Ann’s Florist Coffee & Wine Bar
Daphne Nikolopoulos, Editor in Chief
I miss the smells at Ann’s Florist Coffee & Wine Bar. It’s the only place in Fort Lauderdale where the aroma of Panther coffee brewing competes with the fragrance of roses and peonies. Then there’s the scent of fresh-baked croissants and lavender honey macarons. It’s enough to send your olfactory sense into overdrive, especially when combined with Ann’s splendid sights (who doesn’t want to be surrounded by flowers?) and tastes (best cappuccino and pastries in town). I’m so ready for that sensory experience.
Melissa Puppo, Managing Editor
I’ve been longing for the return of a lively brunch with friends at Shooters Waterfront. Sitting on the patio, gazing upon the Intracoastal, is half of the joy; the other is reserved for my favorite brunch staple: the lobster eggs Benedict. Shooters’ all-you-can-eat weekend buffet doesn’t disappoint either, with a spread featuring a carving and custom omelet station, waffles, bagels, sushi, and pastries. Plus, you can’t go wrong when you toast with mix-and-match bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $20.
Mary Murray, Executive Editor
During the quarantine, I found myself craving some seriously good Indian food and the thrill of dining in any environs other than my home—preferably somewhere with a full bar. Bombay Darbar can satisfy both desires. This Miami-based eatery opened a second location on Las Olas last year, bringing authentic cuisine (think four types of biryani, still-sizzling tandoor dishes, and to-die-for naan) to the city’s most bustling thoroughfare. I’m particularly excited to visit during the weekday happy hour when $5 bites are available alongside $6 cocktails.