Ten Best Coffee Shops in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
8. 11th Street Annex Fort Lauderdale
Deirdra Funcheon The 11th Street Annex in Fort Lauderdale.
Where there's tea, there's coffee. When sisters Penny Sanfilippo and Jonny Altobell opened 11th Street Annex in Fort Lauderdale a little more than ten years ago, they wanted a tea house and coffee shop that served everything up right -- no imitations or cutting corners. That means everything from the food to the drink is made fresh and done right. They only serve classic English scones, and butter is imported from Europe, while jams are all-fruit fresh, and the lemon curd and clotted cream are made in-house. Yes, tea is a focus here -- "high" and "low" tea times are served daily -- and the Darjeeling, Oolong, and green teas are all brewed with fresh tea leaves and steeped before being served with proper cups and saucers. But the same goes for the coffee, brewed and ground in-house and made using the finest coffee beans. The variety rotates often, just like the food, which changes daily, offering about six fresh, gourmet choices like quiches or homemade pot pies. One option is always vegetarian (vegan on Wednesdays), and herbs are often plucked from the garden out back.
7. The Coffee District
Brad Randolph The Coffee District transforms from regular coffee shop by day to craft-beer bar at night.
Coffee District has the neighborhood Starbucks by the tea bags, and that it's located in the Pineapple Grove district of downtown Delray Beach only adds to its hip, unique coffeehouse/beer-bar cool. The 1,600-square-foot shop offers bar and table seating where you can order a variety of hot and cold coffee, espresso, and tea drinks. If you're hungry, there's also a menu of made-to-order paninis, fresh salads, soups, pastries, and gourmet desserts. What makes this place extra-special: There are also about 140 microbrew bottled beers and 16 specialty craft-beer taps, which means you can start here with a cup of coffee and end your day with a glass of coffee porter.
14 SW 11th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
441 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL