Our Favorite Cafés for Pastries, Ambience…Oh, and Coffee
Whether you take your coffee with quiet conversation, a chocolate-stuffed croissant or a sparkling citrus infusion (don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it), we’ve got you covered. Here are seven coffee shops for whatever mood you’re in.
We can’t get enough of this buzzy Italian café in Miami Beach. Between the super-authentic fare (think prosciutto sandwiches, focaccia, berry tarts and Nutella croissants), impeccable cappuccinos and prime location on Collins Avenue, what more could we ask for? How about seven more locations—including Aventura, Brickell, Lincoln Road and downtown—opening within the next six months?
1666 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-641-7738 or rosettabakery.com
Sure, not everyone is a coffee snob looking for a hit of 100 percent pure adrenaline. But let’s be honest: Those of us downtown probably are. All Day’s nitro, where cold-brew concentrate is infused with nitrogen to add a slight fizz and creamy consistency, never fails us. While we often run straight to the takeout window, make it a point to spend a few minutes next time. You won’t regret it.
1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-699-3447 or alldaymia.com
This Design District hangout comes as no surprise—we’ve gushed about it before (and for good reason). Let’s just say it basically acts as a real-life Instagram filter, plus it’s always stocked with a healthy supply of freshly baked pastries, like cinnamon buns, cookies and croissants.
160 NE 40th St., Miami; 786-953-7620 or otlmia.com
Come for the Nutella iced mocha, stay for the sweet-smelling aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries that fills the café all day long.
Locations in Aventura, Coral Way and Key Biscayne; laboulangerieusa.com
Why settle for a stuffy indoor coffee shop when there’s an outdoor oasis like Box Coffee in Wynwood? Swap your run-of-the-mill coffee order for a java-based mocktail instead. We suggest the Florida Orange Fizz, which blends cold-brew coffee with muddled orange, grapefruit and blood-orange bubbles.
175 NW 27th St., Wynwood; 305-677-2722 or boxcoffeemia.com
Nothing makes us feel more French than posting up at a sidewalk café table with a pastry or two. La Provence has six locations across Miami where you can nurse your café au lait and nibble on Hermès-orange macarons all afternoon.
Locations in Brickell, Coral Gables, South Beach and downtown; laprovencemiami.com
Zak The Baker
Raise your hand if your favorite part of dinner is the bread basket. (Same.) A loaf of sourdough and doughy chocolate babka go a long way at ZTB.
295 NE 26th St., Miami; 786-294-0876 or zakthebaker.com