Icebox Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1855 Purdy Ave

    Miami Beach, FL 33139

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  • 305-538-8448

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Breakfast: Monday – Friday 10am to noon Lunch: Monday – Friday noon to 4pm Dinner: Monday – Sunday 5pm to 11pm Brunch: Weekends 9am to 4pm
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So many choices. It was great for the whole family. The desserts are big so be prepared. The ice cream cakes are my favorite. I admit I've left my office midday once or twice to grab a slice of the peanut butter ice cream cake. Yummy!

3
★★★★★

So many choices. It was great for the whole family. The desserts are big so be prepared. The ice cream cakes are my favorite. I admit I've left my office midday once or twice to grab a slice of the peanut butter ice cream cake. Yummy!

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Food was above average but not great. Coffee was a complete rip-off. We asked for three coffees and then changed it to lattes. We were charged for 3 lattes & 3 espressos and they were weak in taste so not sure what we exactly were served. Decor is nice and clean, we ate outside so we were exposed to road traffic as IceBox is off Lincoln Road. Service was nice and timely, however they were only two other tables. Cost was overwhelmingly overpriced for a basic breakfast for three, $75 which prompted me to write this review. You can definitely find better right on Lincoln Road.

1
★★☆☆☆

Food was above average but not great. Coffee was a complete rip-off. We asked for three coffees and then changed it to lattes. We were charged for 3 lattes & 3 espressos and they were weak in taste so not sure what we exactly were served. Decor is nice and clean, we ate outside so we were exposed to road traffic as IceBox is off Lincoln Road. Service was nice and timely, however they were only two other tables. Cost was overwhelmingly overpriced for a basic breakfast for three, $75 which prompted me to write this review. You can definitely find better right on Lincoln Road.

Pros: Friendly service

Cons: Overpriced

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Love this place!
The food was great, and came out pretty fast even though it was packed.
The service was a little slow, because the servers were overwhelmed, but it was nice and attentive.
Great for breakfast or lunch, it's not the cheapest place, but it's worth it 100%.
Will return for sure, try it!

2
★★★★☆

Love this place!
The food was great, and came out pretty fast even though it was packed.
The service was a little slow, because the servers were overwhelmed, but it was nice and attentive.
Great for breakfast or lunch, it's not the cheapest place, but it's worth it 100%.
Will return for sure, try it!

Pros: Food

Cons: none

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Ice Box is a great rest in South Beach, friendly owner and very good food. The kind of place you want to go to regularly. However, the last two times I have been there I have had a bad experience with the wait staff. The first time I went in with a friend and the waiter knocked over the salt and sugar packet holder and just walked away, leaving the packets strewn over the table and then served attitude throughout our lunch. The second time was worse...I went in at 3pm to eat some of their great cake desserts and sat at the counter for at least 5 minutes before anyone paid me any attention - the place was empty and the waiters were all involved in some heated exchange amongst themselves. I got up and walked out. Unfortunately the place suffers from the Miami Beach problem - too much attitude by those whose job it is to wait tables in a pleasant efficient way.

1
★★★☆☆

Ice Box is a great rest in South Beach, friendly owner and very good food. The kind of place you want to go to regularly. However, the last two times I have been there I have had a bad experience with the wait staff. The first time I went in with a friend and the waiter knocked over the salt and sugar packet holder and just walked away, leaving the packets strewn over the table and then served attitude throughout our lunch. The second time was worse...I went in at 3pm to eat some of their great cake desserts and sat at the counter for at least 5 minutes before anyone paid me any attention - the place was empty and the waiters were all involved in some heated exchange amongst themselves. I got up and walked out. Unfortunately the place suffers from the Miami Beach problem - too much attitude by those whose job it is to wait tables in a pleasant efficient way.

Pros: Good hearty food, great desserts, good value

Cons: Poor service

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Sad to say I had very high expectations of this place unfortunately the only thing I received besides what i ordered was attitude and no willingness to accomodate our requests. Made our experience very unpleasant..... would not go back again

0
★☆☆☆☆

Sad to say I had very high expectations of this place unfortunately the only thing I received besides what i ordered was attitude and no willingness to accomodate our requests. Made our experience very unpleasant..... would not go back again

Cons: bad service, plus gratuity is included.

