Coffee Shops in Jacksonville, FL
Newly located in a cute, quaint building at the southern tip of Jacksonville Beach is one of the area’s newest coffee houses. The Breezy Coffee Shop Café offers a variety of coffees, including the fast local favorite – their cinnamon-flavored, house blend iced coffee. Breakfast pastries and desserts are baked fresh each morning. Regulars swear by Aunt Pat’s crumb cake, the Breezy cheesecake brownie and the sea salt caramels by Sweet Pete’s a local confectionery and candy maker specializing in all-natural sweets made with no artificial colors or preservatives.
Breezy Coffee Shop Café, open seven days a week, also serves light lunch sandwiches and salads. Enjoy yours from the picnic table or Adirondack chairs with a view of the Atlantic coastline.
New Broadway Square is upscale coffee shop and bakery offering a New York feel to the otherwise edgy counter culture-esque Five Points area of Jacksonville. Coffees, teas, boba teas, milk teas, espressos, smoothies and desserts are on the menu. Have your smartphone ready. You’ll want to snap a photo of New Broadway Square’s famous “Latte Art,” featuring smiley faces, hearts and other assorted cuteness appearing atop your latte and Tweet it to your friends asap.
Beside the coffees, the most delicious feature of New Broadway Square is its décor. Warm red and beige tones are offset by dramatic black-painted wall hangings. A piano and guitar rest in one corner with an ever-present “Please play me” sign and an occasional patron obliges. It’s a tasteful and tasty mix of style, comfort and great coffees.
Called the “hottest addition to Jacksonville’s urban renewal,” Three Layers: A Coffee House is located in the city’s historic Springfield neighborhood but attracting regulars from all across the sprawling River City. Maybe it’s the red velvet or caramel butter cream cake that attracts so many to the loft-style coffee house and café for breakfast or lunch, then lures them back for a glass of wine and live entertainment in the cellar at night. We think it’s the piping hot cups of coffee enjoyed in the Zen Garden and the occasional visit by Bugsy the bunny, Three Layers’ resident mascot who scampers about freely.
In any case, Three Layers is an established hot spot for coffee lovers and art aficionados. Stop by for a cup of joe and you just might go home with a stunning piece of art by a local artist.
With the ambiance of a SoHo café, Biscotti’s began as a 37-seat neighborhood coffee house and restaurant in 1993 and has since expanded to keep up with local demand. Located in the tony, historic Avondale neighborhood, Biscotti’s serves brunch, lunch and dinner on weekdays, plus breakfast and brunch on the weekends (including Sundays when other Avondale eateries are closed). Enjoy a decadent fresh cappuccino at a sidewalk table or in the high-ceilinged, brick-walled brasserie. Better yet, take a cup to go and stroll through the upscale shops and down streets lined with more than 700 historic homes and buildings.
Local fan favorites are Biscotti’s crème brule French toast with orange-honey and mascarpone cream and the baked brie with roasted garlic, strawberries and bread.
St. Augustine’s City Coffee Co. offers whole bean, artisan-crafted coffees roasted in small batches for the best flavor and aroma. You may have to wait a few minutes longer, but those few minutes are oh, so worth it. And this shop’s coffee cups are bottomless. That means you can stop by in the morning to pick up a cup on your way to the office or out for a day of sightseeing, then stop back by throughout the day for free refills.
Planning an office luncheon or retreat? Boxed lunches are available anytime and City Coffee Co.’s coffee pot service includes coffee pots to go, each with eight 20-ounce cups of coffee, lids and condiments. Plus you’ll love knowing that the shop serves up certified organic, fair trade and RainForest Alliance coffee blends. Pure fruit smoothies also are on the drink menu.