A People's Parlour
A People's Parlour

In 1966, Fidel Castro built Coppelia ice cream parlour to introduce his love of dairy products to the Cuban masses. Fidel's longtime secretary, Celia Sánchez, named Coppelia after her favorite ballet Coppélia, and a Cuban institution was born.  The long lines are legendary and the flavour choice limited to one or two, but locals flock daily for a fix of frozen cream and conversation.

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A People's Parlour
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An Ice Cream Revolution-Photo Bex Wade-5.jpg
An Ice Cream Revolution-Photo Bex Wade-6.jpg
An Ice Cream Revolution-Photo Bex Wade-7.jpg
An Ice Cream Revolution-Photo Bex Wade-8.jpg
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An Ice Cream Revolution-Photo Bex Wade-12.jpg
An Ice Cream Revolution-Photo Bex Wade-13.jpg
An Ice Cream Revolution-Photo Bex Wade-11.jpg
A People's Parlour

In 1966, Fidel Castro built Coppelia ice cream parlour to introduce his love of dairy products to the Cuban masses. Fidel's longtime secretary, Celia Sánchez, named Coppelia after her favorite ballet Coppélia, and a Cuban institution was born.  The long lines are legendary and the flavour choice limited to one or two, but locals flock daily for a fix of frozen cream and conversation.

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