Miam Cafe & Boutique: European Cafe Life Comes to Wynwood

Miam's turkey and avocado club on Zak the Baker bread ($10).
Miam's turkey and avocado club on Zak the Baker bread ($10).
All photos by Laine Doss

Two years ago, Miam Cafe's owner, Alexis Jacot, was on vacation with his wife from Switzerland, when he fell in love with the idea of opening a cafe in Wynwood. The former Proctor & Gamble executive noticed a vacancy inside the Wynwood Building and, right then and there, made a deal to snag the space.

"This neighborhood, and especially this building, are so special. I fell in love. I have a hospitality background, and always wanted to open a cafe, and everything was pointing in that direction so I just jumped!"

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Lunchtime at Miam Cafe.
Lunchtime at Miam Cafe.

Jacot's vision for a cafe has just opened. The clean, well-lit bistro serves breakfast and lunch using clean, local, and organic products whenever possible. Jacot says he uses produce from Global Organics right now, and will start using local product from Paradise Farms in season.

Cookies and muffins are baked in-house by chef Gail Goetsch
Cookies and muffins are baked in-house by chef Gail Goetsch

In addition, breads are from Zak the Baker, chocolate croissants are from True Loaf Bakery, and coffee is from Eternity Coffee Roasters. Everything else, including cookies and quiches, are made in house daily by chef Gail Goetsch, formerly of Yardbird and Essensia.

Quinoa salad with goat cheese over fresh arugula ($11) at Miam Cafe.
Quinoa salad with goat cheese over fresh arugula ($11) at Miam Cafe.

Jacot sits down for a minute on the restaurant's light blue sofa to explain that he wants Miam to be much more than a place to grab a sandwich and go (although you certainly can do that, too). The bistro, which offers free WiFi and plenty of outlets for charging your laptop, is a place where people are invited to hang out and do work or chat with friends.

"In Europe, we have a beautiful cafe culture, where people hang out and drink coffee or have a glass of wine after work or in the afternoon. I want to encourage that at Miam."

Freshly made collard green and bacon quiche, served with a bright salad ($7.50)
Freshly made collard green and bacon quiche, served with a bright salad ($7.50)

Right now, Miam serves breakfast and lunch six days a week, but will soon also offer light bites like cheese platters for an after-work crowd.

Big coffee at Miam.
Big coffee at Miam.

In addition to sandwiches, salads, pastries, and coffee, the cafe serves wine and beer. Right now, they're in soft opening, with hours of operation Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Miam Café

2750 NW Third Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

786-703-1451

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