April 21, 2017
By Mallory Evans | July 27, 2016 | Food & Drink
Try these seven icy drinks that are perfect for cooling off and giving you the caffeine boost you need, no matter where you are in the Magic City.
The rosemary cold brew limeade at All Day.
Since opening shop only two months ago, Downtown Miami’s All Day café has become a haven for coffee connoisseurs who appreciate a high quality roast, and an eclectic setting in which to enjoy it. Aligning with the space’s uber chic décor is its premier rotating specialty drink: rosemary cold brew limeade, made with local rosemary syrup and fresh squeezed lime juice. That’s one house blend you certainly can’t find anywhere else. 1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-699-3447
It’s safe to say that the Coral Way bagel sandwich—the ultimate combo of egg whites, lox, and onions—at this casual spot in Brickell rivals that of the best New York City deli. But the crowd favorites don’t stop there; in our eyes, the iced coffee is the true winner. When you order at the counter, you’ll receive a cup filled to the brim with coffee ice cubes, and the option to choose from an array of gratis mix-ins including almond and soy milk, vanilla and hazelnut syrup, and agave. 83 SW Eighth St., Miami, 305-400-6996
Jamming Goat cold brew at Threefold Cafe.
Following his move to the Magic City from Melbourne, Australia several years ago, Nick Sharp noticed a lack of creative breakfast spots. To fill the void, he along with his wife Teresa founded Threefold Cafe in Coral Gables, and has since expanded to South Miami. Sharp is also a creator of Jamming Goat cold brew, which is served at both eateries. "We use locally roasted, specialty grade single origin beans to create a blend that gives us a smooth and sweet, yet fruity and interesting flavor," says Sharp. "It’s brewed over a long period of time, resulting in a super smooth [ready to drink] product." 141 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, 305-704-8007
Since its genesis in 2010, Panther Coffee has become the quintessential spot for sustainably sourced, high-grade coffee in Miami. The company’s latest outpost is in the burgeoning neighborhood of Coconut Grove, where patrons gather to sip what’s arguably the most popular beverage: classic cold brew. This super strong blend of house-roasted beans packs a mighty punch, so it’ll give you the boost you need to go on with your day after lounging around the cozy café. 3407 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove, 305-677-3952
Lavender latte at DIRT.
After enjoying a lavender iced latte during a trip to Napa, California, chef Nicole Votano knew she had to recreate this "perfect and delicate" drink at her Miami Beach café, DIRT. "It’s the [ideal] drink for summer, as lavender grows like wildfire this time of year," Votano says, noting that the flavor profile is amplified when paired with one of DIRT’s house-made cherry crostatas or rosemary-spiked rice crispy treats. 232 Fifth St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8548
Garnering its name from the words smart and food, Dr. Smood is a healthy food concept that was introduced to the Miami market late last year. Although the South Miami locale is acclaimed for its selection of cold pressed juices, salads, and all day breakfast items—think raw organic oats layered with raspberry coulis and house-made granola—it’s important to note that the coffee is not your average Joe. Instead, this light roasted fair-trade java is laced with hints of dark chocolate and caramel, and is topped with homemade organic cashew mylk. 5801 Sunset Dr., South Miami, 786-334-4420
Cereal milk latte at The Salty Donut.
Just when we thought Wynwood had just about everything, The Salty Donut opened shop, and we quickly realized what was missing. In addition to offering up an ever-evolving roster of artisanal donuts—check out the maple bacon and brown butter with salt—the coffee concoctions are incredibly unique. The iced cereal milk latte (pictured) is made with homemade cinnamon toast crunch milk and Intelligentsia Black Cat espresso, a syrupy and sweet blend that’ll keep your sugar high going all day long. 29 NW 24th St., Miami, 305-925-8126
photography by donna irene (the salty donut)