Fort Lauderdale is better known for its beaches and its bars than its cafe scene, but if you're craving a cup of coffee while you're here, you won't have to look very far. Many of the cafes serve locally roasted beans, you can find everything from traditional drip coffee to nitro cold brew. There are also several excellent kava bars if you're looking for something a little bit different, but serious coffee aficionados can head somewhere like The Grind Coffee Project, where they have a strict policy of not serving their drip coffee with cream and sugar.
1.Ann's Florist Coffee & Wine Bar
© Ann's Florist Coffee & Wine Bar
If you like the idea of sipping a cup of coffee while surrounded by fresh, fragrant flowers, Ann's Florist Coffee & Wine Bar should be one of the first places you go while in Fort Lauderdale. The interior has a distinctly European feel, but if you'd rather sit outside, there's a covered patio area perfect for people watching. In addition to coffees and other hot beverages, there's an excellent selection of pastries, cakes, and sandwiches for customers to enjoy. Many of the flowers displayed inside the store are for sale, and there's also a selection of gifts and antiques available for purchase.
1001 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Phone: 954-761-3334
2.Brew Urban Cafe
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Part of the Next Door at C&I community art space, Brew Urban Cafe is a trendy cafe with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and plenty of comfy seating. Depending on when you visit, you might catch some live music or watch a photo shoot taking place, and there's also a bar that's open in the evenings. As for the coffee, it's proudly roasted locally at Wells Coffee Company, and customers can choose from an excellent selection of espresso drinks, pour over coffees, and cold brews. If you're hungry, there's also an assortment of pastries and delicious baked goods.
537 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, Phone: 954-357-3934
3.Calusa Coffee Roasters
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Far from being an ordinary coffee shop, Calusa Coffee Roasters is a local business that's involved in every single step of its coffee production. The beans are sourced from the best coffee growers around the world, and once they're imported, they're roasted to perfection in the in-house Diedrich drum roaster. Both espresso and pourover coffees are available, and customers have their choice of house blends and excellent single origin beans. The cafe is housed right next to the roasting facility, and if you want to make some delicious coffee at home, beans can be purchased by the bag.
161 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, Phone: 954-449-4377
4.Capital One Cafe
Offering a unique combination of delicious coffee and complimentary financial services, the Capital One Café is operated by the Capital One banking company. Everyone is welcome regardless of whether or not they're a Capital One customer, but Capital One cardholders get a 50% discount on handcrafted coffee beverages, and customers can open an account on-site in less than five minutes. Complimentary financial coaching services and financial literacy events are available to all customers as well, and there's plenty of comfortable seating and power outlets for anyone who wants to settle in and get some work done.
801 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Phone: 954-283-1670
5.Circle House Coffee
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Established by a former NFL linebacker, Circle House Coffee is a community-oriented cafe that proudly donates a portion of its profits to charities. You can get almost any type of espresso drink imaginable, and the drink menu also has creative options like coffee-infused horchata made with macadamia nut milk, creamy nitro cold brew coffee, and flavorful CBD slushies and infusions. A menu of breakfast and lunch foods is available all day, and if you're more in the mood for a quick bite, you can also get an empanada, a donut, or a delicious slice of pie.
727 NE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, Phone: 954-870-6456
6.Croissan'Time French Bakery
Established in 1986, Croissan'Time French Bakery specializes in freshly baked European-style breads, pastries, and macaroons. Both drip coffee and espresso drinks are available, and the drink menu also includes freshly squeezed orange juice, herbal teas, and beer and wine. Made-to-order sandwiches are available on both bread and homemade croissants, and there's even a deli area where customers can buy specialty foods like caviar, foie gras, and imported cheeses and charcuterie. The cafe is open every day but Mondays, and live classical music is played on Friday and Saturday evenings and during brunch time on the weekends.
1201 N Federal Hwy #4a, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, Phone: 954-565-8555
7.Expresso Coffee Co
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A locally owned and operated drive-through coffee shop, the Expresso Coffee Co is the perfect place to go when you need a cup of coffee on the fly. There's an incredible selection of beans to choose from, including both plain and flavored options, and many of the beans are available as a decaf brew as well. If you'd prefer a specialty drink, you can order the shop's signature latte, a chocolate mint cappuccino, or a cup of Cuban coffee. The focus here is on the coffee, but if you're feeling peckish, there's also a small selection of toasts, sandwiches, and baked goods.
1900 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, Phone: 954-527-1222
8.Gran Forno Bakery
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Located on Las Olas Boulevard, Gran Forno Bakery is a popular open-air bakery known for its delightful artisanal breads, particularly its famous fennel raisin loaf. There's also a mouthwatering selection of homemade pastries, cakes, and tarts, and if you're here for lunch, you can order a panini as well. You'll probably want to get a loaf of bread or a box of pastries to take home, but customers are also welcome to sit down and enjoy a pastry and a cup of Illy coffee. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, but if you sit inside, you can watch the talented bakers making bread.
