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Perk up at these South Florida coffee shops

Perk up at these South Florida coffee shops

How do you take your coffee? With cheesy tater tots, a yoga meditation circle or, if you're daring, perhaps a Nutella Banana doughnut?

Local independent coffee shops in South Florida are pairing their sweet caffeinated nectar with a few extra perks to better drive customers away from Starbucks and into their java joints.

In addition to small-batch roasts and fair-trade beans, these 10 brew houses also serve screenings of B movies, coffee-infused cocktails and beer, poetry readings, board games and the occasional reiki circle.

"Coffee is just a vehicle to get people together," says Charlene Young, owner of Davie's Your Big Picture Café. "A coffee...