The Buena Vista Cafe
Photo: Irish Coffee at Buena Vista Cafe (Photo via Noreen Kompanik)
You just have to. Go in and order the famous Buena Vista Irish Coffee, America's first Irish Coffee. The perfected recipe hasn't changed since 1952. The drink at this Irish Pub is so popular, bartenders here place heated goblets in an assembly line, methodically filling them with coffee, two sugar cubes, Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey with an artistic flair. They are heavy on the pours and the creamed frothy topping is divine. The price is $10.50 a cup, and worth every penny. They're not only good, watching the baristas work is a treat!
Located in a historic 1916 building that was once a boarding house later converted to a saloon, the Café always has a line waiting to get in, day or night. On a busy day, over 2,000 Irish Coffee's are sold at the Café. We know why.