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The 10 Best Cafés of Miami

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After the breathtaking city and coffee houses of Stockholm, we are going to leave the European vibe a little bit. Now it is just the right time to tackle the sunny beaches of Miami, Florida. Because of its proximity to Cuba, their coffee habits are influenced a lot by their southern neighbors. You can find distinctive molasses-sweet espresso, also known as Cuban coffee, anywhere in the city.

If you are in the area and find yourself in need of a non-generic/mass produced coffee, this is the right article for you. You can find cafés on every corner of the city because the coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. But it takes a bit of research to find something special and that’s where we come in.

Below, you will find our pick for the best coffee experience in the city of Miami. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Our top picks:

10. ALL DAY Coffee and Eggs

  • Address: 1035 N Miami Ave, Esquina com NW 11th St, Miami, FL 33136
  • Telephone: +1 305-699-3447
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 7:00 – 19:00; Sat – Sun, 9:00 – 19:00
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.alldaymia.com/

All day Coffee and Eggs is a bit tucked away, but not that hard to find. It is small and cozy, with interesting green details filling the interior. There is no table service so you will have to order from the counter, but it is probably due to its size. One of the most interesting things about the design of the place is the big green menu behind the counter.

It just fits nicely with the simplistic vibe they are going for. The baristas are warm, cheerful and will make your visit pleasant. They are professional and keep the place as clean as it should be.

Coffee is good and can be made with a different kind of brewing methods like pour over. They know how to serve it as well, so you know that your cappuccino will be just as creamy as it needs to be. If the outside temperature is warm, you can get delicious cold brew coffee to refresh yourself.

This café is in its prime during the day, since there is a variety of breakfast and brunch options. All those eggs and salads go hand to hand with your morning coffee. A wonderful way to start a day.

9. Eternity Coffee Roasters

  • Address: 117 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131-1501
  • Telephone: +1 305-350-7761
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 7:00 – 18:00; Sat, 10:00 – 15:00
  • More information about the coffee house: https://www.eternitycoffeeroasters.com/

This café near the Bayfront Park is there for anyone looking for a nice cup of ice coffee. Interior is modern, yet simple. You can relax in one of the red velvet couches and watch coffee makers placed around the café.

Baristas working there know what they’re doing and most importantly enjoy it very much. They know their business since they do things like preheating the cups to preserve the complex flavor notes. If you are just entering the world of coffee and not sure what to get, don’t worry since the staff will gladly give you a hand with that.

All coffee making is done in front of you, so if you like to watch how it is made, this will provide you with a lot of entertainment. This place offers a great pour-over method of brewing coffee (Japanese method where you put grinded coffee into a cup and pour hot water over the grounds), which has gained a lot of popularity lately.

You can also get delicious, hot and cold, caramel latte if you are more interested in a sweet side of coffee. They have a nice tea selection just in case you come with someone who is not a regular coffee drinker. Food selection is limited, but to be honest, nobody is visiting a café because of the food.

Eternity Coffee Roasters has home brewing equipment and coffee beans for sale. Everything you need to enjoy good coffee in the comfort of your own home.

8. Pasion Del Cielo Coffee Midtown

  • Address: 3301 NE 1st Ave, Unit 100, Miami Beach, FL 33137-4106
  • Telephone: +1 305-470-2244
  • Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 7:00 – 22:00;
  • More information about the coffee house: https://pasiondelcielo.com/

As you approach, you’ll see a couple of metal tables and chairs, which is nothing out of the ordinary. But the real treasure can be found inside.

This spacious café looks like a mixture of bakery and a coffee shop. You can sit in one of the many comfortable couches and enjoy the ambient. Décor is interesting and unique. There are sandbags placed on the walls and barrels with lamps on them placed near the couches.

People that work in this café are dedicated to keeping you satisfied. They are knowledgeable about coffee and will offer you their sincere opinion on the matter. The opening hours are from 7 in the morning, so it is perfect for people that start their work early.

When you come to the counter, you will notice that behind it are coffee beans from all over the world.  From Columbian to Kenyan beans, the hardest decision you will have to make is which one to try first.  You can also try some of their specialty lattes with a variety of different tastes like cinnamon, peanut, banana, etc.

You can order some of the sweets, like brownies with marshmallow or empanadas that will go hand in hand with your morning coffee.

7. Puroast Coffee

  • Address: 632 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3016
  • Telephone: +1 786-212-1956
  • Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 7:00 – 17:00; Sun, 8:00 – 15:00
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.puroast.com/

While you are sitting in this café, it will feel like you were teleported to an exotic place where they actually grow coffee. Almost everything inside is made out of wood, and they have a lot of greenery. Even some of the bigger tables have potted plants on top of them. It all gives this place lots of positive vibes.

