A Guide to Miami Coffee Shops
Near and dear to the heart of the arts district and a beloved hallmark among Miami coffee shops, Panther specializes in small-batch roasting, meticulously brewing, and carefully preparing gourmet java. The outdoor patio offers guests a beautiful garden setting illuminated by light bulbs strung overhead, whilst the interior showcases a cozy tropical vibe complete with remote work accommodations.
MIAM has a simple menu boasting wholesome and healthy dishes made with natural ingredients, as well as coffee, craft beer, and fine wine. The relaxed atmosphere is accentuated by an abundance of seating arrangements, art-adorned walls, and a wonderfully curated boutique area displaying some of the best grocery products including but not limited to wines, honeys, and oils sourced from all over the country.
Located in the Sabadell Financial Center, Vice City Bean features an upscale, modern ambiance with minimalistic white walls, shades of brown and blue tile floors, trendy light fixtures, golden accents, and a few seats where visitors can lounge or get work done. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages, and pastries that have either been made in-house or sourced from local vendors (gluten-free and vegan options available).
Sagrado takes guests on a gastronomic journey inspired by Brazilian quitutes and small delicacies recreated using fresh and gourmet ingredients. To sit down and enjoy a cup of delicious coffee, a crunchy-crusted pao de queijo fresh from the oven, a handful of chocolate sprinkled brigadeiros…that, combined with an incredible interior design capturing the vibrancy of Miami, the bossa nova tunes, and an exceptional work environment, is what makes this savory slice of Brazilianess such a treasured downtown getaway.
One of the cutest coffee shops in Miami, ALL DAY has a warm and elegant two-story layout with minimalistic white walls, natural lighting, high-exposed ceilings, a bright green neon menu, ample seating arrangements, and an abundance of well-nurtured plants dappled throughout. Between the gourmet coffee, loose-leaf tea, fine wine, craft beer, and consciously sourced farm-to-table breakfast options, there’s a little morning delight for everybody here.
Stepping through Eternity’s laboratory-looking storefront reveals an intimately sized setting speckled with granite tabletops, red accents, and the tantalizing aroma of coffee that’s been freshly roasted on-site. If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further, as they offer a genuine “seed to cup” experience, shipping beans from family-owned farms in Colombia or via farm direct trade throughout the globe, and then meticulously sample roasting to discover the perfect flavor profile for each coffee.
Miami’s original Motorcycle-inspired cafe, Imperial Moto treats visitors to an edgy, industrial vibe with exposed brick walls, vintage bikes, a neat merch and gear section, the occasional live music performance, and amenities for a productive day. Aside from coffee, tea, and smoothies, they have a mouthwatering range of toasts, empanadas, sandwiches served with chips, and pastries.
Situated along Calle Ocho (Southwest Eighth Street) in Little Havana – a lively neighborhood with Latin-inspired restaurants, bakeries, fruit stands, cigar shops, rum bars, art galleries, and music venues – La Colada Gourmet is one of the most frequented Cuban coffee shops in Miami, and if you don’t take our word for it, consider the 940 Google reviews with an average 5-star rating. The perfect record probably has something to do with their delicious takes on timeless favorites, flavorfully adventurous signature beverages, and enchanting boutique space.
This hidden gem can be discovered nestled inside the Design District – known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale interior design stores, art galleries, luxury fashion and jewelry boutiques, high-end restaurants, and cafes. OTL (short for Out to Lunch) serves coffee, breakfast (vegan and gluten-free options available), matcha lattes, homemade pastries, rotating Kombucha, and more in an airy, Instagram-worthy atmosphere underscored by soft pink, blue, and earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, trendy light fixtures, and chic furnishings.
Snuggled among the mural-speckled storefronts of an unassuming strip mall on Miami Avenue, this adorable little cafe serves guests specialty Cuban coffee in an elevated yet comfortable setting with movie posters, posh furnishings, trendy light fixtures, and a patterned tile-wrapped front counter. Suite Habana also features authentic Cuban bites such as pastelitos, empanadas, and delicious local pastries (vegan and vegetarian options available).
A recent addition to the ever-budding index of Miami coffee shops, White Rose can be found along 8th Street, near Coral Gables, serving photogenic lattes and immaculate cold brews amidst stylish digs accentuated by hardwood floors, a black and white photo gallery, and vogue furnishings. Not to mention, the place also functions as the lobby for one of Miami’s highest-rated tattoo companies, Ocho Placas Tattoo.
Upon entering this petite hole-in-the-wall cafe based in Upper Buena Vista – an upscale mall with Zen-like vibes, blocks from the Design District area – coffee connoisseurs can count on having access to magnificent small-batch roasted coffee as well as various brewing methods including Chemex, Clever, V60, Drip Pot, and Syphon.
