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Bodacious Brew Shop

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Bodacious Brew - An Espresso Bar with Personality
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Bodacious Brew is a fully-equipped espresso bar that also serves a wide range of breakfast and lunch options. A favorite among locals for good reason, the Bodacious Brew's menu items are consistently excellent. Espresso drinks are well-crafted with care, and each menu item is served fresh and in quick order. The Bodacious Brew's top-notch service and fabulous location make it a must-stop when you're in downtown Pensacola.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

If you’re looking for a cozy place to stop and grab coffee and a bite to eat when you’re exploring Pensacola, Bodacious Brew is a natural choice. A favorite among locals and tourists, Bodacious Brew offers a full spectrum of espresso drinks and brewed coffee options. Chemex, French press, and syphon coffee aficionados rejoice! Bodacious will brew your cup of joe however you like it. The Bodacious Brew also offers a surprisingly full menu of breakfast and lunch options; it’s far more than just a coffee shop. Whether you’re craving an acai bowl, a quiche, a salad pile high with all the fixings, or a flatbread pizza, you’ll find it here, along with the breakfast breads and pastry standards you’d expect from a well-supplied coffee shop.

The atmosphere at Bodacious Brew feels cozy, welcoming, and effortlessly chill–a refreshing stop when you’re in the market for a coffee shop that’s not a national chain. You can tell the shop was thoughtfully designed with an eye for style to make it a welcoming retreat with an elegant-casual vibe. Wide-plank flooring, stonework, live-edge tables, and modern metal-and-wood chairs keep the feel organic, welcoming, and unexpected. It’s a popular local meeting spot and a great place to pop in to get a bit of solo work done over an impeccably-crafted latte or even, surprisingly, a hand-spun milkshake.

Some of our favorite menu items include:

The Classic Acai Bowl
This is served with the perfect balance of bodacious granola, fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and chia seeds.

Southwest Breakfast Wrap
This hearty breakfast features scrambled eggs, spinach, sausage, avocado, and jack cheese.

Pepperoni Pizza Flatbread
The unexpectedly delightful pepperoni flatbread pizza is a delight to share (or not to share).

Fruit, Cheese, and Nut Signature Salad
Boasting spring mix, apples, red grapes, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, walnuts, dried cranberries, and a citrus vinaigrette dressing – this salad is sure to please.

You will find the lattes here more flavorful (and attractive) than their big-chain-coffee counterparts.

Bodacious Brew is located on the corner of Palafox and Main Streets in downtown Pensacola, convenient to many of Pensacola’s attractions–like Admiral Fetterman Field and the Pensacola Children’s Museum. It’s a reliably excellent choice, whether you’re stopping in for breakfast or lunch or just grabbing a quick cup of coffee while you’re exploring Pensacola’s downtown area.

Insider Tips:
– If you love Bodacious Brew, you might also want to check out its sister store, the Bodacious Bookstore and Cafe, just up the road on Jefferson Street.
– The Bodacious Brew is busiest during early breakfast hours as Pensacolans stop in for a cup of coffee on their way to work. Check-in after 8 for shorter lines and quicker service, especially if you’re ordering breakfast.