Any SoBe regular is no doubt familiar with the bright awnings, green ivy, and glorious breakfast-all-day menu. But The Van Dyke has another trick up its sleeve. Or just up its stairs, rather. Right above the sweet café scene is one of the best venues for emerging musical acts. At its core, Upstairs at the Van Dyke is a jazz scene, but you’ll find local favorites of all varieties. For $5 you get a table, but for the true cost-conscious, standing is free. Split a ginormous Soufflé for Two ($14.50) in the café, then head upstairs. Grab yourself a dark corner, cozy up, and tune in.
The Van Dyke Cafe, 846 Lincoln Road (at Jefferson Avenue); 305-534-3600.
Photo: Courtesy The Van Dyke Cafe