Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix in Miami During TYR Wodapalooza

January 9, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Miami New Times (Vice City Bean)
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It’s WZA week! We’re just two days out from the start of competition in Miami, where thousands will take on the 305 for a weekend of fitness, community, sun-bathing and celebrating. It wouldn’t be a CrossFit event without proper caffeination, so look no further: here are five must-try spots (in no particular order) to get your fix while at 2023 TYR Wodapalooza.

1. Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar

(249 E Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131)

Conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the action, Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar is a staple in the area. Serving up coffee drinks, juices, smoothies and a variety of fresh food items since 2012, the bright and airy cafe with abundant indoor seating opens at 7AM every day of the week. Breakfast is served all day, and there are classic health-forward staples to help keep you fueled for activities all weekend long—such as oatmeal, breakfast sandwiches and Greek yogurt bowls. There are several locations across the city if you find yourself exploring, and you can skip the line and order ahead of time online or on their app. 

2. White Rose

(4703 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33134)

When we asked for your suggestions for local loves, White Rose came highly recommended. This fan favorite is closed on Monday, open 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM-3PM on Sunday. It’s approximately 15 minutes by car inland from the competition, perfect to swing by and pick up if you’re not staying right next to the bay. 

However, once you see the inside of the cafe, you may want to stay awhile. White Rose shares a space with Ocho Placas Tattoo Company, home to New York Times featured artist and co-owner, Javier Betancourt. Coffee and tattoos under one roof? If you see us showing up to Flagler stage with an Americano in one hand and fresh ink on the other, just mind your business. 

3. Panther Coffee

Founded by long-time coffee aficionados, husband and wife Joel and Leticia Pollock, Panther Coffee has grown from one location in 2010 to six across the Miami area. The trendy cafe atmosphere, investment in coffee culture and in-depth barista education makes it a uniquely elegant must-try cafe. They open bright and early at 7AM, order online is available, sweet and savory food items grace the menu, and the closest location is in the W Miami lobby (485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131), though the Wynwood store isn’t much further (2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33127).

4. Vice City Bean

(1111 Brickell Ave, Miami FL 33131)

This specialty coffee cafe with a neighborhood feel is a 20-minute walk (5-minute drive) from Bayfront Park, open 8AM-3PM every day of the week. Order ahead is available on their website, and their light-bites food menu includes gluten-free and vegan options as well. As for coffee, we love the “Spro + Tonic”, which is espresso, tonic water, vanilla and orange — yum! 

There’s also a location in Wynwood (1657 N Miami Ave, Ste C, Miami FL 33136) with extended hours in case you find yourself in that part of town, as suggested in our Things to Do in Miami guide.

5. On-Site at Bayfront Park

For ultimate convenience, you can snag some of your household-name favorites right in Vendor Village. Reign Body Fuel (aka 300mg of White Gummy Bear goodness), Paper Street Coffee and Strong Coffee Company, just to name a few, will be dishing up your favorite beverages to sip while you cheer your heart out.

Other notable mentions:

  • Cafe Grumpy (5829 SW 73rd Street – 5A, South Miami, FL 33143)
  • All Day (1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136)
  • Pura Vida (1104 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130)
  • Under the Mango Tree (737 5th St. Miami Beach, FL 33139)
  • Zak the Baker (295 NW 26th St Miami, Fl 33127, USA) 
  • Pasion Del Cielo (907 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131)
  • The Salty (50 NW 23rd St. #112 Miami, FL 33127)
Photo Credit: Paper Street Coffee (@paperstreetcoffee), ft. Arielle Lowen (@ariellearm)

Look, friends don’t let friends drink decaf. Save this list, send it to your squad and prepare to double-fist energy all weekend long. See you there! 

Writer’s Note: This is certainly not an all-encompassing list, but rather a jumping off point. That said, did we miss something we must include? Shoot us a note!

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