Miami's typical coffee order? The cafe con leche: half-milk, half-muddied tar-like Cafe Bustello. It's a Miami tradition because it's a Cuban tradition, but you could argue that it's also because Miami has tragically lacked truly great coffee until Panther showed up with their beans a few years ago. The small-batch specialty roaster stocks their worldly brews in trademark digs all over town—Wynwood, Coconut Grove, and one right around the corner from The Standard, on South Beach. Their woodsy, industrial, warm spaces are a perfect escape for curling up during downpours (to say nothing of being there during "cupping" sessions, when you get to sample that day's ever-rotating, wildly rare selection in every imaginable preparation).
Know thy name: Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz are one set of the two major patrons currently stacking the ICA with that aforementioned loaded deck of contemporary artists. Sleep on their own private collection at your own risk, though: For one thing, admission's free. For another, the 30,000 square foot space in the Design District contains a regularly rotating cast of artists you'd go out of your way to see, anyway: Christopher Wool, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Alex Israel, and Rob Pruitt, just to name a few.
Note: This summer, the de la Cruz Collection will be closed Friday, June 10th and will reopen Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
The final word in movies down here these days, though, is the Miami Beach Cinematheque, housed right in the heart of the historic Deco District. But, literally: Cinematheque was once Miami Beach's City Hall, a beautiful thing to see in and of itself. The MBC isn't just the city's most beautiful art house theater, it's also home to the Miami Beach Film Society (and their respectively smarty-pantsed screening series). Don't worry about whatever's playing—there usually aren't many choices. Just find a showtime, buy a ticket, and trust that you're in safe hands: that of Miami's most impassioned film snobs.