Miami >Food & Dining > Icebox Cafe
1657 Michigan Ave, Miami, FL | Directions 3313925.790813 -80.138685
Mon. - Sun. 8am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: City Center
Dessert heaven ... – 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!
You can find better for the price – 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.
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!
Ice Box: service is lacking! – 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.
Horrible service!! – 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
Good desserts and sweets breakfast dishes – 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.
Avoid at all costs. – 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.
Best brunch on the beach! – 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.
Good reminder of bohemian uk eatery – 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.
Very unpleasant experience. – 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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