A strong craft coffee culture lives and grows in this Central Florida city. Not only is there a wide selection of local roasts from which to choose, you can also enjoy your cup with a side of artwork, film, music, comedy, or live entertainment. Check out these beloved local cafes to where you can sip alongside Orlando’s locals.
Rest assured your cup at CREDO is good for you, your community, and the coffee farm on which it grew. CREDO prides itself on being a donation-based coffee shop that sources its beans ethically and cooperatively. Beans are roasted in the store and offered up on a simple but elegant menu featuring flavor “extracts” such as ginger, orange, almond, or lavender. Everyone benefits from the final cup of Joe at CREDO, including Orlando. CREDO uses its proceeds to fund local projects such as “Orlando Together,” a parade designed to bring the community together and embrace diversity.
This craft coffee cafe is a necessary respite from the chain-heavy strip mall it calls home in Waterford Lakes. Stop in this award-winning cafe for an assortment of caffeinated bevies while playing their board games with friends. Vespr prides itself on their excellent assortment of roasts. Make like an Aussie and enjoy your cup with their avo toast.
Stop by this cozy South Orlando coffee shop for their famous “Brazilian Cappuccino.” The Brazilian-owned and operated cafe serves light fare, herbal teas, and of course—Brazilian-style coffee. If you’re missing the siestas and afternoon coffee breaks common in Europe and South America, then stop by Holy Grain to step back into that laid-back lifestyle.
If you fancy a midnight espresso, Austin’s is your hang. Open 24 hours/seven days a week, it’s here that you can enjoy a light menu and a full array of coffee drinks whenever you wish. All coffee is roasted on site at their bohemian home off Fairbanks in Winter Park. Sip your coffee while enjoying open mic or stand-up comedy. Austin hosts poetry slams, hip-hop battles, jazz jams, and an assortment of live entertainment to keep their customers coming back at all hours.
Casually referred to as B3, this neighborhood cafe sits cozily in Orlando’s earthy Audobon Park neighborhood. It serves up coffee, smoothies, a healthy menu, and, of course, wine and beer to its athletically minded community of loyal customers. You’ll usually find cycle enthusiasts sharing a cup after their ride on their sunny patio. You can also find live music here monthly, in addition to resident artwork adorning the walls.