218 Espanola Way
For the perfect combination of dive bar and great grub, order up a genuine Philly cheese steak sandwich on an Amoroso roll at the sub shop built into the back of the Lost Weekend Bar. Serving hand-cut fries, a fine meatball hero and sweet little cupcakes too!
229 14 Street
Once you’ve exhausted yourself at Mac’s Club Deuce, cross the street for a belly busting French baguette sandwich piled high with deli meat and sprinkled with the house vinaigrette to restore your energy and keep on trucking. Voted best sandwich in town.
Located in the very heart of South Beach (just across the street from the town’s most notorious dive bar Mac’s Club Deuce), La Sandwicherie is the go-to spot for fresh fare from 8am-5am seven days a week. Choose French bread or a flaky croissant piled high with deli meat, seafood, eggs and cheese or opt for the house special Croque Monsieur grilled with ham, melted cheese and a garden salad. For a lighter bite, sandwich fillings can also be served atop salad greens or on antipasto platters with imported cheeses, pate and fresh fruit.
Visiting Florida provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruit juices and smoothies and the juice bar at La Sandwicherie prepares unique combinations of mango, papaya, berries, coconut milk and energizing supplements in whatever combination you crave. Vegetable juices like carrot, celery, cucumber and beet add an extra zip to your sip so don’t be afraid to request a variety of fresh ingredients in your healthy drink. Delivery is available from 11am to 10pm and if you decide to take out, the beach is only 2 streets away so an impromptu picnic can be ready in a flash!
229 14 Street
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
235 14th Street
Once Tony Bourdain was spotted feasting on spicy Mexican chow after midnight, this tiny taqueria got mucho street cred with thirsty foodies. Stop in for a little classic rock and a two-fisted burrito.
157 Collins Avenue
The South Beach version of a great American diner, Big Pink serves up Big Portions to a late-night party crowd including classic breakfast favorites, juicy burgers and divine red velvet cake. Open late, open early… perfect!
800 Ocean Drive
Opened longer than any other South Beach cafe, “the News” is a 24 hour breakfast, burger and light bite bistro attracting tourists, locals, bikers, and most of the off-duty waiters, cops and bartenders on South Beach looking for one last call before heading home.
1627 Collins Avenue
When a huge, fold-in-half type slice of New york style pizza is all that stands between you and your bliss, head to Pizza Bar and grab a steel tray topped with 100% crispy, gooey, cheesy goodness. The wiseguys behind the counter add a little “I Heart NY” attitude at no extra charge.
David’s Cuban Cafe
1058 Collins Avenue & 1654 Meridian Avenue
Locals and Expats thrive on strong espresso coffee and flat pressed loaves of crisp Cuban toast served at sidewalk windows all over town. On South Beach, the club kids and Beach police favor David’s for a cheesy grilled sandwich and a salty remark from the harried waitresses.
Authentic Cuban fare on South Beach is harder to find than you might imagine, but Alfredo Gonzalez’s storefront cafes have served the local community a genuine taste of Cuba since 1977. Popular with Miami Beach policemen who congregate at the sidewalk coffee window, David’s Cafe is the go-to spot for a quick espresso, a crisp plancha pressed sandwich or a full and filling meal.
Open 24 hours a day, the restaurants attract city workers, club kids and hungry international travelers who often roam the streets of South Beach suffering the rigors of passing through multiple time zones. Finding themselves awake and hungry after midnight, David’s all night menu offers sandwiches, salads, soups and value-priced daily specials under $10. Each day’s special menu has a house made soup and three full meals paired with a choice of 2 sides; black beans and rice, moros, sweet plantains and yuca.
Cuban cuisine is hearty and satisfying but not spicy like Mexican fare. Definitely not vegetarian-friendly, most Cuban entrees are ALL about meat with flavorful pork fat figuring prominently in many recipes (including the black beans). Beef steaks and oxtail stews, ground beef “picadillo” and shredded “ropa vieja” are popular at David’s Cafe. Chicken is served roasted on the bone, grilled boneless cutlets in garlic and oil or layered in a hero sandwich. And slow roast pork is sliced into the popular Cuban sandwiches, served in chunks of fried “carnitas,” or as “lechon,” with thick chunks of fork tender meat served with sauteed onions. Savory and soulful, David’s Latin entrees really hit the spot.
David’s Cuban Cafe (two locations)
1058 Collins Avenue
1654 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139