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Purple Penguin Cafe

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1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
+1 305-534-9334
08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With so many options, sometimes it's hard to pick a place. Walked around looking for a nice lunch spot and decided to try the purple penguin. A surprising and lovely experience. First the waiters were so friendly and accommodating. They really care about your experience and check in with you to see if you need anything. Second, the food is... More 

Thank Loranyc
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481 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our travel guide suggested we breakfasted with the locals and ate here. We were welcomed by Bill, himself an institution around these parts. Seated and with hot drinks we chose from an extensive menu and I decided upon the eggs benedict which were very enjoyable. This came with endless coffee and a great view along Ocean Drive. Recommended

Thank jaspandsal
Dublin, Ohio
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We enjoyed both breakfast and happy hour at the Purple Penguin Cafe. The servers were friendly and attentive. Indoor, patio and street side seating are available. This was a relaxing, intimate experience.

Thank VickyHart
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Walking down the strip, there were tons of restaurants vying for customers the entire way. Everyone was offering specials, and trying to get patrons to dine with them. After checking out so many places and all of the menus looking pretty similar, I had had enough and we just stopped here because I was done. We were greeted by Bill,... More 

Thank B926
Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were walking down Ocean Beach when my wife decided to have lunch. Bill met us in front of the café and told us that one of its specialties was a tuna sandwich. My wife had one while I had a turkey club. The food was good, the service was efficient. We enjoyed watching the crowds pass by the café.

Thank Bill R
Irving, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stayed at the hotel and had 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and drinks/appetizers at the cafe. All of the meals were delicious and the staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Additionally, the people watching during Happy Hour (3-8) was exceptional.

Thank John C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I just stopped in for a drink because it was two doors down from my hotel. The margarita was too weak, too sweet, and overpriced!

Thank tesposito58
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stayed at the President Hotel during a recent visit to South Beach. We ate dinner all 3 nights at the Purple Penguin. Happy hour was 3-8 p.m. with 2-for-1 drinks. The $12 margaritas were excellent. We tried a variety of menu items including the crab cakes, chicken quesadilla, Cuban sandwich, cheese cake and Key lime pie. The last night... More 

Thank Mark S
New Hartford, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Food is Blah, The wait staff is lazy and uninspired. If they had to actually work for their tips they would probably do their jobs.

Thank wego4Us
Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Nice spot with in & outdoor dinning. The food, drinks and staff were great. Gave a discount on bill.

Thank kdkw410

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$50
American, Bar, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-534-9334
Purple Penguin Café is an eco-chic Ocean Drive restaurant that embraces the elaborate and busy culture of South Beach. The food and cocktail menus feature select staple favorites from around the world. Purple Penguin Café customers enjoy quality patio and street-side dining while experiencing the vibrancy of South Beach. Purple Penguin Café seeks to create a memorable and desirable experience that attracts visitors and brings local customers back.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?