Oasis Café

Key Biscayne, Florida, USA

Burned 2017

The Disappointed Tourist: Oasis Cafe, Ellen Harvey, 2023. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 18 x 24″ (46 x 61 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

We always used to get croquetas and fresh juice here when we were much younger. Mo R.

The Oasis was a small café in Key Biscayne known for its Cuban coffee, that was destroyed in an electrical fire in 2017. It has since been rebuilt and has reopened. The painting is based on an uncredited photograph.