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15 Best Cafes & Coffee Shops in Daytona Beach (By a Local)


Exploring Daytona Beach’s vibrant coffee house scene has been an exciting journey for me, and I’m thrilled to share my discoveries with fellow caffeine enthusiasts. In this guide, I’ll cover the best cafes and coffee shops in Daytona Beach. Each of these offers a diverse array of experiences, catering to every taste and preference.

As a coffee aficionado, I understand the importance of finding that perfect brew, and in this guide, I’ll cover all of the must-visit coffee shops in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Coffee shops and cafes are more than just places to grab a cup of joe or enjoy a bite to eat; they are community hubs where locals gather, travelers find respite, and friendships form. So, let’s take a look at the best cafes and coffee shops in Daytona Beach:

Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Daytona Beach

My idea of heaven is enjoying a strong cup of coffee while I work on my laptop or lose myself in a book. One day I decided to not only discover the best coffee in Daytona Beach, Florida, but also to draft a guide of the best establishments in the beachside town that offer quality coffee, food, exceptional service, and a charming atmosphere. 

Each cafe featured here has not only impressed me with its distinctive beverages and food choices but has received glowing endorsements from satisfied customers, and in some cases, even four-legged patrons.

1. Sweet Marlays’ Coffee

(Best Cafe in Daytona Beach Overall)

Hands down, one of the best breakfast coffee shops in Daytona Beach is Sweet Marlays’ Coffee. This quintessential cafe reminds me of something you’d experience in the 1950s. It’s bursting with sunshine and ambiance. 

I’m a sucker for coconut so I like to order the Almond N’joy Latte which is made of Ghiradelli chocolate, coconut, and a touch of almond – YUM. They have a glass case loaded with delectable treats, desserts, and breakfast pastries. I like to grab a piping hot cup of coffee and head to one of the many small tables or chairs to work. 

As well as a gorgeous interior, there are outside/streetside tables where you can rest with your four-legged friend while watching the local happenings. 

Sweet Marlays’ Coffee

Address: 214 S Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: +13862565323
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 am – 8 pm, closed on Sundays
Must-Try Items: Almond N’joy Latte, The Fighting Latte, Tickle Me Pink Latte
Average Cost: $4-$5 per latte. Breakfast sandwich $5 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/sweetmarlays

2. Crossroads Coffee House
(Best for Working Parents or Solo Students/Workers)

coffee with brownie cake on wood background

If you’re a parent seeking one of the best cafes to work from in Daytona Beach, then Cross Roads Coffee House is going to stand out as a premier establishment. It boasts an indoor and outdoor playground for little ones to amuse themselves while you get your caffeine fix or indulge in a scrumptious snack.

The environment is very sterile and spacious which is a perk for parents working, or for digital nomads who want to find a quiet corner to work from. This is one of my favorite places to work from or meet with other parents for a quick get-together. 

Cross Roads Coffee House

Address: 1851 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: +13862061547
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm, closed Friday & Saturday, open Sundays between church services
Must-Try Items:  Enjoy a latte of your choice with a freshly baked brownie
Average Cost: $4-$5 per latte, $4 for a large cookie
Website: https://crbible.com/coffee

3. Red Bud Cafe (Best for an International Automsophere)

A Cup of Coffee Beside Crepes and orange.

If you’re hunting for a great cafe in Daytona Beach then you’ll want to check out the darling Red Bud Cafe. Its eclectic charm is undeniable and artsy folks will adore the wall that features the world of local artists. 

Visiting Red Bud Cafe is more than a simple stop at a coffee house for a cup of joe. It’s actually one of the more unique cafes in Daytona Beach because it serves coffee and food from around the world. Enjoy an amazing crepe or grab a panini for a remarkably filling lunch. They even offer gluten-free and vegan choices, so there’s something for everyone.

Hook up to the free WiFi and spend your lunch hour working and dining at the Red Bud Cafe.

