Downtown West Palm Neighborhood Guide
West Palm Beach breathes the leisure of coastal influences while a growing vibrant populace infuses the Downtown area with urban sophistication. Stroll down Clematis Street and let the eclectic array of style, historic buildings dressed with local art, and captivating food scene inspire you to stay a little while longer. We’ve highlighted several businesses that cultivate the rich Downtown West Palm Beach culture that exists here today and we want to share them with you.
1. Composition Coffee
2606 Florida Avenue
Local Favorite: Matcha Latte
Great days begin at Composition Coffee. Let the earthy scent of beans tumbling in the roaster, the sound of steaming milk, and the warm smiles behind the counter welcome you. Order your cup from the friendly barista and settle into your favorite spot with a great book or a friend. Although it's tempting to make this your new workplace, we all know this is where one comes to enjoy a good conversation & connection, and embrace the warm community that the Composition team has created.
2. The Blind Monk
410 Evernia Street
Local Favorite: Aperol Spritz, Cheese Plate & Sour Cream Pancakes
Just two blocks south of Clematis, you’ll find The Blind Monk nestled in the lower floor of The Whitney Building. The passionate team curates a list of organic and biodynamic wines, ethically sourced cheeses, and locally grown produce to create pairings unlike anywhere else. Enjoy an old film on the big screen or simply relax in the low lit ambiance. Make sure you stop in for brunch on the weekend to try a glass of rose & the sour cream pancakes. Dogs are always welcome guests on the outside patio.
3. Mediterranean Market & Deli
327 5th Street
Local Favorite: Spicy Chicken Shawarma Wra, Olives & Fresh Baked Pita
Just steps from The Palm Beach Courthouse, you’ll find the charming Mediterranean Market & Deli. Serving the most delicious Mediterranean fare for over 46 years, Eddy & Tony have brought Lebanese culture and warm hospitality to the heart of Downtown West Palm Beach. Shop house made hummus, olives & other imported treats while you wait for your order. Make a new friend at the picnic table outside if you’re lucky enough to score a seat!
7434 S Dixie Hwy
Local Favorite: Lavender Lemonade, Fresh Baked Bread
Chef Michael Hackman, a fixture on the Palm Beach culinary scene for almost 16 years, decided to claim his own territory and opened Aioli in West Palm Beach in Fall 2014. His fresh baked bread and culinary creations can now be enjoyed Downtown as well, just two blocks south of Clematis. Check out the daily specials posted on their website each morning. Hit them up before they're sold out!
5. Field of Greens
412 Clematis Street | 10140 Forest Hill Blvd
Local Favorite: Taco Tuesday & The BFO Cookie
When the "where are we going to lunch?" question arises, F.O.G is always on the tip of the tongue. The decor and hospitality at Field of Greens is bright & warm, making it one of the city's favorite places to enjoy a good meal that is healthy and affordable. Create your own salad or order something carefully crafted from the colorful menu. F.O.G offers vegan and gluten-free lunch & dessert options! Enjoy!
6. The Garden Shoppe
600 S Rosemary Ave #168
Located in the heart of The Square this quaint shop will have you entranced by the beautiful greenery and believing that there is no number of plants in the home will be considered "too much". It is a bright space with several plants to choose from to make your home it's own oasis. The Garden Shoppe is a pop-up concept by Palm Beach Farmyards, it is a retail garden shop that offers locally grown produce, edible plants, and weekly workshops and events curated by Master Gardener Mike Kane and artist Sarah Lapierre.
700 S Rosemary Ave
Anthropologie is a clothing chain within The Square offering boho-chic women's wear, shoes, accessories & more. We know its a chain retailer but you can't beat the location, walkability and unique finds this retailer offers. Grab a gift for a loved one, a dress for beach walks or a kimono, because, why not?... The selection is there for you to enjoy, stop in for a head-to-toe ensemble, or pick out a new statement piece to complete your current look!
8. Scotch Bonnet Hair Studio
480 Hibiscus St
Scotch Bonnet Hair Studio has elevated the hair culture here in West Palm Beach. Master stylist & studio owner Tracy Vasquez takes time to understand her clients style and personality before she begins the process. She's passionate about educating her team as well as clients on styling & caring for their locks. The studio is chic, minimal, and nothing short of inspiring.
9. Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
224 Clematis St
A South Florida Downtown area isn't complete without tacos. This is a local hotspot for the best day of the week, and we're not talking about Friday, if you love tacos like we do then Tuesday is that celebratory day! Visit Rocco's Tacos on "Taco Tuesday" and enjoy great food, some flavored margaritas, and a live DJ for some toe tapping, shoulder rocking, lip syncing good vibes. It's a fun casual environment with the Mexican flavors you desire, guacamole made table side, a selection of 200 different tequila's, an array of tacos and other delights to choose from.
526 Clematis Street
Clematis Street is lined with a variety of late night spots to eat and drink. We suggest you don’t settle. Make your way west to the 500 block and you'll find Voltaire, a stylish and intimate venue located just above Lost Weekend. Try a new cocktail & emerge yourself into the local music scene. Best kept secret - they’re serving up the freshest sushi at the back bar.
11. Restoration Hardware Rooftop Restaurant
560 Okeechobee Blvd
The Downtown West Palm Beach Restoration Hardware is more than an exquisite show room. Make your way up the grand staircase to The RH Rooftop Restaurant resting beneath a soaring glass atrium. Experience hospitality at its finest. Relax and savor a glass of rose and order a delicious dish from their ingredient inspired menu. The Barista Bar features espresso drinks, wines by the glass and fresh pastries. Find a spot on the terrace or plan to stay a while in the elegantly designed wine vault. The RH Rooftop Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
12. The Waterfront
Walk to the eastern most end of Clematis Street and discover green grass and a wide view of the Intracoastal. Pack a picnic, take a bike ride, or enjoy a walk along the vibrant waterfront. The Waterfront is home to our Green Market, a stage for local musicians, and a laid back meeting place for family and friends.
Experience it all for yourself. West Palm Beach is growing into one the most desirable areas to vacation, gain inspiration, and live.