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Explore the Best and Most Unique Local Coffee Shops Along the Emerald Coast

Only Need Coffee On Days Ending With “Y?” If you enjoy your own barista skills while on vacation, “Livin’ The Dream” in Carillon Beach (vrbo.com/1687988) provides a French press, drip coffee makers, Nespresso Espresso Machine and milk frother. However, if you love visiting unique local coffee shops while vacationing in the area, here are a few that are connoisseurs of the grind and offer unique breakfast finds.


Café Aroma

13625 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Inlet Beach, FL

Café Aroma is one of the newest café’s in the area and is open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. everyday. Featuring Lucky Goat Coffee and Charlie’s Donuts, they also serve sandwiches, smoothies, pizza’s and more.




Black Bear Bread Co.

26 Logan Lane, Unit G, Grayton Beach, FL

Black Bear Bread Co. is a Grayton Beach neighborhood bakery, coffee shop and seasonal café. The proprietors in collaboration with Stumptown Coffee Roasters are offering up delicious coffee and fresh, flavorful locally sourced cuisine in a traditional European style. Great for a Sunday brunch! Try the homemade breads, banana ricotta toast and lump crab crostini’s. With Wines, Bubbles and Beer all on the menu you might want to linger for a while.

Open Mon-Sat 7-3, Sun. 8-3.



Wild Root

707 R. Jackson Boulevard. Panama City Beach, FL

This little coffee shop is nestled within a zen garden and is a unique blend of coffee bar and apothecary. The outdoor specialty espresso, coffee and tea bar overlooks a lotus garden. You’ll find nature inspired gifts, unusual plants, local honey and organic coffees and teas. Wild Root is adjacent to the Lotus Café & Juice Bar if you are feeling the need for healthy breakfast options.

Wild Root is open 9-5, but closed on Sundays.






Loaf Café And Bakery

284 S. Arnold Rd., Panama City Beach, FL

Loaf is a little, modern, European style gem in a cozy setting offers fresh baked bread, made from scratch desserts, barista bar, stuffed crepes, dumplings, sandwiches and a diverse organic food menu including traditional Russian and vegan-friendly items. Their barista selections are a little more basic, but be sure to ry the Bom-Bon Iced Coffee (3 layer: condensed milk, espresso shot and ice espresso). They are open Sun. & Mon. 8-3, Tue-Sat. 7-4.





Kahve & Cream

5311 E, County Hwy 30A #5, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

With a relaxed environment and cozy seating indoors and out, this little coffee shop proudly features a full espresso bar and Nitro Cold Brew coffee. Lucky Goat premium coffee, Charlie’s Donuts (which are rated the best by Southern Living) and Pecan Jack ice creams are the signature specialties. Open Sun-Sat 7-9.




Amavida Coffee And Teas

104 North Barett Square, Unit 1A Lofts West, Rosemary Beach, FL

This is a great little coffee house in the heart of Rosemary Beach shopping center with indoor and outdoor seating. It’s a local family owned business with their own roasting facility nearby and is an organic, fair trade specialty coffee company. Open 6:30-9 p.m.

Seasonal: Roaster Tour and Coffee Tastings hosted by Amavida Coffee on 2nd Thursday of each month 10-11 am, groups of 8-12 @ 712 Seronoa Rod, Santa Rosa Beach, FL


Sunrise Coffee Co.

45 Town Center Loop, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Specializing in hot coffee and cold ice cream, Sunrise is a place where locals meet and visitors feel right at home. Their friendly baristas use only Certified Organic and Fair Trade Amavida Coffee. Regular, frozen, icecd, lattes, espressos, dessert drinks and “Grown Up Drinks” are available as well as donuts, baked goods, desserts, ice cream and a simple breakfast and lunch menu.

Open 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.



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