Best Specialty Coffee Shops in Miami | 2023

Miami ranks 44th in the largest cities of the United States, the magic of coffee holds a special place, as each sip is held dear to the hearts. It’s ranked 7th best city in the US for coffee – earning a warm spot for its inviting atmosphere and of course, for Cuban coffee. Coffee lovers go as far as defining Miami as the home of ‘Cuban Coffee.’ Cuban Coffee with an intense taste resembles the fierce vibe of Miami. It’s worth noting that most coffee roasters get coffee beans from Latin and Central America.

We know the coffee lover in you craves the very best. And, the curiosity in you has found a safe space here. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back as we redefine Miami via the brilliant coffee spaces it has crafted for the curious coffee explorers around the world. And, yes, with the right amount of style and warmth.

South Miami Beach buildings and waterfront early in the morning

We took the task of visiting some of the local coffee shops where we could find specialty coffee drinks, and this is the final result:

1. Panther Coffee

If you happen to be in Miami, this is your spot. It’s the most notable coffee spot in Miami, the most popular one. Roasting of single-origin and mixed origin coffee beans in small batches speaks volumes for the variety they bring forth. During our visit, we had the chance to try coffee from Guatemala (Finca El Limonar) and Nicaragua (Finca La Amistad). They also have available Brazilian and Ethiopian beans, from single estates.

Proudly Serving – Panther Coffee

What stands out apart from their delicious coffee is their hospitality and warmth. Maybe on your next visit, you would love to savor an Espresso Flight.

Wondering where to find it?

Here you go:

1875 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

1433 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

5934 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

3407 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

If you can’t visit personally, you can also shop online on their site for their select portfolio or find them on Amazon.

2. Vice City Bean

An artistic and aesthetic space for coffee lovers, Vice City Bean offers the very best of the coffees. The variety of coffee they offer speaks volumes about their passion for the essence of coffee. You would find locals recommending this space to you every now and then and the reason would be their dedication to brewing profound varieties of coffees. And, the fact that they embrace local business would be a bonus for you as you’ll get to notice a lot of local essence in the space – a deep connection to the local Miamian community. Often described as a ‘little specialty coffee shop’, the taste brewed here will occupy a big chunk of your heart. A community coffee shop, as they visioned it, so it is.

From their selection, we tried the Costa Rica Santa Lucia single-origin.

You can visit Vice City Bean at:

1657 N Miami Ave unit c, Miami, FL 33136

8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami  FL 33138

1111 Brickell Ave, Miami FL 33131

If you are in a hurry, you can use their website to order and pick up.

3. All Day

An independent coffee shop, crafted with the vibe of a coffee bar, All Day makes you drool for coffee like no other place. Be it perfectly chilled nitro brew, rosemary limeade, and keenly brewed espresso drinks, All Day has it all covered for your coffee-loving soul. The flexibility and versatility of their coffee menu offer you the gift of blending your coffee in all the moody ways you like. Play with that whipped cream or milk foams, you’re more than welcome to indulge in choosing at ease.

All Day is worth a visit for investing in experimenting with your coffee preferences.

1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136

If you can’t visit personally, you can also shop online on their site. Since they serve Ruby Colorful Coffees, you can also prepare your coffee at home from Ruby’s site; they also have Sey coffee for a brew, so if you are into Sey, you can get it on their site; and Camber is also available on their rotation, here is the link to their site.

4. Pasión del Cielo Coffee

Are you among those who are strongly opinionated and fiercely passionate about your cup of coffee? Well, Pasión del Cielo Coffee has got your back. These allow coffee lovers to choose the beans and country they would want to dive into the coffee flavors of. Among their options, they have beans from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ethiopia, Hawaii, Kenya, Jamaica, Mexico, and Sumatra.

They only use single origin, arabica beans (grown 3900-4600 ft. above sea level).

Detailed descriptions are shared of each flavor which allows coffee lovers to dig deeper into the vast world of coffee in one go. And, the cherry on the top is you get to choose your brewing style – so no regrets, no dissatisfaction. With Pasión del Cielo, your coffee creativity is heard and seen.

