Trying to find the best Cafés in Miami? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Cafe Demetrio, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like News Café. We also help you find areas where Cafés are prominent - South Beach, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Miami's best.
Cafe Sambal Restaurant
Prepare to be taken a-back by this laid-back eatery's immaculate decor. Decorative accents, from terrazzo floors to a miniature pool, adorn the interior; views of Biscayne may be enjoyed from the dining room or adjoining patio. Awesome contemporary dishes, including grouper seviche, braised beef short ribs and pad thai line the menu. There's a sake and sushi bar, too! (305-913-8251, 305-913-8358)
If you're halfway through the day and still have a taste for breakfast, it's available here until late afternoon. The extensive breakfast menu runs the gamut from toast and pastries to elaborate omelets and fruit-topped waffles. The cafe is also a great place to kick back and do some serious people-watching – especially at one of the outdoor tables – with a Bloody Mary in hand. The funky industrial decor is reflected throughout the hotel, which is owned by the Diesel clothing company. Lunch and dinner menus feature tasty Italian-Mediterranean cuisine in ample portions. (305-673-1000)
A popular South Beach spot, this restaurant gained notoriety after the death of designer Gianni Versace – he used to come here daily. Always packed and promising a wait for any table, it's set on a prime corner that permits many glimpses of beautiful people strolling about or on their way to the beach. For lulls in your people-watching, buy a book or magazine from the adjacent store to peruse as you enjoy a cup of coffee and a muffin, pastry or full morning meal. (305-538-6397)
For a quick breakfast or a leisurely meal, fuel up at this hip cafe and you'll be ready for a day of sightseeing, shopping, or business meetings. The cozy, comfortable room is perfect for perusing the morning paper or meeting up with friends. Or grab a table outside and relax as you enjoy an excellent cappuccino, espresso, or the favorite of the house, the Frappuccino Demetrio. This cool, creamy concoction is sure to start your day off right. Team up your beverage with a bagel, eggs, toast, various baked goods, or a tasty breakfast sandwich. The upbeat vibe offers a perfect pick-me-up any time of day. (305-448-4949)
This outdoor cafe doesn't draw quite as large a crowd as News Cafe, which makes it a better choice for business meals or for those who would rather converse than people-watch. The comfortable outdoor seating area still affords a bustling view and is surrounded by lush greenery. In the afternoon and late evening, regulars come in for creamy frozen coffee concoctions in a variety of tasty flavors. The rich frozen mocha is a top-seller. The rotating selection of Italian-style mini-pastries makes the perfect accompaniment. There is a nice lunch menu as well. No reservations. (305-532-6643)