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Meet Matt McKenna of Imperial Moto Café in Little River and Miami Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Matt McKenna.

Matt, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We are the direct result of a life long attraction to all things moto and the ever-loving pursuit of great coffee. Imperial Moto was founded in 2016 to disrupt the Miami coffee scene. It’s a blending of passions: 3rd Wave Coffee and Moto Culture. We wanted to create a place for creatives & connoisseurs to gather, work, and play. Our customers want more than the run-down establishments that call themselves specialty coffee shops. They are proud to support us and for that, we are extremely grateful. Imperial was also a great excuse to create a line of premium quality “made in the USA” merchandise. Our shirts and hats are worn by people all around the world. We feel blessed that we have been able to execute this unique idea and create an elevated experience for our customers.

Our flagship location is anchoring Little River on 73rd and NW 2nd Ave. Our Miami Beach pop-up is located at the Faena Bazaar on 34th and Collins Ave.

Has it been a smooth road?
Disrupting a market is always tough. Especially in a developing neighborhood. My business partners often hear me say it’s about staying in the game. Building a brand that changes one’s perception of a coffee shop experience has had It’s challenges, but it’s also been an extremely rewarding experience.  Seeing the customer reviews and hearing that someone had the “best cup of coffee” in their life is amazing.

Please tell us about Imperial Moto Café.
Specialty coffee, vintage motorcycles, lifestyle apparel brand.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Love the most: The people! Love the least: The traffic!


  • We are pleased to offer pour overs for $4 (Less then anyone else, and higher quality)

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