by Strawberry Jam

A new spot to get some caffeine in your veins, an old local favorite with a view that can’t be beat, a hidden gem reader recommendation and we are back with three more fine locations for your next pick-me-up.

Brew LaLa
445 N Andrews Ave

As the third coffee shop in it’s location, you might say Brew LaLa has some pressure to succeed, and we’re not talking the pressure that percolates the espresso into your latte.  Situated a bit of a way off the main drag of downtown Ft Lauderdale eateries and other businesses, Brew LaLa has it’s work cut out to attract customers.  The upside is they offer food such as wraps, salads, and baked good.  However, unless they’re still settling in and since visiting have made changes, even the most gourmet food cannot make up for coffee at a coffee shop being served from one of those plastic pump containers.  Come here if you want a quick bite or some quiet time to take care of that paperwork, as there will probably be few others there to distract you.

St. Bart’s Coffee Company
845 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd

With tasty breakfast, lunch, coffee, and smoothie options and a pristine view of Ft Lauderdale Beach’s turquoise waters, it’s hard not to be compelled to revel in the moment and blow all your money at this relaxing ocean-side eatery.  Away from the chaotic main stretch of beach shops and restaurants, St. Bart’s comfy atmosphere, cool tunes, and friendly service will easily make you feel like you’re on vacation.  $12 can’t be spent any better way than on a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, bagel, chopped salad with cheese, and an iced soy latte.

Expresso Drive-thru Coffee
1900 S Andrews Ave

Do you hate resorting to Starbucks or DD but need something fast and can’t spare a minute to get out of your car?  Then the reader-recommended sweet little shack known as Expresso is your answer.  Their wide variety of coffees and genuine service is perfect for when you’re shot for time.  They even have a chalkboard menu with changing food choices such as Quiche, tuna salad, and cold pastas.  Don’t be surprised if you come up short and are told you can owe them later : )

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