The cafe that prompted South Beach’s Art Deco renaissance has reopened following a total refurb – and the menu still offers plenty of classic dishes.
The 24-hour breakfast spot first opened in 1989, and over the years welcomed thousands of guests each day, including A-listers such as Madonna and Gianni Versace – who famously went there for his daily breakfast and newspaper. News Cafe is widely credited as helping spur the revival of the surrounding Art Deco district.
2021 saw the closure of the cafe as a direct result of the pandemic. However, it’s returned with a new menu and a slightly updated look. Much of the original restaurant (which is located on the ground floor of the Tony Hotel) has been preserved, including its tin ceiling, green awning and daily rack of print newspapers for sale – although diners can now also scan a QR code for a digital alternative.
Watched over by portraits of 1990s celebs, guests can indulge in classic News Cafe dishes such as tomato soup or eggs benedict – or venture out into new additions, including pina colada pancakes.
800 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States