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.

Purple Penguin Cafe

Is this your business?
1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
+1 305-534-9334
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
Write a Review
Reviews (317)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With so many options, sometimes it's hard to pick a place. Walked around looking for a nice lunch spot and decided to try the purple penguin. A surprising and lovely experience. First the waiters were so friendly and accommodating. They really care about your experience...More

Thank Loranyc
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Our travel guide suggested we breakfasted with the locals and ate here. We were welcomed by Bill, himself an institution around these parts. Seated and with hot drinks we chose from an extensive menu and I decided upon the eggs benedict which were very enjoyable....More

Thank jaspandsal
Reviewed April 6, 2017

We enjoyed both breakfast and happy hour at the Purple Penguin Cafe. The servers were friendly and attentive. Indoor, patio and street side seating are available. This was a relaxing, intimate experience.

Thank VickyHart
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Walking down the strip, there were tons of restaurants vying for customers the entire way. Everyone was offering specials, and trying to get patrons to dine with them. After checking out so many places and all of the menus looking pretty similar, I had had...More

Thank B926
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We were walking down Ocean Beach when my wife decided to have lunch. Bill met us in front of the café and told us that one of its specialties was a tuna sandwich. My wife had one while I had a turkey club. The food...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We stayed at the hotel and had 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and drinks/appetizers at the cafe. All of the meals were delicious and the staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Additionally, the people watching during Happy Hour (3-8) was exceptional.

Thank John C
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

I just stopped in for a drink because it was two doors down from my hotel. The margarita was too weak, too sweet, and overpriced!

Thank tesposito58
Reviewed February 25, 2017

We stayed at the President Hotel during a recent visit to South Beach. We ate dinner all 3 nights at the Purple Penguin. Happy hour was 3-8 p.m. with 2-for-1 drinks. The $12 margaritas were excellent. We tried a variety of menu items including the...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Food is Blah, The wait staff is lazy and uninspired. If they had to actually work for their tips they would probably do their jobs.

Thank wego4Us
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Nice spot with in & outdoor dinning. The food, drinks and staff were great. Gave a discount on bill.

Thank kdkw410
Nearby Restaurants
Front Porch Cafe
2,430 reviews
.09 miles away
Havana 1957 Ocean Drive
206 reviews
.03 miles away
896 reviews
.10 miles away
Il Bolognese On Ocean
890 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Art Deco Walks
497 reviews
.11 miles away
Espanola Way
2,082 reviews
.16 miles away
South Florida Trikke
161 reviews
.13 miles away
Mac's Club Deuce
108 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Cherai L
is there a pool there
March 9, 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Rivera584 | Reviewed this property |
No, is in front of the beach.
Cherai L
is there a pool there
March 9, 2015|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-534-9334
  • E-mail
Purple Penguin Café is an eco-chic Ocean Drive restaurant that embraces the elaborate and busy culture of South Beach. The food and cocktail menus feature select staple favorites from around the world. Purple Penguin Café customers enjoy quality patio and street-side dining while experiencing the vibrancy of South Beach. Purple Penguin Café seeks to create a memorable and desirable experience that attracts visitors and brings local customers back.