Many of us know Little Haiti well–some of us not at all, but the general consensus is that it’s one of Miami’s most vibrant cultural neighborhoods and it’s changing fast. For the newer businesses popping up alone the 30 or so blocks of land that are actually preserving the richness of the area, one must be highlighted: Sixty10. Nestled along NE 2nd Ave near 62nd ST, the laid-back eatery is one part undercover foodie heaven and one part outdoor jam space you have to experience for yourself.
Founded by the French-native team behind local favorite, Cafe Creme, Sixty10 is a rotisserie at heart except they’re providing this particular food desert with something it doesn’t already have: fresh, organic eats at an affordable price. In fact, it was just voted “Best Eats Under $10” by TimeOut. Aside from the food (which we’ll get back to in a bit), it’s the outdoor space that’s also a rarity in the area. A huge floor filled with friendly-colored benches and a bamboo tiki bar for every concert and event need. The walls are covered by colorful graffiti from local artists featuring some of our childhood’s favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon characters. A stage covered by a towering, palm frond hut makes you feel like you’re in a parallel universe where the Caribbean meets Tulum and Brooklyn all at the same time. Even the neighborhood dogs have given the space their blessing, dreaming the vibes just right for a furever home.
If you’re coming for a meal, the food is equally as comforting. The star of the menu is of course their organic rotisserie chicken, simple and perfect. Pair that with 1 of their many sauces they make in house (our favorites were the curry and the jalapeño jam) and their roasted au jus potatoes and that’s a perfect plate. We loved the Cocoriko wrap stuffed with beans, rice, caramelized onions and of course their all-star chicken — an easy lunch order. Sides like Tabouleh and Brussels sprouts show their European roots, but we love that they pay homage to the surrounding neighborhood with curry items, jerk flavors, and of course homemade pikliz.
While driving along the busy avenue, you might get distracted by the breathtaking Little Haiti Cultural Complex just a block away and even miss Sixty10 if you’re not careful, but the graffiti will give them away. Encroached by native flora and even fruit trees (their guava sorbet is made from trees onsite), the bistro-lit space is just the kind of chill hang we need as an anchor to an ever-changing neighborhood. Come for their weekly Reggae Nights on Fridays or their monthly Sunday Jamaican brunch and experience the fusion for yourself or swing by for a quick bite, we know you’ll come back!
Address: 6010 NE 2nd Ave.
Hours: 11AM – 10PM
Photos by FujiFilmGirl.