their winters in Florida and pretty close to Cape Coral, too! I’ll have to let them know about this place, they’re always looking for something new and different and they love their coffee!

    • Noel on 1 May, 2013 at 2:28 am
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    I’m not even a coffee fan and you made this place sound utterly delicious. The breakfast especially!

    1. That’s a great compliment. Thank you!

    • Aubrey on 3 May, 2013 at 4:28 pm
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    this sounds really good

    • Paul Tomosoiu on 4 May, 2013 at 2:26 pm
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    my special desert… from day-by-day!

    • Nikki O on 6 May, 2013 at 11:27 am
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    Oh deary me. I love coffee but have not tried Cuban coffee before. And $5 for so much brekkie food? Wow score! Looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kelly Commerford on 6 May, 2013 at 11:39 am
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    Having grown up in Broward County, I was raised on Cuban food! I adore it. I can’t wait to plan a trip back home-its been almost fifteen years.

    • natalie parvis on 18 May, 2013 at 8:24 pm
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    That looks so good. I am a coffee addict. I’d probably love that place.

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