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Is there independent coffee in S Florida?

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Hi! I just moved to Boca and it seems to be a Starbucks sort of place. That's fine, but I miss local coffee shops and places that roast their own blends. Any ideas or is this a lost cause? Thanks!

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  1. The Roasted Bean does their own roasting, but they're in south/west Broward. I'd be shocked if there aren't similar cafes in Boca. Cuban coffee shops/bakeries are well worth trying also.

    1. There's a place on Federal just south of the Delray Beach line called Neighborhood Coffee (6020 N Federal Hwy.) I believe that there's another coffee shop on Federal north of Spanish River in a little strip plaza but I don't remember the name. It might be on the east side of Federal.

      There's also Cravings Coffee, Tea & Chocolate shop in the Teeca Plaza at the corner of NW Second Avenue and Yamato Road.

      Unfortunately, I haven't tried any of them so I can't help with a recommendation.

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      1. re: RickL

        I have been to Cravings but it's not a coffee shop per se, but a falafel place and they sell gifts and chocolates too. Must say their falafel and salads were excellent.

      2. Volcanica, in Coral Springs I believe, is supposed to be one of the top roasters in the country. I'm not sure if they have a coffee shop with the roaster, but it would be worth exploring!

        1. If your looking for roasted beans, go to www.theroastedbean.com they have 3 locations in N.W Broward. But you can shop for freshly roasted beans at there web store.

          1. Do any of them sell cupcakes?

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            1. re: Janette

              The Roasted Bean has a decent selection of deserts & pastries which they bake in-house (at least at the Davie location that I visit.) I can't recall if there were cupcakes, but I had a fantastic just-out-of-the-oven chocolate muffin there a few weeks ago...