In December of 1988 Mark Soyka and Jeffrey Davis opened News Cafe, a quaint sidewalk cafe newsstand and bookstore at the corner of 8th Street and Ocean Drive in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. The concept was simple :start with a news kiosk and some bookshelves and surround them with tables. Display a selection of local, national and international publications and play a mix of jazz and clasical music..... serve from a basic menu of salads, sandwiches, desserts, fresh fruit juices and coffees. Offer patrons a European style exprience..... and see how it goes. As more and more people began choosing Miami Beach, as a destination or a home, News Cafe has constantly changed and grown to accommodate all who come to enjoy the timeless atmosphere that"The News" offers.
Open 24 hours a day, News Cafe has expanded over the years to include a separate bar, full-service kitchen, additional sidewalk/coutryard seating and a custom designed retail space to enhance the overall experience.