An Iconic Coffee-Roasting Family’s DTLA Flagship

Don Francisco's Coffee Casa Cubana debuted in the fall. In the beans? A family's history of creating great coffee, with Lisette Gaviña Lopez at the helm.

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Don Francisco's Coffee Cafe Cubana
While there are many great coffee pros in this world, few can claim to be a fourth-generation roaster like master roasters Lisette Gaviña Lopez. And few coffee honchos have that legendary last name. Further, Ms. Lopez is a licensed Q grader, a true coffee specialist in an ever-booming industry. Eager to try the coffee Ms. Lopez is skillfully helping to create? Find Don Francisco's Coffee Cafe Cubana in the Spring Arcade Building at 541 S. Spring Street, Unit 124.
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Don Francisco's Coffee Cafe Cubana
While there are many great coffee pros in this world, few can claim to be a fourth-generation roaster like master roasters Lisette Gaviña Lopez. And few coffee honchos have that legendary last name. Further, Ms. Lopez is a licensed Q grader, a true coffee specialist in an ever-booming industry. Eager to try the coffee Ms. Lopez is skillfully helping to create? Find Don Francisco's Coffee Cafe Cubana in the Spring Arcade Building at 541 S. Spring Street, Unit 124.
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Don Francisco's Coffee Cafe Cubana
Been hankering for cafe con leche and a traditional guava pastry? You'll find both at the spacious and bright location.
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Don Francisco's Coffee Cafe Cubana
This is the family's inaugural flagship store. No need to buy a bag and leave; there's room to linger awhile.
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High ceilings, plants, tile, and old-school grinders give the space extra character, as befits a family with such long ties to the making of great coffee. Gaviña is also Cafe La Llave and José's Gourmet Coffee at Costco, in addition to Don Francisco's Coffee.
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Don Francisco's Coffee Cafe Cubana
Doing DTLA and looking for a high-quality cup of something leche-lovely and caffeinated and as full of flavor as it is history? Make your way to the bright location in the Spring Arcade that's been built upon nearly 150 years of inventive coffee growing and roasting, even as it stands as one of the newer cafés downtown.
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