We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best of its kind in the Bal Harbour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Fe News & Espresso

Santa Fe News & Espresso
9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154-2208
305-861-0938
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 13 restaurants in Bal Harbour
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Café, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Enhance your shopping experience with a meal or beverage from the cozy Santa Fe News & Espresso. Relax and enjoy a cappuccino, a beer or glassof wine while reading a magazine.Local, National & International Magazines & Newspaper.Hungry for more? Indulge in a savory homemade meal and other menu items such as: Full Breakfast, Appetizers, Delicious Continental Meals, Specialty Burgers, Pizza, Panini, Champagne, Beer and Wines.
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best of its kind in the Bal Harbour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Top place for fast, efficient fresh food at reasonable prices, clean place, nice ambience, extremely well run. Good for breakfast or lunch

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
    13
    16
    6
    4
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food, GREAT service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Service can really be the lynch pin, and in this case, it is. They're fast, organized and actually smile when delivering a very decent breakfast, lunch, snack, capuccino. The perfect break to a heavy duty shopping spree at Bal Harbour.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Treasure Island, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Poor Service and average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This place is located in the upscale area of Bal Harbour. Though most places to eat are good in this area, this is not one of them.

The food itself is only average and the service is poor at best. Our server (Awilda) was not able to concentrate on what people needed while eating. We asked for condiments for our meal multiple times, but she never brought them. We finally received them from a food runner.

She gave us the impression that she did not want to help us enjoy our meal. The food is not overpriced, in my opinion, just not very appealing.

Pass up this place and try the many other fine eating establishments that are present in the shops at Bal Habour.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lehigh Valley, PA
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Overpriced, overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Bal Harbour location, Bal Harbour prices don't justify the mediocre food and service of this coffee shop. Skip it.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“The coffee latte is divine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Recently had breakfast at this restaurant with a friend. We both ordered a coffee latte and agreed that it was divine. The huevos rancheros was also appetizing and better than what I have had in most of the other local restaurants. The only real drawback to this location for me is that it is inside of a mall which makes it a little difficult to access. Otherwise an overall enjoyable experience and I plan to return soon as I have been dreaming of that coffee latte. Hopefully it will be just as good the next time.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Santa Fe News & Espresso also viewed

Bal Harbour, FL
Bal Harbour, FL
 
Bal Harbour, FL
 

Been to Santa Fe News & Espresso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Santa Fe News & Espresso, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.