BEST COFFEEHOUSE Miami 2004 - Luna Star Café
Readers' Choice: Starbucks
Maybe it's the lack of cold, dank weather, but Miami suffers from an unfortunate dearth of coffeehouses, at least the kind without corporate headquarters based in Seattle. And while there are plenty of cafecito windows and stop-and-gulps for locals to get their caffeine fix, places like Luna Star Café embody the true spirit of what a coffeehouse is supposed to be. It's all about community, and if you don't know the name of the person at the table next to you when you walk in, you will when you leave. Credit owner Alexis Sanfield and barista Karla for creating such a homey vibe in this cozy North Miami café, along with a mean cappuccino. Oh, and they host one of the best acoustic-music scenes in town, too.