Places to ‘gill’ out: Roasting Buddies

NSU is a unique and lively campus, but that doesn’t mean Sharks can’t band together and take an afternoon to explore the South Florida area — even if that just means finding a quaint place to study.

Caffeine enthusiasts and interior design admirers can find a sweet escape at Roasting Buddies coffee shop. Located in west Pembroke Pines, Roasting Buddies offers spacious seating and a variety of drinks for customers.

As its name suggests, the shop doesn’t play around when it comes to brewing styles. Along with their espresso and specialty selection, the shop has a few different brewing methods to choose from, including cold brew and French press. The “house coffee”  blend changes each week and the shop also offers a “coffee of the month” which can be bought in the store or on their website.

If you have ever wished that your coffee provider could also assist with your skincare needs, Roasting Buddies has your back. They offer a coffee body scrub online for $10 and in store for $9. For anyone who might not be on a caffeine craze, the shop also offers tea and juice options.

If you end up spending the morning or afternoon in the shop, don’t worry about getting hungry — you have options. Roasting Buddies offers sandwiches, salads, bagels, croissants, rice and quinoa bowls. The shop also sells assorted pastries.

Unlike some other coffee shops and even restaurants, Roasting Buddies has some seating options for large groups. This shop may be the perfect destination for larger study groups. But don’t be mistaken — the cozy two-seaters and couches provide the ideal atmosphere for an afternoon chat with a friend too.  Open until 9 p.m. every night except Sunday, there’s plenty of time for a date, with a person or textbook, at the shop.

Variety comes together to form one cohesive experience at Roasting Buddies. If you have a Saturday free for exploration, take a ride out west and see what the shop can offer you. For more information, go to


Roasting Buddies

18457 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Price Range $2-$10

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