Sarasota is so full of things to do that you won’t want to miss a thing. From art shows to music festivals to dining events – it’s no wonder why everyone sees this west coast city as Florida’s Cultural Coast. Whether you’re getting up early for paddleboard yoga or catching a little caffeine to stay awake for a late night performance, you’ll need your coffee fix for sure. Sarasota is full of great cafes and brewers that range from the casual to the culinary, and it’s worth trying them all. We picked three to get you started.

Pastry Art Bakery Café

This café likes to position itself as ‘Sarasota’s Living Room’, and that just may be so. When you step in to grab your morning joe, you’ll find everyone from businessmen to freelance artists raving over the amazing coffee here. The baristas at PABC will brew up a variety of cups from lattes to frappuccinos, with flavor mix-ins if you ask for them. If you order one of their lattes, make sure to get your phone out to grab a photo of their signature latte art. Whatever you order, make sure to grab a blueberry muffin or Danish pastry with it. After all, they don’t have the Pastry Chef, Assistant Pastry Chef, and bakers in the back for nothing.

The Green Bean Coffee House

Both health nuts and coffee lovers can find a happy medium in The Green Bean Coffee House. Their business model involves ensuring that they’re able to give back to the community in everything that they do, and they do it well. The staff here prides themselves on working with local farmers and small businesses to create the items on their menu, from the homemade ice cream to the caramel hot chocolate. Local artists, yoga studios, and homeopathic oil experts also host their creations on the walls and at live events here.

The Toasted Mango Café Deluxe

More of a sit-down restaurant than a coffee shop, the Toasted Mango Café Deluxe is still a great place to grab some coffee, whether early in the morning or late in the evening. Grab a friend after a morning run for a Breakfast Banana Split topped with mangoes (what else?), or enjoy having a table to yourself and a book to read over a Sarasota Omelet and some bacon. Of course, their coffee is served with a smile, too!

One of the best parts of Sarasota is how close everything is. That means that the majority of the city is close enough to walk from place to place so you won’t have to miss a thing. Head from yoga at Siesta Key Beach to an artist’s talk at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, or end a visit from the Dr. Joseph Halton House with a walk to The Toasted Mango Café Deluxe. When you’re done for the day, head home to Sarasota’s most exciting luxury residence tower.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! Start at $1.9 million, these spacious contemporary residences will offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts and entertainment district. The 49 luxury residences will range from 3550sf to 5500sf.  Stunning features include large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and spectacular city and waterfront views. These spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool, a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos, and a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with.

BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development, The Quay, will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy.

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