The Cafe at Books & Books
Books & Books, located on the SoBe shopping and dining center of Lincoln Road, is not only the place to get your beach read on, but it's a really wonderful cafe. The Cafe at Books & Books serves up paninis, large salads and has one of the few extensive vegan menus in South Beach. Instead of bread, servers bring a plate of black bean hummus with bagel chips (sometimes they forget so ask for it and tell them you want the free portion because it's also on the menu). Salads are huge and the paninis come in good and unusual combinations, like the roast turkey, pear and brie or the CLT (chorizo, lettuce and tomato). Vegans can choose from many dishes, including mushroom stir fry, vegan curry chicken salad. The Cafe serves beer and wine and really good lemonades. The people watching is really good and tables are close enough so you can eavesdrop on your neighbors. Books & Books is also one of the most dog-friendly cafes on Lincoln, so don't be surprised if you're fellow diner is a pug.