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10766 SW 24 ST, Miami, FL 33165
+1 305-554-8327
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06:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 23:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I discovered this place when I just came to Miami for grad school and it became my regular study spot. Now that the grad school is over I am still a regular client for their awesome bubble tea and Coco Curry Panini. I love that they can make any sandwich vegan or vegetarian, and I can also get it as... More 

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Miami
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We have heard and read about this place for awhile and we decided to give a try one afternoon when we wanted to have a late lunch. We shared a sandwich which was OK and had a bubble tea which didn't impressed me and the cortadito wasn't at all great either. The place is small, kind of dark and in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I was drawn to this place since the Yelp event the attended. The vegan walnut brownies are AMAZING! The curry chicken panini is also amazing. That's my daughters favorite sandwich when she goes. You can't go wrong with the desserts and sweets they have. The chocolate chip cookies are just oh so yummy. This is a cool spot for a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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280 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Wow were we pleasantly surprised. I had the chicken coco curry wrap. It was amazing. My friend had the chicken chihuahua wrap which she loved as well. Service was amazing. Food was very tasty and fresh. Can't wait to go bank. I don't drink tea. Highly recommend for lunch.

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Thank C M
specialtealounge, Owner at specialTEA Lounge, responded to this review

C M, Thanks for your great review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience. If there's anything we can do to make it better, please feel free to let me know. Thanks again, Chris More 

Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for years now and I've never been disappointed. I could honestly go on and on about how amazing the food is and the teas and the concept of the whole is but I'm going to keep it simple. Pretty much if you don't like the place you're probably just extremely picky and hard to please in... More 

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specialtealounge, Owner at specialTEA Lounge, responded to this review

Mishka_92, Thanks for your great review. We're glad you that you always enjoy your experience with us. If there's anything we can do to make it better, please feel free to let me know. Thanks again, Chris More 

Miami, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

I love this place - for its food and ambiance . I have been here several times with friends , business and solo and everyone till date likes this place

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Thank VagabondAJ
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

I really liked this place and visited almost every day. Their food and teas were very good but the major catch is that while you are eating you can use the free wifi. About three months ago I was asked to give up my table since I set in a booth myself...I did not have any problem with that...I understand... More 

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specialtealounge, Owner at specialTEA Lounge, responded to this review

Tacticalpete, I'm sorry that you had such a poor experience on your visit. My name is Chris and I'm one of the original owners that has taken over specialTEA from my partner. I can guarantee that we've made changes to improve our customer service and our food quality. I hope you give us another chance to impress you and hopefully... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Yeah, the food is good, just too pricey. The hours are horrible, closed weekends? College students need places to go on weekends too...

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specialtealounge, Owner at specialTEA Lounge, responded to this review

Jay L, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback. My name is Chris and I'm one of the original owners and I've taken over specialTEA from my partner. I can guarantee you that we're making changes to address your concerns. We were able to lower our food prices and extend our hours.... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Been there a couple of times. Always try to include it in my Miami itinerary. They however, have off hours so more often than not I miss them. When they are open my wife loves to sniff their teas and try new ones. She can get it by the cup or the pot. Its good to know that if we... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I used to go to this place multiple times a week due to the close proximity to the FIU campus. It became so popular that I couldn't study there anymore but I would still grab lunch there 2-3 times a week. Their chicken pesto sandwich is delicious as is all their drinks. They have such a wide selection that you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10766 SW 24 ST, Miami, FL 33165
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-554-8327
Description
Established in June 2009, specialTEA Lounge & Cafe was the first of it's kind in Miami-Dade County.

Serving over 60 premium fresh loose leaf teas and tisanes; black teas, oolong teas, green teas, white teas, rooibos, honeybush, mate, herbal and fruit tisanes. Miami-Dade's only cafe serving only certified Organic, Fair Trade™, shade grown, locally roasted coffee. Also serving frappes made with organic, fair-trade coffee, blended creme milkshakes, fruit smoothies, bottled craft sodas,
hand-crafted Italian & French sodas, local craft beers, homemade pastries (including vegan & gluten-free choices), desserts and an array of delicious made to order panini, salads and wraps.

At specialTEA Lounge & Cafe, we are extremely consicious of our impact on the environment.
Since opening our doors, we have enjoyed teaching our customers about sustainability, organic products and being earth-friendly. We use local and organic ingredients and materials whenever possible.
We shop for our groceries in our biodiesel-powdered vehicle, and are always seeking other environmentally responsible vendors.

We use only eco-friendly disposables including fully renewable and compostable corn cups, lids, salad containers and utensils, bagasse plates and take out boxes, recycled paper sandwich wrappers made with a soy-based wax as well as toilet tissue, napkins and paper made of elemental chlorine-free,
100% post-consumer-recycled content.

We use eco-friendly biodegradable soaps and cleaning products. We recycle absolutely everything that is recyclable! During construction and all subsequent renovations, we used low voc paints, reclaimed wood and screws to build our counters, reclaimed railroad ties for our barstool wall, bamboo fiber pillows for our couches, bamboo countertops and tabletops as well as bamboo and cork wall paneling. We carefully recycled any materials we could not salvage. We use only energy-saving CF and LED light bulbs, an energy-saving water-heater, a water-saving dual-flush toilet as well as an ExtremeAir® hand-dryer (eliminating paper waste and using a fraction of energy a typical hand-dryer would.)

We created specialTEA with the planet and you in mind. So come in and enjoy a pot of tea with friends over a game of chess, relax with a book on one of our comfy couches, or study for an exam using our free, fast wi-fi. Whatever you choose to do, make yourself at home. Want to take specialTEA home with you? Go ahead! All our loose leaf teas and whole beans coffees are available for purchase. We also offer all the teaware and tea making tools you'll need to steep the perfect cup at home!

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