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Best Coffee Shops In Miami

Miamians love a good cup of coffee, whether it’s a classic Cuban style cup or a cold craft brew in Wynwood. With cafes all around the city, knowing where to go when the caffeine craving strikes is key. Here are the best coffee shops in Miami for your consideration.

Best Coffee Shops In Miami

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Eternity Coffee Roasters

If you love java, you owe it to yourself to visit Eternity Coffee Roasters. The beans here come with dossiers and pedigrees from small farms in Colombia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. There are pastries from Zach the Baker. The place is downtown, so there is validated parking in the garage upstairs as well as street parking. Free Wi-Fi and a selection of sandwiches make you want to linger. You can also take beans home to experience Eternity every day (coffee ranges from $14 to $19 for 12-ounce packages).

6. House of Per’La

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Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli (Glass and Vine, Eating House) has teamed up with Miami coffee roaster Per’La Specialty Coffee for this Coral Gables café that pours espressos, lattes, and other coffee drinks made with Per’La’s exclusive beans roasted right here in Miami. Instead of the usual mass-produced muffin or nuked egg sandwich, the food selection includes freshly baked croissants, a BLAT (bacon, lettuce, mashed avocado, and tomato sandwich) for $9, soups, and salads.

7. Bebito’s Cafe

South Beach desperately needs more coffee shops where one can concentrate without having to wrestle with a family of French tourists over the only seat near a power outlet. Bebito’s is just such a place. It’s in the lobby of a residential building slightly away from always-busy Alton Road. But the best part is that there’s a ton of seating, both downstairs and upstairs, where they have these set-ups that almost look like those VIP cabanas you can rent at a pool party. But instead of popping rosé, they’re ideal for cleaning up that inbox you’ve let go to hell.

8. Vice City Bean

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Best Coffee Shops In Miami

This coffee shop is located on the first floor of a residential building (don’t mistake it for their other location inside The Citadel), so there’s always a steady flow of people grabbing coffee or a donut on their way out. If you’re not good with a lot of motion and activity, maybe go somewhere else. But if you give it a minute, one of the stools by the window will probably become available before your very good coffee is even ready. Celebrate finding the perfect seat to finally file your very late expenses by getting one of those donuts or, if it’s too early for sugar, an empanada.