5 coffee and sweets shops in Miami

1) Panther Coffee

Miami’s first independent coffee minichain has been a rousing success. It roasts its own coffee in small batches, not only supplying itself but restaurants and cafes. In its own locations, it also serves baked goods and wine, and fosters appreciation of the arts, both visual and performing. A true Miami institution.

colourful exterior of Panther Coffee bar

2390 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood

+1 305 677 3952


2) Fireman Derek's Bake Shop and Cafe

Former City of Miami firefighter Derek Kaplan proves true the myth that firefighters know how to cook. He started his bakery with his perfected key lime pie, then quickly mastered others, including s’mores, chocolate pecan and multiple types of fruit pies. Enjoy a slice with a macchiato or cold brew or grab one to go. A second location is in Coconut Grove.

neon sign of Fireman Derek's Bake Shop and Cafe

2545 N Miami Avenue Bay 1, Wynwood

+1 786 703 3623


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3) Vice City Bean

Whenever a Miamian says they work from home, they really mean they work from vice, drinking everything from a mocha with Camino Verde Ecuadorian chocolate to a Luz Helena Salazar Colombian nitro cold brew to a cajeta latte inspired by Mexico. And eating overnight oats and cinnamon rolls, too, while they’re at it.

Coffee bar Vice City Bean in Miami

At: The Citadel Food Hall, 8300 NE 2nd Avenue, Little River


4) All Day

Pour over. Hot drip. Cold brew. Even cupping (as in, choose three coffees). This place knows its coffee. Pair any of them with pastries or breakfast dishes made in-house – the ‘mostess’ marshmallow fluff-stuffed cupcake is a fave, as is the tres leches-battered French toast with pecan butter, condensed milk and maple syrup.

coffee take-out window at All Day Miami

1035 N Miami Ave, Wynwood

+1 305 699 3447


5) Cachito Coffee and Bakery

This appealing Latin-American coffee shop displays its heart on the surface of your cappuccino or latte. Designs change depending on which artisanal barrista is on duty, as do the daily, house-made empanadas, croissants, quiches, pies and tarts. Check the chalkboard for what’s available, but do check in. Prices beat national chains, and so does atmosphere.

cakes and sweets displayed ad Cachito Coffee and Bakery

251 71st Street, North Beach

+1 786 973 8614


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