I recently had a brief layover in Miami found a great coffee just a few paces from my gate.
Great Coffee In Miami International Airport (MIA)
Stepping off my American Airlines flight from Los Angeles, I noticed Versailles right outside my gate (D5). It was 3:00pm, the perfect time for an afternoon coffee break.
I’m not a regular visitor to Miami, but apparently Versailles is one of the most famous Cuban restaurants in Miami. What surprised me was how cheap the coffee was. I’m used to pay $3-4 for a cup of coffee at most airports, but here the espresso was just $1.00 or a cortado (espresso with a bit of steamed milk) was $2.00. Not only did the coffee look great, but it was cheap!
The Cuban-American lady who rang me up addressed me in Spanish and so I did my best to speak it. Sin azúcar (no sugar) was the most important point I stressed! She tried to upsell me on pastries or sandwiches, but I just wanted coffee.
I highly recommend the cortado: it was fabulous. Before leaving, noting that my upgrade would not clear on the flight back, I ordered a Cuban sandwich (sweet ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles on a toasted Cuban bread) for the flight home (plus another espresso).
I ended up not eating the sandwich on the flight, took it home, and re-heated it in my oven. Even seven hours later, it was delicious!
Versailles has five locations at MIA. One is pre-security in Concourse F. The four locations past security are at D5, D21, D44, and E30.
The sandwiches aren’t bad at Versailles, but the coffee is really tasty. I look forward to enjoying a cortado every time I fly through MIA.
Where is your favorite coffee shop in Miami International Airport? Should I try another place next time?