Whether you’re getting your morning cup of joe in preparation for an active beach day ahead, catching up with some friends, or simply need a place to work – Miami Beach has got some exceptionally aromatic, smooth, and well-balanced coffee to make sure you start your day off right.
Sometimes a cup of joe is as good as the sweet accompaniment that goes alongside it. Sure, you can get good coffee. But how often do coffee shops carry amazing pastries? In the case of Bettant, you can get the best of both worlds — coffee, and pastries. Originating in France, the owners of Bettant Bakery have been honing the croissant tradition since 1935.
The coffee is perfectly strong and pairs mighty well with the soft, sweet, buttery, flaky pastry. And there’s more than just croissants that are coming out the oven.
For a filling breakfast stop by for a breakfast egg croissant sandwich. Or as a sweet treat, there are delicious danishes (guava and cheese stole our hearts), and there are quiches and baguette sandwiches if you’re stopping by for a little lunchtime pick-me-up coffee. Considering the otherwise limited options on Washington Ave., Bettant is a lifesaver.
Bettant Bakery & Cafe is located at 1043 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Buenos Aires Bakery & Cafe
Pop into Little Buenoes Aires and you’ll find Buenos Aires Bakery — your stop for a perfect Argentinian cup of joe. Here, the steaming hot cups of coffee come out side by side with handmade empanadas and boy are they lovely.
The cafe has been owned and operated by the same family since 1972 and it shows. It takes quality and dedication to survive for this long in Miami Beach and Buenos Aires is hands down a city fave.
On the menu, you’ll find much more than coffee and empanadas, however. The bakery & cafe has a full menu of sandwiches de miga (crustless finger sandwiches), hearty milanesa Napolitana (with tomato sauce and melted mozz), and Argentinian-style pizza.
However if you’re stopping by for the coffee we recommend sticking with a cafe con leche, some empanadas, or facturas — a match made in heaven.
Buenos Aires Bakery & Cafe is located at 230 71st St, Miami Beach, FL 33141. For more information, visit their official website.
Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar
Crema is a city favorite when it comes to a good cup of coffee. Their dedication to the bean is seen throughout. They have eleven locations in South Florida, two of which are in Miami Beach, with more steady on the way.
The espresso bar serves up all the espresso-based beverages your heart desires and executes them to perfection. There’s also an all-day breakfast menu (with the breakfast sandwich being a particular banger), pancakes, and a divine smoked salmon omelet.
The cafe offers plenty of space for working both indoors and outdoors, making it a great choice for cafe grind sessions or work meetings.
Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar is located at 3400 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information, visit their official website.
La Provence Boulangerie
Without a doubt, La Provence is the utmost proper Parisian boulangerie you’ll find this side of the Atlantic — and it’s right in the heart of Miami Beach.
There’s breakfast, sandwiches, pastries, and cakes, and you guessed it, excellent coffee. The cafe offers charming yet casual seating, both indoors and out, a smooth, well-balanced cup of joe and of course delightful fare to pair.
Our go-to order: a cappuccino (they always get the foam just right), a Lorraine quiche if we’re in a savory mood; or, a chocolate eclair if it’s a sweet morning. Ultimately, no matter what you get here, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported straight to the quaint streets of France.
La Provence Boulangerie is located at 433 W 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information, visit their official website.
Panther Coffee knows its bean and it shows. It has diligently earned its spot in the heart of Miamians as the premier local coffee roastery and has several Miami outposts with one in Miami Beach.
The vast and hip Sunset Harbor space offers the perfect backdrop for working, chilling with a good book in hand, or people-watching.
If you want to take your latte to go, the waterfront is the perfect place to stroll while catching up with friends, or you can even get the freshly roasted beans home so you always have an aromatic cup of joe in the morning.
While all the caffeinated beverages here are beyond amazing, we’re particularly partial to the nitro cold brew and various espresso varieties. If you find yourself craving a sweet treat to go with your espresso, any of the buttery, flaky croissants are an excellent pairing.
Panther Coffee is located at 1875 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.