Ten Best Coffee Shops in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Nicole Danna
The Beat Cup's eclectic interior has everything from consignment clothing to a used-book shelf for light reading.
6. The Beat Cup
The Beat Cup in Delray Beach isn't your average coffee shop or café. Walking in, you're not quite sure what it is. An art gallery? Consignment shop? Bookstore? But that's the point. After opening in May 2011, the Beat Cup has undergone many changes and only recently began selling food and Panther coffee. Today, it is what can only be described as a quiet artists enclave that also just so happens to serve some pretty damned good coffee. Delray Beach resident Pablo Sole came to South Florida 15 years ago from Argentina. Growing up in Brazil, he was used to a different cultural scene -- one he longed to re-create here. Today, the Beat Cup serves a short menu of cakes, pastries, salads, and sandwiches that cover both breakfast and lunch, all made from scratch by Sole and his mother. Their specialty: handmade empanadas and a family recipe for savory corn pancakes, stuffed with vegetables or chicken. And what started with a single espresso machine grew to a menu that today serves a variety of Panther coffee drinks, from a regular cup of coffee, to cold-brew iced coffee, iced yerba mate tea, and lattes. Our favorite: the frozen coffee blended with milk, ice, and your choice of vanilla, caramel, or chocolate. Go early: the Beat Cup serves breakfast and lunch only, open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nicole Danna
Coastars Coffee Bar owner Chris Palacio pours a cup of coffee at his shop in Lake Worth.
5. Coastars Coffee Bar
The next time you and your friends get into an argument over which is better -- the double D's or Starbucks -- throw them a curve ball and wager there may not be a cup of coffee better than the one you'll get at newly opened Coastars Coffee Bar in Lake Worth. When co-owners Chris Palacio and Elizabeth Brach opened Coastars off J Street in January in the heart of downtown, part of their vision meant making a cup of coffee that is more than just a cup of steaming hot caffeine, sugar, and cream. To do so, that means using specialty ground coffee and employing a brewing process that we guarantee you won't see happening anywhere else in South Florida. The process begins when your brew "master" weighs and measures the perfect amount of coffee beans for just one cup. Next, a special grind before water -- brought to boil in a kettle to an exact temperature -- is slowly poured until the rich, aromatic liquid fills your cup. The coffee Palacio swears by: Counter Culture Coffee, the shop's signature product. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Counter Culture Coffee globally sources USDA organic coffee cultivated using only sustainable farming methods. At Coastars, it's used to make both hand-drip coffee and espresso drinks.

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

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

NicoleAlyssDanna topcommenter

@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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