Local Cuban Cafe, Chi Chi’s Cafe, Closing Doors

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Chi Chi’s Cafe On Sunday, July 12, 2020, local Cuban cafe, Chi Chi’s Cafe, announced via Facebook that they would be closing their doors effective Monday, July 13, 2020, due to the “COVID storm.” The subsequent fallout of COVID-19, staffing challenges, delivery partner fees, and revenue drop are among some of the reasons that the owners, Rafael and Donna Diaz, … Continue reading Local Cuban Cafe, Chi Chi’s Cafe, Closing Doors

Chi Chi’s Café Truly Brings the 305 to the 850

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Chi Chi’s Café When approaching Chi Chi’s Café, the upbeat sound of Latin music immediately fills your ears, the smell of guava wafts through the air and meets you on the doorstep, and you are instantly transported to another place and time—and you should be, given that Chi Chi’s was founded by Miami transplants Rafel and Donna “Chi Chi” Diaz. … Continue reading Chi Chi’s Café Truly Brings the 305 to the 850