As the heat of another South Beach Summer slowly fades, the notion of a quiet alfresco breakfast at Cafe Nikki seems the perfect way to start the day. Located in the shady courtyard of one of the area’s most popular beachfront party spots, this serene cafe features freshly brewed coffees and teas, house made pastries and croissants, imported jams and marmalades plus breads prepared by Miami’s favorite artisan, Zak the Baker.
The enchanting new eatery feels like a slice of St. Tropez chic with tiny Tivoli lights, cozy seating and hanging wicker swings perfect for a lazy morning respite. Find a friend or browse the cafe bookshelves Monday through Saturday from 9am until 4pm. Sundays remain one of the most popular times to hang out at Nikki Beach Club so Cafe Nikki will remain closed while the brunch crowds meet and mingle inside.
Cafe Nikki is located at 1 Ocean Drive, South Beach (305) 538-1111
photos: Gianfraco Bianchi