Our Story

It’s all about Havana good time!

Creators of Coco Cubano, Tony and Avril Melhem, fell in love with Cuba’s electric and indulgent culture, and decided to bring to Australia a taste of that very same culture which spawned the Mojito, the Salsa, Buena Vista Social Club and Havana Club Rum.

Cuba is a nation steeped with a unique mix of history and beauty.  From the hedonistic times of the 20’s when it became a renowned playground for the rich and famous; an international destination for fun, frivolity, cocktails and exotic beaches, to the revolución in the 50’s which brought with it an embargo and saw Cuba become a mysterious island locked in time.

Coco Cubano invites you to experience the best of both worlds, an eclectic vintage setting with the vibrancy of Cuba in its heyday; a time of extravagance, indulgence and abundance, a place to indulge in all things fun, sun, food and drink.

On the surface Australia and Cuba are two vastly different ‘islands’, but there are some striking similarities they share; an abundance of sunshine, a tropical climate, a strong connection to the sea and producers of sugar cane & rum.

Inspired by two water-loving cocktail-sipping cultures, Coco Cubano offers sunshine inspired Cuban flavours; an exotic fusion of Cuban & Australian flavours with a vibrant atmosphere perfect for any fiesta!  From Havana streets to tropical treats there’s something to suit any craving with a perfect mix of share plates, fresh salads, generous mains & indulgent desserts.

From early morning espresso to moonlight mojitos & everything in between, a taste of exotic Cuba can be experienced throughout the menu.  Whether it’s a classic Cuban street sandwich, a rich cup of El Presidente coffee with our custom Havana Roast blend, decadent Couverture single origin chocolate, or the list of celebrated Cuban rum and cocktails.

Enjoy all day dining & beautiful cocktails til late, every day of the week.

Viva la vida!