Strong Cuban coffee is a Key West tradition, with cafe con leche served at many island cafes and restaurants.

Eddie making cafe con leche at the popular coffee shop 5 Brothers
A local’s institution, Pepe serves up strong cafe con leche at Five Brothers.

Key West coffee shops serve both a social and gustatory experience and are the first places both locals and tourists find themselves on any beautiful day in Paradise.

As the name suggests, coffee houses focus on providing coffee and tea as well as an assortment of light snacks.

From a cultural standpoint, these bright and aromatic cafes largely serve as centers of of social interaction: a place to congregate, talk, write, read, entertain one another, or pass the time, alone or in informal groups that sometimes create a friendly club for its regular members.

Key West offers both small “mom and pop” cafes and well known national chains that both usually provide free WIFI service.

Start your Key West day with a delicious cup of hot java from one of these friendly establishments.

5 Brothers Grocery & Sandwich Shop

Pressed sandwiches on Cuban bread and strong Cuban coffee at this local’s favorite. 5 Brothers

Harpoon Harrys

From diner cuisine to dinner food, Harpoon Harry’s satisfies. Any local who knows and loves

Cuban Coffee Queen (formerly Lobos)

Casual eatery is popular with locals, and located just off Duval Street. Often we are

Sandy’s Cafe

Coffee and Cuban sandwich shop popular with locals looking for an affordable to-go meal If