Here are the best places for brunch in Miami. Weekend brunch isn’t as much of a meal as much as it is a lifestyle. It’s not for everyone, but it’s something everyone should try at least once before passing any judgements. When you live in beautiful always sunny Miami, brunch is in every weekend’s forecast. What’s great about brunch in Miami is that no matter what you have a taste for, our city has it. So, without further ado, here’s the 10 best places for brunch in Miami:
1. American Social
The perfect all-American brunch spot on the Miami River. Hang out in the upscale indoor dining room or sit on their waterfront patio watching countless yachts go by as you down endless mimosas. Wherever you decide to lounge in this Brickell hotspot for the afternoon, enjoy dozens of crafts brews on tap, delicious chicken and waffles or the cast iron blueberry pancakes and the lively atmosphere. Saturday brunch is from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
2. Nikki Beach
For the ones who can keep up and party literally all day long, the is one of the best places for brunch in Miami. Brunch at Nikki Beach will probably be your favorite spot. At this beachfront brunch spot, choose between a variety of food stations serving fresh pastas, fruit, salad, sushi and dessert by internationally known chefs. While this weekend brunch party costs $49.99 per person, spend the day on the sand sipping on $7 (with brunch purchase) house champagne and vibin’ to house music played by their resident DJ. The ultimate weekend brunch party is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3. Threefold Cafe
Run by Australian transplants Teresa and Nick Sharp, Coral Gables’ Threefold Cafe is home to some of Miami’s best avocado toast and aesthetically pleasing atmospheres. With a wide variety of international eateries in Miami, authentic Australian food isn’t an easy find. The couple chose to blend their native city of Melbourne’s coffee philosophy with the freshest breakfast food that usually includes Vegemite and mushrooms. Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4. Beaker & Gray
Since opening its doors nearly three years ago, this rustic Wynwood eatery quickly became a local hotspot for craft cocktails and has recently become just as good of a weekend brunch spot. This really unique place is one of the best places for brunch in Miami. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. order a variety of the restaurant’s small plate options to get the full eclectic dining experience at Beaker & Gray. To go with the sweet and savory dishes, this spot also offers a variety of unique craft cocktails that’ll pair perfectly with your brunch, like the Beats by Gray made with cava, mandarin orange, Giffard Pamplemousse and beet sorbet.
5. Eating House Miami
Where else can you order Capn’ Crunch covered pancakes made with condensed milk, candied cereal and topped with whipped vanilla butter other than Eating House Miami? Probably nowhere. Chef and owner Giorgio Rapicavoli, Miami’s first winner of Food Network’s Chopped, has created an epically creative and delicious brunch menu that brings locals in weekly. This Coral Gables hotspot may be a little pricey, but has a proven track record of satisfied brunch goers.
6. Planta South Beach
Calling all of my plant-based friends–this one’s for you! This vegan South Beach eatery hails from Toronto and has just opened its doors earlier this year, quickly becoming a local favorite. It’s actually the first ever Planta to open in the U.S.– yay for us! Now offering weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., this Miami hotspot has been attracting all vegans and omnivores alike to enjoy the perfect blend of fresh ingredients, great music and a lively atmosphere.
7. Glass and Vine
Another success of 29-year-old Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, this intimate garden oasis is the perfect spot for a delicious Sunday brunch. With a freshly updated brunch menu, Miamians are keeping this place full all weekend. Some new menu items include crisp ham serrano croquetas filled with bechamel sauce; carbonara fries doused in a black truffle crema, with bacon and Grana Padano; avocado toast garnished with toasted sesame, lime and dried Fresno chile; and brunch cocktails like sangria mixed with Chablis, Sauvignon Blanc, passionfruit vodka and fresh fruit; etc.
Nestled in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood is this great brunch spot for Latin-inspired farmhouse dishes like the Frita Benedict and Abuela’s Shrimp and Grits. From the moment you walk into this Instagram worthy food haven, you’re greeted by a friendly and sophisticated atmosphere and held in by the delicious aroma of carrot cake waffles with sweet cream cheese, cinnamon sugar and spiced currant syrup.
9. Mina’s Mediterraneo
Brunch at Mina’s is getting all your favorite and unique brunch dishes in one place. They have some of the classics like the Salmon Benedict or the Breakfast Platter with three eggs, roasted potatoes and toast. But, they also have delicious fusion cuisine featuring Mediterranean, Middle East and North African dishes. From the vintage travel decor to the international influences of Morocco, Egypt, Capri and Lebanon this place is one of a kind and knows how to serve a good brunch.
10. Greenstreet Cafe
Ever wonder where Jlo and Arod brunch when they’re in town? What if I told you they’ve been spotted brunchin’ at Greenstreet Cafe? Looks like even celebs know a good brunch when they try one. The best place for people watching and spending a relaxing weekend afternoon–after the wait there usually is to get a table, though! So, get there early for less wait time. Greenstreet Cafe offers a variety of Mediterranean-inspired dishes to your classic American dishes. You can find Nutella French Toast and the Lamburger at the same table, and that’s the norm. Oh, and bring your pups! Brunchin’ isn’t just for the humans.
There you have it! Some of the best places for brunch in Miami, now text your friends and make some brunch plans for this upcoming weekend!
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