Tucked in a little corner of the Epic Hotel's Avant Gallery sits a pretty cafe with sweet Parisian aromas, a museum-worthy menu and art for days.
LaMuse Cafe serves up pastries, salads, and plenty of eye candy.
If history has taught us anything, it is that literary greatness is often born in a small cafe. Look at Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Rowling—all are examples of what a first-rate bistro can produce. In this spirit, LaMuse Cafe is inviting guests to not only indulge in delicious bites, but to soak up—and be inspired by—the surroundings. “It’s the notion of the muse serving as the backbone for the exceptional artist who ‘makes it,’” says Dmitry Prut, founder and director of Avant Gallery.
Of course artists cannot be fueled by inspiration alone. From pastries and toasts to salads and soups, every dish has meaning in this little joint. Choose Brigitte Bardot’s burrata and tomatoes topped with walnuts, basil and the perfect streak of pesto “liner.” Or Picasso’s prosciutto and melon platter with raspberry-infused cantaloupe and paper-thin slivers of imported meat sprinkled with colorful and bitter balsamic. The collage-like presentation makes it feel more like edible art than a sweet-savory snack. And if you just want a decadent stuffedcroissant sandwich, there’s a whole catalog for that and any will do.
Sit inside or on the terrace and take in the magic of this picture-perfect spot. Then flip open your MacBook or Moleskine and let the creative juices flow. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, #102, Miami, 305.400.0036, lamusecafe.com
Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN COSTER