When you’re in an exciting vacation destination like Daytona Beach, adventure is around every corner. From paddling kayaks on the Tomoka River to rounding the racetrack at Daytona International Speedway, sometimes all of your exploring requires an extra energy boost! Whether you need to kick-start your day with a cup of joe or seek a midday burst of energy, pop in for a pick-me-up at one of these local coffee establishments:
#1 Sweet Marlays’ Coffee
WHERE: 214 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach
If you’re shopping along the historic Beach Street, stop in at Sweet Marlays’ to sip on uniquely crafted coffee blends and nibble on a little nosh. The family-owned and -operated shop puts an emphasis on fine coffee, luscious desserts and making everyone — including pets — feel welcomed. If you’re feeling decadent, try the crème brûlée latte concoction, which uses Ghirardelli white chocolate. Or, go for the “Beach Day Latte,” which incorporates caramel and sea salt that perfectly complements the scenery and warm breeze in Daytona Beach. Better yet, try any of the 16-ounce or 20-ounce drinks iced — perfect for cooling off on those steamy summer days. Menu includes pastries and breakfast sandwiches, too!
#2 Gold Leaf Coffee Company
WHERE: 17 West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach
Come into Golf Leaf Coffee Company for a handcrafted cup of coffee that features locally-sourced ingredients, rich flavors and quality technique. This locally-owned, small-batch coffee joint proudly serves local products like Steel Oak Coffee, roasted nearby in Ormond Beach, and homemade ice cream — so you can dish on something hot or cold, depending on the temps outside! Come by Gold Leaf Coffee Company for a neighborhood atmosphere, eco-friendly disposables and a delicious order of espresso, brew, kombucha, tea, hot cocoa, pastry or ice cream.
#3 Island Roasters Coffee Company
WHERE: 394 A North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach
Since 2014, the Clawson family has put its passion for people, community and good coffee to good use at Island Roasters Coffee Company. Originally from the northwestern United States, the Clawsons felt quickly at home in the quaint town of New Smyrna Beach, and have been committed to the local community ever since. The coffee roasters partner with a number of local businesses, and even sell their unique coffee roasts in local shops. Stop by for freshly roasted, organic, fair-trade coffee and a personalized roast perfectly suited to your tastes!
#4 Trilogy Coffee Roasting Co.
WHERE: 136 West Georgia Avenue, DeLand
What started as a part-time hobby for this family quickly turned into a full-time endeavor. Once a small coffee seller at the DeLand Artisan Alley Farmers Market, Trilogy now proudly roasts, brews and sells coffee in its own renovated space — and just a half-block away from their old farmers market stomping grounds. Trilogy prides itself on being a small-batch coffee roaster with specialty-grade and ethically sourced beans, and on offering as much transparency about their process as possible. Whether you come in for the commitment to high quality, the distinctive flavor profiles or the friendly community vibe, a cup of coffee at Trilogy is truly something special.
Whatever your palate prefers, Daytona Beach has a tasty solution for you. Use the Daytona Beach Trip Builder to add one of these shops to your vacation wish list, and we’ll see you down here soon!