If you’re exploring Florida’s Historic Coast, you’ll need some extra pep in your step to cover it all. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of coffee shops and tea houses to help with that.
Sometimes, just the idea of waking up to sunrise on the beach is enough to make you spring out of bed to catch it. Other times, not so much. And if you’re planning on taking long walks, visiting museums and galleries, catching a live music concert, and discovering some hidden gems, a little caffeine will go a long way.
From Columbian to Kenyan, and frothy lattes to cafes con leche, you’ll find there are as many coffee shops and tea purveyors as there are reasons to relax and enjoy them. A rustic cabin, a converted garage, a luxury hotel by the ocean, each shop has its own distinctive vibe and way of serving up a cup of just what you need. Here are some of our favorites.
Ancient City Brunch Bar
210 St. George St., Ste C3
Create your own charcuterie with fresh pastries, meats, cheeses, fruit and more. Ancient City Brunch Bar serves espresso, lattes, americanos, sangria and more.
47 Cordova St.
ChocoLattes serves wine and beer and a full menu of coffees, teas and hot chocolates, as well as breakfast items like croissants, scones, bacon and egg sandwiches, and waffles. Enjoy their unique and delicious homemade dessert selections.
City Perks Coffee & Vines
15 St. George St.
Located near the City Gate, directly across the street from the Castillo de San Marcos, this spacious café offers hand-crafter coffee, wine, draft beer and house-made pastries, indoor and outdoor seating options and free Wi-Fi.
Crucial Coffee Café
26 Charlotte St.
This small café sits on the corner of Charlotte and Cuna streets in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district. Enjoy hot coffee, tea, lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, pastries, desserts and more! Crucial Coffee is affiliated with their neighbor, Gourmet Hut and shares an outdoor dining patio area.
The Cuban Cafe & Bakery
100 St. George St.
Enjoy your Cubano al freso at The Cuban Cafe & Bakery located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. Open seven days a week.
DOS Coffee & Wine
300 San Marco Ave.
DOS Coffee and Wine is a favorite for locals and travelers! Located on the north end of St. Augustine, DOS serves up hand crafted coffee and rotation selection of beer and wine and house baked goods!
Growers Alliance Café & Gift Shop
322 Anastasia Blvd.
Located just over the Bridge of Lions, Growers Alliance offers pesticide-free coffees and teas, beer, wine and food. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, live music and purchase handmade crafted items in their gift shop.
Juniper Market Café & Marketplace
48 San Marco Ave.
One block north of the Visitors Information Center in downtown St. Augustine, Juniper Market partners with local farms to provide locally sourced goods to ensure the best in seasonal produce. Enjoy light bites, organic coffee, Happy Trails cookies (the BEST!) and more.
25 Cathedral Pl.
This Aussie-American espresso bar and pie shop serves masterfully crafted, ethically sourced and expertly roasted coffee. The Kook, as it is known to locals, blends their love of coffee with a passion for providing world class service and with more than six locations to choose from you’ll have no problem getting your coffee fix!
La Taza Coffee & More
3915 A1A S #103
La Taza, located in St. Augustine Beach, offers an array of made-from-scratch unique food options inspired on European and Latin American gastronomy. Try one of their espressos or a red Sangria with one of their tasty, healthy eats full of exciting flavors!
Relámpago Coffee Lab
74 Spanish St.
Small batch coffee roasted locally! Relámpago appreciates the seasonality of coffee which allows them to experiment with roasting profiles to share with fellow coffee-lovers. From their exceptional pour-overs to their cold nitro brews, they are dedicated to making the finest coffee accessible to everyone.
St. Augustine Coffee House
6 St. George St.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, this coffee house prides themselves on providing locally roasted coffee beans that offer a rich, full-bodied experience along with an extensive selection of local and international craft beers.
Sweetwater Coffee Bar & Gallery
8 Granada St.
Located in downtown St. Augustine adjacent from Flagler College and Lightner Museum, Sweetwater Coffee Bar specializes in lattes, teas and breakfast sandwiches, bagels, salads and more! In addition, their art gallery offers space for private paint parties, children’s classes and local artisans.
Witty Whisker Cafe
112 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., Unit A
Cat cafes are all the rage! Enjoy a cup of joe while lounging with these playful kitties - maybe even take one home!