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Coffee in Fort Lauderdale now more sophisticated

Single origin coffee at Warsaw Coffee Company in Fort Lauderdale


Warsaw Coffee Company

815 NE 13th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-990-4189,

A former Broward County Auto Tag Office now houses a sophisticated new restaurant where coffee and pastry are the stars.

Co-owner of Tap42 and Green Bar & Kitchen, Blaise McMackin, has debuted an eatery with single origin coffee from Ethiopia, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Brazil.

"We thought the coffee scene in Fort Lauderdale had room to grow, and we wanted to create a place where we would want to hang out ourselves," says partner Scott Ojeda. "Our large interior space is unlike any in Fort Lauderdale, along with our locally roasted, specialty coffee and on-site artisan bakery."

Coffee drinks and loose-leaf teas range from $1.50 to $5, along with fare such as avocado toast with tomatoes and feta ($5.50) and roasted beet salad ($9.50). Pastry chef Jason Morale, who hails from elite hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton, crafts cookies ($1.50-$2.75), such as Fruity Pebbles oatmeal, and pastries ($2.50-$6.50), such as brown-butter pine-nut cake.

Dark industrial surroundings incorporate 1930s antique lamps from Belgium and a lounge. Patio seating is covered.

Warsaw is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Beer and wine and a nighttime savory bites menu will arrive in June.

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