Red Bud Cafe

Address: 317 Seabreeze Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: +13868881974
Operating Hours: Open seven days a week – 8:30 am –3 pm
What to Order: Build your crepe and order a coffee from across the world
Average Cost: $18 for a crepe, $14 for a panini
Website: https://theredbud.cafe

4. Supreme Beans Coffee Shop (Best for a Quick Bite)

Mexican burrito with beef, beans, and sour cream.

Supreme Beans Coffee Shop might be small, but they offer amazing service and truly outstanding coffee. You can stop in for lunch or breakfast, but if you are crunched for time, then you can also call ahead to order which is ideal for those on a busy schedule.

If you’re a frequent visitor, then you may be confused because Supreme Beans Coffee Shop was once referred to as Baby’s Coffee Shop. However, despite the name change, the locals continue to recommend and love this small cool coffee shop in Daytona Beach.

Supreme Beans Coffee Shop

Address: 927 Beville Rd #10, South Daytona, FL 32119
Phone: +13863222194
Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 am-4:00 pm,  Saturdays from 7:30 am-1 pm, closed on Sundays
What to Order:  Enjoy an organic wheat burrito with an all-natural cup of drip coffee. 
Average Cost: Latte $3.50 – $5.00, Flatbread $8
Website: http://supremebeanscoffeeshop.com

5. Java Express Fine Coffee & Donuts (Best for Treats)

A cup of hot coffee with a classic donut for breakfast is on the table.

Who doesn’t love coffee and donuts? The Java Express Fine Coffee & Donuts shop is a great place to grab a quick bite with a cup of coffee. When you first walk into this small cafe, the first thing you’ll notice is the enormous glass case filled with a huge assortment of donuts and pastries that are sure to entice you. 

There are a few tables and chairs where you can sit down to enjoy your beverage and delicacy. All of the donuts are made fresh daily. This is definitely one of the best coffee shops in Daytona Beach if you are seeking something sweet.

Java Express Fine Coffee & Donuts

Address: 1440 S Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: +13869471950
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 5:30 am – 2 pm, Sunday 6 am – 2 pm, closed on Monday
What to Order: Carmella coffee – a steamed milk and espresso mix with caramel and whipped cream
Average Cost: Coffee $1.50 to $2.50, Iced Coffee $1.80
Website: https://www.facebook.com/JavaJunctionCo

6. Steal Oak Coffee (Best Coffee Roasters)

Coffee Beans and Portafilter with Roasted Coffee Ground

If you’d like a cup of specialty coffee in Daytona Beach then you’ll want to stop by Steal Oak Coffee. They have an on-site roastery and offer many premium freshly, roasted coffees. The smell in here is incredible!

You can order this coffee online or stop by and pick up a bag and a cup. However, they only open their doors every Saturday. They even offer coffee samples.

Steal Oak Coffee

Address: 187 S Yonge St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Phone: +13866933006
Operating Hours: Saturday 9 am – 1 pm 
What to Order: Sample the many coffees and then purchase a bag of fresh roast. 
Average Cost: Coffee $17 – $18 per bag
Website: https://steeloakcoffee.com

7. Foxtail Coffee One Daytona (Closest to International Speedway)

French press coffee and a small bag pf roasted coffee.

Whether you’re visiting the Daytona International Speedway to enjoy motorsports or a rock concert, you’ll want to fuel up on caffeine. The Foxtail Coffee One Daytona is the best cafe in Daytona Bech with a view of the enormous and impressive speedway. 

At Foxtail Coffee One Daytona they offer a full expresso bar. They also have outdoor seating and allow your furry friend to stay, which makes it one of the best dog-friendly cafes in Daytona Beach. Soak up some sun, enjoy a latte, and watch the happenings of the vibrant town.

Foxtail Coffee One Daytona

Address: 230 Daytona Blvd g620, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: +13868685867
Operating Hours: Open daily 7 am – 8 pm 
What to Order: Try a Foxtail Farmhouse Blend with a French press
Average Cost: $3.50 – $4.50 per latte 
Website: https://www.foxtailcoffee.com/one-daytona

8. Java Moon DAB (Best for a Quick Cup & Snack)

Cup of black coffee and pastry on a counter top.

