My friends over at Mitch & Mel Take Miami approached me a few weeks ago asking me to contribute for their blog again.
On a particularly windy and sunny Sunday morning, I headed to the Craft Café to be completely blown away by the selection of drool-worthy creative coffee concoctions. Yes, that’s right. BLOWN. AWAY. Figuratively and literally! Just check out my wind-swept beard!
Creative coffee concoctions. Creative coffee concoctions. Say that fast, 5 times in a row. The ultimate tongue twister and something that the Craft Café does beautifully. Twist our tongues in delight with a plethora of coffee beverages to choose from.
During my visit, I tried a mint infused café latte with caramelized sugar swizzle… Yeah, it tasted even fresher and more delicious than it sounds. Hami Tip: this latte is not on the menu, so make sure to ask the staff for it. You’re welcome ?
No coffee would be complete without a pawfect carbohydrate pairing. Croissants, baguettes and fusette rolls, oh my! Craft Café gives any French bakery a run for their money. Just look at their croissants; light, airy, layered deliciousness.
Looking for an uber-filling meal? Craft Café has these too! Salads, sandwiches and paninis. The Rustique panini I ordered (Ham, Mozzarella, Tomato, Salad, Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil) was simple but very delicious. Sometimes, simple really is better!
Everything I had at Craft Café was pawfection and picking only one standout ‘dish’, or beverage in this case, is quite difficult. So, I will call it a tie for my favorite ‘dish’. The first, a Craft Café’s Signature Latte called the Karamel Mousse. A whole LATTE wow, pun intended. The latte is prepared with freshly ground, organic coffee beans and the glass it is served in, is rimmed with a caramel & pecan drizzle which is then topped with a glorious cream-stuffed pastry. You guys… is this real life?
My other favorite concoction? One of Craft Cafés Extravaganza frappes; the Kickshaw. The base is a chocolate frappe which is then topped with chocolate whipped cream, a peanut butter cup, a chocolate waffle cone and M&Ms. So much fun and sweetness in one mug!
My human and I will absolutely be back to Craft Café and we highly recommend you go check it out ASAP. It is the pawfect fusion of French café meets willy wonka dessert bar.
The coffee is fresh and delicious, whether you want it plain or you feel like jazzing it up with a wide-selection of sweet toppings. The pastries are super on-point and the service is warm, friendly and inviting.
Best of all? You get to savor all this greatness while enjoying the beautiful views of Ocean Drive and South Beach. Two Paws Up for Craft Café.