The best coffee shops in Miami to bring you back to life

The best coffee shops in Miami are serving up classic Cuban coffee and bizarre blends that will blow your mind
Vice City Bean
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During any time of the day, you’ll find folks at one of the best coffee shops in Miami. We don’t care if it’s morning, afternoon or just a few minutes before bed. This city runs on coffee. Hitting up one of the best bakeries in Miami? Better grab a coffee while you’re there. Dining at one of the best Cuban restaurants in Miami? Coffee is a given. About to spend all night dancing at one of the best South Beach clubs? A quick espresso couldn’t hurt. You get the point, right? But it’s not enough to just drink coffee. We want the best, of course. And nobody in the 305 does it better than these java freaks.

Best coffee shops in Miami

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All Day Coffee
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Restaurants, Coffee shops

ALL DAY

icon-location-pin Park West

What is it? An understated Park West coffee shop that takes its java very, very seriously. The result is thoughtful, delicious coffee that will make you sad when it’s all gone. Luckily, you can stick around and order another to go with any of the amazing breakfast plates.

Why go? For oddball concoctions that’ll blow your mind, like the rosemary limeade cold brew.

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Panther Coffee, Restaurants and cafes, Miami
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Panther Coffee

icon-location-pin Wynwood

What is it? Everyone in Miami knows (and loves) Panther. These local roasters have been slowly expanding their Miami caffeine empire and now can be found in MiMo, Little Haiti and—the original store—Wynwood. The coffee is fresh, diverse and lovely. 

Why go? For the cold brew, which is a worthy opponent for any caffeine addict and so strong it should come with a warning label.

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Vice City Bean
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Restaurants, Coffee shops

Vice City Bean

icon-location-pin Omni

What is it? A cozy neighborhood spot serving all the classics: lattes, cappuccinos, cold brew and more. There are milk alternatives such as in-house almond milk, oat milk and soy milk. And the beautifully decorated drinks go well with one of the cafe’s baked goods.

Why go? For the latte art, which is going to look damn good on your Instagram.

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Tinta y Cafe
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Tinta y Café

icon-location-pin Little Gables

What is it? Everything we love about Coral Gables you can find in Tinta y Café. It’s quirky, local and deliciously Cuban. It’s also pretty laid-back and you can grab a legit Cuban coffee during the lunch rush without having to fight several elderly gentlemen.

Why go? For lunch. This place is a hell of a one-two punch with its coffee and menu full of great Cuban sandwiches.

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White Rose Cafe
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White Rose Coffee

icon-location-pin West Miami

What is it? A nondescript shop in West Miami that’s hiding some sneaky good coffee. It’s sort of like the Narnia of coffee shops. The sleek, artsy interior is a great place to hide from traffic and enjoy a locally roasted (by the wonderful and local Per’La) espresso.

Why go? To party! Seriously, the shop hosts events often. Keep up with White Rose’s Instagram (@whiterosemia) for cool parties with local vendors and food.

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Blue Bottle
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Blue Bottle Coffee

icon-location-pin Design District

What is it? Say what you want about those West Coast folks but they know their coffee. The Oakland-based Blue Bottle proves it, and their first Miami location in the Design District is a minimalist ode to simple flavors and honest coffee.

Why go? On a hot day, Blue Bottle’s coffee tonic (cold brew with crisp tonic water) is a delightful combination that tastes so much better than you think.

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Cafe Curuba
Photograph: Victoria Cruell
Restaurants, Coffee shops

Café Curuba

icon-location-pin Coral Gables

What is it? A popular Gables spot where you can grab your coffee and a little something extra. Stopping in at Café Curuba and not ordering one of their homemade pastries would be like skipping the fries with your burger—the two just go together.

Why go? Order the Colombian pan de bono and a cortado. Trust us.

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Imperial Moto Cafe
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Restaurants, Coffee shops

Imperial Moto Cafe

icon-location-pin Little River

What is it? Part coffee shop, part motorcycle shop. It’s an odd combination but it works in Moto’s industrial neighborhood. Plus, you can sip your java while watching mechanics work on bikes through the glass.

Why go? For the friendly neighborhood vibe and on the off chance you need to freshen up on your motorcycle gear.

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Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse
Photograph: Lauren Cedeño
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Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse

icon-location-pin Pinecrest

What is it? A coffee shop with a sweet tooth. There’s normal coffee too, but we come here for the Oreo-topped cappuccino and the on-tap coconut cold brew. It’s kind of tough to order the regular ol’ American pour-over with options like that.

Why go? There’s a “Campfire S'mores Latte” topped with a toasted marshmallow. Now that you know that exists, you have to try it.

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Cafe Demetrio
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Restaurants, Coffee shops

Cafe Demetrio

icon-location-pin Coral Gables

What is it? This Gables favorite welcomes folks of all stripes: hip artists, businessmen on lunch break and viejos looking for something to sip on. You can opt for a sit-down lunch (a delicious one, at that) or grab your coffee to-go.

Why go? Because you like options. Cafe Demetrio has a selection of wild creations like a salted caramel mocha alongside reliable favorites like your classic cortadito.

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Alaska Coffee Roasting Co
Photograph: Courtesy of Alaska Coffee Roasting Co
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Alaska Coffee Roasting Co

icon-location-pin North Miami

What is it? Founder Michael Gesser took his talents from Alaska to North Miami and locals couldn’t be happier. You won’t find a cup of joe as consistent as this in the 305. The shop’s Sivetz Fluid Bed Coffee Roaster ensures that.

Why go? Not only does this place have fancy coffee stuff, but its got a brick oven that produces some damn fine pizza.

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Chris Johnson of Eternity Coffee Roasters
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Eternity Coffee Roasters

icon-location-pin Downtown

What is it? A Colombian coffee shop that gets its beans fresh from Colombian growers. There are beans from other major coffee-producing regions in Ethiopia and Guatemala but we prefer to stick to the shop’s native bean here—it’s delicious.

Why go? Located in Downtown, this place is perfect for the worker who feels that afternoon fog coming on.

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