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Cocoa Village

Orlando, FL
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Cocoa Village, Orlando FL

Description

Cocoa Village is a cute historic area with sidewalk cafes and a waterfront park. You would never find it without knowing about it, because it's in the middle of an awful industrial area that looks like nothing nice could come out of it. Once you turn onto Brevard Ave, you are transported to a colorful street with pretty architecture from the 1920s. Bicyclists and families come here on Sunday mornings to sit at the sidewalk cafes and enjoy the sunshine. Ossorio Cafe has a lovely outdoor seating area right in the center of the historic buildings by the Cocoa Village Playhouse. You can sit by the flower boxes and enjoy a baked item. There are plenty of choices for places to eat- Ryan's Village Pizza, Village Ice cream, Dog and Bone British Pub, and El Bodegon Tapas in a gorgeous historical building. Harrison Street has a slight rise and twists to the side, which makes it nice in otherwise flat Florida. After shopping or eating, stroll down Harrison Street to the Riverfront Park, where there is a slightly grubby playground and a very fun splash pad for kids to leap around in the chlorinated water. The river here looks pretty grody, but it's nice nonetheless to enjoy the cool breezes off the water. You can walk along the river for a little while, stopping in the gazebos to look at the bridge.
After your  meal, drive (a 19 minute drive) over to Cocoa Beach for a stroll by the pier.
Also on the Space Coast is Brevard Zoo, which is in a gorgeous jungle and is a pure joy to walk around!

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Cocoa Village Playhouse on Brevard Ave.
Cocoa Village Playhouse on Brevard Ave.
Street in Cocoa Village.
Street in Cocoa Village.
Outdoor seating at Ossorio Cafe.
Outdoor seating at Ossorio Cafe.
The prettiest street in Cocoa Village, Harrison St.
The prettiest street in Cocoa Village, Harrison St.
Walking down Harrison Street.
Walking down Harrison Street.
Taco and Tequila Cafe.
Taco and Tequila Cafe.
Lovely architecture.
Lovely architecture.
Flowerpot.
Flowerpot.
Cool architecture.
Cool architecture.
Art Co-op.
Art Co-op.
Village Ice Cream.
Village Ice Cream.
Looking up Harrison Street.
Looking up Harrison Street.
Riverfront park gazebos and splash pad area.
Riverfront park gazebos and splash pad area.
Children enjoy the splash pad by the waterfront.
Children enjoy the splash pad by the waterfront.
Palm and riverfront.
Palm and riverfront.
Walkway along the river.
Walkway along the river.
The bridge as seen from Riverfront Park.
The bridge as seen from Riverfront Park.
 

Directions

From Highway 95, take exit 201 toward Cocoa Beach and head east on Highway 520/ King St. After four miles, turn right on Brevard Ave and park along the road.
Ossorio Cafe, 316 Brevard Ave, Cocoa FL 32922, call (321) 639-2423.
Dog and Bone British Pub, 9 Stone St, Cocoa FL 32922, call (321) 636-2828.
Ryan's Village Pizza and Pub, 4 Harrison St, Cocoa FL 32922, call (321) 634-5555.
Village Ice Cream and Sandwich, 120 Harrison St, Cocoa FL 32922, call (321) 632-9808. 
El Bodegon Tapas, 114 Harrison St, Cocoa FL 32922. 

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Last Updated: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:31:22 GMT