Las Olas Cafe
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami New Times's Description
No day in Miami would be complete without the smell of café cubano subtly wafting through the air. And no place on the Beach makes a richer, more potent version than Las Olas. Whether you're ritually grabbing your pre-dawn coffee, a mid-morning empanada and a freshly squeezed jugo, or you're hungering for a homemade, hearty meal such as braised lamb shank, rice, and the best lentils on the Beach, this corner Cuban café seems to be everyone's favorite stop. Fast food it isn't, but speedy it is, especially if you order from the shaded take-out window, or step inside and the girls will happily create you a plate of the day's hot fare. An incredibly friendly staff, a spotlessly clean kitchen, the freshest ingredients, affordable prices, and a laid-back neighborhood vibe make this South Beach staple a winner in every way. But be sure to bring some cash -- you won't need a lot but they don't accept credit cards.
Tips from foursquare
Popular & traditional Cuban cuisine! Be prepared – its cash only, and the staff speaks mostly Spanish. As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
Awesome coffee. Definite locals spot. Great for any meal. Cuban sandwiches, meats, rice, beans, empanadas (chicken is best), fresh OJ and Watermelon Juice.
Great Cheap Eat, a classic of Miami Beach. Full Breakfast + 2 pastelitos + Natural Juice = $10.06. Breakfast includes eggs, fries, baguette and cafe con leche.
Delicious breakfast, great coffee but most of all, very friendly staff.
Great tostadas and even better coffee. The fried empanadas are passable - nothing better than anywhere else on the beach.
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