Where to find the hidden treasures in Pinecrest

When we asked you to recommend things to do in Pinecrest, we didn’t realize for how many incredible eateries would show up on the list. Prepare your Instagram – and bring a hungry friend or two – because Pinecrest is home to restaurants that span countries and cuisines. 

 

Where to go for a hearty American-style meal 

Wagon’s West 

11311 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156

Transit Stop: Busway & SW 112 St

We only have a handful of classic style diners in Miami but Wagon’s West helps fill that gap with large servings, great food, and classic Americana decor. It’s worth visiting for the interior alone but throw in an omelet or the highly-recommended french toast and you’ve got a must visit restaurant.

 

Where to get freshly created ice cream 

Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream

8271 SW 124th St Miami, FL 33156

Transit Stop: Busway & SW 124 St

Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream is a perfect mix of customization, fresh ingredients, and showiness. Start by picking your base, either ice cream or frozen yogurt. Add in flavors like vanilla, chocolate, coffee (in collaboration with Panther Coffee), apple pie, biscotti, salted caramel, and rotating seasonal flavors. 

Choose your mix-ins and watch as they take your liquid concoction and turn it into a frozen treat using liquid nitrogen. 

 

Where to meet The Muffin Man. The Muffin Man? The Muffin Man.

The Muffin Tin Restaurant

12655 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Transit Stop: Busway & SW 128 St

This one got multiple shout outs from our readers. The Muffin Tin is a cute little diner where the real stars are the freshly made muffins. Our favorite: the cranberry orange muffin – grilled. Even the bottoms are good.  

 

Where to get your pita fix

Daily Bread

12131 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Transit Stop: Busway & SW 124 St

Ask any resident in Pinecrest where to eat, and you’re likely to hear Daily Bread. This Mediterranean and Greek restaurant/market has been around since 1978 serving up fresh platters. You can’t go wrong with a gyro or falafel platter here. 

 

Where to go for a taste of Italy

Ciro’s Italian Restaurant and Pizza

13025 SW 89th Pl, Miami, FL 33176

Transit Stop: SW 89 Pl & SW 136 St

We would have missed this one without reader suggestions. It’s an unassuming hole-in-the-wall loved for its New York-style pizza. No frills or wild toppings, just great pizza. 

 

Where to work on your screenplay

Brewing Buddha and Art House

Transit Stop: Busway & SW 124 St

There’s nothing quite like hanging out at a great coffee shop that gets the ‘vibes’ just right, and that’s what you’ll get at Brewing Buddha. A beautiful space with plenty of location for you to post up and work or just reflect with a great brew for a break. During your visit, sip on the s’more latte – it’ll remind you of a camping adventure minus the mosquitos. 

 

Where to go if you’re craving croquetas 

Pinecrest Bakery

12101 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Transit Stop: Busway & SW 124 St

If you know Pinecrest Bakery, you know. We’re going to stir up some controversy, but we think it’s the best  Miami bakery experience, with hella-fresh pastelitos, croquetas, empanadas, and Cuban bread.

By The New Tropic Creative Studio
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