Don’t let airline food get you down. If you’re flying, grab a cup of Joe and a snack from the Java Moon Cafe at DAB which is conveniently located in the Daytona Beach International Airport. As one of the leading coffee shops in Daytona Beach for travelers, they’re always well stocked with a variety of donuts, pastries, and other tasty treats to tide you over between flights.

I’ve often grabbed a cup of coffee at this small coffee shop during a layover. The staff was friendly and the place was cute and comfortable. Best of all, the prices weren’t as high as you’d typically find in an airport area. I was able to sit at a small table, enjoy a coffee, and wait for my flight.

Java Moon DAB

Address: 700 Catalina Dr, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (located on Floor Two) 
Phone: +13862488030
Operating Hours: Open daily 7 am – 8 pm 
What to Order: Their espressos here are strong and flavorsome; ideal for a pick-me-up before take-off
Average Cost: $3.50 – $4.50 per latte, $7 -8 for a salad 

9. Koffee Kup Restaurant (Best Breakfast Cafe)

Flapjacks and a cup of coffee. Homemade healthy Oat bars with honey and currant.

Locals will agree that the Koffee Kup Restaurant is one of the best breakfast cafes in Daytona Beach. They offer awesome coffee and generous breakfast portions to help you start the day out right. 

All their meals are home-cooked and they have a large selection of classic favorites to choose from, which you can either enjoy as you dine in, or take away. I’ve dined at this establishment before taking my children for a day of fun at the beach.

Koffee Kup Restaurant

Address: 1025 N Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Phone: +13862551077
Operating Hours: Open daily 7 am – 2 pm 
What to Order: Try a classic cup of coffee with flapjacks 
Average Cost: $2 cup of coffee,  $6 for pancake
Website: https://koffee-kup.edan.io

10. Donnie’s Donuts (Best Classic Donut Shop)

A chocolate frosted donut leaning on a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee.

At Donnie’s Donuts, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to when donut shops were a real ‘thing’. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll be hit with the welcoming scent of strong coffee and sweet donuts. For any donut and coffee lover, this place is a piece of heaven.

All of the donuts are made fresh, daily. If you’re like me and love chocolate, then you’ll want to try their famous Death by Chocolate donut with a hot cup of classic coffee. Whether you love regular donuts or you’re after a specialty treat – you’ll find a wide assortment to curb your cravings at Donnie’s Donuts.

Donnie’s Donuts

11. Monkey Morning Cafe (Best for a Peaceful Morning)

Breakfast with Omelette cup of coffe and juice

If you’re on the hunt for peaceful Daytona Beach cafes then the Monkey Morning Cafe should spring to the forefront as a must-visit location for a cup of brew and a quick breakfast or lunch. They offer ‘comfort food with a heart’, and all of their delicious recipes are created using only the freshest and most wholesome ingredients.

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you’ll want to make it memorable. The service and top-notch food are just two of the main reasons that locals keep coming back to the Monkey Morning Cafe. As well as great coffee, they specialize in fresh seafood and work it into many of their great dishes.

Monkey Morning Cafe

Address: 1728 S Nova Rd, South Daytona, FL 32119
Phone: +13862389045
Operating Hours: Open seven days a week 8 am – 2 pm
Must-Try Items: Locally sourced swai or Atlantic salmon
Average Cost: $3 for a cup of coffee, $12 for an omelet
Website: https://monkeymorningcafe.com

12. Rivergate Coffee Shop (Best Quiet Cafe)

Cup of latte and cottage cheese pancakes with blueberries and raspberries.

If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, check out the Rivergate Coffee Shop. You can enjoy a latte and a generous breakfast and many visitors enjoy this coffee house for a morning of work.

The homemade breakfast items are always delicious and I especially recommend their classic blueberry pancakes if you’re feeling peckish. My son’s favorite meal is the waffles, served with delicious syrup and butter.

Rivergate Coffee Shop

Address: 128 S Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Phone: +13866729577
Operating Hours: Open seven days a week, 7 am – 2 pm
Must-Try Items: A vanilla latte with blueberry pancakes
Average Cost: $2-$4 per latte, $7 -$8 for pancakes

13. Rooting Around Downtown (Best for Atmosphere)

A man and two women are watching a movie outdoor.

