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Cubana (Waterloo), founded by our Hero Entrepreneur, Phillip Oppenheim, are back to complete the final phase of their roof terrace development. The Cubana bar-restaurant in Waterloo has become one of London's most loved venues, known for its fresh-tropical cocktails, slow-cooked, Cuban and Latin-American food and late-night live Latin music. With the funds raised they will be completing their roof terrace development, boosting customer-space by 30%, ready for Spring.

The authentic taste of Cuba!

Welcome to Cubana, delivering an authentic Latin American experience in London. We take inspiration from the lively mix of Spanish, African, Caribbean, and French influences to create a range of dishes, such as ropa vieja, pollo criollo, picadillo, and of course the traditional Cuban sandwich. We also have an in-house bakery, where we produce handmade bread and pastries, and roast top-quality coffee beans. Get the party started with our fresh cocktails, including the iconic Mojito we bought to the UK back in the ’90s and have made, to date, over 2 million of them!

We were one of the first restaurants to adopt fully sustainable policies. We offer lots of vegan and vegetarian dishes and our produce is 100% free-range and we've been awarded the Good Egg Award and Good Sow Commendation in 2015 for compassion in world farming; our fish is MSC-certified as well. Cubana has also been virtually plastics free for some time now, using only compostable and biodegradable takeaway boxes, cups and cutlery at our famous lunch-time Street Food stand. Even bio-straws are now only on-request due to reported issues with bio-straws breaking down. And if you bring your own food boxes, you save £1 on Cubana's street food.

Cubana sits at the head of Lower Marsh, a street rapidly developing a reputation as an indie food and shopping destination with two new hotels opening this Spring. All of this has helped us grow record sales, prompting a £250,000 roof terrace development which will boost customer-space by 30%. Construction has started on the project, which has been expanded to cater for peak time demand and has already been helped with Crowd2fund support. Now we are funding the final phases, due to complete this Spring, funded by our own resources and with further help from Crowd2fund.


Business keeps the raised amount even if target is not met.
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£ 50k
£ 50k
Estimated close date
Funded 11 months ago in 5 days

Where will the funds go?

Roof terrace development

Key people

Phillip Oppenheim
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Investor rewards

More-jitos in March

If you invest £250+
Get 50% for bookings in March
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London, UK

"The authentic taste of Cuba!"

23 years, 1 months

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Past performance and forecasts are not reliable indicators of future results. Your capital invested is not covered for compensation in the event of a loss by the FSCS. Tax treatment will depend on the individual circumstances and may be subject to change. Please see our Risk section before making an investment decision.