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News Cafe

News Cafe

Since opening its doors in 1988, this South Beach landmark has been serving up meals, drinks and international publications 24/7, having counted the late fashion designer Versace among its regulars. A combination sidewalk cafe, bar and newsstand, it's popular with tourists and locals, featuring a round-the-clock menu of morning favorites like bagels, pancakes, pastries and omelets, as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches, pasta, burgers and Middle Eastern platters. Know for its indifferent servers, what it lacks in service with a smile, it more than makes up for in cachet and European style. The perfect place for people-watching, why not grab a house signature espresso and a newspaper and soak up some sunshine here?

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Streets of Mayfair

Streets of Mayfair

  • 2911 Grand Ave
  • Just east of Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove
  • tel:305/448-1700
  • Miami, 33133
Lowe Art Museum

Lowe Art Museum

  • 1301 Stanford Dr
  • University of Miami, at Ponce de León Blvd, Coral Gables
  • tel:305/284-3603
  • Visit website
  • Miami, 33146
CocoWalk

CocoWalk

  • 3015 Grand Ave
  • Coconut Grove
  • tel:305/444-0777
  • Visit website
  • Miami, 33133
Joe's Stone Crab

Joe's Stone Crab

  • 11 Washington Avenue
  • tel:+1 305 673 0365
  • Visit website
  • Miami, 33139

So committed to their mission of serving the some of the best and freshest stone crab anywhere, this restaurant doesn't even bother to open its doors until fishing season for its namesake crustacean (from October through May). But when it is open to the public, this establishment swarms with crowds lining up for seats and a chance to indulge what many feel are some of the finest crab anywhere. Dining here requires more than a little patience and a few dollars, but there are few who complain about the crab, or any of the other seafood offerings, for that matter. It's not hard to understand why this place has been around since 1913.
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Grove Isle Hotel and Spa

Grove Isle Hotel and Spa

Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky

  • 1 Washington Ave
  • In South Pointe Park
  • tel:305/673-2800
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  • Miami, 33139
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

  • 3251 S. Miami Ave
  • Just south of Rickenbacker Causeway, North Coconut Grove
  • tel:305/250-9133
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  • Miami, 33129
Versailles

Versailles

Despite the name, Versailles has nothing to do with France, aside from once being a French restaurant. The only similarities between this Little Havana mainstay and its namesake French palace are the richly-decorated interior and well-dressed wait staff. But underneath it all, it's just a casual, down-home diner that not-so-quietly caters to the city's Cuban movers and shakers (and common folk). Immensely popular with a reputation for excellence that is well-deserved; the food is beautifully prepared and delicious. With a menu that goes well beyond the usual, in addition to the customary Cuban sandwiches and ropa vieja (shredded beef stew), Versailles is well known for its Moors and Christians (black beans and rice), Palomillo steak, breakfast tortas, lechon asado, boliche and other island staples. It's the perfect place to spend the evening. And if you don't have time for a sit-down meal, why not stop by the walk-up window for a steaming-hot cafecito?

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Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

  • 1445 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • tel:305 672 4765
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  • Miami, 33139