We noted here back in August that Elizabeth Turnbull and Robert Matos' new Cuban sandwich shop would open soon in the 310 East Main St. building that was a nineteenth-century home to the old Durham Sun newspaper.
Now comes word, via social media and the Sun's successor, that Old Havana Sandwich Shop has opened for business.
With "local, pasture-raised pork" and a promise of authentic Cuban cuisine and flavors -- Matos and some of the key culinary staff are of Cuban descent -- the restaurant is the latest addition to downtown's growing dining scene.
Sandwiches are the focus, but Old Havana opens at 7:30am on weekdays and promises coffee, espresso drinks and other fare in addition to lunchtime meals; with a 5:30pm closing time, take-out for dinner is also a possibility. (Besides the work week, Old Havana is open 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays.
The site's proximity to the current courthouse and to county offices promises a new option for local government workers and court visitors at lunch. And with coffee options (plus free wifi), Old Havana provides another option for the laptop-and-lounge crowd downtown.
(Photo via Old Havana's Facebook page.)