And updated take on Cuban coffee and bites is the idea behind the forthcoming Bebitos (1504 Bay Road, Suite #106), which debuts on South Beach in January 2020.
The brainchild of Jason Odio, the restaurateur behind popular spots Baby Jane, Ariete, and La Otra (previously Sidebar), who has tapped Stubborn Seed’s pastry chef Dallas Wynne, and chef of B Bistro and Osaka, Henry Hane, to lead the kitchen.
“The concept of Bebito’s pays homage to my family and heritage” said Odio, who named the café after his grandfather’s nickname ‘Bebito.’ “We aim to showcase our take on Cuban-American favorites with a modern, health conscious twist that speaks to a new generation.”
On the menu will be a variety of coffee offered in all traditional forms including Cuban staples like cafecito and café con leche, made using Bebito’s private label blend that is roasted locally in Miami featuring a mix of Brazilian, Colombian, and Ecuadorian beans. Non-dairy options like almond and coconut milks are offered as well, and for the later hours guests can select from a wine list boasting biodynamic varietals.
As for food, guests can expect dishes like chorizo manchego croquetas, baked egg with spinach and artichoke, guava miso salmon grain bowl, burgers, dulce de leche cookies, and a variety of tostadas.
The 100-seat space, which is housed inside the former Flamingo apartment building, offers an Old Havana meets modern day look and feel. Think emerald green tiles, pink velvet and vegan leather banquettes, custom wallpaper mural by Calico Sleek, and brass light fixtures throughout. When Bebitos debuts next month it’ll be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.