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Best Coffee Shops in Fort Lauderdale

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It’s not hard to find quality coffee while living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From authentic Cuban espresso to high-tech nitro cold brew, the city’s cafes serve delicious and distinct roasts that bring the community together. 

Want to sip on a tasty dark roast while connecting with your neighbors? Read on to discover some of the best and local coffee shops in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you’re searching for coffee, tea, or a specialty drink, we’ll break it down by neighborhood so you can location hop to your caffeinated heart’s content.

Flagler Village 

This former warehouse district is now Fort Lauderdale’s most trendy, artsy neighborhood—and it shows in its coffee shops. Local events, day-to-night drink menus, and fun interiors make these shops local favorites for Flagler Village residents:

  • Wells Coffee Co. – This “passion project” coffee shop sprung from the minds of owners Brandon and Nicole Wells—and their dedication shows. Wells Coffee Co. carefully house-roasts every bean variety to perfection, using a traditional pour-over method to extract the most flavor. The warm, industrial space is also a local favorite for solo working sessions.
  • BREW Next Door – Want a place that serves equally good drinks for morning and night? Bring your friends to BREW Next Door, a community favorite that’s one part coffee shop and one part cocktail lounge. Sip on brews made with cutting-edge Chemex and Aeropress methods during the day, and then return for a live music performance at night. 
  • Press and Grind Cafe – To start your morning on the right foot, head to Press and Grind’s Victoria Parks location. The cafe has both quality espresso-based drinks and fresh breakfast food items like açaí bowls, egg sandwiches, and more. Come back in the afternoon for an equally delicious lunch.
  • Colada Cuban Cafe –  If you’ve never had Cuban espresso before, get ready for the instant jolt of deliciousness at Colada Cuban Cafe. This authentic eatery serves both killer espresso drinks and Cuban fares like empanadas and Cubano sandwiches. Come back at night for community parties and live music.

Las Olas

Centered around its namesake boulevard, Las Olas is akin to downtown Fort Lauderdale. This bustling neighborhood has every retail store, restaurant, and coffee you could need. Start a busy morning or take an afternoon break at these Las Olas cafes:

  • Ann’s Florist and Coffee Bar – Part florist shop, part antiques store, and part cafe, Ann’s is a uniquely charming coffee stop. Grab a locally roasted cup with a fresh bouquet to brighten up your home. Or, for a picture-perfect work setting, sip on your drink amongst the flower-lined cafe walls. 
  • Cafe Collective – This artsy cafe caters to the creatives of Fort Lauderdale, offering coworking space with its signature brews. It’s the alternative, local-friendly answer to a Starbucks meeting! And with monthly community events, Cafe Collective will help you feel part of the neighborhood.
  • Palm Cafe at General Provision – Right off the Las Olas Riverwalk, this charming hipster shop is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up spot. Their baristas can provide every modern press under the sun, from V60 to Nitro cold brew. Pro tip: sign up for a membership to receive bottomless drip coffee and discounted menu items. 

Outer Neighborhoods

Fort Lauderdale spans over 36 square miles and 69 distinct neighborhoods. So for top-notch coffee, you can find quality roasts around every corner! Check out these cafes spread across the city’s outer neighborhoods:

  • Calusa Coffee Roasters – Sustainable roasts are the name of Calusa Coffee’s game. This Florida company personally selects its fair-trade beans, roasting them in small batches. And with Italian treats to match, it’s worth a quick stop off the 870 near Oakland Park.
  • Expresso Coffee – Yes, you can get good drive-thru coffee. Just drive to Expresso Coffee in Croissant Park for the most delicious fast breakfast in the city. The drip coffee and grab-n-go sandwiches will upgrade any commute.
  • Circle House Coffee – With locations downtown and far north near Wilton Manors, Circle House is Fort Lauderdale personified (former NFL Jaguars linebacker Stephen Tilloch founded the company). Custom latte art, local donuts, and colorful exterior murals make this a picture-worthy stop. 
  • Alchemist Cafe – Head to Wilton Manors for coffee with the scientific data to back up its deliciousness. The Alchemist prizes itself for its careful, precise brewing methods, from pure water to premium beans. Once you see their colorful patio, you’ll definitely want to stay and snack on some gluten-free desserts, too.

Explore More of Fort Lauderdale with Common

For natives and newcomers alike, coffee shops are the perfect entry point to Fort Lauderdale. Just like Common’s coliving spaces, they bring neighbors together to build a tighter-knit community. So grab a cup of delicious coffee, sit back and sip away as you get a (literal) taste of Fort Lauderdale culture!

Curious to explore more of this beachside city? Browse apartments at our home, The Edge by Common, situated right in the hip Flagler Village. Our building gives you access to premium building amenities (gyms, coworking spaces, and more) and the trendiest Fort Lauderdale hangouts. Start today and soak up the rays in your new Florida home. 

 

Sources: 

  1. Roving Jo. The Best Coffee Shops in Fort Lauderdale. https://www.rovingjo.com/the-best-coffee-shops-in-fort-lauderdale/
  2. The Atlantic Current. 5 Best Coffee Shops in Fort Lauderdale. https://theatlanticcurrent.com/5-best-coffee-shops-in-fort-lauderdale/

 

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