Cuban Style Cheese Sandy – Caribbean Cafe

Feb 10

Cuban Style Cheese Sandy – Caribbean Cafe

This fabulous teeny tiny restaurant is close to my gym and to the schoolhouse.


I have had approximately one million sandwiches from here over the years, and the results are always delightful.  The decor is pure Florida…..palm tree paintings abound and the sign for the bathroom states, ” Relief Station”.    Today I went for the Cheese Combo.  The Combo meal comes with a 4 1/2″ pressed sandwich of your choice & a bowl of black beans and yellow rice that I choose to heap chopped onions on top of; all for a steal for under 6 American dollars.

The Cheese Sandwich is piled with Provolone & Swiss American, pickles, lettuce, tomato, & mayo on a most wonderful Cuban bread.  It is always a crunchy hot mess to eat, but I can’t truly convey how delectable this sandwich is.  Anyone that comes to visit me invariably gets a trip to the Caribbean Cafe.  Go to there. Now.


My dad and stepmom came for a visit. I always seem to bring out-of-town guests here!! After a walk through the markets in downtown St. Petersburg, the parents were ready for a sandwich!

The Cuban combo is a must-have if it is your first time at Caribbean Cafe.

As always, I went with the aforementioned Cheese combo and talked my stepmother into the same.  Strangely, the folks forgot to put key ingredients on the sandwiches (lettuce, tomato, pickle). It was later rectified, but a bit mystifying. (I should also note that in the inordinate amount of times I have visited prior to this time, that has never happened.)

Come for a visit, who knows where we will be living next year. I promise to take you out for a sandwich if you do!!

Caribbean Cafe

4801 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL

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  1. Oh my gosh, HOW good does that sandwich look?! I love Cuban bread with…anything.

  2. This is making me so sad that our Caribbean Cafe up in Dunedin closed. We used to love going there for cubans and black beans and rice. Seriously I loved that place, and it was SO cheap! Guess I will have to trek on down to St. Pete sometime.

  3. Sandwich Gal /

    So cheap, and so tasty. I seriously thought about going back for another one today.

  4. Good place to eat. Thanks for suggesting it. Would highly recommend it to the locals or the visitors. I especially enjoyed the company I ate with. Keep up the good work.

    • Sandwich Gal /

      Thanks Dad!! I am glad I got to take you to one of my favorite places. 🙂

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