15 Best Coffee Shops and 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.
1. Perq Coffee
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, FL 34239 (click for map)
2. Breaking Wave Coffee
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, FL 34236 (click for map)
3. The Clever Cup
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, FL 34231 (click for map)
4. Buddy Brew Coffee
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, FL 34236 (click for map)
5. Willow’s Cafe
This cozy and inviting cafe is one of the most popular coffee shops and cafes in Sarasota for locals and tourists alike.
One of the specialties at Willow’s Cafe is its fresh and delicious breakfast items, such as fluffy pancakes and savory omelets. They also offer a range of lunch options including salads, sandwiches, and wraps.
Willow’s Cafe also offers a variety of coffee and espresso drinks made with premium, locally roasted coffee beans.
The cafe features a dedicated kids’ corner complete with toys and books to keep the little ones entertained while parents enjoy their meals. The cafe’s family-friendly environment and menu make it a great choice for families of all ages.
Location: 436 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 (click for map)
6. O & A Coffee and Supply
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 tastings 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, FL 34236 (click for map)
7. Kahwa Coffee Roasters
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.
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 it out.
Who knows, you might have just found your new favorite coffee spot.
Location: 1487 Second St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (click for map)
8. Bombon Cafe
The warm and inviting atmosphere of this cafe is renowned for serving some of the finest coffee in town. From classic drip coffee to specialty espresso drinks, Bombon Cafe has something to suit every coffee lover’s taste.
One of the cafe’s specialties is its homemade pastries, which are baked fresh every day and complement its coffee perfectly.
If you want to experience one of the best coffee shops and cafes in Sarasota, be sure to visit Bombon Cafe. With its exceptional coffee, delicious pastries, and cozy ambiance, it’s the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy a little taste of Europe in the heart of Florida.
Location: 1952 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (click for map)
9. Pastry Art Bakery
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 its 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, FL 34236 (click for map)
10. Mojo Risin’ Coffee Co.
“It’s a good day, to have a good day” is the motto Mojo Risin’ stands by.
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, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL 34242 (click for map)
11. Project Coffee
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 Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 (click for map)
12. Buttermilk Handcrafted Food
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, FL 34232 (click for map)
13. The Reserve
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, FL 34236 (click for map)
14. Postal 98 Cafe
This small and minimalistic coffee shop is right next to the Pinecraft Amish community.
While their incredibly friendly staff offers 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, FL 34239 (click for map)
15. Bean Coffeehouse
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: 5138 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (click for map)
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.
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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.