When you first step into this unusual coffee house, the first thing you’ll notice is that it’s dark with psychedelic colors, but this only adds to the unusual atmosphere; the entire place is very hip and even relaxing.

Order coffee, tea, and hand-crafted kava. The place hosts regular ‘happy hour’ at different times where all beverages are half-price. They also have special nights like ‘trivia night’, ‘movie night’, and ‘NFL night.”

One of the best things I love about this establishment is that your furry friends are welcome. I can bring my small pug to grab a refreshment before continuing on, fully caffeinated, with my day.

Rooting Around Downtown

Address: 113 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: +13862369613
Operating Hours: 7 am-9 pm, Mon-Fri
Must-Try Items: Try a strawberry kava – it’s super refreshing
Average Cost: $4-$410 per kava, $3 per coffee
Website: https://radkavabar.com

14. Cruisin Cafe (Best for Car Lovers)

A view of a plate of breaded chicken finger and a ketchup on the side.

The Cruisin Cafe is one of the best cafes in Daytona Beach because it’s so unique. You’ll notice the red and white facade first, and it looks, and feels, like a cafe from the 1950s. It’s truly as though it’s trapped in time.

Inside this coffee shop, you’ll notice that each booth is a unique car. Kids love this cafe, and so do motorsports lovers. You can sit in one of the car booths or belly up to the bar to order a beverage or bite to eat. If it’s a hot day, then I recommend you order an iced coffee, burger, and fries. This pub grub hangout definitely knows how to serve up the classics.

Cruisin Cafe

Address: 2 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: +13862535522
Operating Hours: Open Thursday – Monday 12 pm – 2:30 am
Must-Try Items: You cannot go wrong with their classic burger and fries
Average Cost: Nachos $15, Chicken Fingers $9
Website: http://www.cruisincafe.com

15. Starlite Diner (Best for a Classic Vibe)

Fruit smoothie with mint leaves on a wooden rustic table.

If you love a classic diner then you’ll want to check out the Starlite Diner where the waitresses will continue to top up your coffee while you relax in the iconic atmosphere that’s designed to be reminiscent of the 1940s.

Out of all Daytona Beach cafes, the Starlite Diner stands out for its apple pie. The locals all rave about this desert, so why not have a slice with a cup of coffee? It’s the perfect way to start out your day.

I’ve visited this diner a few times and loved every minute of every visit. For me, it was like stepping back into history and my kids also enjoyed the outing. It’s a great spot for the whole family.

Starlite Diner

Address: 401 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: +13863015796
Operating Hours: Open seven days a week, 7 am – 9:30 pm
Must-Try Items: Biscuits and gravy, strawberry milkshake, classic roast coffee
Average Cost: $12 for eggs and bacon, $3 for fountain soda
Website: https://www.starlitedinerdb.com

Coffee Tours in Daytona Beach

Coffee cup with roasted coffee beans on linen background. Mug of black coffe with scattered coffee beans. Fresh coffee beans.

Although there’s not technically an official coffee tour in Daytona Beach, you still have a couple of options. Why not use this guide of the best coffee shops in Daytona Beach to start exploring a few a day or a week? I often pick a different coffee house each week, to meet in with friends, so I can try out as many as possible in the area.

One thing about Daytona Beach is that there are a lot of tours to pick between that might not focus on coffee houses or cafes, but are still fun and exciting. There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a tour in Daytona Beach by grabbing a hot brew before embarking on the adventure.

Below, are a few fun tours that you might want to spend the day enjoying after a perfect cup of coffee from one of my above recommendations:

Dive Bar Bus Crawl from Daytona Beach

This one isn’t a coffee house tour in Daytona Beach, but you can explore the classic dive bars of the area and order a cup of coffee to recharge! On this unique tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the most eclectic dive bars in the area. The tour even stops at the famous Copper Bottom Craft Distillery.

