Best Coffee Shops in Sarasota

Looking for a morning or mid-day pick-me-up? Stop by some of Sarasota’s finest coffee shops and cafes and get that liquid fuel we all so desperately crave.

Lelu Coffee Lounge

Located in Siesta Key Village around the corner from The Inn, Lelu’s is a beach-themed coffee shop with a large variety of drinks and meal items provided by the restaurant “Gilligans” next door. Commonly a stop on the way to the beach in the morning, Lelu’s has everything you need to have a great day, whether you’re on your way to the beach or a day at work.

Address: 5251 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7AM-5PM; Sat: 7AM-10PM; Sun: 7AM-7PM

Clever Cup Cafe

A favorite among locals, Clever Cup is a quaint coffee shop located in the Gulf Gate strip center. While from the outside it may not seem like much, the inside is absolute bliss. With fresh pastries and cupcakes from their neighbors, “Heavenly Cupcakes”, as well as a delicious assortment of coffee and tea beverages, it’s hard to leave. The owners and staff are always very personable and friendly, making everyone feel as if they are at home and even bring your beverage to your table or seat so you don’t have to stand and wait! More of a slow-paced coffee shop, most customers grab coffee and a snack and sit down at one of the beautiful wooden tables or comfy chairs or couch to work or listen to live music by local artists. Whether Clever Cup is your destination or just a stop along the way, we guarantee you will not be disappointed with your experience.

Address: 6530 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

Hours: Sat-Sun: 8AM-5PM; Mon-Fri: 7AM-5PM

Buddy Brew

Buddy Brew is a unique coffee shop in downtown Sarasota. With only outdoor seating available, this shop is more of a grab-and-go location, but still a local hangout. Buddy Brew has a variety of farm-fresh coffee beverages that are bound to wake you up, and even have bags of their coffee for purchase for home-brewing! 

Address: 1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7AM-7PM; Fri-Sat: 7AM-8PM

Pastry Art

Another Downtown Sarasota coffee shop, Pastry Art is a great place for a grab-and-go coffee and snack, as well as a meeting place for friends. With semi-limited indoor and outdoor seating, Pastry Art serves up some rich coffee and fragrant teas, as well as AMAZING muffins the size of your head. With a pretty extensive food and beverage menu, you can please the whole family. 

Address: 1512 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7AM-7PM; Fri-Sat: 7AM-10PM; Sun: 7AM-5PM