Tucked away in the back of Espanola Way, one trip to A La Folie and it is sure to become one of your favorite retreats. This charming and romantic café is the perfect haven to escape the pretentiousness that South Beach is known for and simply enjoy a leisurely glass of wine at one of the tables on Espanola, or while relaxing in the rustic-feeling interior.
The traditional French fare is based largely in crepes—both sweet and savory—and classic sandwiches served on baguettes. Bring a group of friends, order a bottle of wine off their inexpensive list, order the Plateau Royal (assorted cheeses, cold cuts, pâtés, tomatoes, salad cornichons, raisins and walnuts served in two sizes: small $13, large $18) and some escargot, and pretend you have been whisked away to Western France and are therefore free to enjoy your wine and your company for as many hours as you see fit.
Hint to all guys: A La Folie is the perfect location to bring any date for a you want to impress with your knowledge of intimate South Beach. Grab a seat in the outdoor lounge, order two glasses of Champagne, which is served with small sliced strawberries, and it is sure to knock her socks off!
A La Folie is located at 516 Espanola Way, Miami Beach Florida, 33139. Phone: 305.538.4484