1235 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Phone: 954-467-2244
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Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Grand Cafe is a kosher cafe that offers friendly service, fantastic coffee, and a spectacular culinary experience. The creative menu features a wide range of dishes made with perfectly fresh ingredients, and house specialties include the ahi tuna shawarma plate, the malawach pizza, and Jerusalem bagel toast sandwiches. If you're here for breakfast, you should also try the tapas style Israeli breakfast platter for two, which comes with coffee. Both hot and cold coffee drinks are available, and if you want something sweet to accompany your cup of Joe, you can order a croissant or a chocolate souffle.
2905 Stirling Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, Phone: 954-986-6860
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Housed inside the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, Java Boys is a locally owned and operated coffee shop that offers espresso drinks, smoothies, and a light food menu. There's a strong emphasis on healthy food items, and in addition to salads, soups, and wraps, customers can order guilt-free treats like fruit sorbets and parfaits made with tofu and light whipped cream. The cafe also offers plenty of comfortable seating, and customers are encouraged to settle in and use the complimentary Wi-Fi, browse the magazines and newspapers on offer, or watch whatever might be playing on the big screen TVs.
2230 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305, Phone: 954-564-8828
11.Kavasutra Kava Bar - Las Olas
© Kavasutra Kava Bar - Las Olas
Serving up a delicious assortment of freshly made kava beverages, the Kavasutra Kava Bar - Las Olas is an excellent place to try this unique herb, which has been used as a ceremonial and recreational drink in the South Pacific for around 3,000 years. The high-quality kava is imported directly from Vanuatu, and customers can order it as a shot, a tea, or in a half coconut shell. Laptops aren't permitted, but customers are welcome to borrow a book from the bookshelf, play one of the cafe's board games, or join one of the trivia nights that are held on a regular basis.
1318 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Phone: 954-368-2980
© Magnolia Caffee
Sitting beneath a majestic Royal Poinciana tree, the Magnolia Caffee is an eclectic little cafe that doubles as a vintage shop. Almost all of the unique decor is for sale, so don't be surprised if you end up going home with an old record player, an Oscar-inspired statue, or some other antique tchotchke. The food menu changes according to what's in season, and in addition to coffee, the drink menu offers high-quality teas, freshly squeezed orange juice, and unique kombucha smoothies. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their owners inside, and the cafe is open seven days a week.
1218 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, Phone: 954-295-9694
13.Press & Grind Cafe
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With two separate locations in Fort Lauderdale, the Press & Grind Cafe is known for its incredible coffee and its healthy juices and smoothies. There's something to suit every taste, but the most popular beverages include the classic espresso drinks, the house blend drip coffee, and the creamy nitro cold brew. Single origin espresso beans are available upon request, and there's also an excellent selection of plant-based milks to choose from, including macadamia, cashew, and oat milk. If you want something more substantial, you can order one of the grilled-to-order sandwiches or the Instagram-worthy acai bowls.
474 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Phone: 954-909-5316
14.Rose's Coffee Bar
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Found inside the Dalmar Hotel in the stylish Flagler Village, Rose's Coffee Bar is a charming pop-up cafe perfect for people on the go. They proudly brew their coffee with beans roasted by La Colombe Coffee, and in addition to drip coffee and espresso drinks, they have a delicious nitro latte that iced coffee lovers can't miss. The pastries are made fresh in-house daily, and there are typically plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Savory toasts are available as well, and there's also an excellent selection of smoothies and juices perfect for breakfast or as a midday pick-me-up.
299 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Phone: 954-945-9500
15.Shipwreckers Kava Bar
Whether you're in the mood for coffee, tea, kava, or kratom, Shipwreckers Kava Bar has it all. They're best known for their freshly squeezed kava, which is served in a traditional coconut shell or as part of a delicious cocktail, but there are also plenty of coffee drinks and other unique beverages like CBD kombucha and homemade ginger beer. The bar is open between 10 a.m. and 2 a.m. every day of the week, and it often hosts karaoke nights, trivia games, comedy shows, and other special events that all customers are welcome to participate in.
4405 N Fed Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, Phone: 954-909-5375
16.Sip Java Co.
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A friendly neighborhood cafe in the Victoria Park neighborhood, Sip Java Co. is dedicated to serving the best possible espresso and drip coffee, so you know you're in for a treat when you visit. Two different roasts are brewed every day, and if you decide you want something different, there's also a fantastic selection of single origin beans that can be brewed to order using your favorite method. All-day breakfast and lunch are served as well. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, and guests are welcome to bring their laptops and make use of the cafe's complimentary Wi-Fi.
