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5 Best Places for Coffee in Key West

I am a coffee addict.  Any kind.  Cuban, French, Italian.  Even coffee ice cream.  I am always on the hunt for the perfect cup of Morning Joe.  Given we are all creatures of habit, we find a place for a cup of morning coffee and never seem to seek other places.  But, that is about to change.  Here are the 5 best places for coffee in Key West.  Tell me if you don’t agree!

1. Cuban Coffee Queen

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Really, who would argue with this one?  With two locations in Key West, you are never too far from a Cuban Coffee Queen.  I like the Duval Street location as it has seats and is a quiet place to enjoy some Cuban bread and coffee in the morning.  The Caroline Street location is a little busier and doesn’t offer, other than a few benches, a place to sit and relax.  My favorite order is always a Cafe con Leche with a Pan Cubano… best breakfast …. ever!

2. Sandy’s

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This is a true original.  The coffee is hot and the food is awesome.  Sandy’s is located at 1026 White Street, this is my go to stop when heading back after taking sunrise photos.  The service here is awesome and, well, the coffee is perfect!  My personal favorite is the Colada (basically a double bucci).  There are only about 10 stools around the corner, so keep in mind, space is limited if you plan to eat there.

3. Coffee Plantation

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Located at 713 Caroline Street, Coffee Plantation is more of a traditional coffee shop.  But, they offer some very unique tropical and refreshing drinks.  My personal favorite is the iced Tropical Machiato… vanilla and coconut … just heavenly!  There are lots of places to sit and relax inside and on the outside porch.  On this quiet street, it’s a perfect spot to rest after a brisk morning walk!  They have local artist items you can buy.  As you sip your coffee, wander through the place and admire the art.

4. Best Coffee in Town

Also on White Street (1222 White Street to be exact) Best Coffee in Town is more a local hang out.  The Cafe con Leche has a lighter texture, if that’s possible for a cup of coffee.  The milk is whipped as it is combined with the freshly brewed/pressed Cuban coffee.  The guava pastries are some of the best on the Island.

5. Glazed Donuts

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What?  A donut place?  Yep.  Love, love their Red Buoy coffee.  I order it iced and it not only is refreshing, it is the perfect partner to a warm glazed donut.  Located on Eaton Street, Glazed Donuts is close to everything.  Plan to stand in a line as the donuts are made fresh everyday and the coffee is roasted on site.  Have to admit I spent a little bit of time watching them roast coffee, pretty fascinating to watch.

Where are your favorite places for coffee in town?  What is your go-to order?

2 Thoughts to “5 Best Places for Coffee in Key West”

  1. Awe imagery

    I agree on Cuban Coffee Queen and Coffee Plantation!
    I have to try a few of the others. I am doing eight days in Key West in August and plan one morning of a walking coffee tour
    Funny you mentioned the tropical macchiato , that’s my go to there
    At Cuban Coffee queen I do espresso or colodas
    Good list

    1. admin

      Let us know which one (or ones) become your favorite morning stops!

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