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I have been several times and always say its just ok but keep going back for some reason. The desserts are good especially the ice cream cake. The sweet breakfast dishes like pancakes and french toast are good but the egg dishes are just ok. Don't try to be healthy and get the home baked yogurt, it was terrible, flavorless and burnt. I like the cozy atmosphere. The service is ok.

2
★★★★☆

I have been several times and always say its just ok but keep going back for some reason. The desserts are good especially the ice cream cake. The sweet breakfast dishes like pancakes and french toast are good but the egg dishes are just ok. Don't try to be healthy and get the home baked yogurt, it was terrible, flavorless and burnt. I like the cozy atmosphere. The service is ok.

Pros: brunch atmosphere, mimosas

Cons: savory food, sevice

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I have been going to the Ice box Cafe since it opened. I have not had the opportunity to return this past year until the other day. I must say I was very disappointed. I found the entrees overpriced and the preparation of the food poor. The service to quote another review was "tragic" and "Hostile". In short I ordered the Lamb with Asparagus and a Potato Au Gratin for $28.00. The Lamb was bathed in an overtly seasoned glaze and the potato au gratin was ice cold in the center. My entree took 20 minutes to arrive from the kitchen on a slow night and the only time a wait person approached me throughout the dinner was to take my order and deliver the food. I had to sit with a dirty plate in front of me for 5 minutes till I gave up and walked over to the register to ask for my check. No desert was ever offered. The restaurant also adds a gratuity of 18% to ALL checks a guarantee of horrid service in my book since the staff doesn't even have to work for a gratuity. The most unforgivable aspect of the restaurant is the audacity they have to serve an entree for $28.00 and give you a paper napkin. When I did dispute the 18% gratuity when presented my bill as is my right the waitress/cashier proceeded to argue with me. At no point was I asked what was wrong or was I given an apology. When I told the waitress I knew the owner she responded "everyone knows the owner." I have since sent the owner an email explaining the circumstances of the evening and have not heard back from him to date. I would avoid this restaurant at all costs. It appears that this is now just another tourist trap focused on turning and burning customers.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have been going to the Ice box Cafe since it opened. I have not had the opportunity to return this past year until the other day. I must say I was very disappointed. I found the entrees overpriced and the preparation of the food poor. The service to quote another review was "tragic" and "Hostile". In short I ordered the Lamb with Asparagus and a Potato Au Gratin for $28.00. The Lamb was bathed in an overtly seasoned glaze and the potato au gratin was ice cold in the center. My entree took 20 minutes to arrive from the kitchen on a slow night and the only time a wait person approached me throughout the dinner was to take my order and deliver the food. I had to sit with a dirty plate in front of me for 5 minutes till I gave up and walked over to the register to ask for my check. No desert was ever offered. The restaurant also adds a gratuity of 18% to ALL checks a guarantee of horrid service in my book since the staff doesn't even have to work for a gratuity. The most unforgivable aspect of the restaurant is the audacity they have to serve an entree for $28.00 and give you a paper napkin. When I did dispute the 18% gratuity when presented my bill as is my right the waitress/cashier proceeded to argue with me. At no point was I asked what was wrong or was I given an apology. When I told the waitress I knew the owner she responded "everyone knows the owner." I have since sent the owner an email explaining the circumstances of the evening and have not heard back from him to date. I would avoid this restaurant at all costs. It appears that this is now just another tourist trap focused on turning and burning customers.

Pros: None

Cons: Waiters are the worst and add 18% to all checks. Food quality and preparation needs work.

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I've gone to Icebox almost every week for a year and I love it now more than ever!! The breakfast menu is great, with highlights like the omelettes and the smoothies. All the cakes are amazing and the price actually is pretty good for Miami Beach. The Lincoln Rd. location is great for people-watching.

2
★★★★★

I've gone to Icebox almost every week for a year and I love it now more than ever!! The breakfast menu is great, with highlights like the omelettes and the smoothies. All the cakes are amazing and the price actually is pretty good for Miami Beach. The Lincoln Rd. location is great for people-watching.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, location, parking

Cons: Mediocre service

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I want to write an awful review to put others off but can't... Felt at home as soon as we entered and pleasantly surprised with the extent of the menu. Dishes to satisfy all. Has all that the top restaurants have but without the pretenciousnous... Love it. Both huge fans of michelin stars etc back home but this holds its own with range of menu. Will be returning, brunch, lunch still to try.

