#101 of 159 Panama City Beach Restaurants

Finns Barista Bar & Snack Shack

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Finns Barista Bar & Snack Shack - A Laid-Back Eatery for Breakfast or Lunch
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Finns Barista Bar & Snack Shack gives its patrons a healthy and relaxed place to enjoy breakfast and lunch. While the menu is a little limited, it features plenty of options to fuel your energy and leave you feeling nourished (both inside and out) all day. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

When you live in a location as beautiful as Panama City Beach, it’s easy to see why you might want to eat outdoors. This concept is fully embraced at FINNS Barista Bar & Snack Shack where you’re more than welcome to sit in the sunshine while sipping a latte or satisfying your hunger with an acai bowl. Leave the formality behind so you can focus on the fresh food that’s right in front of you. With nothing but a grill and an oven, FINNS makes small dishes that show off the quality flavors of Florida and its shores. 

The snack shop is primarily a place to grab a coffee and a little breakfast or lunch. The barista bar may not carry the more extensive menu of its other locations, but there’s still plenty of gems to discover. Visitors rave over the quality of the granola and smoothie bowls (yes, bowls). It also serves CBD cold brew if you want to get a little daring in the morning. The somewhat controversial ingredient may not cause any psychoactive effects, but you may get a little extra energy that won’t cause a crash later on. 

The people who work here are happy to make your drink exactly how you want it and to spread a little love and good cheer along the way. There’s also a small souvenir shop where you can find plenty of unique surf-related gift items to take home to your loved ones. Regular vacationers love to make this spot a part of their regular routine. In fact, you’d have to search for a while before you find a dissatisfied customer. 

Here are the menu items that top our charts:

Undertow Bowl 

This bowl features organic coffee, nut milk, almond butter, strawberries, bananas, flaxseed, agave nectar, and cacao nib. It’s served with all the ingredients separated, so you can see the vibrant colors before blending however you like. This favorite has managed to make the many sweet tooths of Florida get a little more antioxidants into their lives. 

Cashew Butter Toast 

The vegans in the crowd likely already know just how delicious cashew butter can be, but FINNS Barista & Snack Shack really manages to take this healthy butter to the next level. The creaminess of the butter on the crunchy toast is a delight in and of itself. Add in the strawberries, agave nectar, and hemp seeds on this creation, and you’ll really have a reason to wake up in the morning. 

Coffee Milk Shake 

If you can’t decide between strong and sweet, why not get the best of both worlds? When you’re on vacation, there’s nothing saying you can’t get a caffeine jolt with a little dessert thrown in along the way. The coffee milkshake is organic coffee, ice cream, and cacao nibs. What really sets this drink apart though is the black sea salt the barista uses to highlight the flavors. 

Certain areas embrace the vibe of their natural surroundings, and few places do this better than FINNS. It won’t take too many mornings at the beach to see why surfers are so laid-back. It’s also a great way to remind yourself that you can eat healthy without sacrificing on the flavors and tastes you’ve come to love.  

Insider Tips:
– Portions tend to be small with a focus on quality and consistency (so avoid if you’re extra hungry). 
– This location also has a small souvenir shop devoted to all things surfing.