15 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes In Sarasota, Florida
With a variety of sprawling parks, museums and beautiful beaches to explore, there’s never a dull moment when you’re in the glorious city of Sarasota with the Gulf of Mexico right at its doorstep.
What can go a little underrated however is the sheer amount of coffee shops and cafes that are dotted around the city, all with their own unique atmosphere and menus that are perfect for chilling out when you need a break from the blistering heat.
Here are a few of the very best coffee shops and cafes you should visit in Sarasota when you’re taking a break from taking in the amazing sights.
Famous for serving the best flat white in all of Sarasota, Perq Coffee manages to perfectly mix a lively atmosphere with a great selection of coffee, tea and even wine if you’re still there in the evening, and we wouldn’t blame you if you are.
The Kyoto Drip and Flash Brew are two of Perq’s most popular beverages that are a must-try when you want something cool and relaxed to sip on casually.
Location: 1821 Hillview St, Sarasota
In a world where new types of coffee and tea are being introduced every day, there’s no shame in sticking with the classics, and Breaking Wave does just that serving a great variety of your favorite pour-overs, flat whites, espressos and cold brews to try out and enjoy.
With the incredibly cozy Bookstore Sarasota allocated just down the road, if you’re ever on Main Street, Breaking Wave is a great choice when you get that caffeine craving.
Location: 1310 Main St, Sarasota
Warm, friendly and a great spot to relax with an incredible lineup of lattes and Americanos, The Clever Cup knows just what their customers want, especially since each of their lovely drinks comes in a giant mug.
Be sure not to miss out on their downright delicious selection of seasonal flavored milk drinks that go down so well in the winter months when you want to sip on a creamy beverage while relaxing in a homely cafe.
Location: 6530 Gateway Ave, Sarasota
A lot of us love being able to have our own personal space when we visit a coffee shop, and this is what Buddy Brew excels at providing a beautiful indoor space with free Wi-Fi and a mouthwatering selection of freshly brewed coffee and delicious piping hot pastries.
There’s nothing quite like sipping on a slightly fizzy Cubano espresso roast while watching the world go by inside a Buddy Brew Coffee cafe.
Location: 1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota
If you ever need a reason to wake up early in the morning, Black Gold Coffee is the perfect excuse, offering a fantastic selection of hearty breakfast meals along with delightful coffee that is made from beans sourced around the world which are brewed inside a Venice warehouse.
With its giant breakfast dishes and warm beverages that are sure to give you that essential dose of caffeine in the morning, you can never go wrong stepping into a Black Gold Coffee cafe.
Location: 2385 E Venice Ave, Venice
O & A Coffee stores have an incredibly passionate cult following, and it’s not hard to see why with their sleek and stylish design paired with their signature lattes and flat whites which are among some of the best tasting in all of Sarasota.
If you’re a little peckish, you also can’t go wrong picking up one of their mouthwatering blueberry muffins which are incredibly light and refreshing to snack on with their deep and rich flavor.
Location: 1316 Main St, Sarasota
Kahwa Coffee Roasters specializes in one-of-a-kind blends of single-origin beans from around the world which ensures that each of their servings tastes unlike anything you have tried before, and while you can stick with the classic macchiato and Americano, their nitro cold brew is acclaimed for being one of the best in all of Florida, so it can never hurt to at least try out. Who knows, you might have just found your new favorite coffee spot.
Location: 1487 Second St, Sarasota
Located in the beautiful Lakewood Ranch, ATRIA Coffee may not have the massive menu of new and fancy coffees and teas that some other shops have, however this simplicity makes it a lot more traditional, without ever being too busy in the day.
With drinks made by a team of expert baristas over the counter and with a good selection of specialty iced lattes to go along with their signature cappuccinos and espressos, if you are ever near Lakewood Ranch, it’s never a bad idea to take a load off in ATRIA Coffee.
Location: 4120 Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota
Delightful and delicious iced cakes, gigantic chocolate-chip espressos muffins and meaty ham and pepperoni pizza are just a handful of food options you can enjoy in Pastry Art Bakery, however while it may specialize in serving up some delicious snacks for its customers to enjoy, it still serves some delicious beverages including ther dirty chai (chai tea with an espresso shot) and frozen espresso drinks which are a must try in those warmer months.
Location: 1512 Main St, Sarasota
“It’s a good day, to have a good day” is the motto Mojo Risin’ stands by, and it couldn’t be more true, especially when you step into one of their incredibly artistic and vibrant stores that feature murals of popular musicians all over the walls along with a clear and concise menu right above the bar.
Whether you just want a cool and casual spot to relax after a long day, or even if you need a kick of caffeine to help you power through a hangover day, Mojo Risin always has you covered.
Location: 5251 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota
This vegan-friendly coffee shop has been expanding its menu more and more over the years to where now, it has one of the widest vegan beverage selections you will be able to find in any cafe.
All their food and drinks are entirely dairy free, and while they instead use oat milk, it has an incredibly distinct sweetness that means you’ll barely notice anything has changed from the original recipe.
Location: 538 S. Pineapple ve, Sarasota
You’ll have a hard time finding any small cafe that serves as many delicious food options as this one, whether it’s their cheesy biscuit sandwiches which are a great afternoon treat to keep you feeling satisfied for a few hours, or even the baked egg sandwich with a side of avocado toast for the morning, there are so many options to choose from.
This is not even mentioning the downright delightful honey-basted fried chicken served on Fridays that makes for a perfect treat to get you in the mood for the weekend.
Location: 5520 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota
While The Reserve proposes to be a restaurant, hotel, wine bar and coffee shop all in one, it manages to do this without prioritizing one over the other with the shop being fairly split into different sections for each and every customer to enjoy their own space which means the cafe section remains quaint, quiet and cozy.
With a fantastic selection of house-made pastries and sandwiches along with your favorite cold brews, lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos, it’s never a bad idea to visit the cafe section of The Reserve before moving onto the restaurant if your stomach starts grumbling later on.
Location: 1322 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
This small and minimalistic coffee shop is right next to the Pinecraft Amish community and while their incredibly friendly staff offer some unique beverages including their lavender matcha latte and Bub’s vanilla chai tea latte, they also have some mouthwatering options on the breakfast menu including delicious wraps and sandwiches.
They also serve paninis and other light snacks as part of their lunch menu which makes Postal 98 perfect to visit for any time of the day.
Location: 1240 Yoder Ave, Sarasota
For many of us, nothing beats walking into a cafe and seeing how many yummy treats are on offer through the glass window, and when we say Bean Coffeehouse has to be seen to be believed, we mean it.
From cookies that melt in the mouth with every bite to rainbow-colored cakes, you’ll feel right at home snacking on a scrumptious dessert while sipping on a creamy espresso or latte in Bean Coffeehouse.
Location: 3954 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota
Sarasota has been applauded for being home to some of the most delicious and well-renowned cafes and coffee shops in all of Florida, so make sure you try out a few next time you catch some free time in this beautiful city.
My name is Dana Dupree and I am an avid coffee lover. Since I began college and realized what a heavy load writing majors took on, I have been a fan of the bean juice.
My job has taken me all over the US on book tours and press conferences, and my favorite part about the trip is exploring the best places to grab my cup of Joe.