Orlando is a perfect tourist place, since it offers a great deal of things to do. There is something for anyone, young or old to see and do. If you are a fan of cartoons, there is a world famous Disney World, if it’s hot and you want to cool off in a fun an exciting way, SeaWorld is for you.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter is also one of the most amazing parks ever for the fans of the books and those who just want to believe in magic. There is so much to see and do, and you will find yourself drained out of energy. That is where this article comes in hand. We will show you the best cafés in the city, to sit down and relax before going out to explore this amazing city.
Our top picks:
10. Austin Coffee & Film
- Address: 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4716
- Telephone: +1 407-975-3364
- Opening hours: Sun, 80:00 – 00:00; Mon – Thu, 07:00 – 23:00; Fri – Sat, 07:00 – 01:00
- More information about the coffee house: https://austinscoffee.com/
This cozy little place looks lovely, with many writtings on the outside wall, from people who visited this café. It is like a modern look at the guest book. There are couple of small, round outdoor tables to sit and watch the neighbourhood while drinking coffee.Interior is done in a hipster way, with a lot of strange looking paintings hanging from the walls. This café supports local artists, and is selling all of their works, so if you like something you see, you can buy it.
At first glance, it would seem that there aren’t a lot of sitting seats, but that is just an illusion because of the long and narrow space. Tables look a lot like a diner, with a couple of sofas next to them. Such a strange, yet intriguing combination of furniture. There is a stage area where there will be bands playing, or stand-up comedians doing their own thing. It is hard to be bored here.Staff is friendly and cheerful.
They will offer you assistance when you cannot decide what to get. They might be a bit slower on the service, but when they are so friendly, you will forgive them for that. They offer a good selection of coffees, with some funny and interesting names. You can try some of their frozen coffee drinks like Chunky Monkey (with chocolate and banana) or Artic Mocha (just with chocolate). All of their beans are organic and is roasted by them.
With so many organic coffee choices, you can expect many vegan dishes on the menu. Muffins are delicious and perfectly moist, and same goes for carrot and chocolate cakes. Non coffee drinks you can order are amazing teas, in which you can add a fruit flavor shot (blueberry, strawberry, raseberry, etc.).
9. Lineage Coffee Roasting
- Address: 3201 Corrine Dr, East End Market, Orlando, FL 32803-2224
- Telephone: +1 407-205-8096
- Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 08:00 – 19:00; Sun, 10:00 – 18:00
- More information about the coffee house: https://www.lineageroasting.com/
In the outdoor area of this café is a huge palm tree, for aestetics and to provide with a bit of shade. Wooden tables and chairs are placed around the yard, and are plentiful. Inside of it is done in white, with some black details, to keep its simple and modern look. Nothing special about it, but still looks very nice. Since they serve their own made coffees, staff is trained to make it the custom way, and to keep it fresh and delicious.
They are professional and know a thing or two about their bean selection. With so many varieties in bean origins for filter coffee, like Rwanda Kanzu, Ethiopia Nnano Chala, Kenya Kigwandi, Colombia Jerico or Modern American, you will feel the need to try them all.
As expected with any good café, you can find many sorts of espressos, like macchiato, piccolo or cappuccino. They put their handmade chocolate in mocha, so it is trully a treat to be had. Their cold brew is served in a bottle, which is not something you see everywhere, and once you try it, will keep you coming back. There is not much beside the coffee, but the great coffee will make it up for that.
8. Vespr – Craft Coffee & Allures
- Address: 626 N Alafaya Trl Ste 105, Orlando, FL 32828-4352
- Telephone: +1 407-476-3093
- Opening hours: Sun – Sat, 08:00 – 23:00
- More information about the coffee house: http://thevespr.com/
From the small and cute tree next to the entrance way, to the two pillars surrounding the doors, this café will invite you welcoming to come in and see what it has to offer. Interior is done in a very simplistic way, but still very pleasing to the eye. Chairs are very comfortable, which is good, since you will probably spend a lot of time inside of this café. Even the bar stools are okay to sit in, if you just want to sip your coffee in peace and relax.
Place can get crowded, but it is to expect from a good café with a lot of traffic. Staff is trained well, and is nice to talk to. They will make your coffee in front of you, so it can look a bit like a show. This café brews its own coffee and have many kinds ready to order. Among them are pour over drip, nitro coffee, cold brew and espresso (with or without ice cream). If you are a fan of sweet coffee, Nutella latte is a must try, since it is sweet and delicious. This is a great place where you can sit, relax and play one of many boardgames on display.
7. Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
- Address: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando
- Telephone: +1 407-939-3463
- Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 08:00 – 18:00
- More information about the coffee house: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/
Because this café is part of the Disneyland, you will need a park admission to see it. Outside looks very cool, with a lot of vines going around the building and a window-counter for taking orders. It seems that there is a jungle theme to it. Bad point to it is the lack of sitting place, but who would want to sit in a café while in Disneyland right? They offer standard and ice coffees, espressos, cappuccinos and all of the other types you expect to find in every other café.
Regular coffee is always steaming hot, and delicious and just the right thing to keep you going with the park exploration. There are also many flavoured coffees available, if that is your thing. Staff is fast and effective, and will keep the lines moving fast. They will always greet you with a smile and help you with your choices if needed. Many kinds of sandwiches to replenish your energy. Pasteries are fresh, moist and plentiful. Great cinnamon rolls, that are slightly crisp on the outside, and perfectly soft on the inside. In the spirit of the park, almost all food is decorated in the Disney style.
6. Stardust Video & Coffee
- Address: 1842 Winter Park Rd, Winter Park, FL 32789-5819
- Telephone: +1 407-623-3393
- Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 07:00 – 00:00; Sat – Sun, 08:00 – 00:00
- More information about the coffee house: https://stardustvideoandcoffee.wordpress.com/
This is one interestingly looking café. On the outside it doesn’t seem that different from any other café, but once you go inside, you will be greeted by a wonderful palete of colors. It looks especially good during the night, when all of the little star lamps and round lights are lit, and it becomes this magical space. There are a lot of sitting tables, with cans filled with plants on every one of them, to add to the ambient.
They even have a shelf with many books that can be read and are for sale.Staff is not that interested in coffee as you would expect from a café personel. But still, they will be friendly and attentive. There are many type of brews that you can choose from (drip, pour over, french press) and a variety of different milk choices to pick from. This way you can find the combination that suits you the most.
Of course there are all of the regular espressos (americano, macchiato, latte, cappuccino, mocha), but you can add flavor syrup to anything, for extra sweetnes. Food and drinks are top notch, with vegetarian options as well. Even the vegan chili has amazing taste and will keep you sated. Salads are many and always fresh, for the richest taste. Beyond that, they serve a lot of alcoholic drinks, so this can be sorted as a café-bar type of place.
5. Achilles Art Cafe
- Address: 2869 Wilshire Dr, Unit 103, Orlando, FL 32835-3282
- Telephone: +1 407-704-7860
- Opening hours: Mon – Thu, 10:00 – 22:00; Fri, 10:00 – 00:00; Sat, 10:00 – 20:00
- More information about the coffee house: http://achillesartcafe.com/
If it weren’t for the big, green coffee shop sign over the doors, you would have tought that this is a flower shop, and not a café. So many plants surround this place that it looks magnificent. When you pass through them, you will see that they provide the perfect shade to the outdoor seating area of the café. Inside, you will see many art pictures framed on the walls, with many different wine bottles, and coffee makers on display.
Low tables with couches are a perfect place to chill and drink your coffee in peace. Red and green colors that are dominating in this place is soothing to the eye, and will help you relax and enjoy great music that plays in the backround. Very unique and interesting décor all in all. Staff is attentive and will remember your order even in a peak hour when the place is full of people.
Your orders will be served with a smile and be done fast. Coffee choices are many, and will be made with care. Cold brews are served right, and regular coffees are hot, with just the right amount of bitternes. All of their sandwiches are homemade on the spot, to keep their freshnes and aromas. This place is great if you are a fan of hookah, since this bar has it. You can get one for your table and use it while sipping on their coffee, beer or wine.
4. Sugar Daddy Bakery & Coffee Company
- Address: 5645 Hansel Ave, Orlando, FL 32809
- Telephone: +1 888-317-3622
- Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 06:30 – 18:00; Sat – Sun, 08:00 – 18:00
- More information about the coffee house: http://www.sugardaddybakery.com/
Interesting design choice for this café can be seen in a glass window over the doors that says ‘bank’ (since it used to be one). You will not mistake it for one, since on the doors is a big picture of a coffee mug, with the name of the café written underneath it. Interior looks okay, with a marble and wood combination that gives it a very clean look. Most interesting is the sign that says ‘happiness is homemade’, which is what this café aims to make you feel.
The staff is professional, helpful and not pushy at all. They will offer you help, but not bother you if you don’t want to. Their light, medium and dark roasted coffee is brewed in their own shop to keep the freshness of the coffee.
Cold brew is delicious both sweetened and unsweetened, but is double in strenght, so it will keep you through the day and night. They sell all of their whole and ground beans. Beside coffee, you can find great Kolaches, sweet pastry that will make your mouth water. Also delicious is their homemade hot chocolate with just the right amount of sugar. While you are sipping drinks and eating food, you can take one off their books or a game to entertain yourself. Such a treat.