If you want to visit, they have the following locations:

907 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

3301 NE 1st Ave #100, Miami, FL 33137

100 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

701 S Miami Ave Unit B350, Miami, FL 33130

If you can’t visit personally, you can also shop online on their site for their select portfolio.

5. Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.

If I may ask, how about breathing in the scent of freshly brewed beans? At Alaska Coffee Roasting Co, you can witness how your perfect cup of coffee is made as they present you the gift of that process while making sure it’s natural, yet authentic.

A unique cup of coffee brews unique moments for you. Among their selections, they have single-origin form Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Yemen.

During my visit, I ordered a coffee from Nicaragua brewed in the French Press.

13130 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181 – Note this address and get ready to dive deep into the beauty of freshly prepared coffee.

If you can’t visit personally, you can also shop online on their site for their select portfolio.

6. Suite Habana Cafe

2609 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127, United States

You’re familiar that Miami is the home of Cuban Coffee, aren’t you? However, the zest to offer authentic Cuban flavors is tremendous when it comes to Suite Habana Cafe. A true Cuban coffee shop, it’s the end to your Cuban coffee explorations. Named after a Cuban documentary, it’s everything Cuban. Not only that, but it also offers you the surreal joy of cherishing coffee with the welcoming aura in place and the comfort curated for you with love, this place is the answer for your what-ifs of Cuban coffee.

7. Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse

Seeking a magical touch of creativity in your cup of coffee? Well, at Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse, let loose your creative juices. They make the most creative coffee you can ever paint in your imagination. Be it lemonade cold brew, plantain lattes, maple bacon cappuccinos, you’ll fall in love with this space for the rush and passion for creativity and essence of coffee they craft with dedication. If you’re seeking healing through brewing, this is your space to be.

If you want to visit: 8219 SW 124th St, Miami, FL 33156

If you can’t visit personally, you can take a look at the menu on their website.

8. Bebito’s

A hearty coffee brewed traditionally sounds familiar to you, isn’t it? Brazilian, Colombian, and Ecuadorian coffee beans – a rich blend of these and so many other flavors are what Bebito’s hold space for. And, the chill in the coffee is a treat you may look forward to savoring over again and again. Bebito’s specializes in cold lattes, making you yearn for more.

Bebito’s in the Flamingo Point Center at 1504 Bay Rd, is worth adding to your list of special coffee shops in Miami.

Pay them a visit at:

1504 Bay Rd #106, Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. The Alchemist

For the chasers of good vibes, The Alchemist is one of the most mesmerizing coffee shops to stop by. Designed as the core of a cottage, it’s everything you imagine to enhance your experience of having a perfect cup of coffee. Straight out of a dreamy scene, The Alchemist serves a high-quality coffee. Anesthetic setting with the aroma worth drooling for, what else do you seek, you a coffee explorer? The next time you’re around 17830 W Dixie Hwy, try honoring it with a visit.

Visit them on:

17830 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

10. Imperial Moto Cafe

A lovely stop for a fantastic drip coffee, espresso, pour-over, cortado, and more, Imperial Moto Cafe is a high-end shop with high-quality services. Built-in a way of allowing you to settle down, this space takes you to the safest corners of precious solitude. However, the twist lies in the fact that you get to see mechanics working on bikes while sipping your coffee. It’s a familiar, easy-going space for you to merge in. An out-of-the-box idea, it’s one you should experience once in a while.

During our trip, we had the chance to get ahold of Brazilian and Ethiopian high-lands coffee (both over 3,900 feet above sea level).

Visit them on:

7299 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33150

If you can’t visit, you can get their coffee from their website.

11. Cafe Vidita

Efforts earn hearts and regards. It’s especially true for Cafe Vidita earning a huge spot for coffee. A heart-warming story of family-owned coffee business, Cafe Vidita holds coffee as dear as life. As old as the 1930s, the history of Cafe Vidita dates back to times of uncertainty and challenges. Yet, the quality they have been serving uncompromisingly has made their thriving effortless. They offer a wide range of coffee including:

• Los Congos Pacamara – Roasted Coffee.

• Los Congos Pacamara Natural – Green/ Raw/ Unroasted Coffee.

• Los Congos Pacamara Washed – Green/ Raw/ Unroasted Coffee.

