Coffee Shops: Your Key to a Re-Energized Vacation in The Palm Beaches

April 30, 2018

A great cup of joe can make a day at the beach ... a day in paradise!

Because of the low-stress nature of The Palm Beaches, you might find yourself in a sun-induced relaxed state of mind, making it tough to check everything off your vacation to-do list. If you find yourself craving a bit more energy or needing a caffeine fix, these popular coffee shops in The Palm Beaches are guaranteed to give you the nudge you need to get out and explore.

North Region

Cones and Coffee
997 N Hwy A1A Unit B, Jupiter
From the striking blue floors to beach-centric wall décor, the coastal vibe of Jupiter exudes from this coffee bar and ice cream shop. Brewing freshly roasted espresso and coffee alongside cold brew from locally owned Pumphouse Coffee Roasters, this spot is a haven for water lovers thanks to its proximity to the beach and shared wall with Blueline Surf and Paddle. The coffee bar shares a counter with Coral Cones ice cream, which adds to the aroma with fresh-made waffle cones. Pumphouse lovers can also grab a brew at their Grandview Public Market location in West Palm Beach.   

Cones and Coffee exterior, Jupiter
The sunny exterior of Cones and Coffee; photo by Cristyle Egitto

Papa Kwan’s
13882 US-1, Juno Beach
Originally started in 2012, Papa Kwan’s has been bringing the tiki life to this Juno Beach location since 2017. Whether you grab-and-go or stay a while and enjoy indoor and outdoor seating, choose from a lengthy menu of breakfast and lunch items to enjoy with your espresso, coffee, cold brew, kombucha, smoothie or tea. Nosh on an acai or noodle bowl, sandwich, wrap or taco, then bring home a bag of Juno Beach Blend or Jupiter Java. The drink menu also features beer and wine, which may explain why Papa Kwan’s has been voted best coffee shop in the area quite a few times.

Inside Papa Kwan's, Juno Beach
Tiki decor and merch at Papa Kwan's; photo by Cristyle Egitto

Crux Coffee Roasters
1155 Main Street, Suite 118, Jupiter
Located in downtown Abacoa, this espresso and pour-over coffee bar serves up a variety of freshly roasted coffee from around the world. Guests can see and smell the freshness from the on-site small-batch roaster in the window. Opened in 2016 by a local husband-and-wife team, Crux offers indoor and outdoor seating and serves a selection of pastries and acai bowls to accompany your brew.

Roaster at Crux Coffee, Jupiter
The small-batch coffee roaster at Crux; photo by Cristyle Egitto

The Lokomotive
103 Center Street, Jupiter
What began as an airstream off Center Street has moved into a brick-and-mortar café at Ferro Via just down the block. Surrounded by local vendors selling their wares, The Lokomotive serves coffee and espresso drinks with bar seating and communal tables so guests can enjoy the overall market space. You can also nibble on freshly prepared baked goods or artisanal pops from Pop Shack.    

Interior of Lokomotive, Jupiter
The artsy, airy interior of The Lokomotive; photo by Cristyle Egitto

Oceana Coffee Lounge
150 US-1 #1, Tequesta
It all started with a dream, a $35 popcorn maker from eBay and a craving for an Australian-style cup of joe. Now, coffee cravers can have a seat in one of the comfy couches, as they take in the aroma of Oceana Coffee. Brewing specialty coffees in small batches for a flavor-packed roast since 2009, Oceana Coffee has two locations in Tequesta, the café on US-1 and the roasting house on Old Dixie Highway.

A cup of Oceana Coffee, Tequesta
Latte art to-go from Oceana; photo courtesy Oceana Coffee

Central Region

Blue Mountain Coffee House
540 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
This coffee house brews up cups of famed Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee alongside their own private label. The food menu features organic pancakes and crepes, soups and sandwiches, and breads and pastries baked on-site. For more Jamaican-influenced flavors, try the Jerk chicken wrap, a Jamaican patty or a bowl of curry. If coffee is not your thing, sip on the homemade lemonade or grab a Ting to accompany your meal. 

