A Guide to Fort Lauderdale Coffee Shops
Nestled in the lively Flagler Village Arts District, Wells is a beloved hallmark among Fort Lauderdale coffee shops, by way of its airy and natural light-filled atmosphere, ample seating arrangements, touches of plant life, and last but certainly not least, artisan java that’s been roasted on site. A delightful balance of charm and utility makes the venue an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo study sessions. On another note, the surrounding community hosts a monthly art walk with open galleries, artisan goods, food, and music!
You can’t miss the building’s gorgeous three-story white brick facade displaying colorful wall murals, what’s more, venturing through the front door reveals a welcoming environment featuring comfy seating, trendy light fixtures, amenities for a productive cafe day, and an adjoined covered patio with even more tables and games like connect four, Jenga, and corn hole. Considering Circle has coffee, beer, wine, CBD-infused drinks, delicious food options, and even a drive-thru for added convenience, there’s a little something for everybody.
Fun Fact: Circle was founded by a former NFL linebacker who had a career that spanned 11 years in the league!
This beautiful cottage snuggled amidst lush vegetation and topped with a vintage cherry red bicycle carries an enchanting vibe underscored by colorful eclectic furnishings, art-adorned walls, trinket-laden bookshelves, and a garden-wrapped patio. The perfect getaway for your next coffee date, upon arrival, feel free to indulge in Magnolia’s gourmet coffee, Kambucha smoothies, high-quality teas, freshly baked cakes, desserts, and healthy lite fare, which includes paninis, salads, and avocado dishes.
A seashell’s toss from the beach, Spud’s is an aesthetically gifted addition to the ever-budding index of Fort Lauderdale coffee shops, thanks to its earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, touches of greenery, cute light fixtures, and abundance of posh yet cozy furnishings. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious signature beverages like the Berry Blossom, a single-shot latte with homemade strawberry sweet condensed milk, chocolate bitters, and a beautiful butterfly garnish on top.
At the center of it all, just a short stroll from Las Olas Boulevard, Flagler Village, and downtown, Press and Grind offers guests a homey ambiance accentuated by textured surfaces, art pieces, and remote work accommodations. They can supply your morning fix or afternoon jolt in all sorts of ways, be it via coffee, organic juice, nutrient-packed smoothies, an acai bowl, or any one of the menu’s healthy breakfast options (vegan and vegetarian options available).
Part flower shop, part coffee shop, Ann’s provides patrons a whimsical combination of both worlds, in other words, the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine amidst the beauty and aroma of fresh flowers. The outdoor patio is absolutely lovely, it’s dappled with crafty french bistro chairs, vibrant verdure, and light bulbs strung overhead. The establishment has been family owned and operated since the 1970s and resides just down the road from Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk.
Sip Java is a bright and bubbly hangout speckled with soft sky blue walls, neat trinkets, wooden tabletops, hints of greenery, and earnestly stocked bookshelves; the staff maintains a tempting selection of organic teas, baked goods, lite bites such as sandwiches and toasts, and the most ethically sourced coffee in town considering it’s fairtrade certified, organically grown, bird-friendly, and environmentally sustainable.
Whether you’d like to sink into a couch or armchair and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe or grab a spot on the terrace and flip through the pages of your favorite novel as the world passes by, whatever the case may be, Undergrounds has got you covered.
Another Flagler Village gem, JB&C is a community-driven health cafe offering organic and locally sourced menu items in a very pretty setting with boho vibes, potted plants, and one highly instagammable corner arrangement. Aside from design inspo and genuine human interaction, the friendly folks behind the counter here are known for serving fresh juices, energizing smoothies, acai bowls, avocado toasts, salads, and you guessed it, coffee.
This adorable little drive-through/walk-up abode nestled on the breezy corner of 18th and Andrews is one of the longest-running coffee shops in Fort Lauderdale. With good reason, over the last thirty years, what Expresso may lack in size has been made up for with a fun beach-inspired exterior, wholesome hospitality, and exceptional coffee. Concerning the latter, rest assured their baristas are more than capable of providing the kind of care and attention necessary to craft tasty takes on your usual caffeinated favorites, plus they’ve got plenty of sandwiches, snacks, and sweets to choose from.
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