From its perch inside Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Lighthouse Cafe's wooden patio overlooks a mile of Atlantic shoreline. In the distance stands the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Dade County's oldest manmade structure. The landscape and salty sea breezes complement the open-air restaurant's seafood-stocked lunch menu, which is served until sundown. Dishes range from salmon burgers and fish fingers to fried cuts of red snapper or hog snapper, which often leap out of the water to attack passing piglets.
The catch that gets the most attention in the Lighthouse Cafe kitchen is shrimp, which is tossed in asopado, spiced up creole style, served in ceviche, or, for breakfast, stuffed into an omelet. Breakfasts at Lighthouse Cafe include traditional items like ham and cheese omelets and french toast, as well as cups of café con leche and cuban coffee.
Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe's cupcake list is overwhelming in the best possible way. The treats are made from scratch everyday, the buttercream a slight yellow due to the use of real butter, and the vanilla bean cake rich with Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. But the careful, delicious craftsmanship aside, the sheer number of cupcake options on the menu is enough to floor even the most mild of cupcake enthusiasts. The menu divides into several categories. These include house flavors, such as red velvet, and classic flavors such as maple bacon. Then there are even more whimsical categories such as "candy jar", which includes Twix- and Snickers-flavored cupcakes, "top shelf", which has mojito and tequila sunrise cakes, and "global a go-go" which includes flavors such as tiramisu and churro con chocolate but excludes the flavor of passport stamp.
But Sweetness doesn't stop there. Their menu expands to cover more treats such as ice cream, cake balls and donuts, and cakes. They also cater to the non-sweet tooth with sandwiches and salads for lunch and eggs and pancakes for brunch.
Serving Miami's Downtown Miami neighborhood, hungry stomachs find their solution at New York Bagel Deli-Flagler, a delicious bagel spot with something for everyone. New York Bagel Deli-Flagler is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. New York Bagel Deli-Flagler's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
New York Bagel Deli-Flagler is first-come, first-served, so plan accordingly. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. Call New York Bagel Deli-Flagler for catering if you have a big event coming up.
New York Bagel Deli-Flagler patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the East Flagler Street location.
Snacks, nibbles, and treats are all priced reasonably here.
Lovebirds flock to Rigatti's Cafe for Italian cuisine. None of the fare at Rigatti's Cafe is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Rigatti's Cafe — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Get to dinner early — Rigatti's Cafe does not accept reservations. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Rigatti's Cafe in jeans and a hoodie. Through their catering service, Rigatti's Cafe can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Street parking is readily available near Rigatti's Cafe's S Miami Ave location.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Rigatti's Cafe since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
With the deft hands of a veteran baker, Vincent Benoliel keenly measures almonds, eggs, and sugar, because accuracy is essential when making macarons. The ephemeral sweets come in a rainbow of colors and might taste of chocolate, rose petal, or lemon, but every single one has that je ne sais quoi of a macaron made by a native Frenchman. Vincent grew up in France's ubiquitous restaurant industry, ascending to the rank of sous chef in a Parisian brasserie when he was only 18. In 2005, he brought the richness of French cuisine to South Florida by importing the Eiffel Tower in 3-pound chunks and by opening Le Boudoir in Miami. His handiwork includes delicacies such as escargot, steak tartare, and fresh pastries.
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