Ten Best Iced Coffees in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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It's hotter than a billy goat's ass in a pepper patch right now.

With almost every move causing you to break out in a sweat, the thought of imbibing anything warmer than room temperature sounds just about as appealing as a root canal.

Even so, we still need our caffeine.

Sure, it's easy enough to gulp down that morning coffee before stepping out into the wet oven outside our front doors, but that puts a damper on the relaxing morning routine.

Iced coffee is a better option.

Of course, not all cold java is created the same.

Rather than subject you to a watered-down, subpar drink or a withdrawal from caffeine -- that's only going to ruin your day -- we rounded up a list of the ten best iced coffees in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

See Also: Ten Best Coffee Shops in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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10. The Coffee District

One of the best places to find a brew in Delray Beach -- coffee or hops, that is -- the Coffee District is not just a pretty place to hang; it serves some damned good drinks. The iced coffee is not different from the rare beers on the premises. (The place gets hard-to-find items, like Goose Island Bourbon County.) For fans of caffeine, it offers a wide range of hot and cold drinks, including an iced coffee that's as smooth as can be. Here, freshness is key: The shop gets deliveries of medium house blend from locally roasted beans every couple of days.

Lisa Miceli via Rhino Doughnuts Facebook page

9. Rhino Doughnut & Coffee
With its first location opened just a couple of months ago in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, this doughnut and coffee shop is reinventing the wheel in a good way -- equate it to the difference between rubber and wood wrapped with steel. Using a special process, similar but slightly different from hot brew, the shop makes its iced coffees from its own proprietary blend of smooth beans. It's the ideal treat to sip on the beach. Or in loose-fitting clothes with a doughnut in hand. Expect to see more locations -- Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale -- popping up across South Florida in the next few months.

Location Info

Green Bar & Kitchen

1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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

Subculture Coffee

509 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL

Category: General

Brew Urban Cafe

638 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Gizzi's Coffee House

2275 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach, FL

Category: General

Undergrounds Coffeehaus

3020 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

Rhino Doughnuts & Coffee

107 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Coffee District

325 Northeast Second Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: General

Oceana Coffee

221 Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, FL

Category: General

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Daphne Sullivan
Daphne Sullivan

Clean Plate Charlie it's worth your drive! Sit under a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree and sip heavenly coffee!

Clean Plate Charlie
Clean Plate Charlie

Thanks for the suggestion, Daphne! We'll definitely keep them in mind for our next coffee list.

Janet Line Hodgman
Janet Line Hodgman

Undergrounds Coffeehaus! Yes... tthe Haus, "Set in Fort Lauderdale, this charming little coffee shop serves one of the best cups of coffee in one of the coolest settings in town. Lined with local art and used books stacked around, it's a refuge for lovers of art, culture, music, and, obviously, java. The hot and cold coffee drinks are just as beautiful as the surrounds. The shop offers everything from Thai coffee to bubble milk tea. But, like with most of life, simplicity is key; the iced coffee is as good as can be."

Daphne Sullivan
Daphne Sullivan

Missing THE NUMBER ONE in Broward....THE ALCHEMIST in Wilton Manors. A true coffee house. They roast their own beans on the premises. Their iced coffee is a perfectly sweet but balanced brew kept icy cold by homemade coffee ice cubes all served in a Mason jar with a carabiner handle. The location is wonderful as well inside Eucalyptus Gardens. Owner Matias Jurgeit always welcomes you with a smile. Check it out!!!!

Michael Braunstein
Michael Braunstein

Brooklyn water bagel doesn't even make it on the list!?!?!? WTF!!!

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