638 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, Phone: 954-990-5597
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17.Stache Drinking Den and Coffee Bar
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Cafe by day and cocktail lounge by night, Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar is one of the hippest places to get a drink in Fort Lauderdale. The inside might feel more like a speakeasy-style bar than a cafe, but don't let it fool you; there's an excellent coffee menu, and you'll have your pick of everything from single origin pourovers to nitro cold brew to classic handcrafted espresso drinks. Coffee and tea are served on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and if you come on the weekend, you might be able to catch a cabaret show, some live music, or a whiskey tasting.
109 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Phone: 954-449-1025
18.Stork's Bakery & Coffee House
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Open between 6:30 or 7 a.m. and midnight seven days a week, Stork's Bakery & Coffee House is a popular place to grab a cup of coffee no matter what the time of day. There's a full menu of specialty espresso drinks, and eight different types of drip coffee are available each day. Of course, there are also plenty of wonderful freshly baked goods and desserts to accompany your cup of coffee. However, the establishment is much more than a coffee shop; it offers an incredible array of Mediterranean-inspired food as well, including gourmet sandwiches, customizable salads, and made-from-scratch soups.
2505 NE 15th Ave, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305, Phone: 954-567-3220
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© The Alchemist
Boasting locations in both Wilton Manors and Aventura, the Alchemist offers an excellent selection of drinks carefully crafted by enthusiastic coffee experts. The coffee beans are ground fresh to order, and if you're hungry, you can accompany your coffee with a delicious gluten-free dessert or one of the cafe's signature "slicers", open-faced toasts covered with savory or sweet toppings. The coffee and food alone are good enough reasons to come here, but customers are also drawn through the door by the plant-filled seating area, the friendly service, and the small art bazaar in the back of the cafe.
2430 NE 13th Ave, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305, Phone: 954-673-4614
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20.The Grind Coffee Project
The Grind Coffee Project started out as a small espresso bar in the owner's garage, and it's now widely regarded as one of the best cafes in the city. The owner and staff are truly passionate about high-quality coffee, and if you're interested, the barista on duty will be happy to tell you about the different beans you can choose from. The cafe has a policy that cream and sugar are not served with brewed coffee, but if you prefer your coffee sweet and milky, you can order one of the delicious handcrafted espresso beverages instead.
599 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Phone: 954-290-6074
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© Undergrounds Coffeehaus
Filled with old books and board games, the Undergrounds Coffeehaus makes customers feel like they're having a coffee in a friend's living room. There are plenty of comfortable couches and chairs to lounge in, and customers are welcome to use all of the books and board games. Instead of pastries and other standard coffee shop fare, the menu offers dozens of different types of tater tots, including the ever-popular Super Loaded Tots. Stand-up comedy shows are held on a regular basis, and the cafe sometimes also hosts other special events like meditation groups, art shows, and live music.
3020 N Federal Hwy #5a, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306, Phone: 954-630-1900
22.Warsaw Coffee Company
Tucked away inside the Milk Money Bar & Kitchen, the Warsaw Coffee Company is an industrial-style cafe that also happens to serve excellent food all day long. The beans they use are roasted by Counter Culture Coffee, and both espresso drinks and drip coffee are available. All espresso drinks are a double shot, and a variety of flavored syrups can be added to any coffee for a small surcharge. Both the breakfast and lunch menus offer a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and burritos, and after 5 p.m., you can choose from a delicious assortment of bruschetta-style toasts if you're hungry.
815 NE 13th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, Phone: 954-990-4189
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22 Best Fort Lauderdale Coffee Shops
- Ann's Florist Coffee & Wine Bar, Photo: Ann's Florist Coffee & Wine Bar
- Brew Urban Cafe, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Calusa Coffee Roasters, Photo: Calusa Coffee Roasters
- Capital One Cafe, Photo: Montri/stock.adobe.com
- Circle House Coffee, Photo: Circle House Coffee
- Croissan'Time French Bakery, Photo: Jennifer/stock.adobe.com
- Expresso Coffee Co, Photo: Expresso Coffee Co
- Gran Forno Bakery, Photo: Gran Forno Bakery
- Grand Cafe, Photo: Grand Cafe
- Java Boys, Photo: GCapture/stock.adobe.com
- Kavasutra Kava Bar - Las Olas, Photo: Kavasutra Kava Bar - Las Olas
- Magnolia Caffee, Photo: Magnolia Caffee
- Press & Grind Cafe, Photo: Press & Grind Cafe
- Rose's Coffee Bar, Photo: Rose's Coffee Bar
- Shipwreckers Kava Bar, Photo: BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com
- Sip Java Co., Photo: Sip Java Co.
- Stache Drinking Den and Coffee Bar, Photo: Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar
- Stork's Bakery & Coffee House, Photo: Stork's Bakery & Coffee House
- The Alchemist, Photo: The Alchemist
- The Grind Coffee Project, Photo: dimakp/stock.adobe.com
- Undergrounds Coffeehaus, Photo: Undergrounds Coffeehaus
- Warsaw Coffee Company, Photo: Paulina/stock.adobe.com
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