• Los Congos Villa Sarchi Washed – Green/ Raw/ Unroasted Coffee

• Las Brumas Caturra Washed – Green / Raw/ Unroasted Coffee.

• Hacienda La Iguana – Roasted Coffee.

• Beneficio Santa Lucila Caturra.

Visit café vidita at:

2982 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133

If you can’t visit, you can order a great bag of roasted coffee from their website.

12. House Of Per’La:

Different blends and single-origin coffees, House Of Per’La is one of the most amazing places to be for a perfect cup of coffee. Establishing a firm bond with farms globally, House Of Per’La holds the passion of coffee in higher regard. The staff is excellent and on top of that, the coffee is brewed freshly. Taste is valued to the core, so what else does your coffee craving need? If you happen to be around 2626 Ponce de Leon Unit, grab a simmering cup of freshly brewed coffee in House Of Per’La.

Visit House of Per’la at:

2626 Ponce de Leon Unit #3, Coral Gables, FL 33134

If you can’t visit, you can order online from their website.

13. Cafe Grumpy

A female-owned coffee shop, you won’t want to miss out on this coffee space. In an attempt to achieve supreme satisfaction, this coffee shop is designed to serve the finest coffee ever. Procuring beans from Kenya, Honduras, Burundi, Guatemala, and Colombia, the multiple origin coffee here tastes like a divine potion. Hands down a coffee experience worth adding to your coffee bucket list.

Even though their headquarters are in Brooklyn, for some strange reason I came to know this fascinating brand in Florida.

Visit them on:

2516 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134

15. The Salty Donut

Defying norms can lead to the yummiest of coffees. At The Salty Donut, you’ll find a cup of art in the form of the most beautiful tasting coffees. Roasting Intelligentsia coffee, they brew against all known patterns and labels. Pour over Single-origin coffees, as well as seasonal drinks – that and so much more, are what you may expect of The Salty Donut. Going crazy in style, that’s also what The Salty Donut coffees are for you. A family-owned business founded in 2015, they have set a benchmark for high-quality ingredients. A perfect stop to dive deeper into the richness coffees can bring, The Salty Donut is a fierce choice to have your cup of coffee.

You can visit The Salty Donut at:

50 NW 23rd St #112, Miami, FL 33127, United States

If you can’t visit personally, you can also shop online on their site. Since they serve Intelligentsia, you can also prepare your coffee at home from Intelligentsia’s site or from Amazon.

Well, by now, you might be already feeling at home in these coffee shops of Miami. Even though Miami is still emerging as a coffee center, it’s gone a long way in weaving coffee spaces and aromas. Locals have come to accept the different varieties warmly and there is openness concerning choices, tastes, likes, and dislikes. The coffee lover has found a safe spot to open up and choose and design. And, that’s what we intend to assure you – Coffee is bound to take you places. Allow it to bring forth memorable experiences for you. With coffee, you can never go wrong!

Coffee, as you spell it, the whiff of coffee beans instantly enlightens your dull mood. One of the most favorite beverages around the world, coffee weaves magic and brings a vibrant energy to your mood. A well-brewed cup of coffee is the highlight of a day spent well. Over a cup of coffee, the aroma of expressions seeps into the conversations, weaving a profound impact for coffee lovers.

Whether you are passionate about coffee or not, coffee has this fabulous ability to enchant you. Alerting your mood makes you more present to your surroundings – a gentle yet powerful nudge. It’s like dancing to your favorite beat again and again. A total mood changer, a fantastic solace companion, your explorations for coffee are endless.

Even though coffee is known to have African origin, it’s weaved a space of love and comfort globally. The process of growing coffee beans, their origin, the love immersed in the process of brewing – all these factors contribute to the specialty of a particular coffee. Well, specialty coffee is rich in flavor, aroma, technique, and presentation. It’s an echo on your tongue as you savor it, sip by sip.

Charlie McFarlane

Specialty Coffee Enthusiast. Hungry for knowledge in the art and science behind specialty coffee and decided to document my journey, while sharing it with the public. More than 10 baristas were interviewed; over 21 farms were visited across 5 countries. Almost 100 Coffee Shops. Bean of choice: Pacamara. Preferred coffee country: Panama. Preferred Brewing Method: Aeropress. Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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