#106 of 199 Destin Restaurants

2 Birds Coffee & Cafe

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2 Birds Coffee + Cafe - A Local Treat with Plenty of Heart
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

2 Birds Coffee + Cafe offers up delicious coffee drinks, alcoholic beverages, breakfast sandwiches, lunch — the works. Each menu item is hand-crafted to showcase the many layers of flavor in each dish. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Sometimes there’s no better place to get a sense of a town’s local color than at its local coffee shop. 2 Birds Coffee + Cafe makes it easy to get a bite to eat before relaxing in the simple yet sophisticated space. The married owners of the cafe were originally from Louisiana before heading up to the buzz and crowds of DC. But there was never a question for where their children grew up though — they wanted their kids to have a sense of community that comes from living in a small town. This cafe brings that sense of togetherness to locals and tourists alike. 

While the menu may not be packed with every creation under the sun, the treats that are featured are made with the utmost of care. From the espresso drinks to the avocado toast, the philosophy of this small eatery is to focus on the little things. By splurging on the best olive oil or sea salt, 2 Birds Coffee + Cafe makes it possible to elevate a dish without making a fuss. If you’re on vacation, the owners might invite you to take a scone or muffin to enjoy by the waves. You might see locals hosting their book club or serial vacationers who have learned to make this place a regular stop. 

And while this cafe may put coffee first on the list, it’s also just as much a place to stop for lunch or even a glass of wine or beer. Regulars love meeting the owners of the cafe and chatting with them about everything from new menu items to the weather for the rest of the week. 

Here are just a few of our top menu selections: 

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
The cinnamon sugar donuts are loaded with flavor and make the perfect coffee cup companion. Even if you’re watching your waistline over vacation, visitors agree that this treat is worth the splurge. If your heart is set on these donuts though, you may want to get here on the early side. These donuts are only available while supplies last. 

Fried PB&J
This breakfast sandwich is packed with almond butter rather than peanut butter and finished off with blueberry, banana, and honey. This inventive take on an old classic is a great way to get the morning started off right, especially if you’ve got a full day in front of you. 

Avocado Toast 
Avocado toast is more than just a fad. The creaminess of the fruit and the crispiness of the toast pair together perfectly for the ultimate bite. At 2 Birds Coffee + Cafe, their toast is served with red pepper flakes, walnut oil, pistachios, and the perfect finisher of flaky salt. 

Whether you try it straight or with a shot of flavor (e.g., vanilla, caramel, etc.), the lattes are out of this world. The owners take special pride in their espresso drinks, making it a point to start with the right base using the best beans available. 

The beauty of 2 Birds Coffee + Cafe is not necessarily the exotic menu or fancy furnishings. This cafe was built on the idea of slowing down a little to savor everything that’s in front of you. Whether that’s good conversation or the perfect drizzle of oil, you’ll find it in this local hot spot. 

Insider Tips:
– The Miramar Beach location gives you three cinnamon sugar donuts for just $6, but you have to get there before they run out. 
– It’s not unusual to spot the owners of this cafe working behind the counter. If you have a second, they would really love to meet you. 
-This place features sit-down service and alcoholic beverages, but you can also pick up a few pastries to go.