Blue Mountain Coffee, West Palm Beach
A freshly brewed latte from Blue Mountain Coffee House

Common Grounds Brew & Roastery
12 South J Street, Lake Worth Beach
Offering locally roasted coffee, live music, open mic nights and tasty pastries, this Lake Worth Beach coffee bar aims to bring people together. Don’t be surprised to find groups congregating or friends catching up around their tables. Breakfast and lunch options are available, as are vegan-friendly offerings. You can also check out another Common Grounds location in Boynton Beach.

Common Grounds, Lake Worth Beach
An artistic pour at Common Grounds; photo by Cristyle Egitto

Composition Coffee House
2606 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach
This cozy shop is focused on showcasing the complexities of coffee regions through their beans while creating an environment that fosters connection among their guests. Enthusiasts will enjoy Composition’s passion for specialty coffee where it be an Aeropress hand brew, shot of espresso, latte or seasonal offering. Tea lovers will also enjoy the selection of matcha, chai and leaf varietals.

Composition Coffee, West Palm Beach
An array of coffees, teas and brewing methods at Composition; photo by Anna Mucci

Harold’s Coffee Lounge
509 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
This hip space in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village neighborhood specializes in Kyoto-style cold brew coffee, but that’s not Harold’s only specialty. Fresh-pressed juices, kombucha, a variety of teas and baked goods are also available for purchase. Come for the Intelligentsia coffee and stay for their flow art, “I Don’t Karaoke,” live music and open comedy nights. Beer and wine are also available for purchase.

Harold's Coffee patio, West Palm Beach
Sipping coffee surrounded by art on the patio at Harold's

Johan’s Joe Swedish Coffee House & Cafe
401 South Dixie Hwy #3, West Palm Beach
Bringing the “taste of Scandinavia” to The Palm Beaches, this Swedish coffee house and café serves up a custom blend of some Sweden’s most ethical and environmentally friendly coffee and tea from Löfbergs Swedish coffee roasters. When you stop by, try the “snowball” — a pastry rolled with oats, Nutella and espresso and covered in coconut — or the hazelnut croissant stuffed with chocolate.

Johan's Joe signage, West Palm Beach
Johan's Joe signage and exterior

Subculture Coffee Roasters
509 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
At Subculture, it’s all about the coffee culture. With a strong belief in fostering a community of diversity and expression, as well as careful selection of locally sourced products, this coffee shop and creative lounge offers patrons flavorful coffee roasted with care. Their small batch approach to roasting maintains the fullest of flavors to pair with their menu of breakfast items and pastries.

Einstein mural by Kobra outside Subculture, West Palm Beach
"Einstein's Theory of Love" mural by Eduardo Kobra outside Subculture

South Region

Colombian Coffee House
12 Southeast 5th Ave, Delray Beach
A family-owned boutique coffee shop in downtown Delray Beach, Colombian Coffee House opened up shop in 2017. The menu showcases the owners’ Colombian heritage, serving café con leche, colada and sweet cortadito espresso offerings alongside menu items like the cheese arepa, guacamole toast, empanadas and sweet cheese fingers. 

Breakfast at Colombian Cofffee House
Breakfast and more at Colombian Coffee House; photo courtesy of Colombian Coffee House

The Seed
199 West Palmetto Park Rd E, Boca Raton
Boca’s first specialty coffee shop and juice bar, The Seed sells locally roasted specialty coffee and local, raw and seasonal juices and smoothies, earning them the label “a squeeze and drip co.” This vision came to life between two friends who combined their Pinterest board business dreams and brought them to life. Now, visiting imbibers can relax over a cappuccino, London Fog or the basil & berries smoothie.  

Coffee and juice at The Seed, Boca Raton
Juice and coffee options at The Seed; photo courtesy of The Seed

Gizzi’s Coffee
2275 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach
This warm and quaint coffee house with a friendly, neighborhood atmosphere serves and sells up to 50 coffees from around the world including beans with origins in Costa Rica, Sumatra, Ethiopia and Jamaica. Locally baked pastries, made-to-order paninis and sandwiches are also available, as well as blended drinks and smoothies.

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Cristyle Egitto
Cristyle Egitto is a South Florida native, born in Miami, raised in Palm Beach and educated at the University of Florida. She founded the food blog EatPalmBeach in 2013 as a way to discover restaurants and culinary talents in the area while supporting local businesses. Her writing has appeared in various publications, and she has been featured on local TV and in multiple magazines.