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“Surprisingly good.”
Review of News Cafe

News Cafe
Ranked #120 of 1,090 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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.
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

When you have a 24/7 restaurant smack dab in tourist central, you are bound to get every type of review from horrible to great. We chose the News Cafe primarily because they were the only ones on the strip not accosting us with skantily clad slovic women shoving menu's and huge cocktails in our face. Also, most restaurants were doing half-off entrees at the time, but we found the prices comparable since the other restaurants were wildly inflated in prices. When many restaurants were barely a quarter full, this place was teeming. We decided to grab lunch, and weren't disappointed.

Friendly service, and rather quick compared to how packed they were. We split a goat cheese pizza which was extremely good, and big enough for two of us and still had left overs. I would go back just for that pizza.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Graybeard73
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Definitely no go”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We enjoy breakfast usually. We stayed at the The Hotel. And went there to have lunch the first day because it was very convenient, much was ok to poor. The second day my parents had breakfast there and already said was very bad, coffee came cold, the bread came much after the coffee and so on, and my parents do not usually complain. We arrived to have breakfast, ordered a couple of things and the service was already rude in the first interaction. The coffee then came in a not nice dirty cup, orange juice also came spilling juice in the glass, that was it. We left the place to not come back ever. It was very busy during this visit but there is no reason for such a bad service. Mentioned to the manager when i left about the fact we were not pleased at all and left, but unsure whether he really acknowledge, it is in my view one of those places living the inertia of something good in the past. Will not go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank ElioWolff
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Still going strong after many years”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Fourteen years ago, as students, with not so many a dime in our pockets, we found News Cafe charming and affordable. We returned this winter and we ended up having dinner at the News Cafe. We were pleasantly surprised, again. The food was very good (provided that we were exhausted after a long trip, which makes everything taste better): but no gimmicks, nothing too sophisticated either, just a good selection and good taste. Comfort food for everyone.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Radu S
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Great Spot”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stopped here for a late lunch after spending the day on the beach. Ordered a pizza and a beer.

The pizza was greasy but delicious!

Visited February 2014
Thank Elliot J
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop off at while walking down Ocean Drive”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

We ate here once and came for drinks a few times and it was nice. Great place to sit outside and watch the world go by/people watch. The service was good and was open late. The Amaretto Cappuccinos are lovely.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ruby80
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