Downtown Lakeland coffee house offering casual dining options including sandwiches, soups and salads, plus wine and beer.

Lakeland has opened my stomach and eyes to so many food options! At the top of my list of favorite eateries would be Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro. They have a large selection of food and a variety of beverages.  On their menu you will find panini sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, wine and loads more. They also have remarkable seasonal options like the Chimichurri steak flatbread, only served after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays (keep your eyes peeled for this one). 

Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro
Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro

I love a bargain as much as I love options, so their Half and Half Deal has quickly become my go-to.  It’s difficult to say no to an option that allows you to pair a half of any bistro or panini style sandwich with either a soup or a salad for less than $10.00! What do I order, you might ask. A smoked turkey panini sandwich and quinoa salad. I mean, just thinking about it is making me hungry!

This laid back bistro is very welcoming to anyone and everyone. I have made many appearances at Black & Brew, and I have seen it all. From people holding business meetings to people bringing their own tablecloth and playing card games. 

Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro
Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro

Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro is located in one of Lakeland’s best areas. Downtown Lakeland is beautiful; it’s filled with a variety of shops and restaurants, and you’ll enjoy walking around while soaking in its charm. Black & Brew sits on the corner of Munn Park and is only about a minute walk from the Downtown Farmers Curb Market, which is open Saturday’s, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Black & Brew hosts a live performance on the last Friday of every month.  If you are a musician or someone who simply enjoys the live music scene bistro vibe, you should definitely come out and enjoy the night!

Location & Hours

Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro is located at 205 East Main Street.

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 863-682-1210


You may also be interested in Downtown Farmers Curb Market, Polk Museum of Art or Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture at Florida Southern College.