Employees are relaxed and the atmosphere they create is the same, so you can even come here to do some work on your laptop (yes there is free Wi-fi). They are helpful and attentive, so don’t be shy to ask for help. All of them are trained to make high-quality coffee with their special brew.

Puroast specializes in making their own coffee with reduced acid, which gives the smooth and silky flavor to it (all of their espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, and macchiatos are roasted this way). They also have a unique brewing method called Greca, that gives an exquisite flavor that highlights Puroast’s roasting. You can even add steamed milk to give it more texture.

You can find something for breakfast, but sweets are certainly their second best thing. Whole wheat pancakes with blueberry or banana toppings are delicious and great for those with a sweet tooth.

6. Alaska Coffee Roasting Company

  • Address: 13130 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
  • Telephone: +1 786-332-4254
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 7:00 – 22:00; Sat – Sun, 8:00 – 22:00
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.acrcmiami.com/

Alaska Coffee Roasting Company gives a feeling of a restaurant with its simple, yet effective design. There are no outdoor tables, since they have a parking lot instead, which is a useful thing to have.

Interior is very clean and spacious and looks professional. There are a lot of wooden decorations on the walls, for your eyes maximum enjoyment. This café is mostly staffed by enthusiastic young people. Even though they do not have table service, you can expect baristas to be very helpful.

They offer a good variety of coffee, from Latin America, South Pacific and Africa. With the selection as big as theirs, you will have no problem finding the one that suits you the best. There are even regionally grown coffee beans on the menu, which you can bet are always fresh.

Unexpectedly, this café also offers an amazing selection of pizzas, even the vegetarian ones. They are made on Wood-Fired ovens (brought in from Italy), which makes crisp, tasty and delicious pizzas. With your meal, you can order some of the many salads that are made on the spot.

Another interesting thing they serve are good wines, which is not something you would expect to find in a café.

5. Shepherd Artisan Coffee

  • Address: 919 Collins Ave, 919 collins ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5077
  • Telephone: +1 786-448-9151
  • Opening hours: Sun – Sat, 7:30 – 20:00
  • More information about the coffee house: https://www.shepherdartisan.com/

Outside of the café are some tables, right next to the sidewalk, with a couple of palm trees for the optimal shade. Great for a relaxing coffee before going to the beach. On the first looks, it seems like the café is small, with only a few tables on the inside.

Once you enter the café, you will be impressed by its lovely blue and white décor. Interior is made to look like a sweet bakery with a bookshelf in the corner. It’s just magical. Staff is friendly and natural. They will not impose on you and are laid back and relaxed. Just what you need to enjoy one of the books available for reading.

As their name says, they offer artisan coffee. There are specialized ones like the Chai Latte or Affogato. If you like to keep it to the basics, there is always espresso, latte, cappuccino or macchiato. There are also Iced versions of all the choices mentioned above.

This café offers even good healthy food, which is like an oasis in America. You can try Quinoa (similar to cereal), Acai (berries that come from palm trees) or some of the other salads. Besides the healthy food, you can try their delicious smoothies of different flavors.

4. Angelina’s Coffee and Juice

  • Address: 3451 NE 1st Ave, Unit 102, Miami, FL 33137-3984
  • Telephone: +1 305-424-9129
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00 – 16:00; Sat – Sun, 9:00 – 16:00
  • More information about the coffee house: https://www.angelinascoffee.com/

Right from the entrance, you will notice that this café strives for the more modern look. There are a couple of wooden tables outside for those hot sunny days.

Interior is nice and cozy, with warm red color dominating the place. All hanging menus are colorful and readable. Cool thing is that the walls of this café are decorated with paintings from local Miami artists and are available for purchase.

People working here are friendly and bring a cool vibe to Angelina’s café. With a menu this big, the staff has to be professional as well and you can bet that they are.

They have a full coffee bar with a huge selection of different kinds. From regular espressos and mochas, to Americanos flavored coffee with caramel, hazelnut, white chocolate and vanilla (you can also get them sugar-free).

Great breakfast selection that will make you enjoy the morning coffee even more. Most famous are their omelets and crepes with a variety of different ingredients like bacon, sausages or onions. After that you can try sweet crepes or waffles with your favorite toppings.

For non-coffee drinks, there are organic teas (green tea, jasmine, chamomile, etc.), frappes with a variety of flavors and fresh pressed juices.

