Calusa Coffee Roasters is one of Fort Lauderdale's most beloved specialty coffee roasters. Founder Steven Hodel was previously in the travel business and specialized in planning Central and South America vacations, which exposed him to the world of coffee. The building that once housed his travel company is now home to Calusa Coffee Roasters. At Calusa, they take great care in inspecting and selecting the highest quality beans available, sourced from countries across South America, Central America, and Africa. They then roast the beans in small batches, ensuring the best possible quality. Stop by the shop to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee in their inviting environment, pick up a bag to enjoy at home, or have it shipped to your home by shopping their selection online. They roast the beans the day after you order it and ship USPS Priority so you can receive the most freshly roasted coffee delivered right to your door! 729 Northwest 1st Street
Photo Courtesy of Argyle Coffee RoastersThe main mission of Argyle Coffee Roasters is to showcase what it means to drink better coffee. Argyle is a wholesale coffee roasting company primarily working business to business, and does not operate in traditional coffee shop fashion. The Argyle team starts with raw, green coffee and utilizes a fair mix of science and art to create the final roasted bean. Stop by the warehouse from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays to meet Manny and his wife, learn about their process, and of course sample some delicious coffee. Or order their exceptional coffees from the comfort of your own home and have them delivered to your doorstep! While Argyle mostly operates business to business, they often offer workshops or events open to the public. 599 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of The Grind Coffee ProjectWhile it is not a roaster, The Grind Coffee Project is a mecca for coffee purists and connoisseurs. Owner Yoni Martin originally operated a home espresso bar and roaster in his garage, which eventually gained traction with his friends and family, who would sample his creations in his living room and engage in conversation. He was inspired to open a coffee shop after receiving positive feedback about his coffee at a local farmers' market. Today, you can sample expertly brewed coffee at The Grind Project, which has received attention for not allowing customers to add cream or sugar to their coffee. Yoni brews coffee sourced from some of the most renowned and respected roasters in the world — so you can always expect only the best of the best from this educated and sophisticated shop. Peruse the selection of coffee available online from The Grind Coffee Project! You can even become a member of their Coffee of the Month Club to receive a bag of coffee to either pick up at the cafe or have delivered to your door every two weeks for six months. 737 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of Wells Coffee CompanyWells Coffee Company has been working tirelessly for several years to handcraft finely roasted coffees and to curate unforgettable experiences centered around coffee throughout South Florida. After operating out of a coffee shop and juice bar, The Seed, Wells Coffee Company now has a permanent home in Flagler Uptown. Stop by their vibrant and modern shop to sample their freshly roasted coffees, pick up a bag for brewing at home, and maybe even witness the roasting in action. The shop contains an enormous custom 25-pound drum roaster, which they use to roast in small batches using only the finest coffee beans — from handcrafted blends to single-origin offerings. Check out the selection of coffees available in their online shop. 2301 Northeast 26th Street
Photo Courtesy of The Revenant Coffee House & EateryNestled along the Middle River, The Revenant Coffee House & Eatery is a hidden gem boasting scenic views and delicious coffee. Plus, The Revenant roasts their own coffees on site, ensuring the highest quality and ultimate freshness. Order your coffee of choice and even a bite to eat, like a salad, a breakfast dish, pastries, or a shareable plate, and head to the outdoor patio. Sit in a private shaded booth or at the high-top tables set amongst a gorgeous garden setting overlooking the Intracoastal. Don't miss one of their most popular drinks, The Spirit of the Revenant — a Turkish-style cold brew shaken with brown sugar, whole milk, and sweetened condensed milk.
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Photo Courtesy of CobaltOne of the most important elements of any vacation is the food. Thankfully, there is no shortage of desirable dining destinations in Vero Beach. Some of our favorite hotspots include… Cobalt — Oceanfront eatery serving local seafood and craft cocktails. The Tides — Upscale seafood restaurant with award-winning wine list. Osceola Bistro — Local gem with globally influenced + creative fare. Citrus Grillhouse — Casual American bistro-style seaside restaurant. Di Mare — French and Italian fine dining destination. Looking for more ideas? Consult our list of the best date night restaurants in Vero Beach for more fine dining destinations in Vero Beach!
Photo Courtesy of Brandee Anthony via Grind & GrapeAny good day starts with a cup of coffee. And there's nothing quite like unwinding at the end of a full day with a glass of wine. You can do both at Grind & Grape, a unique coffee-shop-meets-wine-bar located just steps from the ocean. Stop by Grind & Grape for a cup of coffee and pastry to enjoy on the outdoor patio before your full day in Vero Beach begins. Then return in the evening for the perfect nightcap!
