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Brew Urban Cafe

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537 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3203
+1 954-357-3934
07:00 - 19:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cool, quaint place to hang out and get a great cup of coffee. The antithesis of the typical coffee mega-franchise! Prices are on the high side, but I think (I hope) a portion of the sales proceeds goes to help coffee farmers in Central America. Coffee is a bit strong an bitter, but am sure it has to... More 

Thank marco r
Coconut Creek, Florida
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102 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled on the cafe quite by accident. Happy that I did. Quiet and peaceful. A nice reprieve from the chatter of the world.

1 Thank Malibured3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I'm a huge huge huge coffee shop kinda guy. Love to try new coffee and have a great ambiance while drinking it. Whenever I travel to new places I always make it a point to check out some cool coffee spots. Since I live in fort laud, I basically tried every coffee shop from brickell to fort laud and I... More 

1 Thank ynot4119
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

bring your favorite poetry book and please don't miss visiting the Bathroom. you won't regret it... this, i promise you

1 Thank seaweedx
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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289 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a really cute, comfortable, yet eclectic cafe. The decor is artistically done in a manner that is completely relaxing. Unfortunately, the coffee is about as bitter as can be. If you like to mask your coffee with sugar and milk and other stuff then it might be ok, but if you drink unadulterated espresso then it is basically... More 

Thank IBSTours
Justin M, Public Relations Manager at Brew Urban Cafe, responded to this review

Hey! I'm so glad you came out to Brew and enjoyed our atmosphere. I am so bummed that you didn't enjoy your coffee though. Give us another chance to knock your socks off. Come back anytime and our owner Dan will make you a custom cup that will blow you away. Thanks for the feedback. Shoot me an email with... More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The decoration and ambiance of the cafe is supercool! It's definitely not what you expect to see in the US. Great cherry croissant and coffee!

Thank MartaS2010
Wilton Manors, Florida
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349 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem on NW 1st Street with outside signage listing the location as C&I Studios which is also located there. Great coffee drinks in a non-franchise decor. A crisis between Urban and Hippie. Friendly staff with room to work. Creative location.

Thank randy s
North London
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best coffee I had during an 11 day visit to Miami & LBTS. Great flat white. Achingly cool with high ceiling, massive bookcase of hardbacks & garage door opening at rear. Focused squarely on coffee although the savoury croissants were good too. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank N5Traveller
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Being located in the same building as the design studio, the decor is calm & welcoming. When your order your coffee beverage of choice, you're starting at an entire wall of books. The menus are handwritten into journals & the service is prompt. Everyone in the building seemed to be unique & it was a great spot for me to... More 

Thank pdxme
Miami, Florida
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350 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

If you're into the alternative scene then this is a good spot. If you're looking for a cozy coffeeshop to relax or study the place may not suit you. It is a mix of coffeeshop/bar so it has that strange smell of old alcohol mixed with coffee. It was loud (they had some kind of event going on later that... More 

Thank vdsan10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3203
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-357-3934

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?