Take a Coffee Break at South Beach Cafes
Have you ever taken a coffee break with an entire city? Well, in Miami you can. At precisely 3:05 in the afternoon, Miami locals collaboratively enjoy a city-wide coffee break. The tradition, known as 305 Cafecito, started years ago as an ode to Miami’s rich Cuban culture and quickly developed into a brilliant way to connect the entire community.
The founder of the movement, JennyLee Molina, simply blasted social media with #305cafecito posts during her 3:05 p.m. dose of java one day in 2012. And before she knew it, Miami had its own official coffee break. With nearly 4,000 Facebook fans and almost 6,000 Instagram followers, 305 Cafecito encourages people all over South Beach and the greater Miami area to celebrate their love for Cuban coffee.
South Beach, Miami’s cultural hub, boasts countless eclectic Cuban cafes, all of which serve premium java and mouthwatering eats. From hole-in-the-wall diners to charming ambiances, South Beach cafes abound. Here’s where to visit when the clock strikes 3:05 p.m:
1515 Washington Ave.
Playa Café serves Cuban fare paired with coffee and espresso brewed from café bustelo beans. This South Beach hotspot stays open late, so don’t worry about hitting the 3:05 mark – you have until 4 a.m. to make up for it. Whether you visit early in the morning or late at night, you don’t want to miss out on this local favorite.
David’s Café Cafecito
919 Alton Rd.
Another tasty treat, David’s offers authentic Cuban cuisine in a laid back atmosphere. The regulars love the café con leche and traditional Cuban breakfast items like fried eggs and sweet plantains. If you visit at lunchtime, you can’t go wrong with David’s sandwich Cubano, a savory mix of ham and pork on Cuban bread.
700 Collins Ave.
What Puerto Sagua lacks in looks it makes up for in taste. This eatery dishes out Cuban comfort food like chicken steaks and Cuban hamburgers. Diners rave about the oxtail stew, shredded beef and empanadas – to name a few. And this South Beach restaurant stays open late, so bring your appetite up until 2 a.m.
Las Olas Café
644 6th St.
If you’re a fan of breakfast-for-dinner, look no further than Las Olas Café. This quaint, casual Cuban eatery serves breakfast all day along with fresh-squeezed juices. And you’re guaranteed to savor the fresh-brewed coffees and espressos. Visitors particularly love the “cortadito,” a rich Cuban espresso.
Stay Nearby South Beach Cafés
Are you ready to take a coffee break with all of Miami? The Cavalier Hotel, located on Ocean Drive in the heart of South Beach, places you within walking distance from the most popular Cuban cafes. To book your stay at the Cavalier, call 305-673-1199.