Mr. Baguette is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Miami, by way of its warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, cute potted plants, and plush furnishings. The dreamy atmosphere is fitting for and complements a menu featuring coffee favorites, flavorful sandwiches made with house sauces and locally sourced veggies, scrumptious baked goods, and wines selected from regions in California, Italy, Chile, Spain, and the South of France.
Perched high above the street on the rooftop terrace of the luxury label’s designer fashion store – which sells cosmetics, jewelry, and other accessories – Dior Café serves coffee, tea, pastries, and more in a magical setting with the iconic Toile de Jouy print on oversized, 3D sculptures of giraffes, bears, and tigers. As the cafe does not take reservations, it is recommended to arrive ahead of your visit to place your name on the waitlist.
Located inside the food hall of the MIA Market, the culinary jewel of the Design District, Sabal has specialty coffee and tea drinks, freshly baked empanadas and croissants, vegan cookies, and locally made fruit Paletas.
Whether you’d like to sink into a comfy chair and appreciate the company of loved ones over a smooth cup of joe with 70% less acid than regular brands, 7X the antioxidants of green tea, and a reputation for being easier on people’s stomach’s or peacefully work amidst the soothing South American charm of a reliable neighborhood gathering place, whatever the case may be, Puroast has got you covered.
A sister company to Café Demetrio in nearby Coral Gables, True Baristas provides locals and passersby specialty coffee and fresh baked goods from an iconic vintage truck parked along Brickell Avenue. Several seating arrangements shaded by red-orange umbrellas are adjacent to the mobile operation, along with palm trees, bushes, and lush vegetation.
I Think She Is offers guests an eclectic, groovy, and vibrant atmosphere dappled with tabletops, neat trinkets, and works of art. In addition to photogenic coffee beverages, nutritious smoothies, boba teas, and freshly squeezed orange juice, their menu has acai bowls, various salads, a popular vegan burger, toasts, and breakfast sandwiches. The place is very health-conscious, so no matter the dietary concerns, rest assured, they’ll be able to figure something out.
Situated across the street from Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus and a block or so from Bayfront Park, this hip little coffee bar tucked inside the XMiami building has a relaxed but upscale vibe, a lush foliage-covered brick wall, and signature beverages such as the Orange Espresso Fritz, a refreshing and lightly sweetened orange infused coffee soda. Seating is very limited, so perhaps plan to grab and enjoy elsewhere, there’s plenty going on in the surrounding neighborhood.
Novela Cafe Social carries a lively ambiance highlighted by comfy blue couches, fun bright pink neon signage reading “I licked it so it’s mine,” and touches of greenery. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this space with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo study sessions.
Located a ways South of downtown, between Pinecrest and Kendall, this whimsical art house just off Highway 1 showcases the perfect blend of coffees, teas, and creative expressions. From a heavenly waffle selection to cold brew and matcha drinks to specialty double shot lattes made with love like the roasted marshmallow-topped Campfire Smore’s Latte and Creme Brulee Latte, which comes with a hand-torched layer of caramelized sugar, there’s plenty of flavorsome adventure awaiting at Brewing Buddha.
Alaska Coffee Roasting started in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1993 with a focus on roasting and preparing the best coffee in the world. They still do that to this day, but lucky for you, you can now get their amazing java without embarking upon an excursion to the final frontier! Moreover, the offering here also includes a vast array of made-from-scratch foods like pizzas and sandwiches cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven, decadent pastries, and incredible soups and salads. Located next to the Johnson and Wales Miami Campus, the welcoming space is a great option for meeting friends, going out on a date, or even holding a business meeting.
Thanks to its combination of aesthetic beauty and utility, this rustic gem among Miami coffee shops attracts young professionals in need of a place to work, as well as groups of friends and family coming together over a cup of delicious coffee, wine, or a flakey, hot melt in your mouth chocolate croissant. The extensive menu has everything from smoothies, salads, and fresh juice to pastries, crepes, and pancakes. With the finest coffee around, Crema Gourmet is an exceptional spot to kick off your morning or reboot with a late afternoon pick-me-up.
The experimental brainchild of Team Vinchay, a running club with many levels of runners, from those who have never run before to marathoners and ultra-marathoners, the Hideout Cafe has practical applications of healthy eating, drinking, and lifestyle habits. They’ve also got homemade local foods, twists on your favorite beverages, and a rotating array of nutrition and training tips displayed on the walls in a relaxed, come-as-you-are environment.
Pasion del Cielo provides patrons the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of intimately sourced coffee beans from around the world and ensures each selected bean maintains its characteristic flavor, rich body, and aroma by never blending or mixing them
La Colombe is a cafe born from the heart of Philadelphia, where grit, determination, creativity, and innovation have driven them to grow and share with communities beyond the city of brotherly love. Considering it’s nestled inside Walt Grace Vintage – which also has on display stunning vintage cars and guitars – after taking down your latte, consider perusing through and drawing inspiration from the rare collector’s pieces.
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