December 6th, 2019 by

A cafe can be a cool place to hang out with friends, catch up on some work, or just relax with a great cup of coffee. Clematis Street, located at the historic, bustling heart of West Palm Beach, Florida, boasts a number of welcoming spots. Here are four of the best cafes in the area.


With its wood floors, shelves of books, and eclectic artwork, Subculture Coffee has a cool hipster vibe. The inside provides a great place to work with fast free Wi-Fi and plenty of power outlets. There are some small tables on the sidewalk out front and a large courtyard with awesome wall art and rainbow umbrellas hanging overhead.

At Subculture, they roast their own coffee every day in small batches so you know it’s always fresh. As well as enjoying a cup on site, you can buy a bag to take home. The attached Annex serves a variety of smoothies, breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, and acai bowls. The cafe also serves beer and wine and hosts regular evening events.


For a taste of Paris, Paneterie is a French bakery and cafe serving authentic French pastries. The cafe has counter service and you can sit on the high stools inside or grab a table outside and watch the world go by. Bold red accents and the black and white tiled floor give the place a distinctive European feel.

Along with the pastries, they serve a great selection of hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, quiches, and salads. The Vienneoiserie menu offers plain and flavored croissants, brioches, and Danish. If you have room for dessert, the freshly made tarts are awesome and go perfectly with the superb coffee.


For a healthy option, ANZO Mediterranean Kitchen has a menu with a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options as well as looking after those who enjoy meat. The modern decor and plants create a fresh contemporary atmosphere and it’s the type of place where you can just kick back and relax.

You create your own bowl or wrap, so you decide exactly what goes in. Choose your bases from rice, quinoa, or fresh leaves. Add your protein from options like charred chicken, falafel, tofu chickpea tagine, or braised lamb or beef, then add veggies, sauces, toppings, and dressings. It’s a great way to grab a healthy bite.


Located just off Clematis Street on South Dixie Highway, the Salento Coffee Shop specializes in hand crafted Colombian coffee. The owner is from Columbia and the decor and artwork reflect that, providing a cozy and homey ambiance. The family are also extremely passionate about their craft.

On the menu, you’ll find arepas, paninis, croissants, and traditional Columbian snacks such as pastel de pollo, pastel Gloria, and pastel de guayaba. You can try your coffee as a Columbian tinto with added panela or a cortadito which is a shot of espresso topped with steamed milk.

These four Clematis Street area cafes all offer very different menus and experiences and each one of them is worth a visit.