Miami is serious about its coffee, but it’s not exactly what you might expect. Magic City coffee is a little different from what you find in the rest of the country, usually offered as either a Cuban-style shot, or European-style demitasse. Sure, you can order up an Americano, but these little International twists are a reflection of what makes our city so special – even if it may or may not be responsible for keeping our populace up all night long.
Nespresso's appearance looks more like an exclusive lounge than a coffee bar, and that's because it is. This is where you go to have a perfectly brewed espresso and linger. Don't even ask for a to-go cup - they don't have them.
1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, 800.562.1465
2 Panther Coffee
Characterized by its mission to roast and prepare the finest coffees in the world, Panther Coffee is a Miami-based coffee retailer and wholesaler that specializes in providing the best quality coffee in the city. After 20 years perfecting the art of coffee, husband-and-wife team Joel and Leticia Pollock guarantee a unique experience for coffee-fanatics. Every cup of coffee is roasted on site, in small batches, which the Pollocks have personally selected based on taste. Look for Panther popping up in bakeries across the city and soon - New York.
2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 305.677.3952.
3 Eternity Coffee Roasters
Eternity Coffee Roasters control the growing, milling, exporting, importing and roasting of their coffee. Their master roaster roasts the coffee in small batches to maintain the quality, which is exactly what discerning downtowners are looking for. Eternity Coffee Roasters has a designated tasting room where they offer coffee tastings on Sundays.
117 SE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 305-350-7761; 305-609-4981
Originally known for their “l’espresso originale,” the cafes have expanded around the city and into full menus. Popular both as a meeting place, and a great destination to grab a real cup of Italian espresso. The best locale for sipping a cup is still the original, on Lincoln Road.
5 Coffee Bar at The James Royal Palm
The coolest new hotel coffee bar and offers a serious experience for those who love coffee. Signature coffees such as flecha roja, la perlita and los delirious are some of customers’ favorites. The coffee is brewed freshly cup by cup and the amicable staff is more than willing to explain their processes with the detail of a sommelier. Grab a pastry made from scratch by the hotel’s chef every day.
1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 305.604.5700