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Amavida Coffee and Tea – St. Andrews

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Amavida Coffee and Tea: Great Coffee, Lots of Character
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Amavida Coffee Roaster feels like an off-the-beaten-path corner of heaven for coffee and tea lovers and breakfast gurus. A wide selection of coffee and tea drinks, ethically-sourced, locally-roasted coffees, and friendly service makes it a favorite among locals--and its easily-accessible location in historic St. Andrews makes it a convenient stop. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Move over, big-name coffee chains! Amavida Coffee and Tea brings local flavor to the historic St. Andrews coffee scene. A small location brimming with character just off Buena Vista Point, Amavida offers an array of brews, all crafted from organic single-origin coffee beans from environmentally-conscious, small-scale farmers. You’ll also find a delicious selection of teas and fresh pastries, as well as made-to-order breakfast biscuits and sandwiches during the morning hours. 

If you’re used to Starbucks, expect a different atmosphere here. Not a lot of frills, but exceptional service and a cozy atmosphere that feels far more at home in St. Andrews than mainstream coffee chains. Inside you’ll find plenty of comfortable seating in a spotlessly clean front shop. 

It’s a favorite place to stop in with a friend for breakfast, a delicious cuppa, and a friendly chat; you can also pick up a bag of whole bean or ground coffee to take home, and there’s a wide variety–one of the reasons Amavida was named Roast Magazine’s Micro-Roaster of the Year. 

True coffee connoisseurs will appreciate that the coffee beans are roasted locally, so they’re always fresh and loaded with flavor.  If you don’t see quite what you want on the menu, the baristas are happy to work with you to create the drink you’re looking for, and in the mornings an on-premise chef creates mouthwatering breakfast sandwiches and biscuits. 

Some of our favorite menu items: 

Breakfast biscuits
Buttery, flakey Southern-style biscuits loaded with the toppings of your choice. The perfect hearty breakfast to pair with your cup of joe. 

White Chocolate Mocha
Sweet but not sickly-sweet, with the perfect balance of coffee and cacao flavors and the light, buttery sweetness of white chocolate. There’s a reason this one is a fan favorite. 

Chai Tea Latte
Particularly creamy when made with soy milk, Amavida’s chai tea latte has the perfect blend of herbs and spices to create a warm, spicy tea that tastes like liquid comfort. 

The St. Andrews Amavida is nestled on the corner of 10th and Bayview, right beside Oaks By The Bay Park. It’s easy to access from the marina and other bay view areas, and the neighboring park’s boardwalk makes a great outdoor stroll with your fresh coffee or tea in hand. 

Insider Tips:
– Love Amavida’s coffee? Amavida offers a coffee subscription for true fans, so you can enjoy the freshly-roasted flavors of Amavida’s organic coffee beans long after you return home from vacation. 
– If you’re going for breakfast, keep in mind that breakfast biscuits sometimes sell out fast! Going earlier rather than later will help ensure you get the best selection.