The Top Cafecitos and Coffee Shops in Miami

Flat White Coffee
Flat White Coffee | © Russell James Smith / Flickr
Aisha Moktadier

Need a little pick-me-up while visiting the Magic City? No worries – these seven Miami coffee shops will take care of you with their delicious, fresh coffee beans, sweet syrups, and rich flavors.

1. Versailles

Bakery, Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Cuban, Coffee

If Miami has done anything right, it’s definitely Cuban coffee, and if you’re visiting the city, you’re going to want to try a cafe con leche or a cafecito. The most popular Cuban restaurant in Miami is the go-to spot for either one. Versailles is usually packed all day long, even into the late hours of the night, where you can get a pastelito and steaming hot cafe con leche. Pair your coffee with a media noche sandwich, and you’ve got yourself an authentic taste of Cuba.

2. Cafe Demetrio

Bakery, Bistro, Cafe, French, Coffee

Cafe Demetrio serves up some of the most delicious lattes and specialty coffees in the entire city. Reminiscent of a European café, upon walking in, you’ll instantly feel transported to a coffee shop in France or Italy. The menu is full of mouthwatering dishes like lamb gyro wraps, pasta, fresh tomato and mozzarella sandwiches, and homemade soups. And for something to drink, be sure to order the Cafe Leo, a rich and creamy cup of coffee made with chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut flavors. Guests can choose to sit inside or outside on the patio.

3. Panther Coffee

Cafe, North American, Coffee

Enjoy a pick-me-up at Panther Coffee
© Jimmy Baikovicius / Flickr

If you’re heading to Wynwood to go check out some art, you’ll want to stop by Panther Coffee for a little pick-me-up. This coffee shop boasts some of the freshest, and most delicious, beans as well as their homemade nitro cold brew. There is also the crowd favorite, the latte with macadamia nut milk, which gives the coffee a rich and creamy texture – add in some honey or brown sugar from the bar. If you’re not in the mood for coffee, they’ve got beer and wine too.

4. Pasion Del Cielo

Cafe, European, North American, South American

Have a cup of coffee
© Roman Drits / Barn Images

With its extensive selection of coffee beans from all over the world, including Brazil, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Sumatra, Pasion Del Cielo is a popular coffee chain that puts Starbucks to shame. Here you can get all kinds of coffee drinks made to your liking, whether it be a Cuban cafecito, a mocha, or a rich and creamy caramel frappé. The smell of coffee beans is intoxicating, right from the moment you walk in, and you’ll love the richness of the coffee, especially for a chain coffee shop. You can also choose from regular milk, almond milk, and coconut milk if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous.

5. Bunnie Cakes

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Vegan, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, American

If you didn’t think there could be a pink, girly, bright, and fun (vegan!) bakery and coffee shop, Bunnie Cakes is here to prove you wrong. The eatery offers vegan and gluten-free treats, including brownies, custom cakes, cupcakes, tea, coffee, milkshakes, pastries, and other yummy goodies. Catch this sweet haven near Wynwood whenever you’re heading out to see some art and take some pictures in the area. You can’t help but smile when you walk through the door to this adorable establishment.

6. Vice City Bean

Cafe, North American, Coffee

Indulge in a rich coffee drink
Vice City Bean offers, hands down, some of the freshest, richest coffee in all of the Magic City. If you’re looking for a hidden gem with the most killer iced vanilla latte (which you’ll want if you’re going to be out and about in Miami in that blazing summer sun), this is the place. Aside from great coffee, they have the most delicious pastries and treats, including homemade Pop Tarts. For the Miami natives that don’t like the infamous Panther Coffee, Vice City Bean wins their hearts; with one taste of a creamy latte here, you’ll understand exactly why.

7. Miam Café

Cafe, North American

Miam Café boasts delicious drinks and food, like a piping hot cortado, a rich and creamy latte or cappuccino, and even more creative drinks, such as an iced matcha latte. Miam Café’s warm chai is one of the most satisfying drinks you’ll find in all of Miami, and its selection of delicious dishes, including the avocado tartine and the Pullman French toast with caramel, apples, and whipped cream, are out of this world. If you’re heading into the Arts District while you’re in town, be sure to stop into this hip (and tasty!) joint.

Culture Trip Summer Sale

Save up to $1,395 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

Edit article