3. ICafe de Paris Coffee Shop
- Address: 8465 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
- Telephone: +1 407-203-3000
- Opening hours: Mon – Thu, 08:00 – 00:00; Fri – Sun, 08:00 – 01:00
- More information about the coffee house: http://www.icafedeparis.com/
The location of this café is near the world famous Orlando Eye, and is a great place to watch the nearby fountains. The building is modern looking, with a lot of windows with slick wooden frames. It provides excellent lightning to the whole café.
A lot of outdoor sitting tables, surrounded by fauna and an artificial lake. Inside is a big bar in the middle of the room, and the same modern look, you can find on the outside. Since this is not a chain café, you can expect warm nad friendly welcome from the staff. It is a bit pricey, but since the service is great, and parking is free, it is worth it.
Their double shot cappuccino is amazing, because they use Lavazza espresso for rich caramel flavour. Great if you don’t like your coffee bitter. Beside that, they have nice selection of regular coffees. Menu is very diverse and will give you trouble what to pick first. They personally make crepes on the spot, so they are always fresh and warm when served. Also, their mango guava cheesecake is perfect. Also top notch sangria and other tropic drinks like cocktails, to help you with your thirst on a hot summer day.
2. Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar
- Address: 444 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803-6060
- Telephone: +1 407-893-4994
- Opening hours: Sun, 09:00 – 22:00; Mon – Thu, 07:00 – 22:00; Fri, 07:00 – 23:00; Sat, 08:00 – 23:00
- More information about the coffee house: http://www.drunkenmonkeycoffee.com/
The hillarious name of this café itself will invite you in to give it a try, and you won’t be wrong to do so. The look of the café is sort of a 70s style, so it will provide with a little trip to the past. With so many couches and sofas, you will feel at home in this place.
Even the wall with boardgames you can pick up and play will make you want to stay here for a very long time. Such a laid back atmosphere, with the relaxing ambient and friendly staff. If you need help with something, they will be happy to provide it. Since this is a coffee place, you can find many diffferent coffees to try.
Some of the choices include organic espresso, Moho Jojo coffee (with a bit of cinnamon) or delightful ice vanilla latte that will freshen you up. There is a whole menu for vegans, so even if you do not consume animal products, you will find a variety of tasty snacks and drinks here. Also, from the food manu, you can try their “Magic” sandwich (with organic materials) or some of the soups. If all of this is not enough to make you stay, every weekend they are organizing stand-up comedy nights, to keep you entertained, and everyone knows that can be a blast.
1. World of Coffee
- Address: 15533 South Apopka Vineland Road Orlando, Fl 32821, Orlando
- Telephone: n/a
- Opening hours: Sun, 09:00 – 19:00; Mon – Sat, 09:00 – 21:00
- More information about the coffee house: n/a
From the outside, the main place looks more like a shop, than a café. If not for the outside tables surrounded by many potted plants and a fountain, you would never think that this is a café. Once you go inside, you will be greeted by a very fine looking café. Wall are made out of dark brick, and the whole décor is in this tone. The walls are also decorated with all sorts of coffee and tea cups, kettles and some stickers.
There is an old school candy poping machine, which you cannot see these days. Everything looks a bit chaotic, yet in harmony with each other. Staff will make you feel welcome and like at home. Their coffee making skills are superb, and will do it with care. They offer everyday blend coffee. Cappuccinos are really good, and shouldn’t be messed with.
One of the great irregular choices would be their Moorish coffee ( with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon). Great drinking options beside the coffee can be Yorkshire or PG tea. Food choice is also excellent, with spanakopita (Greek salty pie with spinach and feta) or some of their delicious looking sandwiches. If you prefer sweets, you should try cinnamon rolls or some of the fine ice cream flavours.
You will come to these cafés to get some energy to keep you going with all of the awesome landmarks Orlando has to offer, but you will stay a bit longer to enjoy the atmosphere. But if you are loking for a themed café like the Kusafiri, place with entertainment and boardgames like Vespr, smoke some hookah wih coffee at Achilies or just an excellent coffee like in World of Coffee, Orlando got you covered. So many different things to do in the cafés, that they are slowly becoming landmarks themselves.
All of the places we mentioned above, will be more than enough to keep your coffee thirst at bay, but beside that will also provide the good times and fun memories. Like we mentioned in the Las Vegas and Miami reviews, cafés are becoming more and more popular in America, and are getting a lot of attention from locals and tourists that are visiting these places. In this business if you offer great selection and delicious coffees, you can only expect prosperity and growth.