Sure, Miami has always had great Cuban coffee spots, but it was a late bloomer regarding proper coffee shops. Thankfully, that has changed, and now the Magic City boasts plenty of places to enjoy the many renditions of caffeine craved morning, noon, and night. Here’s where to go for the next java fix.Read More
Where to Drink Really Good Coffee in Miami
Yes, it's possible
Neverland Coffee Bar
A touch of whimsy never hurt, particularly while getting caffeine for the day. Whether cooling off with its award-winning iced coffee or opting for the fan-favorite hot golden coffee made with espresso, almond or coconut milk, turmeric, cinnamon, coconut oil, ghee, brown sugar, and condensed milk, the charming outdoor space begs for lingering and conversation. If hunger strikes, its “everlasting brunch” ample menu covers everything from egg dishes to salads to burgers.
Imperial Moto Cafe
This hip, motorcycle-themed coffee shop in Little River offers trendy coffee creations like nitro CBD cold brew, matcha lattes, Instagram-worthy cappuccinos, pastries, Cuban sandwiches, and avocado toast if hunger strikes. Plus, the Wifi is strong and free and encouraged to be used.
Caracas Bakery Biscayne
This second location (the original is in Doral) can quickly become habit-forming. Coffee, in all its iterations, is always perfectly prepared, plus there is the added bonus of pastries like Nutella cruffin and palmeritas (elephant ears) that pair nicely. Make it a meal, get the cachitos (warm dough filled with ham, cheese, or both), and notice how hard it is to stop at one.
OL'DAYS - Farm to Table
Argentine sisters Martina and Juliana Fracchia are behind this cozy cafe serving everything from espresso to iced hazelnut lattes, all the while working closely with Miami coffee roaster María Esther Thome-López, who personally sources beans from Ethiopia and other coffee regions to create unique, high-quality blends. There’s also a monthly rotating specialty coffee blend, an in-house cold brew, and almond milk made from scratch. Don’t skip homemade desserts like vegan cinnamon rolls or gluten-free coconut alfajor.
Suite Habana Cafe
This Wynwood spot serves Cuban coffee and small bites like empanadas, croquetas, and sweet items. The space is modeled after a paladar — aka a small restaurant that can be found inside someone’s private home in Cuba — complete with a welcome mat at its entrance, to the plush furniture seating located inside this coffee shop, Cuban tiles, and even its piece of the Wynwood Walls with a mural of Cuban queen, Celia Cruz outside its front door.
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Panther Coffee (Multiple locations)
As Miami's most notable coffee establishment, Panther Coffee is arguably the shop that ushered South Florida’s new coffee wave. Its ever-popular original outpost in Wynwood is an artist sanctuary and a casual business spot for trendy Miamians. No matter the crowd, the demand is high for this coffee brewer who supplies coffee beans to every prominent restaurant in town.
The Salty Donut
Nothing goes better with coffee than a good doughnut, making this Miami darling a must-go spot for that craving for caffeine. From traditional glazed to strawberry shortcake to chocolate passion fruit, there’s a flavor worth pairing with a cappuccino, espresso, or the more whimsical cinnamon cereal milk latte.
Macondo Coffee Roasters (Multiple locations)
With multiple locations (the OG being in Doral), this Colombian coffee shop roasts all its beans in-house from small farms in Colombia. Plus, it offers a full menu with paninis, salads, and pizza.
Vice City Bean (Multiple locations)
A local favorite, this laid-back coffee house features a multi-roaster coffee program serving different coffees from Madcap Coffee and freshly baked goods like dulce de leche cookies and almond croissants. They also offer coffee workshops for those who want to improve their barista skills.
Aroma Espresso Bar
This Israeli coffee shop serves coffee made from multiple-origin beans specially roasted in the Hula Valley on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Coffee options are endless, from cortadito to Turkish to Chai latte, and almost all versions also come chilled. There are enough food options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for those wanting to hang out.
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This bright, airy South Beach cafe serves everything from the classic cafecito to more unique coffee libations like the cloud latte topped with “cloud” foam and cacao “rain.” An extensive menu includes all-day breakfast offerings, bowls, salads, burgers, and wraps.
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This award-winning spot in Downtown Miami serves up a variety of unique coffee offerings like cold brew rosemary limeade, perfectly frothy nitro cold brew, and espresso-based drinks based on milk preference (wet or dry) along with an egg-heavy menu, including a celebrated egg sandwich and irresistible gooey chocolate chunk cookie.
Tinta y Café
This no-fuss Coral Gables spot is where to go for authentic Cuban coffee. There’s a ready selection of Cuban sandwiches and croquetas, turning a need for caffeine into a perfect quick lunch.
Self-appointed as “Coral Gables’ first coffeehouse,” husband and wife Demetrio and Vilma Pina provide a welcoming space for all, from harried businessmen to blue color workers seeking a good cup of joe. Impressive breakfast, brunch, and lunch menus are available to go with coffee cravings, making sure visitors leave fueled and happy.
Cafe Grumpy (Multiple locations)
Brooklyn import Cafe Grumpy serves various Kosher-certified coffee from around the world. Coffee subscriptions, merch, and brewing supplies are also available for those taking their caffeine habit to the next level.
House of Per'La
Coffee fans have likely tasted Per’la Specialty Roasters at a favorite restaurant. Head to its Coral Gables space for a large assortment of coffee concoctions like pour-overs, cortados, and macchiatos, along with treats like churro muffins, Oreo chunk cookies, and pumpkin whoopie pies.