Coffee, the fuel that runs through the veins of Miamians, let’s explore. It’s International Coffee Day and we have decided to Roundup our favorite Coffee Shops around town for the ultimate cup of Joe in the perfect setting. If you’re anything like me, a coffee shop doesn’t just serve amazing coffee; it’s a sanctuary, a place to explore your thoughts, connect with amazing souls, and find delicious productivity..  

These unique and quaint locations open their doors with the intention of welcoming community, creating conversations and igniting creatives. Today’s coffee culture has embedded itself in our daily lives so much so that we plan our work meetings, gather, and self care time around these little perfect nooks. Coffee shops tell a story, their ambiance and vibe set the backdrop to your escape. By supporting these establishments we are promoting local businesses, adding to the narrative and expanding Miami’s vast independent coffee culture. 

TINTA Y CAFE  

Whether you’re looking for a coffee on the run from their picturesque Ventanita or a cozy and quaint living room setting to dine at, Tinta & Cafe provides both. The Coral Gables sandwich shop/coffee bar is the perfect definition of mom and pop. This establishment is the quintessential cuban cafe with a splash of boho vintage esthetic. With the Santamaria family you will feel right at home while your classic cuban sandwich gets made counter-side and fresh cafe con leche arrives at your communal table.  Come for the coffee, stay for the sandwiches. For more creative delights besides the traditional Cuban and Media Noche see Here 

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WHITE ROSE COFFEE

Back in 2017 West Miami finally received the perfect coffee shop we had all been waiting for thanks to Javier Betancourt. Acclaimed tattoo artist known for his signature white rose art created a space which allows accessibility to a neighborhood that yearned for it. Large promoters of community involvement the coffee shop continuously host events harnessing local engagement. The spacious, sleek location has a floor to ceiling mirror which doubles as a permanent menu (excellent for pics). Their vegan-friendly baked bites along with extensive list of beverages makes them the perfect hideout for a slow sip study afternoon or a quick on the run double espresso. P.S. Their extensive latte flavors will keep you coming back (Rose, lavender, golden milk lattes and more.) More info.

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VICE CITY BEAN

If you’re interested in working out of a spacious industrial like neighborhood coffee shop, head over to the FillingStation Lofts  in the Arts and Entertainment District. Vice City Bean provides a spacious setting, high windows providing a light and warm ambiance with community in mind. Keep your eyes open and on the lookout for their funky tricycle that pops up at community events and seasonal festivals in the Miami area…… and don’t forget homemade fresh macadamia and almond milk daily. Check out their monthly happenings here. 

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DECO COFFEE 

Nestled in the bustling neighborhood of Allapattah we find Deco Coffee. Threefold Cafe owner Nick Sharp (avocado toast guru) along with Relentless Roasters’ Daniel Paguaga opened their loft style, coffee corner back in 2018. The abundance of natural light shining through the window, bright blue accent wall, coffee bags and all white furniture throughout the space really embodies the essence of Miami.  Along with their extensive list of coffee, tea and beverage selection be sure to taste some of their delicious bites including but not limited to Avo Toast, Chicken Melt and a mouthwatering Deco Night Club. Deco Coffee is known for their in-house roasting. See more foodies bites here. 

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THE ALCHEMIST 

The perfect outdoor hideaway tucked into the flora and fauna of Wilton Manors. The artist playground that surrounds the venue will have you entertained for hours. Once you’re ready to unwind with a diverse and eclectic list of beverages and “slicers” (open face sandwiches) the garden is where you will want to be. A place for great conversation with artists, monthly happenings and an applause-worthy golden milk latte. As the name best describes it you will only find magic both on the Alchemist menu and the charming green-filled bungalow. More details here. 

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PANTHER COFFEE

Miami’s original coffee house for the aficionados and those passionate about their brewed beverages.  At first the shop’s eclectic, dark and simple decor set deep tone to the atmosphere but what you will quickly experience is Panthers passion and detail  in their coffee. The roasters, wholesalers and retailers have a simple mission: to create “the finest coffee in the world” and it all begins with sourcing the perfect beans. The Miami community has grown with Panther Coffee culture establishing locations in Wynwood, Sunset Harbour, MiMo, Coconut Grove along with headquarters and education lab in Little Haiti. Their delicious cold brew and flat white are some of the many favorites. Panther’s friendly baristas always providing a helping hand in getting to know the menu a little better. Hours here.

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ALL DAY

As Vogue puts it “the best cup of coffee in Miami”. Need we say more. All Day is an elegant hipsters paradise located next to legendary bar The Corner on the left and Fooq’s on the right. This coffee house is making its stamp on the Miami’s coffee scene and it’s here to stay. But wait, there’s more! The light and open mood sets the tone for delicious  breakfast, lunch or brunch. Their locally-sourced ingredients make for a perfect avocado toast or the egg-centered sandwiches with Zack the Baker Bagels. You not only have a carefully curated list of coffee-based drinks to select from but beer, wine, tea and homemade juices such as guava from the Redlands (ask for the mystery drink of the day). More deliciousness  here. 

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Dominican native Sascha Rijo landed in Miami circa 2009 as a wanderer. Since her inception in the Sunshine state she has evolved within the world of lifestyle luxury hospitality. After a 7 month solo world tour, she recently returned diving into film and television production as a freelancer. Sascha can be found watching movies or contributing to Dominican & Florida Film Festivals.