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7 Best Coffee Shops in Sarasota to Visit

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Heading over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a thrill in itself, but once you’re over to Sarasota, if you need a caffeine pick-me-up, there are an abundance of great coffee shops at your fingertips.

From hipster to modern, the coffee shops in Sarasota will give you that caffeine buzz you’re looking for. This guide of the best coffee shops in Sarasota features excellent places to meet a friend for coffee, get some work done, or to simply enjoy a cup of joe.

The vibe is on point at Project Coffee! Searching for a coffee shop with your vegan or gluten-free friend? This is the best coffee joint in Burns Court to hit up.

A favorite coffee shop to many in Sarasota, Project Coffee has a very minimalist and quaint atmosphere, perfect for a hipster gram picture of you sippin’ on a cute latte or munchin’ on their famous avocado toast. 

Daily | 8AM–2PM

📍538 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Overton is the cafe you’ve been needing in your life! Not only do they have delicious coffee, but they also offer an extensive food and cocktail menu as well. The ambiance is super cute and their large outdoor seating area is absolutely great.

Another favorite to many, The Overton is a hip spot to meet up with friends, open up your laptop to work, or just straight-up people watch!

Sunday – Monday | 8AM – 3PM
Tuesday–Wednesday | 8AM–5PM
Thursday – Saturday | 8AM–10PM

📍1420 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

Basically the best outdoor seating in all of DTSRQ, Pastry Art is a wildly popular coffee shop for all ages. This fun spot has a delicious selection of muffins, pastries and sandwiches, and of course great coffee and espresso. The espresso muffin is amazing, you have to try it! 

Monday – Thursday | 8AM – 7PM 
Friday – Saturday | 7AM – 8PM
Sunday | 9AM – 5PM

📍1512 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Perq Coffee Bar was one of the first “hipper” coffee shops to open in Sarasota. With a modern space and retro decor, many locals find it pretty cool. The coffee is of high quality with intricate brewing techniques, the passion at Perq is on point! We’d recommend their flat white, it’s fabulous and will give you an energizing, caffeine boost!

Monday – Friday | 8AM – 2PM (Kitchen closes at 1PM)
Saturday | 8AM–12PM (Kitchen closes at 12PM)
Sunday | Closed

📍 1821 Hillview St, Sarasota, FL 34239

The Reserve is super unique, historical boutique hotel. They have it all from coffee, craft beer, an impressive wine selection, and an upscale restaurant. This is a place to cozy up in a corner with a hot cup of coffee and a good book, they have a bookstore on-site too! The coffee is great and the vibe is really chill.

Monday–Tuesday | 9AM-3PM
Wednesday–Thursday | 9AM–9PM
Friday–Saturday | 9AM–10PM
Sunday | 9AM–3PM

📍1322 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Breaking Wave Coffee is a lovely coffee spot for meeting a friend, in a friendly environment. They have really good coffee options, of course, but if you accidentally bring your tea-loving friend here, fear not, they have a great tea selection as well! 

The baristas will instantly become your new friends and the pastries are just another added touch to keep going back time and time again!

Saturday and Monday | 8AM – 2PM 
Tuesday-Friday | 8AM–4PM
Sunday | Closed

📍 1310 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

100% locally roasted, organic fair-trade coffee, coming right up! The Clever Cup pours a fantastic cup of fresh coffee to get those creative juices flowing. They also have freshly baked goods with vegan options, live entertainment on some nights, gifts, jewelry, and more. The staff is super friendly and the vibe is adorable and cozy!


Daily | 7AM–7PM

📍6530 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

7 Best Coffee Shops in Sarasota

If you’re familiar with the popular Buddy Brew and Kahwa Coffee from Tampa, you can also find locations in Sarasota too. With so many great coffee shops in Sarasota, you’ll never have to worry about running out of that coffee fuel we all run on! 

Where will you be sipping on a latte with your friends next? Tag us while you’re at your favorite coffee shop in Sarasota @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Haley Haman

Haley Haman

Haley is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.