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Where to Drink Really Good Coffee in Miami

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While the rest of the country has been drinking great coffee for years, Miami has been seriously lacking. While the city might have some great Cuban coffee spots, a proper coffee shop has been harder to come by — until now.

A new crop of great coffee spots are showing up all over the the Magic City, and here are the best of the best listed in geographical order to get a java fix — and possibly some gratis Wifi to boot.

Editor’s Note: A number of South Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Florida Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For those wanting to find the best takeout and dining options throughout Miami, please visit here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.

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This Aventura coffee shop may have its roots in Alaska (originally founded there in 1993), but is now very much part of the South Florida bean scene. The shop roasts all its coffee beans on site to ensure the just right cup. Bonus factor? It also has a wood-fire oven so guests can even have pizza with its coffee. May sound odd, but isn’t that combo what got everyone through college? Open for takeout, indoor and outdoor dining, and delivery.

Imperial Moto Cafe

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This hip, motorcycle themed coffee shop in Little Haiti, offers all of-the-moment coffee creations like nitro CBD cold brew, matcha lattes, plus Instagram worthy cappuccinos, along with pastries, Cuban sandwiches, and avocado toast if hunger strikes. Plus, the Wifi is strong and free and encouraged to be used. Available for takeout or dine in. 

Sips Cafe

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Housed in the up-and-coming Allapattah neighborhood, Sips features classic coffee drinks like cappuccinos and lattes, plus half gallon bottled varieties that are meant to be taken home. Available for pick up. 

Suite Habana Cafe

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This Wynwood spot serves up 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 found inside this coffee shop, Cuban tiles, and even its own piece of the Wynwood Walls with a mural of Cuban queen, Celia Cruz outside its front door. Open for takeout, indoor and outdoor dining, and delivery.

Panther Coffee (Multiple locations)

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As the most notable coffee establishment to come out of Miami, Panther Coffee is arguably the shop that ushered in South Florida’s new coffee wave. Its ever-popular original outpost in Wynwood is both 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. Open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining.

Macondo Coffee Roasters

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Doral hasn't been much of a coffee destination, but Macondo is trying to change that. This Colombian coffee shop roasts all its beans in house that it sources from small farms in Colombia. Plus, it offers a full menu complete with sandwiches, salads and pizza and even live music on Thursday nights. Open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining.

Vice City Bean

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Located in the up-and-coming Arts & Entertainment District, this laid-back coffee house features a multiroaster coffee program serving up different coffees from Madcap Coffee along with freshly baked goods like dulce de leche cookies and almond croissants. Open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining.

Bebito’s

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This bright and airy South Beach cafe serves up everything the classic cafecito to more unique coffee libations like the cloud latte topped with “cloud” foam and cacao “rain.” Pair the brews with pastries by Dallas Wynne, or opt for something heartier like a steak sandwich, guava barbecue chicken, or a chicken vaca frita bowl. Open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

All Day

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This Instagram worthy spot in Downtown Miami by 2014 Eater Young Gun Camila Ramos 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 (more wet or more dry) along with an egg-heavy menu including the drool-worthy "Runny & Everything” sandwich and nostalgic pastries. Open for takeout and outdoor dining.

Tinta y Café

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This Cuban coffee favorite has set up digs in Coral Gables, but still serves the same cafe it made a name for along with Cuban sandwiches and croquetas. Open for takeout and indoor dining.

Pasión del Cielo Coffee (Multiple locations)

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Not only can guests choose how they like their coffee at Pasión del Cielo, but this shop takes it a step further by allowing them to choose which bean and country they'd prefer it from with varieties from all around the world. The beans are displayed against the wall with detailed descriptions of each — so guests can find exactly what type of brew they are looking for. Open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining.

Cafe Grumpy

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Brooklyn import Cafe Grumpy has set up its first location outside of the Big Apple in Coral Gables. The coffee shop serves up a variety of different coffee from the top regions around the world and boasts a variety of classes to learn more about coffee. Open for takeout.

House of Per'La

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What happens when a local coffee roaster and a Miami grown chef join forces? The birth of a neighborhood coffee shop, and Eater Award Winner for best Miami coffeehouse of 2018, House of Per’La. The team behind Eating House has partnered with coffee makers Per’la Specialty Roasters to take over the former Café Curuba space. On the menu expect a large assortment of coffee concoctions like pour overs, cortados, and macchiatos, along with a revamped food menu from Giorgio Rapicavoli with items such as daily frittatas, baked goods, egg sandwiches and more.

Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse

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This Pinecrest coffee shop might serve up the most creative java creations in town. With options like plantain lattes, maple bacon cappuccinos, and lemonade cold brew, along with coffee house favorites, its quickly become a staple in the neighborhood for those looking for a caffeine fix.

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Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.

This Aventura coffee shop may have its roots in Alaska (originally founded there in 1993), but is now very much part of the South Florida bean scene. The shop roasts all its coffee beans on site to ensure the just right cup. Bonus factor? It also has a wood-fire oven so guests can even have pizza with its coffee. May sound odd, but isn’t that combo what got everyone through college? Open for takeout, indoor and outdoor dining, and delivery.

Imperial Moto Cafe

This hip, motorcycle themed coffee shop in Little Haiti, offers all of-the-moment coffee creations like nitro CBD cold brew, matcha lattes, plus Instagram worthy cappuccinos, along with pastries, Cuban sandwiches, and avocado toast if hunger strikes. Plus, the Wifi is strong and free and encouraged to be used. Available for takeout or dine in. 

Sips Cafe

Housed in the up-and-coming Allapattah neighborhood, Sips features classic coffee drinks like cappuccinos and lattes, plus half gallon bottled varieties that are meant to be taken home. Available for pick up. 

Suite Habana Cafe

This Wynwood spot serves up 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 found inside this coffee shop, Cuban tiles, and even its own piece of the Wynwood Walls with a mural of Cuban queen, Celia Cruz outside its front door. Open for takeout, indoor and outdoor dining, and delivery.

Panther Coffee (Multiple locations)

As the most notable coffee establishment to come out of Miami, Panther Coffee is arguably the shop that ushered in South Florida’s new coffee wave. Its ever-popular original outpost in Wynwood is both 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. Open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining.

Macondo Coffee Roasters

Doral hasn't been much of a coffee destination, but Macondo is trying to change that. This Colombian coffee shop roasts all its beans in house that it sources from small farms in Colombia. Plus, it offers a full menu complete with sandwiches, salads and pizza and even live music on Thursday nights. Open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining.

Vice City Bean

Located in the up-and-coming Arts & Entertainment District, this laid-back coffee house features a multiroaster coffee program serving up different coffees from Madcap Coffee along with freshly baked goods like dulce de leche cookies and almond croissants. Open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining.

Bebito’s

This bright and airy South Beach cafe serves up everything the classic cafecito to more unique coffee libations like the cloud latte topped with “cloud” foam and cacao “rain.” Pair the brews with pastries by Dallas Wynne, or opt for something heartier like a steak sandwich, guava barbecue chicken, or a chicken vaca frita bowl. Open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

All Day

This Instagram worthy spot in Downtown Miami by 2014 Eater Young Gun Camila Ramos 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 (more wet or more dry) along with an egg-heavy menu including the drool-worthy "Runny & Everything” sandwich and nostalgic pastries. Open for takeout and outdoor dining.

Tinta y Café

This Cuban coffee favorite has set up digs in Coral Gables, but still serves the same cafe it made a name for along with Cuban sandwiches and croquetas. Open for takeout and indoor dining.

Pasión del Cielo Coffee (Multiple locations)

Not only can guests choose how they like their coffee at Pasión del Cielo, but this shop takes it a step further by allowing them to choose which bean and country they'd prefer it from with varieties from all around the world. The beans are displayed against the wall with detailed descriptions of each — so guests can find exactly what type of brew they are looking for. Open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining.

Cafe Grumpy

Brooklyn import Cafe Grumpy has set up its first location outside of the Big Apple in Coral Gables. The coffee shop serves up a variety of different coffee from the top regions around the world and boasts a variety of classes to learn more about coffee. Open for takeout.

House of Per'La

What happens when a local coffee roaster and a Miami grown chef join forces? The birth of a neighborhood coffee shop, and Eater Award Winner for best Miami coffeehouse of 2018, House of Per’La. The team behind Eating House has partnered with coffee makers Per’la Specialty Roasters to take over the former Café Curuba space. On the menu expect a large assortment of coffee concoctions like pour overs, cortados, and macchiatos, along with a revamped food menu from Giorgio Rapicavoli with items such as daily frittatas, baked goods, egg sandwiches and more.

Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse

This Pinecrest coffee shop might serve up the most creative java creations in town. With options like plantain lattes, maple bacon cappuccinos, and lemonade cold brew, along with coffee house favorites, its quickly become a staple in the neighborhood for those looking for a caffeine fix.

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