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The Ten Best Work-Friendly Cafés and Restaurants in Miami

The age of digital nomads is here. There are more remote employees, freelancers, and entrepreneurs than ever who skip the 9-to-5 grind and use the internet to work without having a fixed home base.

Luckily for Miamians who can have their office anywhere, there are a number of co-working spaces popping up. But if you want to avoid paying fees that average about $35 daily, you can also opt to tackle your tasks at local cafés and eateries that have dedicated some or all of their space to remote workers.

Next time you need a change of scenery to face that hefty workload, pack up your laptop and head to one of the following ten spots. They welcome remote workers all day with a comfortable atmosphere, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of good food and drink options to help you power through that project.
click to enlarge All Day Cafe - ZACHARY FAGENSON
All Day Cafe
Zachary Fagenson

All Day

1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami

Chris MacLeod and Camila Ramos have created a warm space where the scent of coffee welcomes remote workers. Start your day right at this downtown coffee bar and breakfast spot with an egg sammie ($13) or butter croissant ($4.50) and one of the beverages listed in green neon lights behind the barista counter. To fuel your creativity, order Jasmine Snow Buds tea ($7.45), nitro-infused coffee ($5.50), or the specialty coffee drink Joe Went to Thailand, made with Xocolatl mole bitters and served on ice ($6). All Day offers comfy booths and farm-to-table fare from 1 to 5 p.m., so you can hold a casual business meeting over sesame panko chicken on brioche served with Japanese potato salad ($11) and a goddess sandwich with sunflower shoots, roasted green tomatoes, chickpea mash, and avocado ($13). If you're feeling supercasual, pair your meal with natural wine or beer. The pastry corner offers croquetas ($2.95), empanadas ($3.25), and buckwheat cake ($3.75). If you have your furry friend with you, grab a table on the patio.
click to enlarge Capital One Cafe on Miracle Mile - PHOTO BY DONALD SPRAGUE
Capital One Cafe on Miracle Mile
Photo by Donald Sprague

Capital One Café

50 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

You don't have to be a Capital One cardholder to access this workspace on Miracle Mile. The place was designed with the worker firmly in mind: You’ll never have to fight over a power outlet, and besides the main lounge, there are many nooks, meeting rooms, accessible seating, and communal tables to choose from. As for food and drinks, the café houses a Peet's Coffee counter, offering tea, coffee, and locally baked treats. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays there's a happy hour from noon to 3 p.m., when beverages are half-price and cardholders get a free coffee. Reserve a spot at one of the in-house workshops to learn how to read your credit report, spend smarter, or plan a budget.
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Settle on a sofa at Delicious Raw.
Delicious Raw

Delicious Raw

1828 Bay Rd., Miami Beach

This new health-forward eatery, juice bar, and coffee shop in Sunset Harbour offers a cozy indoor area with plush seating and individual and communal tables in a living room-style setting. The staff will learn your name after a couple of visits as they walk around providing free samples of brain-boosting elixirs, healthful beverages such as the golden turmeric latte, hot and iced coffees, made-from-scratch bites, and raw juices. Keep your energy up with fusion bowls such as the Buddha, with crisp veggies, crunchy peanuts, and chewy black bean noodles topped with pad thai sauce ($14); a Righteous Waffle, with ancient grains, house-made vanilla almond milk, and blueberry lemon compote ($10); and vegan cheesecake ($3.25).
click to enlarge Sammies, quiche, and pastries at Miam Cafe. - MIAM CAFÉ
Sammies, quiche, and pastries at Miam Cafe.
Miam Café


2750 NW Third Ave., Miami

A locals' favorite among those looking for a desk-away-from-desk situation, this café inside the iconic Wynwood Building serves breakfast and lunch. At Miam, which means "yum" in French, take a seat at one of the many wooden tables and channel those creative vibes over a cup of coffee or matcha latte. If you're one of those hard-working people who types better with booze, order a mimosa ($9) or one of the daily beer and wine selections. During breakfast, the perfect laptop companion comes in the form of an egg and cheese sandwich on buttery brioche ($8), avocado and organic poached egg tartine ($9), or vegetarian burrito ($8). Tasty lunch options include a Black Angus burger ($15), lentil with ham soup ($7), and burrata salad ($15).
click to enlarge Bright and airy OTL. - OTL MIAMI
Bright and airy OTL.
OTL Miami