2
★★★★☆

I want to write an awful review to put others off but can't... Felt at home as soon as we entered and pleasantly surprised with the extent of the menu. Dishes to satisfy all. Has all that the top restaurants have but without the pretenciousnous... Love it. Both huge fans of michelin stars etc back home but this holds its own with range of menu. Will be returning, brunch, lunch still to try.

Pros: Off the beaten track

Cons: Tables quite close

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The cooks do their job here, I must say the food is actually pretty good, but it's so far overshadowed by the horrible service that I will never go back. I can easily say it's the worst service I've ever had. If it's standard run-of-the-mill service I'll always tip 20%, and I had to struggle to get myself to cough up 8%. Exactly as the last reviewer stated, I watched several tables come in after me and get served their food first. The tables for two are so close together that you might as well be sitting at the same table with the rest of the restaurant. Some of the wait staff actually works, but with really bad attitudes (probably b/c of poor management). When we did get our food, it was about 1/2 of the things we ordered, yet our check of course didn't miss a thing, so there was that whole ordeal of getting that straightened out. Again, the food is good, the deserts look great , so I guess if you could order to-go, to get the food, but not have to deal with restaurant itself , it might be alright.

1
★★☆☆☆

The cooks do their job here, I must say the food is actually pretty good, but it's so far overshadowed by the horrible service that I will never go back. I can easily say it's the worst service I've ever had. If it's standard run-of-the-mill service I'll always tip 20%, and I had to struggle to get myself to cough up 8%. Exactly as the last reviewer stated, I watched several tables come in after me and get served their food first. The tables for two are so close together that you might as well be sitting at the same table with the rest of the restaurant. Some of the wait staff actually works, but with really bad attitudes (probably b/c of poor management). When we did get our food, it was about 1/2 of the things we ordered, yet our check of course didn't miss a thing, so there was that whole ordeal of getting that straightened out. Again, the food is good, the deserts look great , so I guess if you could order to-go, to get the food, but not have to deal with restaurant itself , it might be alright.

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i heard so much about this place from my cousin and the daily candy miami that i thought i would try it during my recent visit. i thought it was just ok. the place itself is small but comfortable. the service was a little bit wanting. my friend asked for a glass of water and coffee. she got the coffee but she never got her water (i got mine). the espresso ice cream was pretty good though.

1
★★★☆☆

i heard so much about this place from my cousin and the daily candy miami that i thought i would try it during my recent visit. i thought it was just ok. the place itself is small but comfortable. the service was a little bit wanting. my friend asked for a glass of water and coffee. she got the coffee but she never got her water (i got mine). the espresso ice cream was pretty good though.

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I got an icy response when i asked to view the menu. Waited 5 minutes for someone to seat us. We waited 25 minutes while 3 tables around us that came in after us had there orders taken. We got up and left.

1
★★☆☆☆

I got an icy response when i asked to view the menu. Waited 5 minutes for someone to seat us. We waited 25 minutes while 3 tables around us that came in after us had there orders taken. We got up and left.

Pros: Nice looking interior, nice looking desserts in the case

Cons: Awful Service

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After living in Chicago and New York city for the last five years, I trully found it hard to find a good brunch locale in south Florida. This place is as close to Chi town brunch as it gets. The first time I went, I had their homemade granola and yogurt (all right); the second time I had the chocolate /french toast stuffed with marshmellow (delicious) and my grandmother had pancakes layered with peaches and ice cream (very good): the last time I went with my boyfriend he had the tilapia with sweet potato mash (very good), unfortunately, I had already eaten... but I enjoyed the wine from their pretty fair selection. They do need more pancake/french toast options :)

1
★★★☆☆

After living in Chicago and New York city for the last five years, I trully found it hard to find a good brunch locale in south Florida. This place is as close to Chi town brunch as it gets. The first time I went, I had their homemade granola and yogurt (all right); the second time I had the chocolate /french toast stuffed with marshmellow (delicious) and my grandmother had pancakes layered with peaches and ice cream (very good): the last time I went with my boyfriend he had the tilapia with sweet potato mash (very good), unfortunately, I had already eaten... but I enjoyed the wine from their pretty fair selection. They do need more pancake/french toast options :)

Pros: Good brunch

Cons: Service is slow, they need to hire more wait staff, poor lighting (very very bright) even dinner time :(

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I've been going to Ice Box since it started out as a small bakery maybe 8 years ago. They were an overnight success and expanded several years ago to include a full menu.

