Best Cuban Coffee Shops In Miami

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Made of bold espresso and steamed milk, Cuban coffee provides a joyful jolt of energy. Order yours in a variety of sizes and styles: café con leche (similar to a latte); cortadito (a smaller, stronger version); cafecito (a shot of espresso) and colada (extremely potent and meant to be shared). In nearly every neighborhood in Greater Miami & Miami Beach you’ll find ventanitas (walk-up windows) where you can pair your cafecito with a sweet or savory pastelito (little pastry). Read on for some of our favorite Cuban coffee spots.

Ventanita at Versailles
Order from the ventanita at Versailles

Little Havana

Versailles

Versailles is a Little Havana institution. Locals and visitors alike flock here for the over-the-top décor (reminiscent of its namesake, the Palace of Versailles), delicious Cuban food, and lively social scene outside its ventanita on Calle Ocho (Southwest 8th Street). Whether you grab a table or order at the ventanita, you’re in for a treat because Versailles offers some of the tastiest Cuban coffee in town.

Old’s Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina

With vintage décor and an outdoor dining space teeming with tropical beauty, Old’s Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina invites you to linger a while. The extensive lunch and dinner menus feature celebrated dishes such as Cuban sandwiches and vaca frita (crispy shredded beef). The extensive drink menu includes a huge variety of rums – but you’ll want to end your meal here with a steamy Cuban coffee concoction.

Choose from empanadas, croquetas and pastelitos to enjoy with your Cuban coffee
Enjoy empanadas, croquetas and pastelitos with your Cuban coffee

South Beach

Puerto Sagua

If you’re cruising down Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach and find yourself in need of a Cuban coffee fix, duck into Puerto Sagua on the corner of 7th Street. This no-frills Cuban diner is a staple for cafecito breaks, and it’s always bustling. Enjoy outside dining and a hearty meal of ropa vieja (beef stewed with tomatoes, peppers and onions), sweet plantains, and black beans and rice, or keep it simple and get your cortadito and croquetas to go.

Las Olas Cafe

Not too far from the sand, Las Olas Cafe is a laid-back diner featuring hearty favorites like the popular Cuban sandwich, as well as fresh juices and, of course, the expertly made Cuban coffee beverage of your choice. Order yours from the ventanita (and grab some empanadas while you’re at it), or have a seat at the indoor or outdoor tables – the latter of which are shaded by cheerful yellow umbrellas.

Cortadito Coffee House

For a lovingly crafted cup of coffee (and perhaps a little nosh) in a charming setting, head to this delightful open-air spot. You’ll find the classic coffee drinks you know and love at Cortadito Coffee House – its namesake cortadito, café con leche and more – as well as flavored lattes and a pair of signature drinks: café bon bon (espresso and condensed milk) and “Ms. Eva” (espresso and evaporated milk). The food menu features hearty Cuban classics alongside healthy options like build-your-own bowls and avocado toast.

Cuban Coffee
Cuban coffee is typically served in small portions but packs a caffeine punch

Wynwood

Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop

The neighborhood around it has gone through many changes over the years, but Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop has remained the same. And that’s a good thing. This casual spot is a go-to near Wynwood’s thriving arts district. It offers much more than just sandwiches. It’s known for its hearty plates of Cuban classics, as well as its delicious cortaditos.

Downtown Miami/ Brickell

Latin Cafe 2000 (Brickell location)

This beloved local chain opened up its stylish, open-air Brickell Plaza outpost in 2018, and it quickly became the bustling area’s favorite spot to perk up with a café con leche. In addition to the Cuban favorites on Latin Cafe 2000’s menu, you’ll find tacos, pasta dishes and even a few vegetarian items.

Hialeah

Trigo Café

Nestled in Hialeah’s Palm Springs Mile shopping center, this friendly spot serves up beautifully crafted Cuban coffee favorites, from cafecitos to coladas. For peak decadence, opt for the frappuccino – the signature coffee shake at Trigo Café. Pair your favorite beverage with a craft sandwich or burger. There’s also a full breakfast menu (including some healthier options) if you’re here early.

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