The best breakfast spots in Miami

Where to have breakfast on a weekday

May
13
2024

Keep this guide handy when you’re looking for the best breakfast spots in Miami. 

Miami needs more breakfast spots. However, this list is solid. It covers Venezuelan, American, Cuban, and even Australian dishes for the morning.

Maybe breakfast is underrated. Either way, we think this list will make itself handy when you want to start your morning with a hearty meal, and it’s a weekday. It could also be a great list for when you have friends from out of town that you want to take out for breakfast. Some of these are even great for an informal breakfast meeting.

This is not a brunch list, although some of these spots are great for the weekend. We’ll point out which ones. The most important thing about this guide is that all of the restaurants offer weekday breakfast.

FLOUR & WEIRDOUGHS


Neighborhood: Key Biscayne
Address: 19 Harbor Dr

The island of Key Biscayne is lucky to have what we think is one of the best bakeries in Miami. Luckily for you, Flour and Weirdoughs is the spot to come before the beach with your friends or family on the weekends too.

It’s also a great place to work from. There’s indoor seating and it’s pretty quiet during weekdays, after the morning rush. So, if you live in Brickell, you work from home and need a break from your apartment. Cross the bridge, you’ll be in bakery heaven in 10 to 15 minutes.

Flour and Weirdoughs is a rustic bakery that mills its flour in-house. All their sourdough breads are organic and filled with nutrients. If you’re looking for a ready-to-go breakfast item, we’d go for their eggs deep danish with eggs, bacon, and cheese; a simple basic AF croissant (yes, that’s the name), ham and cheese croissant, or their famous It’s brisket b*tch croissant named after Britney Spears that comes with provolone, grain mustard, cured brisket (they cure it in-house for 11 days). And let’s just say, this is our favorite croissant in Miami.

If you have time to sit and enjoy your breakfast, try their new menu. On Thursday – Friday from 8 AM to 2 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 8 AM to 11 AM, you can get the best pancakes you’ve ever had, eggs a la HuancainaJessa’s egg sandwich on a homemade bun.

On Saturday and Sunday, from 11 AM to 2 PM stop by for a brunch that even those that loathe brunch, will love. They’re making handmade pastaShokupan garlic rolls, and the best Pub burger we’ve had in recent times. And let me tell you that a homemade bun makes a difference.

CARACAS BAKERY


Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 7283 Biscayne Blvd

The new Caracas Bakery located in MiMo is a great spot for a casual breakfast after the gym. We’d linger after breakfast, and stay working here. It’s even great for a breakfast meeting. And we’d also bring our friends from out of town to this spot. 

Caracas is a French-inspired bakery and cafe, with a hint of Venezuelan. We love the industrial feel of the bakery balanced out with softer wood finishes that remind us of Japanese bakeries.

They offer different croissants (sweet and savory), pastries, breakfast toasts, eggs, cachitos (a Venezuelan must), and more. If you’re going for the cachitos, stop by earlier. These do sell out. 

Try their newer croissant flavors, like the salmon and cream cheese or the turkey and cheese. If you’re looking for a hearty sandwich, try the BEC with soft scrambled eggs, thick-cut bacon, and cheddar cheese served in their sweet potato bun or the BLT.

Caracas Bakery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 8 AM – 4 PM. On Sunday they close at 3 PM.

EL BAGEL


Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 6910 Biscayne Blvd

Your body is screaming, “carbs” after a good sweat. You planned your workout on a Saturday morning, so you can stop by El Bagel after.

The earlier you pass by the gym, the better, for El Bagel. They open at 8 AM and close at 2 PM, however, they often sell out of bagels! You can pre-order for pick-up to avoid waiting in line.

You’re either taking the bagels home or if the weather permits, eating them on the outdoor deck (they have seating in the front and also in the back).

If you want to keep it simple, go for their salt bagel with scallion cream cheese (vegan option available). Other amazing sandwich orders include the Lox Supreme with locally-smoked lox, English cucumber, dill, pickled onion, tomato, capers, and cream cheese; and the open-face Midday Snack with chives, red onion, and Lox cream cheese. Make sure to add smoked trout roe as an upgrade. Sometimes they have bagel specials, like the Garlique, which sounds divine.

El Bagel is also a great spot to pick up before heading to work or for pick up before heading back to bed. They are open 8 AM – 2 PM every day except Tuesday. 

 

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CHUG’S DINER


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 
3444 Main Hwy Suite 21

This is a diner for Miami. And yes, it includes a ventanita. If you’re going with one other person, the best seat in the house is at the bar. If it’s a group we’d sit inside at one of their booths or outside for people-watching. You can pretty much stop by Chug’s at any time of the day for an all-day breakfast experience. It’s also a great option for Saturday and Sunday.

This is the meal you deserve when craving a hearty breakfast, it’s also a great spot for a work meeting.

Order the best Cast Iron Pancake (these may take up to 25 mins to come out of the kitchen), slow-cooked in clarified butter and warm maple syrup with an order of Beltran’s Bacon, thick steak cut bacon with smoked maple syrup. 

Chug’s is open Monday – Wednesday from 7:30 AM – 3 PM, Thursday – Saturday from 7:30 AM – 10 PM, and Sunday from 7:30 AM – 7 PM.

 

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ENRIQUETA’S SANDWICH SHOP


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address186 NE 29th St

Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop located in the not-so-crowded area of Wynwood is a full-fledged restaurant serving Cuban breakfast. You can take a seat inside or order at the ventanita. It usually has a small, manageable line and your wait time will be dependent on your order. For around $7 we’re getting a cafe con lechetostada, and freshly squeezed orange juice. And depending on our mood, we’d grab a croqueta. 