A late breakfast, lunch or dinner offers a good selection of entrees and amazing deserts. The service is attentive, but they are so popular and busy that sometimes there is a sense that the servers' lives are a bit hectic (the food totally makes up for anything this might detract from the experience).

My favorite entree is the curried chicken breast. It is simple and served with a choice of two side dishes. I've never had a desert here I didn't like (Oprah rated their cake the best in the USA!), but I find myself repeating the German Chocolate Ice Cream cake and the Chocolate BOMB more than any other.

Located 1/2 block from Lincoln Rd and ample parking, the Ice Box is not to be missed.

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Ice Box since it started out as a small bakery maybe 8 years ago. They were an overnight success and expanded several years ago to include a full menu.

A late breakfast, lunch or dinner offers a good selection of entrees and amazing deserts. The service is attentive, but they are so popular and busy that sometimes there is a sense that the servers' lives are a bit hectic (the food totally makes up for anything this might detract from the experience).

My favorite entree is the curried chicken breast. It is simple and served with a choice of two side dishes. I've never had a desert here I didn't like (Oprah rated their cake the best in the USA!), but I find myself repeating the German Chocolate Ice Cream cake and the Chocolate BOMB more than any other.

Located 1/2 block from Lincoln Rd and ample parking, the Ice Box is not to be missed.

Pros: Deserts WOW, Entrees AMAZING, consistently exceptional

Cons: Very popular so there can be a wait (usually prompt), a bit noisy inside at busy times

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This is the place for exotic and intriguing deserts, not to mention phenominal!! Great ice cream cakes, cookies, brownies and what ever may be the specialty of the day. The draw back is that you are never sure what deserts are available on any given day - always something different, but you'll find something enjoyable everytime.

2
★★★★★

This is the place for exotic and intriguing deserts, not to mention phenominal!! Great ice cream cakes, cookies, brownies and what ever may be the specialty of the day. The draw back is that you are never sure what deserts are available on any given day - always something different, but you'll find something enjoyable everytime.

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Ice Box Cafe is one of those rare finds in Miami Beach, just off Lincoln Road to allow for an very cozy atmosphere. I ate here for both Brunch and Dinner and had the homemade granola for brunch and Talipia for dinner. Both of the presenations were excellent but the taste were amazing, especially for the price point. I saved room for the Raspberry Chocolate Mouse Cake and walked away more than happy about my experience. Highly Recommended.

2
★★★★★

Ice Box Cafe is one of those rare finds in Miami Beach, just off Lincoln Road to allow for an very cozy atmosphere. I ate here for both Brunch and Dinner and had the homemade granola for brunch and Talipia for dinner. Both of the presenations were excellent but the taste were amazing, especially for the price point. I saved room for the Raspberry Chocolate Mouse Cake and walked away more than happy about my experience. Highly Recommended.

Pros: Quality, Location, Atmosphere

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As brunch turned into a late lunch, we sadly realized that Ice Box Cafe isn't the best place for groups. The food went back twice: wrong orders, forgotten requests. It is a cute place, but the food is average and the service needs work -- even for Miami.

1
★★★☆☆

As brunch turned into a late lunch, we sadly realized that Ice Box Cafe isn't the best place for groups. The food went back twice: wrong orders, forgotten requests. It is a cute place, but the food is average and the service needs work -- even for Miami.

Pros: Location, Decor

Cons: Service

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Laidback atmosphere with reasonable prices (especially for Lincoln Road) for very good food. The seared tuna was excellent. They also have a nice selection of wines that are considerable bargains.

2
★★★★☆

Laidback atmosphere with reasonable prices (especially for Lincoln Road) for very good food. The seared tuna was excellent. They also have a nice selection of wines that are considerable bargains.

Pros: Wine selection, Prices

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absolutely amazing dishes.
the staff is wonderful andfriendly.
the prices are great.
clean and healthy.

2
★★★★★

absolutely amazing dishes.
the staff is wonderful andfriendly.
the prices are great.
clean and healthy.

Pros: inexpensive, small and cozy, always remember you

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Originally opened as a bakery with sumptuous goods, the cafe expanded into a full-service joint that rapidly became a pet of the locals for many reasons, among them brunch items like guava and cream cheese-stuffed french toast, and sopes…

 

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