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Brew Urban Cafe

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537 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a really cute, comfortable, yet eclectic cafe. The decor is artistically done in a manner that is completely relaxing. Unfortunately, the coffee is about as bitter as can be. If you like to mask your coffee with sugar and milk and other stuff then it might be ok, but if you drink unadulterated espresso then it is basically... More 

Thank IBSTours
Justin M, Public Relations Manager at Brew Urban Cafe, responded to this review

Hey! I'm so glad you came out to Brew and enjoyed our atmosphere. I am so bummed that you didn't enjoy your coffee though. Give us another chance to knock your socks off. Come back anytime and our owner Dan will make you a custom cup that will blow you away. Thanks for the feedback. Shoot me an email with... More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The decoration and ambiance of the cafe is supercool! It's definitely not what you expect to see in the US. Great cherry croissant and coffee!

Thank MartaS2010
Wilton Manors, Florida
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307 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem on NW 1st Street with outside signage listing the location as C&I Studios which is also located there. Great coffee drinks in a non-franchise decor. A crisis between Urban and Hippie. Friendly staff with room to work. Creative location.

Thank randy s
North London
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best coffee I had during an 11 day visit to Miami & LBTS. Great flat white. Achingly cool with high ceiling, massive bookcase of hardbacks & garage door opening at rear. Focused squarely on coffee although the savoury croissants were good too. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank N5Traveller
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Being located in the same building as the design studio, the decor is calm & welcoming. When your order your coffee beverage of choice, you're starting at an entire wall of books. The menus are handwritten into journals & the service is prompt. Everyone in the building seemed to be unique & it was a great spot for me to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

If you're into the alternative scene then this is a good spot. If you're looking for a cozy coffeeshop to relax or study the place may not suit you. It is a mix of coffeeshop/bar so it has that strange smell of old alcohol mixed with coffee. It was loud (they had some kind of event going on later that... More 

Thank vdsan10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

It says C&I studios on the building so we were a bit confused, but once we got inside and walked into the dimly lit but super hip cafe, we knew we'd found a gem. There's a lounge area and studio space for rent. Not too clear on what exactly C&I does, but our friendly barista gave us a brief explanation.... More 

Thank Sarah R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I like this place. The coffee is good and the place has a nice local and very comfortable feel. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a decent cup of coffee and trying to get away from Starbucks or Dunkin

Thank David c
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

I found Brew while in town on business, and I'm happy I did. It's a combination studio, coffee shop, library, and special event center for live bands. It's mainly a coffee shop, but they have a small assortment of pastries and muffins. The trains run right outside the back door adding to the urban feel. Highly recommend if you want... More 

Thank JeremyRoth
fort lauderdale
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169 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

this place has some of the best coffee in the area. tired of waiting forever at ? Me too! this is my go to place! Many different choices, and the brand they use Has a Real kick toit.Plus you can sit on comfy chairs outside, get free wifi and actually find healthy breakfast choices!

Thank emmyFortLauderdale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 9543573934

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