Quality coffee, beans roasted in-house, and a beautiful cafe with ample seating, Narrative Coffee Naples, Florida might be the best in Southwest Florida.
There are a pair of Narrative Coffee Roasters in Naples, Florida. The one we visited was in downtown Naples just north of 5th Ave. The other location in North Naples is in the Mercato. Many thanks to a reader for clarifying the location specifics of Naples.
Address: 1103 Central Ave, Naples, FL 34102
Phone: +1 239-234-6496
I have a passion for quality coffee, but equally important is the coffee shop itself, as I often prefer to work from unique locations. On the day my family and I visited, we found it quiet with a training barrista, a trainee, and an experienced coffee maker behind the bar.
The environment is modern and bright with areas for small parties to enjoy a quality cup of coffee, a lounging area near the roastery (more on that below) for a more casual environment. Some communal tables area available with plenty of power outlets and speedy wifi.
The design of Narrative Coffee Naples is minimalistic with nice dark lines. The brand finds interesting ways to incorporate its logo and design elements as well as the use of brick, coffee, and bar menu.
We tried three drinks during our visit, enjoying each. It’s clear that Narrative prides itself of creating specialty coffee drinks like draft (nitrogen-infused) as well as their own line of Kunjani craft coffee cold and bottled beverages. Its range of merchandise included design books and some Dad hats with their logo.
A source of pride for both Narrative and its barristas was the in-house roastery. I can’t speak for the Central Avenue location but this site isn’t just taking Lavazza coffee and adding some dark notes, they are getting the beans from farmers and roasting them in full view. Narrative believes this makes “bad ass coffee” and at least in our experience, we would agree.
What We Liked
My wife ordered a café con leche ($4) while I chose a cold draft ($5.50). Our eight-year-old daughter, Lucy, opted for an off-menu hot chocolate (kid temp) that was about $4. We loved the coffee and look forward to our next visit when we find ourselves in Naples again.
What do you think? Have you been to Narrative Coffee Naples? How was your experience?