Best Places for Business Meetings in Downtown Coral Gables

Coral Gables is the place to do business in Miami. Networking and making connections is a breeze when you’re surrounded by 10.8 million square feet of office space occupied by leaders in their field. When you’re in need of a location for a business meeting, whether you’re celebrating a milestone at your company, meeting with potential new business, getting together to brainstorm next steps or just chatting with a new contact, do it right here in Downtown Coral Gables.


Popular Power Lunch Spots in Coral Gables

Fratellino, an Italian restaurant on Miracle Mile, often fills up for dinner and it’s hard to sneak in without a reservation. At lunch, you’re likely to get lucky when you walk in. Treat your business associates to a top-notch Italian lunch in a casual but elegant bistro setting with some of the most attentive service in the area.

At Hillstone, there is always a power lunch crowd. Locals flock to the restaurant for their consistent food and unrivaled service. Don’t be surprised if a late lunch followed by coffee (and perhaps an ice cream sundae) rolls right into happy hour at their popular bar.

If you’re entertaining out-of-towners and looking to show them a bit of Miami flair, take them to the new Caja Caliente. This hip new restaurant started as a food truck a few years ago and serves Cuban tacos and more twists on Latin food favorites.

A list about power lunching in Coral Gables wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Caffe Abbracci, perhaps the most classic power lunch destination in Miami. Order a plate of pasta, and perhaps a glass of red wine, and get down to business.


Coffee Meeting Location Ideas in Coral Gables

Meet for coffee at Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar, where the menu has more than just coffee in case someone is hungry. Located beneath the Hotel Colonnade, it’s a great place to take out of town guests to fuel up before a busy day. You’ll have the choice of sitting inside or out.

Another excellent option is Cafe Grumpy, a quiet spot off of the main stretch on Miracle Mile. This New York transplant is located on Ponce de Leon Boulevard and serves a straightforward cup of joe, perfect if you’re trying to cut straight to the chase at your meeting.

Capital One Cafe is a new kind of cafe concept; it’s a bank and financial services institution where they’ve created a community space for meeting and working. Meet with a money coach or certified life coach 1-on-1 or just grab a cup of coffee at one of their comfortable seating and working areas (you do not need a Capital One card to enjoy the space). If you’re a registered nonprofit, alumni or student group, you can reserve a room and use one of their private spaces.

The intellectual atmosphere at Books & Books is the perfect place to stay focused during a networking coffee or company brainstorm out of the office. Get a bit of fresher in their courtyard or sit inside and get some of your best thinking done surrounded by books.


Shared Work Spaces in Downtown Coral Gables

Coral Gables’ WeWork is a bustling network of businesses sharing one sophisticated and comfortable space. Members have access to their phone booths for private phone calls, conference rooms, high-speed internet, professional and social events like lunch-and-learns and seminars, holiday events and more.

If you’re meeting over sensitive materials or prefer a private space, refer to this article for restaurants with rooms that you can reserve for meetings.