Miami has a coffee culture all its own. From cafecito to our ever-growing artisan coffee scene, it’s pretty easy to stay caffeinated in Miami. In celebration of National Coffee Day this Wednesday, September 29th, and International Coffee Day on Friday, October 1st, check out our guide to great coffee in Miami:
Not only can you grab delicious hand-crafted coffee from these spots, but they are also places where you’ll want to pull up a chair and stay awhile. These are some of our favorites:
Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse – Brewing Buddha is a unique blend of coffee, tea, and photographs to create a one-of-a-kind vibe.
Address: 8219 SW 124th St, Miami, FL 33156
Cafe Demetrio – The first coffee house in Coral Gables, Cafe Demetrio is a staple. You won’t want to leave their back courtyard.
Address: 300 Alhambra Cir, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Imperial Moto Cafe – Imperial is Miami’s original moto-inspired coffeeshop serving up a vintage motorcycle gallery and American made apparel line to boot.
Address: 7299 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33150
Magic City Perks – Kendall’s got a coffee lounge and it’s not to be missed, when you are in the neighborhood this is a must stop.
Address: 12700 SW 128th St #105, Miami, FL 33186
MIAM Café – The perfect to grab a coffee and escape the hustle and bustle of Wynwood, MIAM should be on your radar.
Address: 2750 NW 3rd Ave Suite 21, Miami, FL 33127
Suite Habana Cafe – You’ll feel right at home at this eco-conscious, family-owned Cuban Coffee Shop. Grab a seat and take your time.
Address: 2609 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
The Alchemist Coffee Shop – The Alchemist is one of the most charming courtyards for catching up on e-mails with some seriously delicious coffee and bites.
Address: 17830 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
The Salty Donut – Known for their sweet treats, The Salty Donut has also curated quite the full-circle experience with their extensive coffee program.
Address: Multiple locations
Tinta y Cafe – Tinta y Cafe has a bustling atmosphere that pours out of its walk-up window and a comfortable ambiance that feels like home inside.
True Baristas Coffee – If you haven’t experienced Brickell’s first and only vintage coffee truck, True Baristas should be on your list.
Address: 1300 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Vice City Bean – From the aesthetic to the homemade macadamia and almond milks, Vice City Bean is a space for caffeinated community.
Photo credit: The Salty Donut by FujiFilmGirl
There’s nothing more special than locally roasted coffee. These are the folks leading the way in continuing to grow Miami’s coffee scene.
Alaska Coffee Roasting – “Farm to cup,” celebrate the wine of the tropics: coffee at Alaska Coffee. Their coffee game is always strong, and their wood-fired oven gives way to some of the best home-made eats in the city
Address: 13130 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
Cachito Coffee Roasters – Family-owned and operated, Cachito is Miami Beach destination for locals to unwind .
Cafe Vidita – Cafe Vidita is a family owned specialty coffee business known for their award-winning Nicaraguan specialty coffee. Try it for yourself online or at their Coconut Grove location.
Address: 2982 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133
Deco Coffee Co. – While the Allapattah cafe might no longer be open, rest easy in that you can still order from Deco Coffee’s roasts online or enjoy at Threefold Cafes around town. Fawn over the amazing retro branding while you’re at it.
Eternity Coffee Roasters – This charming Downtown coffee roaster is serving up the goods through their website and storefront.
Address: 117 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Great Circle – If you’re looking for a morning coffee with soul in every cup, look no further than Great Circle. Every roast is made thoughtfully for each type of coffee lover and what kind of food they like to pair with their favorite beans.
Panther Coffee – Easily the most popular Miami roaster on the list, it’s almost impossible not to have encountered Panther‘s signature coffee at least once in the city.
Per’La Specialty Roasters – Chances are you’ve tasted the delicious Per’La roast at some favorite coffee shops around town. You can order their roasts online or grab them directly from the team themselves as they pop-up at House of Per’La in Coral Gables.
XO Espresso Bar – Based in Miami Beach, this micro roastery is special on so many levels. Not only is their product unique and memorable, but they roast their beans on an emissions-free, environmentally-friendly roaster.
Photo credit: House of Per’La by FujiFilmGirl
We’d be remiss not to mention just a few of the ventanitas that make the Magic City extra special. A shining portal through which we indulge, they are windows with a culture entirely their own.
Enriqueta’s – The little Cuban cafe that could. The beloved destination has withstood the heavy surrounding development, as still dishes out some of the best Cuban coffee and sandwiches in the city.
Address: 186 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137
Islas Canarias – A coffee here must be accompanied by croquetas. It simply must.
Mary’s Cafe & Coin Laundry – Mary’s is a Miami go-to. An unassuming coin laundry that happens to also offer killer Cuban coffee and a must-try pan con bistec. Open 24 hours, you have no excuse to not try it out.
Address: 2542 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33133
Versailles – The gateway to Little Havana, Versailles is easily the most well-known Cuban restaurant in maybe the world.
Address: 3555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Photo credit: Katie June Burton / Culture Trip
Cover photo by FujiFilmGirl