Hidden Gems: The Best Restaurants in West Palm Beach You’ve Never Heard Of

Step away from the takeout menu. It’s time to explore the hidden gems of West Palm Beach! These restaurants might be easy to miss if you don’t know where to find them. Brightline is here to help.


We’ve compiled a list of 5 hidden gems that are some of the best restaurants in West Palm Beach. From an intimate date night spot to your new go-to juice bar or even your latest guilty pleasure, there’s a place out there for everyone. Let’s dive in.

  • The Blind Monk

    “A hidden paradise.” “Off the beaten path.” “An escape from everything.” The Blind Monk’s glowing online reviews make it clear that the restaurant merits hidden gem status.


    Despite an unassuming exterior, The Blind Monk is a chic, intimate spot with delicious food from morning to night. Whether you stop by in the morning for some coffee and breakfast—we suggest the shakshouka—or you settle in for a cozy dinner, the restaurant is a West Palm Beach must.


    Plus, its impeccable wine selection, old movie projector that plays black-and-white films on the wall and live jazz (Live Tunes Tuesday, anyone?) make it a romantic date destination.


    The Blind Monk is owned by West Palm Beach native Ben Lubin. Lubin is a marine and veteran, a French Culinary Institute graduate, a Certified Sommelier and the son of Congresswoman Lois Frankel. It’s a West Palm Beach staple.

  • Meraki Juice Kitchen

    Meraki Juice Kitchen serves up cold-pressed juices, coffee, healthy bites and good vibes. An offshoot of Christopher’s Kitchen, Meraki Juice Kitchen is the perfect place to catch up with friends, grab a bite or crunch through some work. You can dine in the restaurant’s bright and airy interior or relax on the sunny patio.


    With certified organic ingredients and a dietary-restriction-friendly menu, the only thing you’ll regret is that you can’t try everything in one visit.


    If you’ve got a sweet tooth, we recommend Coco Whip, their dairy-free soft-serve. Don’t forget about the savory items; their tacos, warm bowls and soup of the day are delicious as well.

  • Subculture Coffee

    Time to branch out from your go-to coffee chain. Subculture Coffee is the coffee shop locals love. It serves coffee, baked goods, sandwiches, salads and even beer and wine in the evenings. You’ll come for the caffeine and stay for the ambiance and good food.


    It’s a great place to get work done or enjoy your latest novel. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating, order a coconut latte and carrot cake and relax. There are plenty of outlets, so there’s no need to stress over your laptop battery.


    Looking for more than just a new favorite coffee shop? Subculture Coffee also hosts live music and a monthly Tacos and Hip Hop event.

  • Grilled Cheese Gallery

    Venture beyond the familiar downtown restaurant scene. The Northwood District’s Grilled Cheese Gallery will make it worth your while.


    Grilled Cheese Gallery, or #GCG, has an insanely indulgent menu. Try out a grilled cheese with mac and cheese, lobster or pulled pork. Looking for good poutine in West Palm Beach? #GCG’s got you. Just make sure you save room for their Instagram-worthy ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes.


    Comfort food + friendly customer service = your new guilty pleasure.

  • Sunset Bar & Grill

    Sunset Bar & Grill is a staple of West Palm Beach’s funky Northwood District. With local art, cozy ambiance and a top-notch food, it’s totally worth the trip from downtown.


    Everything on the menu is a must-have. Whether you go for a classic steak or the blackened dolphin, the chefs at Sunset Bar & Grill know what they’re doing. If the French onion soup or lobster bisque are the daily specials, make sure you order a bowl.


    We love the neighborhood feel of Sunset Bar & Grille. If you’ve never been a regular at a restaurant before, now’s a good time to start.

  • At Brightline, we like good eats. Have some hidden gems you’d like to share? Let us know what we’re missing on our Facebook page!


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