An odd phenomenon happens when you get asked the age-old question where the best spots in the city are. South Beach is no stranger to this feeling where, all of a sudden, your mind goes blank when you know there are plenty of great places to suggest to friends. Well, we’ve rounded up a list of our stellar go-tos, the kind of spots that have always been solid, welcoming, and delicious in their own right. Here are some of our regular South Beach favorites:
While the space at Bebito’s is large and sweeping, it still retains that cozy atmosphere you want from a neighborhood coffee shop. It’s a modern, trendy take on a classic Cuban cafe, complete with an Instagrammable color palette and delicious daily specials.
More than just a juice bar, Under the Mango Tree is a gathering place; a community – and that’s why we love this charming spot. With cozy beach vibes, smoothies, juices and acai bowls, it’s not hard to sip the day away with your favorite book at this lovable locale.
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It’s quite clear that the branding that goes into natural wine bottles is a constant rotation of hand-crafted art, and what better way to enjoy the designs than with the breathtakingly bohemian backdrop that Margot Natural Wine Bar provides. While the team behind The Broken Shaker awaits opening its official outpost in Downtown, they’ve popped up at Nikki Beach with a beautiful concept revolving around nothing but natural wine.
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South Beach has no shortage of green-focused, fresh-leaning bistros and cafes, and Lilikoi Organic Living is one of our absolute favorites. It’s an amazing go-to for multiple reasons: its design is airy and stylish, its food is always sustainably sourced and thoughtfully seasonal, and it’s as consistent as can be.
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Tucked away in Sunset Harbour, this Parisian-style bakery is all about the bread. Their selection rotates daily, but you can usually count on delicious sourdough loaves, airy croissants, incredible scones, and sublime chocolate-dipped cookies. Take your goodies to go and enjoy them at home, or linger in the charming French-inspired bakery and let the pressed-tin ceiling and smell of dough transport you straight to streets of Paris.
On the street level of one of Miami Beach’s most charming boutique hotels, The Local House is a serious contender for some of the best brunch fare in town. Inside Sense Beach House, this cozy eatery draws curious tourists and resident regulars alike. Their avocado toast is enough to write home about, but you truly can’t go wrong with everything else.
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As you get closer to the end of Miami Beach, right at 3rd street and hidden into the side of The Marriott, there’s Lolo’s Surf Cantina. It’s an chefy, trendy spot serving creative Mexican street eats and always boasting some kind of can’t-miss margarita special. Dig into their tacos and give yourself that much-needed energy.
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Who doesn’t love a good fusion restaurant, because that’s our favorite way to satisfy our indecision when it comes to what to eat. NaiYaRa is one of those beautifully-designed spaces that sets a perfect stage for the dance of flavors that will inhabit your tastebuds every single time.
This stylish yet intimate trattoria became a staple almost instantly and has managed to maintain its charm even after a few years. Their menu, although not as extensive as other Italian spots around town, is packed with authentic plates and flavors. Macchialina is a great date spot or family dinner destination, and don’t forget to venture over to their bar for some sweet sips.
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