Mary's Café

2542 SW 27th Ave.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
305-443-6672
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  • Daily 24 hours
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Snack Food
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Mary's Coin Laundry and Cafeteria opened in 1982 as a simple wash house. It was converted from a plant nursery and Bahamian-style wooden shack that had been around 55 years. Owner Victor Sanchez, a construction worker and son-in-law of the Mary for whom the place is named, then noticed that young people prefer to wash their clothes at night. So he added a coffee window. Through the years, the building has grown and the coffee window has become a café. Around 2001, the joint began 24-hour service, and today it's a beacon for late-night grub. It attracts everyone from cops to drunks and viejitos to kids and early risers. Whether you feel like downing a medianoche sandwich of ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard, sipping a cup of café con leche, ordering a choripan, or slurping a deliciously creamy mamey milkshake, this is the only place in Miami where you can catch a whiff of detergent and butter in the wee hours - which, oddly enough, makes it oh so very 305.

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