Daytona 500 NASCAR Race Ticket

Start your high-octane motorsport excitement tour at the Daytona International Speedway, where the roar of stock-car engines fills the air. Before enjoying the adrenaline-fueled racing event, fuel up for the experience yourself by grabbing a steaming cup of coffee.

With the convenience of roundtrip transportation and a knowledgeable guide on this tour, you’re all set to enjoy the race from the comfort of the grandstand seats – where you can leisurely sip on your brew.

Daytona Beach: E-Bike Tour on the World’s Most Famous Beach

If you’re visiting Daytona Beach, then a great way to experience the beach up close and personal, is with this e-bike tour. Give yourself the energy you need by bringing along a cup of coffee as you zip along the sandy expanse of the beach.

Segway Beach Ride in Daytona Beach

One of the best ways to see Daytona Beach is with a Segway Beach Tour. Book your spot today to ride along the coastline on an innovative Segway. The tour lasts 75 minutes so make sure you’re well-hydrated (maybe try an iced latte), before setting off for this experience.

Daytona Beach: Guided Kayaking or Standup Paddling Tour

Couple Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Fitness Man in Ocean Paddleboard Beach People on Stand-up Paddle Boards Surfing

Start the morning out right with a coffee and a guided kayak or standup padding tour of the picturesque Halifax River. I’d suggest grabbing an expresso and a quick breakfast from the nearby Monkey Morning Cafe before embarking on your water adventure. This tour is ideal for couples and you might be lucky enough to see dolphins, manatees, or other native wildlife.

Daytona Beach Cafes and Coffee Shops FAQs

Here are some answers to popular questions about the best cafes in Daytona Beach:

What are the best cafes in Daytona Beach?

After exploring numerous cafes in Daytona Beach, the ones on this list stand out for their exceptional coffee, delightful ambiance, and excellent service. Sweet Marley’s is a charming cafe that offers a cozy atmosphere and a wide variety of coffee blends. For a quick donut fix and a cup of outstanding coffee, check out Donnie’s Donuts.

Do you tip in Daytona Beach?

Most coffee houses have a tip jar and some give you the option of adding a gratuity to your payment. It’s customary to leave a tip of around 15-20% for good service at coffee shops.

What neighborhood has the best cafes in Daytona Beach?

Daytona Beach is home to many great cafes throughout its expanse. The Historic District of Daytona Beach offers a charming atmosphere with a variety of cafes, bistros, and coffee shops. Beach Street is another bustling area with numerous cafes and coffee houses to explore.

Does Daytona Beach have good coffee?

Yes, Daytona Beach has excellent coffee. Coffee shops in Daytona Beach are diverse and run the gamut from small and intimate establishments to large and bustling.

How much is an average coffee in Daytona Beach?

The average cup of coffee can range anywhere from $2.50 for a cup of classic roast to $8 for a latte. The price of coffee in Daytona Beach can vary substantially depending on whether you order a classic cup or a fully customized espresso.

Is coffee popular in Daytona Beach?

Coffee is the fuel of many residents and visitors to Daytona Beach. Visit any of the coffee shops in Daytona Beach and you’ll find them buzzing with activity as everyone orders their favorite brew to kickstart the day, or top themselves up for the afternoon ahead.

To Summarize

Daytona Beach is home to a thriving coffee culture, with a wide assortment of exceptional cafes catering to every coffee lover’s taste. Whether you prefer the cozy ambiance of a local coffeehouse, a trendy cafe, or a refreshing brew close to the beach, this city has something to offer for everyone. 

Some of my personal favorites include the aromatic blends at Sweet Marlays’, the delightful pastries at Red Bud Cafe, and the motor-centric atmosphere of the Cruisin Cafe. Each of these establishments brings its unique flair to my daily coffee ritual. 

If you plan on spending the day in Daytona Beach as a tourist, or even as a local, you’ll want to start your caffeinated adventures at one of the coffee houses listed here. From sipping expertly brewed espressos to indulging in mouthwatering pastries, you have ample coffee shops in Daytona Beach to pick between.

So, seize the opportunity to explore these hidden gems, meet fellow coffee enthusiasts, and savor the rich aromas that fill the air – coffee is truly a heaven-sent brew!


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