Lane Nieset, author of The Best Digital Nomad Neighborhoods in Miami Beach shares her favorite restaurants, bars, cafes, and coworking spaces for nomads enjoying the sunny sands of Miami Beach.
The Best Restaurants in Miami Beach for Digital Nomads
Macchialina: Traditional, handmade pasta is the star of the show at this South Beach Italian eatery, which offers a cozy, candlelit indoor dining space, as well as adjacent al fresco seating.
Carbone: The New York transplant is often one of the toughest tables in town to snag, but if you plan ahead, the tableside Caesar salad and spicy rigatoni vodka pasta are well worth the wait.
Planta: The entirely plant-based eatery makes vegan cuisine seem chic thanks to creative reinterpretations of sushi and ceviche, as well as truffle oil-topped pizzas (which can also be made gluten-free).
Azabu: A spin-off of the Michelin spot in New York, this South Beach eatery serves up some of the city’s best sushi and features a speakeasy omakase counter hidden in the back, where Tokyo-trained masters take diners through a multi-course menu of chef’s picks.
Layla: Start with a drink on the rooftop terrace before heading down to the canalside patio for a Mediterranean feast of mezze, shawarma, and wood-roasted fare best paired with a glass of one of the many natural wines on the menu.
Serena: The open-air eatery takes a cue from the rooftops of Oaxaca with its lush, plant-filled patio and authentic Mexican fare.
Lido Bayside Grill: The Standard Spa, Miami Beach’s signature restaurant is known for two things: its sweeping views over Biscayne Bay and one of the best happy hour specials in town.
27 Restaurant: Located next to design hostel Freehand Miami, the converted historic house offers a global menu serving everything from kimchi fried rice to chicken pot pie alongside a selection of natural wine and creative craft cocktails.
Joe’s Stone Crab: Joe’s is a century-old institution and still hasn’t lost its Old World Miami luster. Plus, it’s where you’ll find some of the freshest Florida stone crabs in the city.
Lucali: The Brooklyn brick-oven pizzas are prepared daily with fresh ingredients sourced from local purveyors, so the only decision you’ll have to make is what you want to be topped on your pie.
The Best Bars for Digital Nomads in Miami Beach
Gitano: The rooftop “jungle” feels like it was plucked out of Tulum and has the same bohemian vibes and mezcal-driven cocktails to match.
Lost Weekend: One of the city’s beloved dive bars, Lost Weekend is an institution on historic Española Way, where you’ve got everything from bar games like billiards to craft cocktails and cheesesteaks.
Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery: The same team from Employees Only Miami is behind the subterranean cocktail den, which offers up a selection of more than 150 rums.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila: You’d never guess this buzzy bar and lounge would be on the other side of a meat locker door inside a street food-style taqueria.
Broken Shaker: The OG of the chain is still a local fave for its tropical patio setting and continuously changing cocktail menu featuring ingredients plucked from the garden.
Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.: If you’re looking for a late-night spot that serves up award-winning cocktails and classic American fare—while also transforming into a dance floor with a DJ—you’ve stepped into the right spot.
Minibar: Described as a “Parisian speakeasy in Bali,” this mid-century modern-meets-Old Florida bar offers the best of both worlds: intimate indoor seating and a tropical, Art Deco-style patio.
Monterrey Bar: The T-shaped bar inside The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is a nod to the namesake Monterrey Motel, which sat here in the 1950s. The vibe is just as much of a throwback with its wood paneling, plush carpet, and pop art.
Strawberry Moon: David Grutman and Pharrell Williams’ pastel pink bar and restaurant sits next to the Goodtime Hotel’s poolside lounge, which is known for its celebrity-filled pool parties and events.
Saxony Bar: If you’re looking for something straight out of “The Great Gatsby,” this glittering weekend spot housed inside Faena Miami Beach is worth getting dressed up for.
The Best Cafes for Digital Nomads in Miami Beach
Panther Coffee: The specialty coffee shop roasts its own beans in nearby Wynwood and Little Haiti, but in the Sunset Harbour locale, you’ll find the same menu of hot and cold classics, as well as a mix of bar, solo, and communal seating.
Bebito’s Cafe: The all-day breakfast joint serves and brews a mix of Cuban classics like croquetas and cafecitos—and there are plenty of sleek tables scattered over the two floors of the millennial pink-colored space.
Dr Smood: The health-centric cafe in Sunset Harbour offers a mix of specialty coffee and tea like matcha and golden milk lattes, as well as cold-pressed juices, sandwiches, and sweet treats. Grab a drink or snack and post up with your laptop at one of the high-top tables or banquettes.
Under the Mango Tree: The shoebox-sized juice and smoothie bowl bar is popular with the post-yoga crowd, but also a great spot to work while having breakfast or lunch.
Time Out Market Miami: While technically not a cafe, the 17,000-square-foot food hall in South Beach houses 17 eateries (including Antonio Bachour’s patisserie), and features wooden communal tables and complimentary Wi-Fi that extends throughout the indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Best Coworking Spaces for Digital Nomads in Miami Beach
Spaces: Located in the landmark Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage, the Lincoln Road location of Spaces is hard to beat. Take advantage of 24/7 access to 20 desks and 152 private offices.
Büro: With two locations on South Beach, the Alton space is the newest for the brand and sits on the top floor of the building—meaning meetings or work can be taken on the roof deck. At the Sunset Harbour locale, work spaces offer bay views and come with coffee and juice from local vendors like Panther Coffee.
WeWork: Great for digital nomads who hold the WeWork All Access membership package, this coworking space in the trendy South of Fifth neighborhood takes over three floors and gives workers a few different options in terms of work spaces, including communal tables and dedicated desks. Those visiting can purchase a day pass for $29 or book a conference room for $10 per seat per hour.
Sandhouse: Not far from the Faena Arts District, Sandhouse offers mixed-use work spaces and conference rooms, as well as recreational areas, bike storage, and monthly happy hours.
Soho Beach House: The members’ club sits in a 15-story tower overlooking a private beachfront. In addition to a ground pool encased by daybeds and waiter service on the sand, members can work from a few different spots in the house, including the Library.