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News Cafe

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Flamingo / Lummus
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800 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5809
17865077307
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: News Cafe is an iconic but quaint sidewalk cafe, restaurant, and bar...
News Cafe is an iconic but quaint sidewalk cafe, restaurant, and bar located on Miami Beach at the corner of 8th Street and Ocean Drive. Its a perfect spot for a casual meal near the beach, people-watching, and a cocktail. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served 24 hours a day, and a full bar (with TVs) is available from 8am-4am daily.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday Brunch

Food, excellent! Cocktails, little on the weak side (we had Bloody Mary & Screwdriver) View, best people watching spot in South Beach! Staff, very friendly and also held our luggage as we hadn't checked into hotel yet! Overall, must check out for people watching!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Kevin L
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I always make a stop at the News Cafe any time I am at or near Miami. It's got a terrific view right on the main strip. The food is always fresh and delicious and the atmosphere is always great. Prices are right too! You will be happy you stopped by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food, excellent! Cocktails, little on the weak side (we had Bloody Mary & Screwdriver) View, best people watching spot in South Beach! Staff, very friendly and also held our luggage as we hadn't checked into hotel yet! Overall, must check out for people watching!

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Tony M, Manager at News Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed people-watching with us. Looking forwards to serving you again soon. More 

Winterthur, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The cafe was nearly empty, just a few people inside, but we havnt gez served! after 15min we decided to leave!

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Tony M, Manager at News Cafe, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that our servers did not greet you in a timely manner. Thank you for letting us know. We will definitely have a chat with them and be sure to keep on top of welcoming customers in a timely manner in the future, and hope that we can regain your patronage. More 

Newark, Delaware
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here and it was delicious! Our server literally never checked up on us but whatever the food made up for that.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Having dinner where Gianni Versace had breakfast the morning he died 18 years ago. Salad was awesome!!!!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Every time I visit and eat here there is always a pleasant experience. Food is ready quickly. Parking to be found even though it's not the restaurants responsibility. I like the atmosphere a lot and show this place to colleagues visiting Miami or South Beach. Thank you.

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Groveland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We remember going for breakfast at News Cafe many years ago and we decided to go back to refresh the pleasant memories. The food and the service were ok, the coffee was awful! Goodbye for good News Cafe, I guess the next time we shall go elsewhere.

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Tony M, Manager at News Cafe, responded to this review

We're sorry our restaurant didn't live up to your past experiences with us. We will let the team know about the coffee, and see if there's anything we can do. We hope you will give us one more try the next time you're in town. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very quaint restaurant! Scenic views, Excellent service, delicious food. Great selection on the menu. Reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend dining at the News Cafe anytime of the day or nite. Open 24 hours!

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Tony M, Manager at News Cafe, responded to this review

We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. Can't wait to serve you again next time! More 

Douglas WY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The coffee was excellent! Party of 4, we each ordered a different breakfast. All were great. Excellent service. Seating available street side or inside. Order breakfast, sit back and let the world walk by ... while enjoying the sun coming up on fabulous Miami Beach.

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Tony M, Manager at News Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your breakfasts and people-watching with us. Please stop in again. More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good for a light lunch. Cheap and clean, it is a good restaurant. Professional and courteous service

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Tony M, Manager at News Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Stop in and see us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5809
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: 17865077307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic

Description

News Cafe is an iconic but quaint sidewalk cafe, restaurant, and bar located on Miami Beach at the corner of 8th Street and Ocean Drive. Its a perfect spot for a casual meal near the beach, people-watching, and a cocktail. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served 24 hours a day, and a full bar (with TVs) is available from 8am-4am daily.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?