The casual, convivial nature of brunch lends itself naturally to a weekend of South Beach revelry. It’s the perfect opportunity to get the dish on the night before over hangover-beating plates of sweety, carby goodness. And while it’s hard to mess up a pancake or spoil a batch of scrambled eggs, all brunches are not made equal. Herewith, your guide to morning cures for your Miami–apologies in advance–vice.
Upland came to Miami by way of New York, bringing with them a California-inspired menu. Geographically convoluted, maybe. Delicious, without question. Food here balances between gluttony and grace, in the way West Coast eating demands. Get your açaí bowl fix or tuck into a plate of chilaquiles with skirt steak and farm egg. And, if you’re feeling particularly saucy, sign up for the bottomless boozy brunch.
49 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The brunch menu at Kyu is tight and to the point. You’ll find more drinks to order than you will dishes, and that’s a good thing. Who really wants to really scan through a mountainous menu first thing in the morning? There is freedom, sometimes, in limitation. Anyway, you’ll have all you need. Good luck pulling yourself away from a plate of crispy banana and bourbon French toast. (It’s like ice cream on a plate, basically.)
251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127
Aussies are today’s breakfast champions, hands down. Threefold Cafe brings their Melbourne-inspired fare to Coral Gables with locally-focussed ingredients and absolutely killer coffee. Expect colorful plates packed to the brim with flavor.
141 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
For brunch at Michael’s Genuine, pick between the usual suspects like smoked salmon on an everything bagel or unexpected hits like crispy rice cakes with egg, chorizo, and Florida rock shrimp. Accessible inventiveness is the name of the game at this Miami Design District restaurant, where international flavors take the American breakfast to new heights.
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
Blue Collar’s menu is divided into Eggy Stuff, Syrupy Stuff, Salady Stuff, and Othery Stuff. What follows is self-explanatory. Food here is just like grandma made, only filled with arguably more tasty goodness. The French toast is made from brioche and the egg muffin gets cooked up with duck confit. More is more, right?
6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
The view from Juvia is worth a trip in and of itself. The Prince-purple restaurant serves a menu inspired by French, Japanese, and Peruvian fare. For their prefix brunch, that translates to dishes like swordfish a la plancha over coconut rice and smoked salmon eggs benedict with yuzu hollandaise. It’s a lot of food–and flavor–to take on so early in the day, but we’re sure you’re up for the task.
1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139