Is coffee just a source of caffeine or your go-to creative fuel? With today’s hectic work schedules, every busy Brickelllite knows what it means to find a quiet, homey coffee shop where you can enjoy a good brew. Well, this week we hit the jackpot with Galleria Café. Located in the heart of Downtown Miami, we can say it’s definitely worth the walk (or Metromover ride) if you live in Brickell.
Galleria Cafe’s 70’s and 80’s pastel décor immediately transports you to a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood, giving you that “I feel like I’m in a movie” vibe. Its venue is filled with tropical plants, candles, and tile-covered counters that filter out the chaos of downtown, creating a much-needed serene space.
When we visited, we opted for a cappuccino and let us tell you, its picturesque presentation was just as good as its flavor. If you’re used to your café con leche, there’s no need to worry. Not only will you find more traditional coffee options like lattes and americanos, but you will also come across its unique “heladito,” which is an iced twist on the famous Cuban cortadito. Everything is made with Stumptown Coffee, giving you a delicate taste of Portland’s signature brew. If you’re hungry for a snack, you can also pick up some homemade pastries.
Jeremy Sapienza, Galleria’s owner, said he opened the coffee shop when he returned home to Miami after owning similar shops in Los Angeles and New York. He said his reason for opening the café was that he felt it would bring something different to the downtown area. We couldn’t agree more!
This retro coffee shop also embraces the authenticity of being a privately owned, local business. It offers a variety of artwork, incense, essential oils, and coffee accessories, all made by local artisans and vintage shops. You can find items from local stores like Little Haiti’s KuuPottery, ALMA Aromatherapy, and Yield Design Co.
If you’re in the mood for great coffee in a quaint, creative space we recommend checking out this adorable coffee shop. With its fashionable design, amazing vegan pastelitos and tranquil atmosphere, we can say Galleria Café is a one-of-a-kind coffee shop that promises to bring a whole new vibe to downtown.