Communist Ice Cream (Coppelia) | Havana, Cuba
Travel Latin America Cuba Havana, Cuba

One thing that you can get in Cuba remarkably consistently is ice cream. The Cubans love it. So, Fidel decided that the state should be in charge of making sure that everyone has access to tasty cones, and built the Coppelia Ice Cream Parlour. It’s as grim and communist as you’d imagine.

However, not being a free market and having artificially low set prices, Coppelia suffers from queues that stretch around the block and getting your hands on one often requires waiting over an hour.

But, if you’re a tourist or you have the CUC currency, you can simply skip the line, pay the higher price (I guess around 10x as much, about $3), and enjoy a tasty ice cream.