Photo Courtesy of Treasure Coast Culinary ToursSample the robust flavors of Vero Beach cuisine with Treasure Coast Culinary Tours. Embark on a 2.5-hour adventure in food as you enjoy six delicious tastings, including wood-fired pizza, craft beer, traditional Irish fare, Southern comfort food, seafood, and more. On this educational walking tour, you will have time to sit and relax at each stop while savoring various dishes and drinks. It's like a multi-course meal featuring the best selection from a variety of venues! Book your tour with Treasure Coast Culinary Tours for a unique culinary experience you won't forget.
Photo Courtesy of Florida Cracker Airboat RidesOne of the best ways to experience Vero Beach is by cruising along the sparkling waterways the region is known for. Florida Cracker Airboat Rides offers the airboat ride of a lifetime second to none other in Vero Beach or along Florida's Treasure Coast. Witness nature's wonders as you glide along the St. Johns River in the only real airplane engine-powered touring airboat in Vero Beach. This exhilarating and intimate experience is a popular attraction for both visitors and locals alike!
South Florida is known all across the globe for its impeccable golf courses. A visit to Vero Beach is not complete without playing a round of golf at one of the many pristine courses in the city. Book your tee time at Sandridge Golf Club, a beautiful facility with two 18-hole championship layouts designed by Ron Garl. Their dedication to the sport has earned Sandridge Golf Club a reputation as one of the finest public golf destinations in Florida. Both serious and casual golfers alike are invited to experience a pleasant round of golf at Sandridge Golf Club.
Photo Courtesy of Yoga at the BeachThere is perhaps no better setting to practice yoga than the serene environment of the beach. Featuring classes along the beach and the Intracoastal, Yoga at the Beach offers classes appropriate for both beginner and intermediate yoga students. Take a look at their schedule, consisting of regular workout yoga classes, a monthly full moon yoga class, and sunset yoga classes in the evening. You may drop in to try out a class or become a member to incorporate this unique and relaxing activity into your weekly schedule! Residents of Boca Raton even receive a special membership rate for unlimited classes on a monthly basis. Boca West Country Club is considered one of the best private residential country clubs in the nation. Members enjoy a myriad of world-class amenities, which include several ways to stay active under warm rays of sunshine. The club hosts four 18-hole championship golf courses skillfully designed by three legendary golf course architects, including Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, and Jim Fazio. Their flourishing tennis facility boasts more than 30 Hydro courts surrounded by lush vegetation and gorgeous views of the golf courses. The sprawling free-form pool is a focal point of Boca West's sports center. With cascading waterfalls, a casual pool bar, bridges, a children's area, an adult lap section, and outdoor spas, it's the perfect place for both recreation and relaxation. Challenge yourself at Michael's Ozone Outdoor Training Center at Michael's Body Scenes! Conquer the true-to-size "American Ninja Warrior" obstacles for maximum conditioning and strength training. You may receive personalized guidance from a professional coach, sign up for group sessions, or enjoy the training center during their "Open Access" times to rule your own workout. At this interactive facility, you will find the American Ninja Warrior Warp Wall, the Salmon Ladder, TRX suspension trainers, kettlebells, ropes, tires, sledge hammers, gymnastic rings, weighted vests, and much more. Check the schedule for upcoming training and Open Access times.
Photo Courtesy of Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park DistrictKeep things simple with a simple walk (or run!) in the park. The Fitness Trail at Patch Reef Park is an excellent place to combine your fitness routine with fresh air and sunshine. Each of the 17 stations along the trail includes a sign detailing different instructions and illustrations for a variety of exercises. You can even use your smartphone to scan the unique QR codes at each station to download free one-minute exercise videos. Each video includes your own personal trainer, motivating you through the pacing, modification, and technique of each exercise. Each station sign contains four videos for upper body, lower body, core body, and flexibility. Thinking about trying out the ever-popular stand-up paddleboarding or trying your hand at surfing for the first time? Start with Boca Surf & Sail, a surf shop in the heart of Boca Raton that offers private surf and stand-up paddle lessons for every skill level. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the thrill and peace of being on the water with these fun fitness activities. All lessons are instructed by Boca Surf and Sail's team of trained professionals who specialize in safety, ocean awareness, and surfing. Sign up for a lesson for surfing or stand-up paddleboarding at the south end of Delray Beach! You can even ask about getting a lesson at your favorite beach if you'd prefer. 1.5-hour lessons cost $100.
Photo Courtesy of Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park DistrictThe Swim + Racquet Center is an excellent destination for outdoor fitness gurus. The Swim Center features a 25-yard, 6-lane pool that remains heated during the winter and cooled during the summer to maintain a temperature between 80 and 83 degrees. There is also a relaxing spa and heated kiddie pool for the little ones to splash around in. The Racquet Center hosts an average of 300 patrons playing each day on 26 immaculate Har Tru courts. The center offers clinics for all skill levels, junior programs for kids, and lessons for all ages!