Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Want a little Cyber with that Cigar?

Casa ta Francisco is quite the Tampa combination of the necessities of life. In big letters on the banner out front it's clear that it's a CYBER CAFE. That's a good start in today's world and means that if you step inside you're online. But it gets better. CIGAR FACTORY. They hand roll their own cigars, the Francsisco. To go along with the wireless and a good Tampa smoke, they serve a historic staple in the diet of every Tampa native, the distinctive hot, pressed Cuban Sandwich (For a Wikipedia history of Tampa's Cubana click HERE.). Plus, they also serve a rich Cuban coffee or cold Corona beer. A remarkable and entirely thoughtful combination all around. They are to be applauded for trying to bring it all under one roof. Do notice, too, the wonderful shield over the doorway. The architecture is unique for sure and it's location on busy Bay-to-Bay Boulevard in the heart of Palm Ceia should work in there favor. Here's are "long ashes" (as a popular cigar aficionado/radio show host says) and great business success to our cyber/cigar cafe.

10 comments:

James said...

That's cool looking little building.

Jacob said...

I'm thinking that if I get in the car first thing in the morning I can be there when they open...

Holy cow...Cybercafe, hand-rolled cigars, cuban sandwiches, Corona beer...

How did you find this little piece of heaven?

Don and Krise said...

You know, the wider the slice of people you cater to the better the chance of success. I wish them all the luck in the world. What a neat building and I would imagine some very hard working people inside.

Vogon Poet said...

I love the term cyber/cigar and the place is awesome. Now I'm going to learn something about Tampa's Cubana from your link...

B SQUARED said...

Wonderful building.

Lois said...

Oh my what a great looking building Frank! You really have an eye for finding these gems. I haven't had a good Cuban sandwich in years.

Frank said...

JACOB: There is only one place in Tampa that has it all and sits right on 7th Avenue- the main street - of Ybor City. It is King Corona:

http://www.kingcoronacigars.com

I have taken many an out-of-town guest there who wants to experience the real flavors of the Cigar Capital of the World. Cubans, cigars and fine liquid refreshments. (But, no WiFi)

Anonymous said...

es muy buena tienda para descansar y fumar un buen tabaco echo por cubanos
grasias; ta frasico

Gilroy said...

it is really cool I like the idea. also i think they have best combination like cybercafe, hand-rolled cuban cigars. great work.

grupo: THE WAY said...

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