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Miami Neighborhood Guide: Coral Gables

By Bri Hand | Sep 7, 2021
A street in Coral Gables, Florida

If you’re planning on moving to Miami, Florida, you’re likely trying to figure out the best neighborhoods in Miami, and which one would be the right fit for you. Coral Gables is a charming city just outside of Miami that’s full of history and culture. Locals love Coral Gables’ vibrant beach vibe and easy living. 

Thinking about moving to Coral Gables, Florida? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, outdoor attractions, gyms, nightlife, and transportation in the area. 

Dining in Coral Gables

Kush by Spillover provides guests top service, locally sourced food made from scratch, and unique artwork. Working with local artisans and award-winning artists, each restaurant creates its own slice of Miami life.

Tucked away steps away from Cocowalk is Peacock Garden, a beloved restaurant and hidden gem. Peacock Garden’s menu includes pasta, seafood, casual favorites, and more.

Be sure to also check out Graziano’s Restaurant, a family-owned Argentinian restaurant featuring authentic dishes made with love. Don’t leave without trying their famous Argentinian steaks!

Things to do in Coral Gables

Lively hangout spot Tea & Poets features an indoor art walk-style market, a full-service tea bar, and live performances by local artists, poets, and musicians. 

You can also spend a great day at the Fairfield Tropical Botanic Garden, which has an extensive collection of rare plants to admire. 

Where to get coffee in Coral Gables

Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar invites you to sip on the best European coffee in Florida, enjoy freshly baked goods, healthy dishes, wine, beer, as well as smoothies and juices. They offer customers a comfortable yet trendy indoor and outdoor space to hang out, work, or grab a bite, or drink coffee.

A casual cafe with a variety of brews from different coffee-growing countries (plus teas and smoothies), Pasion del Cielo Coffee is the perfect coffee shop to pop into for a quick pick-me-up.

Where to get groceries in Coral Gables

Milam’s Market, a third-generation family business, offers a variety of quality grocery items with exceptional flavor. Fresco y Más is another Coral Gables grocery store that sells authentic Hispanic goods. 

In the mood for some seafood? Fresh Florida Fisheries sells fresh fish daily, straight from their boats in South Florida. 

Where to work out in Coral Gables 

The Workout Spot is a state-of-the-art fitness facility that offers gym memberships with both month-to-month and daily rates.

If you want to head outside in the area, check out Phillips Park, a local park with multiple amenities, scenic views, and a walking path. David T. Kennedy Park also has workout equipment, space to spread out, and a playground for the kids. 

Live music and nightlife in Coral Gables

No-frills neighborhood joint The Bar offers nightly “Super Hours,” karaoke on Tuesdays, and a DJ on the weekends. This bar’s menu includes burgers, wings, and draft beers.

Whether you are looking for happy hour cocktails, a fun Friday night, or mimosas at brunch, Calle 23 Miami does it all, with a retro Miami feel and Cuban-inspired menu

A contemporary take on the classic neighborhood bar and eatery, The Mighty sheds a spotlight on their collection of premium craft beer and stiff cocktails. 

Transportation in Coral Gables

The Coral Gables Trolley is a free service provided by the City of Coral Gables with convenient, accessible, affordable, and green transportation options for residents, commuters, and visitors of the city.

Land in a great apartment in Coral Gables

If you like the idea of moving to Coral Gables, FL, Landing offers fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms, concierge services, seamless transfers, and all the amenities you need. Browse our available apartments in Coral Gables, or contact us to learn more about how Landing works.

Still looking for the right Miami neighborhood for you? Browse our other Miami neighborhood guides.

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.