3. Aroma Espresso Bar

  • Address: 1601 Collins Ave, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-3112
  • Telephone: +1 305-397-8685
  • Opening hours: Sun – Sat, 7:00 – 22:00
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.aroma.us/

This is one stylish looking café. From the big black awnings, protecting you from the hot Miami sun, to potted plants surrounding the whole outside area of the café. Simply dazzling. Inside the café, you will see a contrast in colors since most of it is painted brightly. You can see the interesting design ideas used, like the silky net dangling on the counter, giving it a sort of smoke effect.

Baristas are hard working and pleasant when dealing with customers. Since the ordering system is computerized, and the staff is trained in its usage, you will have little to no queues inside this café. This place has a usual assortment of coffee selection, from espresso, lattes to Turkish coffee. They also serve Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows that will probably bring back your childhood.

Some variations of the regular coffees can also be ordered, like Espresso Con Panna (espresso topped with a scoop of whipped cream), Aroma Coffee (espresso and aroma pralines with steamed milk. Topped with whipped cream and cocoa sprinkles) or Café Au Lait (their custom blend filter coffee and frothy steamed milk).

Because this café is near the Loews Hotel, it has an amazing selection of meals. They serve breakfast and brunch meals throughout the day, so you can always find tasty eggs with french toast or cream cheese filled croissants.

2. Nespresso Boutique

  • Address: 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2452
  • Telephone: +1 800-562-1465
  • Opening hours: Sun – Wed, 10:00 – 22:00; Thu – Sat, 11:00 – 23:00
  • More information about the coffee house: https://www.nespresso.com/

Décor of the interior is very elegant. Black, white and silver go well together in this high-class café. They also have this unique decorative element, where the whole one wall is built out of the Nespresso coffee pods.

You would think that something that colorful would have been a wrong choice with the rest of the café. But it is quite the opposite because it breaks the monotony of the black and white combination and adds to the overall charm of the place.

The staff is polite and nice. They are well educated in the coffee making business and will know how to serve your coffee. You will not wait for long to get your order since they know how to do their jobs right.

The name suggests that this café is specialized in Nespresso coffees. Coffee is served with a little chocolate next to it. They do not only use the espresso machines but also ones for real black coffee, which is a rare thing to find in American cafés.

If you have the desire to make nespressos at home, this café also offers coffee pods for purchase. Great little extra. Beside the coffees, there are a lot of different kinds of desserts to choose from. Their biggest hit must be the delicious Lava cake or nice milkshakes that will cool you on a hot day.

1. Panther Coffee

  • Address: 2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
  • Telephone: +1 305-677-3952
  • Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 7:00 – 21:00; Sun, 8:00 – 21:00
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.panthercoffee.com/

Panther Coffee is a relaxing café, where you can expect to have a great time and enjoy the best coffee. Most of the seating in this café is outdoors, but it’s a plus in a hot city like Miami. There are a couple of big umbrellas and a finely placed tree for optimal shade. The whole place has a chill vibe to it.

The first thing you will notice when you enter this café is the amazing and inviting smell. You will be surprised to see that they are roasting coffee on site. There are not a lot sitting places outside, due to homemade coffee making process.

Baristas are artists when it comes to coffee making, and they must be considering the brewing processes done in the café itself. Even though they are professionals at what their work, they will stay down-to-earth and friendly with anyone in, or around, their café.

Their coffee selection is huge and will have something for everyone. You can get all kinds of espresso, ready or cold brew (like Nitro Cold Brew White or Iced Chai Latte). There are also four types of brewing methods you can pick from (Chemex, Clever, Kalita Wave and French Press).

Proudly presented home made coffees are a blast and cannot be found anywhere else. They claim that all materials used by them are organic, which gives their coffees rich taste. Since it is a real café, there are not a lot of things to order beside the coffee. But even the things they have, like chocolate croissants, are delicious and fresh.

Summary:

Probably because of the sunny nature of this city, the coffee hasn’t been as popular in the past. But all of that changed in the past couple of years. The allure of a tasty, energetic drink has found its fan base in the city of parties. Like we said earlier, Cuba and its people have had a lot to do with this rising trend as well.

With the advancement in brewing methods and discovery of many different types, coffee found its place among the most drank beverages in Miami. Even though there is a lot imported coffee, you can also find plenty of cafés that roast, grind and brew their own coffee beans.

Like in the rest of the world, coffee has slowly become an integral part of the drinking culture. The best example of that can be seen in its many and unique cafés opening all around the city.

When spending a day at the beach, ice coffee will cool you down and give you the energy to keep up with the city’s fast pace lifestyle. Or if you prefer something sweet, try some of the many coffees with added ice cream scoops. Endless possibilities for anyone who enjoys the taste of a good coffee.

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