We love this spot for takeout. It is a great place to hit before work. If you’re hungover, it will also do the trick. Stop by if you have just the right amount of energy to get off your car in sweats, order, receive food, and crawl back into your bed. 

Enriqueta’s is open from 7 AM – 3 PM Monday – Friday. On Saturday they open until 2 PM and on Sunday they are closed. 

MADRUGA BAKERY


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 1430 S Dixie Hwy STE 117

Located in South Miami, you will find Madruga, a neighborhood bakery that serves artisan bread, rustic pastries, breakfast, lunch, and coffee. You can come here with your friends after a workout class, by yourself for breakfast, or with a friend. If you’re on the run, it’s also a good spot to grab something to-go. 

It’s not the type of place you want to stay working from all day as the tables turn quickly during busy hours. However, we did see some computers and there are some plugs to charge your computer. 

For a savory breakfast, you’re ordering the melt-in-your-mouth Egg Sandwich. It comes with Niman Ranch bacon, sautéed greens, coastal cheddar, a runny organic egg, and fresh herb aioli on their soft onion poppy roll. Looking for something sweet? Pair your almond latte with the Ricotta and Jam Toast. This dense slice of their freshly milled Sonora toast comes with homemade ricotta and mixed berries. You can also swap the berries for tomato jam. Oh and if pastries count as breakfast for you, go for the Mini Lemon Polenta Cake.

Madruga is open Wednesday – Friday from 8 AM – 3 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 8 AM – 2 PM. It’s a good spot for weekend breakfast that gets busy. 

THREEFOLD CAFE


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 141 Giralda Ave

In our eyes, an Aussie breakfast at Threefold Cafe is great with friends, after the gym, for a work meeting, or when you want to have breakfast outside. 

Stop by for an iced latte, a Sausage McScharpy with a fried egg, an Italian sausage patty, cheese, caramelized onion, and tomato jam on a bun. They also have a whole avocado toast section with 6 different options. We recommend Il Piu Italiano with stracciatella, caponata, herbs, pesto, and breadcrumbs.

Threefold Cafe is open Monday – Thursday from 7:30 AM – 3 PM and Friday – Sunday from 7:30 AM – 4 PM.

UNDER THE MANGO TREE


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 737 5th St

Under the Mango Tree is a cozy family-owned Miami Beach spot to get one of the most amazing açai bowls. There’s literally a mango tree inside. You can shop in bulk and if you bring your bowl or cup, they’ll give you a discount. It’s loved by many and a great place to start your day or before heading to the beach on the weekend. We recommend the chocolate açai bowl blended with raw organic cacao and banana; topped with banana, coconut shavings, local Miami honey, and raw organic cacao nibs.

Under the Mango Tree is open every day from 8 AM – 6 PM, except on Sunday they close at 5 PM.

TINTA Y CAFE


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 1315 Ponce de Leon

Tinta y Cafe is a modern coffee house and ventanita with a location in Coral Gables and Miami Shores. If you care about Michelin accolades, this is the second consecutive year that they have received a Bib Gourmand!

If you’re in a hurry grab your coffee, croquetica, and sandwich through the ventanita. If you have time to sit and chill after a workout, we recommend you grab a table inside.

We love their sandwich selection (even for breakfast), our favorite is the Guajiro. You can have it with pork or chicken and it comes with Swiss cheese, sauteed onions, and drenched in a delicious mojo de la casa. The iced coffee with a croqueta, is the Miami duo you need. Go with the spinach or ham croqueta.

Tinta y Cafe located in Coral Gables is open Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM. On Saturday and Sunday, they close at 4 PM.

LA LATINA


Neighborhood: Midtown
Address: 3509 NE 2nd Ave

La Latina, located in Midtown, is our favorite stop for all things arepa and tequeños. And after a workout or a wild night out, that may be exactly what you’re craving. We recommend the Pelua with shredded beef and cheese or the Rumbera with pork and cheese. Make sure you get an order of boliarepas with nata tequeños or patacones topped with cheese. And don’t skip both salsitas. They have garlic and cilantro aioli that pairs well with everything.

La Latina is open from 9 AM to 10 PM, every day except on Friday and Saturday they close at 4 AM.

BEBITO’S


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 1504 Bay Rd #106

Bebito’s is your breakfast spot after pilates or yoga. You’re going to want to spend most of the day here, catching up on emails, or chismeando with friends.

It’s the sort of place where you can find chicken and short-rib croquetas but also a fried egg croissant with brie, prosciutto, honey mustard arugula, and caramelized onions. They also have a nova tostada with shaved cucumber tzatziki, beet puree, and pickled white onion with a soft egg. If you’re looking for something lighter, go for the almond butter tostada with fresh banana and Native Guy wildflower honey.

Bebito’s is open Sunday – Tuesday from 8 AM to 4 PM. On Wednesday – Saturday they close at 11 PM.

 

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MAJESTIC PORTUGUESE BAKEHOUSE


Neighborhood: Coral Way
Address: 3340 Coral Way

If you’re looking for your not-so-typical Latin bakery, check out the Majestic Portuguese Bakehouse located on Coral Way; Part Portuguese (yes, they sell pastel de nata & pão de queijo) and part Venezuelan (cachitos are also available). They have limited seating outside or you can sit inside with the AC, mesmerizing the pastry display.

The menu includes natural juices, scrambled egg dishes, salads, and sandwiches. We recommend going for an informal brunch and trying the Prego Traditional No Pão, Portugues for “Nailed” Steak Sandwich. This popular sandwich in Portugal is a rare find in Miami. The steak is marinated in garlic and is presented on freshly baked bread.

It’s a great spot to bring friends on weekdays and weekends. They are open from 7:30 AM – 7 PM from Monday – Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, they open at 8 AM.

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