No trip to Miami is complete without a stop at this Ocean Drive landmark, though the food is nothing special. The 24-hour café attracts a crowd with snacks, light meals, drinks, periodicals, and the people-parade on the sidewalk out front. Most prefer sitting outside, where they can feel the salt breeze and gawk at the human scenery. Sea-grape trees shade a patio where you can watch from a quiet distance. Offering a little of this and a little of that—bagels, pâtés, chocolate fondue, sandwiches, and a terrific wine list—this joint has something for everyone. Although service can be indifferent to the point of laissez-faire and the food is mediocre at best, News Café is just one of those places visitors love.
Mar 7, 2011
We ate breakfast here four out of our six days in South Beach. When we tried other places, we always came back to News Cafe. Why? The food here was very good and the service was a lot better than we found elsewhere. They do a good job with eggs, and the French toast is yummy. Their coffee tastes good, too. The people watching can be done at any place on the beach, but most of them have not-so-good food. They know how to cook here.