One of our favorite spots to eat and get work done in Coral Gables is Cafe Demetrio. You can sit outside under a shady banyan tree or inside the historic building decorated with Victorian paintings, an upright piano, and vintage brass teapots. We love the Cafe Demetrio—a double espresso with bittersweet chocolate and milk, served with a delicate cacao powder heart suspended on the foam. You can order breakfast and brunch all day, but the chicken and bacon sandwich is why we come here. It’s grilled chicken breast with thick bacon, spinach, muenster cheese, tomato, and chipotle aioli on a baguette. It comes with a side of crunchy ruffled chips that we like to stuff into the sandwich sixth-grade lunch style.
photo credit: Cleveland Jennings