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.