160 NE 40th St., Miami

David Grutman’s indoor/outdoor eatery in the heart of the Design District is a great spot to hunker down and get to work or meet with clients. Roomy with high ceilings and lots of natural light, OTL (short for "Out to Lunch") offers a laid-back atmosphere and all-day brunch-inspired dishes such as churro French toast ($11), eggplant panini ($12.50), and a black bean and quinoa burger ($14). Window and outdoor seating allow for great people-watching, and if you need to put in long hours, relax with a stroll along the nearby galleries. After a job well done, treat yourself to a house-made pastry such as guava bread pudding ($4.50) or some retail therapy at one of the neighborhood's swanky boutiques.
click to enlarge Sagrado Cafe's patio - PHOTO BY TACIANA KALILI
Sagrado Cafe's patio
Photo by Taciana Kalili

Sagrado Cafe

900 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

You won't be the only one tapping away on your laptop to the sound of bossa nova tunes at this downtown Brazilian café. Sagrado's charming outdoor wood-and-greenery outfitted patio is a perfect space for nailing your to-do list and the friendly staff won't glare at you if you stay after your meal or decide not to have one. Located across the street from the Frost Museum of Science, this café serves hearty breakfast items all day: choose from an açaí bowl ($11; customized omelets ($11); sandwiches such as the Jacarandá ($9); and tapioca crepes, a gluten-free alternative to pancakes, made with cassava root. A lunch special of the day ($18) might be filet parmigiana, stroganoff, picanha, penne with shrimp, or feijoada (Brazilian pork and bean stew). There's a barista counter with hot and cold beverages and if you need a quick snack between your tasks, try the pão de queijo ($1.80) or the Sagrado brigadeiro ($2), flavored with milk or dark chocolate, cookie, almond, or hazelnut.
click to enlarge Modernistic design at Small Tea. - PHOTO BY KEN HAYDEN
Modernistic design at Small Tea.
Photo by Ken Hayden

Small Tea

205 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This fashionable Gables tea shop hums with remote workers. With soft lighting and sleek, stylish design elements such as wooden wall art and crafted furniture, Small Tea is a great spot to Zen-out but still meet your deadlines. The space isn't library-quiet, but it's perfect if you like to work in a buzzy yet discreet place. The global-inspired menu includes appetizers such as salmon tartare ($17) and edamame with roasted corn and tri-color quinoa ($8). For beverages, try the matcha ($5) or one of the more than 80 tea selections.
click to enlarge Suite Habana in Wynwood. - VANETY PR
Suite Habana in Wynwood.
Vanety PR

Suite Habana

2609 N. Miami Ave., Miami

Another Wynwood hangout for digital nomads is the new Suite Habana. This cozy coffeehouse will transport you to your Cuban abuela's living room while you catch up on e-mails, make phone calls, and type away over an order of empanadas ($3.79) and a chai latte ($5), bombon ($3.50), or mango or guava milkshake ($7). Choose your background depending upon your work mood: You can sit at the bar, an indoor or outdoor table, or on one of the couches. If your work involves social media, snap a few shots of the vibrant mural of Cuban legend Celia Cruz near the front entrance.
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Tea & Poets' artistic vibe.
Tea & Poets

Tea & Poets

5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami

Enjoy your workday at this casual, colorful spot in the Shops at Sunset Place. Tea & Poets presents live performances by local artists, TV watch parties, sporting events, board game nights, and various other gatherings, proving that a co-working hub can be a social and educational space too. The café offers ample seating and power outlets, a full-service tea bar, coffee drinks, and an art walk-style market. During your breaks, peruse the many books, lamps, handmade soaps, paintings, and collectibles, or observe local artisans crafting their wares — to get your mind back in the game, there’s nothing like watching other people work.
click to enlarge Time Out Market Miami - PHOTO BY LEONARDO FINOTTI
Time Out Market Miami
Photo by Leonardo Finotti

Time Out Market

1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach

Plug in and power up at this 18,000-square-foot food hall in South Beach. Time Out Market has the basics covered: a bright, cheerful, work-conducive atmosphere with sturdy wooden tables, full-length windows, and friendly service. With 18 eateries, a demonstration kitchen, and three bars, the market offers a sample of some of the best gastronomic offerings around: Norman Van Aken's Beach Pie and K'West concepts, Korean cuisine by Jeremy Ford, Michael Beltran's Leña, Antonio Bachour's patisserie, Coyo Taco, Phuc Yeah's Pho Mo, Stephen's Deli, and Azucar Creamery. The complimentary Wi-Fi extends to the outdoor seating area, so you can head there if the background music or conversation become too distracting.
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