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Purple Penguin Cafe

1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
+1 305-534-9334
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood pasta” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve had a pretty good breakfast here! Nice view as well, pretty great place for a good breakfast or lunch.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Over the past couple of visits, this has always been a favorite for breakfast --- until today. The food quality was good enough, but we felt that they took advantage of us when we didn't get the 20% discount that was promised when we were...More

Thank tennkan
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in during New Years Day as they were offering 2-for-1 drinks and 25% off food purchases. Beer was $7each (we had 4 were discounted 2) Lemon-drop martini was $14 (had 2 & were discounted 1) Had calamari came with marinara sauce, olives with feta...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My wife really enjoyed their signature drink which was served in a penguin shaped container. My mojito was well made. Prices were reduced during happy hour, which made them reasonable. The food was better than average..

Thank redjer70
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Excellent breakfast on Ocean Drive served by the most friendly staff. Carlos and all the staff always served with a smile.

Thank kenneth j
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The service, the rooms the facilities are very nice, besides it is very close to the beach, I would go back to this hotel!

Thank Saul R
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here several times and never had a reason to complain. Food is good and served by friendly staff. This is a small location so if you want a porch seat without a wait, arrive relatively early. Moderate pricing - Very casual atmosphere ....More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent option for breakfast on Ocean Drive. They offer continental breakfast or A la carte breakfast. The waiters are very friendly. The expresso coffee is very good and the bagels with cream cheese and seasonal fruit. My favorite choice.

Thank AugustoMeijide
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Stopped in during walk from South Pointe and taking in Lummus Park and the Boardwalk. Clearly a tourist magnet and prices reflected a significant premium. Nothing special inside but as the last on the north end of the 'strip' catches the tired and thirsty. Start...More

Thank Stuart_Away_Again
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had a lovely meal here and the cocktails were delicious. Initially the staff were very friendly until we asked them to take off the $31 tip they had automatically added to the bill for 5 people! A ridiculous amount!! They did eventually remove it...More

Thank Mandy M
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Cherai L
10 March 2015|
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No, is in front of the beach.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$50
Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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