Good espresso in Miami?
Visiting Miami in January. I'm from Seattle, which is to say that my espresso standards are high. :-)
Are there any places worth checking out, or will I have to settle for Starbucks? (The horror, the horror.)
In order of preference:
2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
305 677 3952
Eternity Coffee Roasters
117 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33131
haven't tried yet:
Nube Coffe Bar
475 Biltmore Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Alaska Coffee Roasting Company
13130 Biscayne Blvd
N. Miami FL 33181
786 332 4254
I would add Pasion de Cielo to this list and if you order an espresso anywhere or a cafecito sin azucar, it should be quite delicious. If you do go for the cortaditos which we specialize in, it is true -- you may never go back. Para aqui should get you real cups/china in most places.
Panther, Eternity, and Nube are all great.
Do take the time to seek out a good "cafe Cubano" -- a specialty of Miami (sorry, no recs - I haven't been in Miami in a few years)
Cafe con leche isn't your typical cafe au lait, either -- both are specialties of the Miami area and well worth trying.
(you may never go back to "regular" espresso!)
You brought back some great coffee memories from Seattle. I spent July in Seattle. There seem to be independent coffee shops in every neighborhood. My favorite was Fonte's at their cafe downtown. And the hot chocolate at Dilettante on Capitol Hill is an all time best. Enjoy some of our cafe con leche or café cubano. It will be different from the Emerald City.