• Top Places
  • All

SpecialTEA Lounge

Map & Directions 10766 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165
  • Coffeehouse, Paninis, Sandwiches, Smoothies, Tea
  • Tue-Wed 11am-6pm, Thu-Fri 6pm-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access
  • Lunch
  • None
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Lot Available


Miami New Times' Description

Oh, it's a hippie paradise in Tamiami! Mostly inhabited by students from nearby Florida International University, SpecialTEA boasts it is the "only tea house in Miami!" which is probably true. Miamians aren't known for being huge tea drinkers. The funny thing is that SpecialTEA's menu actually offers more coffee selections than tea beverages. But tree-hugging hippies feel right at home here, surrounded by the stink of patchouli. Of course, you're also bludgeoned repeatedly with words and phrases like "organic," "carbon-free," "fair trade," and "shade-grown." But that's the price you pay to look cool as you sip a tea latte ($4.00). SpecialTEA also serves paninis, such as the "olive you" ($5.30), a combination of spinach, mixed spring greens, mozzarella cheese, black olives, locally grown tomatoes, and homemade olive tapenade on whole wheat artisan bread. It should come as no surprise paninis can be made into a salad or wrap instead. Finish your meal with one of the sweets offered on the menu, such as an "apple baby," a warm, miniature caramel apple ($3.50). If you dig looking like the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, SpecialTEA is the place for you. Also, like true hippies, they open early and close late, so make sure you have breakfast elsewhere.

Member Reviews

Your Review:

Your Rating:


Tips from foursquare

  • Sarena B. on 04/16/10

    I absolutely love this place. The teas are freshly brewed upon ordering. My fav teas: Indian Chai & Strawberry Summer Romance. Fav wrap: CoCoCurry. The atmosphere is lovely. Great study place! Enjoy!

  • Rosalyn D. on 01/11/11

    The vietnamese panino is the greatest thinh ive ever eaten!

  • Hector M. on 03/23/10

    Ask for a sample of the daily steep. If you like it, get it as a straight tea or as an Arnaldo Palmer.

  • Lindsey C. on 03/05/10

    Call ahead and see if they're open because they ignore that sign in the window that say "business hours" and do as they please.

  • BestOf on 09/12/11

    Winner of Best Teahouse 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/miami

Check out SpecialTEA Lounge on Foursquare


More Smoothies Restaurants in Miami

  • Cafe Bambini
    North Dade

    If you're here, it's probably because you have a bambino of your own and you're desperate to dine at an eatery that doesn't make you feel... More on Cafe Bambini >>

  • Prana Health Food & Restaurant

    Once you enter the realm of high-fat, preservative-filled foods, it's not easy to turn back. Your bod will eventually begin... More on Prana Health Food & Restaurant >>

  • Pura Vida
    South Beach

    Let's say, for hypothetical purposes, you're on a date with Madonna. She's great at the whole first kiss thing, but the Material Girl is way too... More on Pura Vida >>

  • Thrive
    South Beach

    Thrive is a little vegan/raw food/juice bar tucked within a garden center. Speaking of gardens: The lovely, secluded dining patio is a great place... More on Thrive >>

  • JugoFresh
    South Beach

    Miami's gone juicing crazy, and South Beach's Jugofresh has led the charge. This uber-healthy outpost has become the go-to spot for 305'ers... More on JugoFresh >>

  • Gelato-Go
    South Beach

    Just 'cause a spot says it sells gelato, doesn't mean it's the real-deal. But at South Beach's Gelato-Go, the frozen treats are as authentic as... More on Gelato-Go >>

See More Smoothies Restaurants in Miami

Reviews and News

Best Of Awards


More Smoothies Restaurants

Today's Daily Deal

One General Admission ticket to 5th Annual Brew at the Zoo ($40 value) View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Coffee Shops Nearby

See More Coffee Shops