Icebox Cafe – Miami Beach, Florida

Ice Box Hanging Sign

Should you be gluttonous in front of someone you barely know? (this my Sex and the City type intro). I met Burger Beast reader Brandon and his girlfriend Laura at Icebox Cafe on South Beach for some late lunch. I got there a little early so I ordered some water to tide me over (plus it was ridiculously hot that day and we were indoors) After introductions, we discussed Food and what drives me to do the blog. Something that somehow always comes up in conversation (why Burgers?). We look over the Menu and make our moves. Laura orders the Tuna Melt Sandwich, while Brandon goes with their Pasta Dish of the Day (Spaghetti and Meatballs). I order their Kobe Burger (Gouda Cheese & Onions on a Ciabatta Roll).

Tuna Sandwich

Tuna Melt Sandwich


Spaghetti and Meatballs


Kobe Burger

While both Laura and Brandon liked their food, I loved my Burger. It took me a little bit to place what the Burger reminded me of. The flavor of the meat was very reminiscent of Al Carbon in Coral Gables.

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Brownie Cheesecake

Brownie Cheesecake

Laura orders a chocolate cake which Brandon plans to share. Just as she was about to slice into it Brandon stops her for the pic. I order the Brownie Cheesecake. They really liked their cake while I was amazed at how good the combo of Brownie and Cheesecake were. Alright, maybe not amazed, both things separately are great so I should not have been surprised. Thanks to Brandon and Laura for meeting up.

Burgers & Desserts:

Icebox Cafe
1657 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
1855 Purdy Avenue Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Comments (6):

  1. Anonymous

    September 1, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    These people have the best desserts. Doesn't hurt that the owner is very very goodlooking for you manhungry women and men.

  2. Rick

    September 1, 2009 at 11:52 PM

    My favorite on Lincoln Road…always get the salmon.


  3. Blind Mind

    September 2, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    You got my 2 favorite things on the menu, Beast. Other items are good but the burger (who's composition changes almost daily) and the brownie cheesecake are dominant.

  4. Hilda

    September 2, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Sunday brunch is really good too with some great options. I had the "Sopes" from the Mexican Corner – corn tartlets topped with chorizo, scrambled eggs, black beans, cheese and salsa. Yummy!

    You can get an enormous mug of great coffee and for dessert I had a sampler (your choice of three desserts), we chose the chocolate cake mentioned in the post, a flourless chocolate souffle and a Snickers cheesecake – all were delicious and the portions were huge.

  5. The Burger Beast

    September 3, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    I'll let Brandon know your thoughts Anon.

  6. BVSC

    May 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Sorry I just came from your homepage and read this, fyi the burger is even better now… It’s Wagyu, bacon, gruyere, portobello… If you haven’t been back you seriously have to revisit this place and try it.