Panther Coffee

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Panther Coffee:

1875 Purdy Avenue, Sunset Harbour


Popular with the remote work crowd but we found it noisy, uncomfortable, and lacking amenities.

Best Coffee Shops for Working Remotely on Miami Beach Index
    Ease of Work Environment Overall
Panther Coffee 1875 Purdy Ave  2 3 5
 

Review Summary:

You won't be the only one with a laptop at this popular coffee shop, but this is no library. Instead, it's a place with heavy foot traffic that is ideal for networking over a cup of coffee. This is also an environment where you could respond to emails, check off administrative tasks or do some light reading without getting too distracted. 
 

Pluses:

  • Remote worker friendly
  • If you’re looking for a community, it’s here
  • Free Wi-Fi requires password
  • One sofa, one large table, many small tables inside
  • Small tables outside (some with metal chairs along with cement benches along the wall)
  • Front area has more light and higher ceilings but the tables are clearly the first to be taken. We managed to snag one after a short while. There is less conversation, more working going on in the front. 
  • Outlets available along the wall for tables in the back and built into the long table top at the back
  • Restrooms clean
 

Minuses:

  • Noisy conversations in the back area… this may be more of a meeting space 
  • It’s dark inside with a lower ceiling in back lined with wood; it’s not unpleasant but it’s dark
  • Outside tables have a steady stream of people walking by, same with tables toward the back of the interior space; in previous experiences there have been heavy smokers outside.
  • Noisy bar from what seems to be cleaning up and putting away of items 
  • Benches in the front area (arguably the most work-friendly) partly cover electrical outlets so only the top is usable. Not well thought out.
  • Wi-Fi very slow… we checked it and found it to be 3 mbps.
 
Michael: “This is my least favorite place so far. I like the look of it, but it’s not comfortable and it’s loud.”
 

Coffee:

Susan (non fat latte): Definitely not a fan. Very bitter. Sugar can’t cut the bitterness.
 
Michael: Bitter even to him. “Some people love it, though!”
 

Reviewed November 5, 2019
 
 
 

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Susan Askew
Susan Askew
Where to go when you need a change of scenery