Dining

Brewing in Oakland Park

Maura Mumball Lane

Switchbox Coffee Roasters opened this week in the new Oakland Park culinary district. Brian and Miriam Protsman are delighted to be part of the craft coffee community in South Florida and promise to bring the coffee experience to “the way it should be enjoyed.” Switchbox prepares the beans on site in their shiny and stunning roaster which is the focal point behind the slow brew bar. Pull up a chair and get educated on what a good cup of coffee should be. From the filtered water to the presentation in the cup, you’ll have your brew prepared manually. The name just came from an idea that popped into their heads while brainstorming. The name Switchbox fits as the space is a four-walled box made warm and welcoming with reclaimed wood accents and industrial fixings. “This is meant to be a community space, welcome to everyone,” said Brian. “We liked what is happening in Oakland Park and thought this space was a perfect fit.”

On the menu are artesian baked goods from Daniella at Tartastic and treats from local chocolatiers. Tarts, empanadas, loaves, truffles–your barista will suggest the perfect pairing with your coffee. For the tea lovers, Switchbox has joined with a tea master offering a full selection of JoJo teas.  Switchbox is located at 3446 NE 12th Avenue and is open daily from 6:30am to 6:00 pm.