Ten Best Coffee Shops in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Deirdra Funcheon
The 11th Street Annex in Fort Lauderdale.
8. 11th Street Annex 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.

Brad Randolph
The Coffee District transforms from regular coffee shop by day to craft-beer bar at night.
7. The Coffee District
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.

Location Info

11th Street Annex

14 SW 11th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

St. Bart's Coffee Company

441 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Coffee District

325 Northeast Second Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: General

Stork's Cafe and Bakery

2505 NE 15th Ave., Wilton Manors, FL

Category: Restaurant

Undergrounds Coffeehaus

3020 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

Habatat Galleries

608 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL

Category: General

Harold's Coffee Lounge

509 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Coastars Coffee Bar - CLOSED

12 S. J St., Lake Worth, FL

Category: General

Brew Urban Cafe - CLOSED

209 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

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11th st annex doesnt do high or low teas regularly, though it is worth going just for lunch  & that brew urban location is closed, only the victoria park location remains.


Interestingly none of these places are roasting their own coffee !! You definitely did not look much around Palm Beach County, there is an Artisan Specialty coffee roaster in Tequesta. You guys ought to check them out, they also have their coffee in some of Palm Beaches most recently awarded best eateries, Coolinary Cafe and the like. Check out Oceana Coffee up in Tequesta, they roast it all in the shop.  


@jcw_mini I buy all of my coffee beans from Oceana at their PBG location. They typically have 5 to 8 roasts available at all times. They brought back the Bali Blue Moon and the new Honduras is awesome! The Food Shack also uses their coffee, a dark Sumatra. I think they have roasting demos on Wed or Thurs nights around 6'ish


@jcw_mini I did not make it to Tequesta, and this place sounds like it is deserving of its very own feature. I will check it out, and thank you for the suggestion. 

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