If you are needing your coffee fix and want to visit an out of the ordinary place, then Java Surf in Indialantic Florida is the place to visit. For those that remember Shaggs Surf Shop (where I used to call to get the surf report), this one of a kind coffee shop is in the same location. Only now, it isn’t stocked with surfboards and bikinis, instead you will find a variety of drinks, smoothies, exotic teas, delicious desserts, healthy wraps and a lot more.
Java Surf is quite a bit different than your typical Starbucks or some of the hole in the wall coffee shops dotting the landscape of the Melbourne Palm Bay beachside area of South Brevard County. Beyond their homemade desserts, wraps, coffees and treats, they also feature top of the line decor that sets them apart from the usual. The tile work around the fireplace and behind the counter depicts crashing waves and a beach scene and the marble counter tops in he bathrooms, sitting areas and front counter tells you immediately you are in a different and unique hang out.
The place has a tropical feel of a retro surf shop right in the style of Shaggs, only quite a bit more classy. On Friday nights there is acoustic music featured only I don’t know if they do it every week so you’ll have to just come by and see. One of the best things about Java Surf is that you can just stop by, get you favorite tea or coffee and hang out for awhile and surf the net (free 1hr wifi access with a purchase), play games or just bring a book and read for an hour or two.
My favorite drink here is a decaf iced blended mocha because it’s just perfect and has a strong coffee taste to it. One of their specialties is shaved ice, which is just like a snow cone, but doesn’t seem to melt as fast. I’ve only had one once just to give it a try and it was pretty tasty, but a little to sugary for me and my wife. However, everyone seems to get them and they appear to be a big hit. You can get shaved ice in all kind of flavors and 3 or 4 different sizes. A large size would be quite a sugar rush.
If you are new to the area or live on the mainland, you may not know about Java Surf. It worth the trip over to the beach just to check out the interior decor and of course get a great tasting coffee. They are located at 110 South Miramar Avenue, Indialantic, FL phone: 321-953-0366.
You can’t miss it, just head over to the beach via 192, take 5th ave to the end, turn left, and then make an immediate right onto Miramar Avenue and there you are. if you park right in front you get free parking for as long as you are there, just don’t head over to the beach because the parking is only for customers of Java Surf.