Our Round-Up of Quintessential North Beach Gems
September 24, 2018admin
Not too long ago we embarked on the (somewhat confusing) task of breaking down the Northern neighborhoods in Miami’s map. We took a deeper look at North Miami and North Miami Beach, and spotlighted our favorite gems along the streets. From natural escapes to some of the best dishes in town, we’re not surprised the same magic poured into the beachfront hood: North Beach. Although we’ll definitely admit, this one’s also about the food.
Things to do:
Starting any day at Nobe Yoga is as refreshing as it gets with their 5-star studios offering everything from meditation to classic flows. The recently revamped Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is historically luxurious, boasting a full spa program, world-renowned culinary options and uninterrupted view of the Atlantic. All at affordable rates too. One of the only official dog-friendly beaches in South Florida lays in between 79th and 87th so that’s a huge plus.
Start off your evening with the awesome selection of indie, foreign, and cult classic films at O Cinema right off 71st. It’s an absolute go-to for any culture vulture. Head to the historic North Beach Bandshell to catch any of the Rhythm Foundation‘s world music concerts or free music programming. Head to the local favorite Mediterranean outpost, Rouge for delicious eats alongside live jazz in their famous courtyard. Finally, don’t forget to experience the famous monthly full moon drum circles on the 82nd ST beach where fire dancers and percussion swirl to life under the lunar sky.
Coffee & Breakfast
Athens Juice Bar is a popular spot for those post-yoga smoothies and fresh-pressed juices in a neighborhood-friendly outpost. We’re personally inclined toward Cachito Coffee & Bakery, easily the most homegrown and welcoming of the area’s coffee shops. Like Athens, Spora Cafe & Smoothie Bar specializes in fresh drinks and bites, but with a wider menu range. L’Artisane Creative Bakery has climbed up the ranks of favorite French spots, with some of the city’s regular and vegan croissants. It’s too legit to overlook. Finally, you can’t miss out on two classics: Buenos Aires Bakery for their empanadas and pan de miga, and Moises Bakery for their homemade Venezuelan delicacies.
Lunch & Sweets
As you can tell, North Beach is home to a plethora of Latin and European eats, but it doesn’t stop at breakfast. One of Prism’s personal favorite spots in all of Miami is Locura Marina, a nondescript Peruvian eatery with perfect ceviche and mouth-watering seafood platters. Top that meal off at Mimi Frozen Yogurt with their build-your-own cups for a refreshing topper. Please try their taro root flavor, you won’t be disappointed. Just across the bridge are two spots we couldn’t leave out: Sushi Erika, the authentic family follow-up to Japanese Market, and Shucker’s Waterfront Grill because wings and water.
Dinner & Late Night
The area is home to a great mix of casual and elevated date spots. Whether your anxiously waiting in line at the wildly popular and intimate sushi boat outpost Katana or not. Burgers and Shakes is another yummy option, an absolute classic for American fare and stellar beer lists. There’s always the Mexican Miami Beach staple, Taquiza, whose newly-opened North Beach location was instantly welcomed into the neighborhood. Closing out this edition of our roundup is Cafe Prima Pasta, the highly celebrated Italian bistro offering Tuscan-style dishes in an affordable atmosphere.
Cover Photo by Time Out.