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specialTEA Lounge

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10766 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 33165-2493
+1 305-554-8327
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11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A little while in the wall but very calm and great for a business meeting or working on school work. The food is delicious especially the teas.

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Thank Massiel H
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Ever since I stumbled on this place in 2013, I've been coming back. It's a cute little nook, perfect for FIU students looking for a place to eat and study. I highly recommend the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pa, chocolate chip cookies and their strawberry banana smoothie. They have board games and a bookcase filled with literature, all of which can... More 

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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Hidden in a small shopping center is this little gem. I have lived in Miami for years and never knew this existed. Great ambience and a selection of teas for everyone. The food selection is small but good. Hey offer internet and great for a quiet place to work or meet with friends.

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Thank Massiel H
Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
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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Thank ykoroleva
Miami
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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Thank OPSilver
Miami Beach, Florida
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Thank TeeOli
Miami, Florida
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316 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
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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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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Thank Mishka_92
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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 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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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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Thank Tacticalpete
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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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
USD 6 - USD 9
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Delivery, 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
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 00:00
Thursday
06:00 - 00:00
Friday
06:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10766 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 33165-2493
  • 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?