The Front Porch Cafe, which was fully renovated in 2006, is a sunny sidewalk cafe in front of the Z Ocean Hotel is universally regarded as one of the best bets for reasonably priced food on the Art Deco strip. One of the defining characteristics of any successful restaurant in town is the steadfast support of local diners who endure the traffic and parking challenges of the tourist district to enjoy a meal on South Beach. The Front Porch Cafe happens to be a restaurant most Miamians frequent when entertaining out of town guests.
Popular with locals and visitors seeking the ideal sidewalk cafe experience on Ocean Drive, the Front Porch is as laid back and casual as you’d like your South Beach vacation. Busy at brunch when seating can be at a premium, guests enjoy simple egg dishes, spicy breakfast burritos and hearty granola pancakes filled with fresh bananas, chocolate chips or seasonal berries. With most entrees large enough to share, breakfast dishes are around $10 per person. Add on a fresh fruit smoothie and you might just feel like chocolate chips were not an entirely unhealthy way to start the day.
Afternoons and evenings at the Front Porch are an ideal stop after a busy beach day when the menu switches over to snacks, sandwiches and salads including black bean burritos, individual pizzas, veggie burgers and overstuffed turkey, chicken and tuna sandwiches. Dinner entrees like steak, grilled mahi-mahi and spinach lasagna top the menu at $15 to $20. For a casual meal on the sidewalks of the neon lit Deco District, few restaurants can compare to the cozy comforts of the Front Porch.
Front Porch Cafe
1458 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Appetizers $10, Entrees $15-$20