Jive with the Java at these 10 Best Coffee Spots

In case you didn't know it yet, Miami is paradise for coffee drinkers. Alright, maybe it's not heavy in the alt-bohemian-cafe sector (we're working on it) but we certainly do have plenty of places to grab the caffeinated beverage of your choice.

Wander around the city and you'll certainly run into one or more Cuban cafeterias, or even the occasional grocery store (looking at you, Sedanos) serving up piping hot shots of colada (Cuban espresso) and silky cafe con leche (Cuban coffee with milk). 

If you want the best of the best of this genre of java, we suggest going to one of the more well-established ventanas (that's window) like Versailles in Little Havana or La Caridad in North Miami.

Then of course there are charming cafes at which to read a good book and relax while enjoying a nice, flavored iced coffee or a comforting warm cup of joe. Places like Lemoni Cafe in MiMo or SpecialTEA, which technically specializes in tea but certainly holds more than its own when it comes to all things coffee.

We also have some unexpected contenders for best coffee, like Lan Pan Asian Cafe, which undoubtedly serves up one of the best Thai coffees we've ever had.

Check out the full list to see who makes it out on top!



A legend within the sphere of Miami Beach, the News Cafe is always packed with happy customers. Patrons planning to dine should expect to wait for a table, as this cafe is set on a popular corner near South Beach. Because of its prime location...  Read More

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop


Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop is a small Cuban cafetaria-style eatery feeding hearty breakfasts and lunch specials to the hungry working class citizens of Midtown and Wynwood. You'll find the usual morning staples like tostadas (buttered Cuban...  Read More



A true hidden gem among local coffee houses, Lemoni Cafe serves up a range of classic panini and creative salads. It's their hot and cold coffee and tea selection, however, that keeps locals and vacationers alike coming back. On the menu, you'll...  Read More



Chef Johnson Teh has got Asian food covered. Not only does he do Thai, Japanese and Chinese flavors in this pan-Asian cafe, he likes to add in Filipino, Taiwanese, Korean and a blend of original interpretations that Miamians can only label...  Read More

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Patrons swoon over deliciously authentic Cuban food and the dining room's opulence, complete with candelabras, gilt-framed mirrors and tuxedo-clad waiters. Still, everything's not as upscale as it sounds – the vibe is relaxed and dishes are...  Read More

La Caridad Coffee Shop


If you're searching for coffee shops that serve truly authentic Cuban coffee, look no further than La Caridad. A neighborhood staple in North Miami, this family owned and operated establishment draws lines of loyal locals throughout the day. In...  Read More

Cafe Demetrio


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...  Read More

SpecialTEA Lounge & Cafe


SpecialTEA Lounge is a must for discerning and selective loose-leaf tea and java drinkers. The organic fair-trade beans and extensive array of exotic teas served here promise to impress even the most scrupulous aficionados. Patrons can grab a...  Read More



This colorful cafe in the heart of Wynwood has been brewing small-batch coffee for a few years now and has literally taken over the coffee scene in Miami. From their location in the arts district, they've since expanded to serve coffee in...  Read More



Pasion del Cielo is a coffee lover's paradise. Located in the heart of Kendall (with locations in Coral Gables, South Miami, and Wynwood), this coffee house features nothing but high-quality brews alongside delicious sandwiches, pastries, and...  Read More


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