One of the best things about Anna Maria Island is that no matter how popular it may get in the season, it always seems to maintain that friendly small-town feel. We believe a large part has to do with the lack of name-brand chain restaurants and the city’s commitment to supporting small business.
For tourists that means a couple of things: venturing outside your national go-to’s and no Starbucks. This opens up a world of opportunity in trying some of our great small businesses! Throughout the coming weeks we’ll be highlighting a guide for some of the best local restaurants and hot spots.
Now that the weather has dropped to below 80’s for a bit and it’s officially acceptable to switch your iced coffee habits for something a little warmer, we’re starting with a guide to some of the island’s best coffee.
There a plenty of wonderful places to grab a great cup of Joe on the island, so we’re spilling the beans on a few spots that specialize in coffee from across AMI:
The Donut Experiment
210c Pine Ave, Anna Maria
The Donut Experiment has gained major attention and a major following because of their creative way to serve custom donuts. Their in-house coffee is worth notoriety as well, as they offer delicious specialty coffee flavors!
Ginny and Jane E’s
9807 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria
The longtime local staple, Ginny and Jane E’s, offers a full menu of tasty coffee drinks and fresh bakery treats daily. The store, bustling with interesting antiques and unique gifts, gives you plenty to look at while sipping your coffee or tea.
Island Coffee Haus
5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
317 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Not only does the Island Coffee Haus have an extensive drink selection and free WIFI in both island locations- All of their coffee is Fair Trade roasted in Spring Hill, Florida. So, you can support a local coffee shop serving Fair Trade local coffee! Win/win.
Back Alley Treasures
108 Historic Bridge St, Bradenton Beach
Wine bar by night, coffee bar by day, treasures all the time. They welcome Bridge Street alley cats to try out their home-brewed coffee and you can even add a little extra buzz by opting to spike your coffee!