Where to brunch in Miami right now

A list so good even those that hate brunch will love

Dec
13
2023

Ok, so we have to admit that we’ve been procrastinating this list because we just aren’t the biggest fans of brunch. We much rather do lunch. And when we do go to brunch we gravitate towards the less eggy things on the menu.
However, we’re doing this one for you because we have a funny feeling you love brunch. It’s also great timing because Miami restaurants are offering new brunch options.

This list cover the best place to do à la carte brunch in Miami. It’s such a good list that even those that hate brunch, will be pleasantly surprised. It covers one of our favorite pastrami sandwiches, some juicy burgers, a Mediterranean spread, and yes, we do have some good egg dishes.

Whether you want to day drink with your friends or take the family out for a nice mid-morning meal; just know we’ve got you covered. Hold on to your café con leche and take a seat back we’re finally going to brunch.

KRÜS KITCHEN


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3413 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Globally-inspired, seasonal kitchen

Tucked away in a cool, laid-back setting on the second floor, this spot is all about fresh, seasonal flavors. With a market-like atmosphere, you can dress up or keep it casual – totally up to you.

One of the highlights at Krüs Kitchen is their French Toast. This isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill French toast. We’re talking confit pears, chantilly, maple syrup, and a hint of cognac. And for all you egg fanatics out there (we told you we had some egg dishes in store), pay attention to the Egg Sandwich. They go all out with truffle gribiche, creamy avocado, tangy pickled onions, bottarga (fancy fish roe), and grilled mezzo doppio. If you’re craving something hearty, the Pastrami Sandwich is one of our favorite dishes we had in 2023. Picture towering layers of tender pastrami, Gooey gouda cheese oozes out from between the slices. The sandwich gets an extra kick from a tangy chili and ginger sauce, elevating the flavors. But the pièce de résistance? The caramelized onions, add an incredible touch of sweetness, balancing out the savory elements in every bite.

So, whether you’re looking for a brunch adventure with friends or just need to nurse that hangover, Krüs Kitchen has got your back. It’s a place where fine dining meets laid-back vibes and where the food is made from scratch with love and lots of soul.

 

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KLAW


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 1737 N Bayshore Dr
Cuisine: Seafood, steak

Roll into Klaw Miami for a coastal and lux brunch. The setting is nothing short of breathtaking, with a prime location overlooking Biscayne Bay.

This is the place to go brunch with the girls or when you’re simply looking to treat yourself to a view and a good seafood-forward brunch. Something rare to find in Miami.

At Klaw, brunch is served on the rooftop every Sunday from 12-3 PM. Start your meal with the bluefin tuna tataki and the stracciatella with marinated heirloom tomatoes, Banyuls vinegar, and Thai basil. If you’re looking for eggs, we recommend the King Crab Benedict served on an English muffin with a hollandaise sauce or the duck steak and eggs. We also loved the Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread served with scrambled eggs and chili-lime butter for your cornbread.

Oh and if there’s a place to order King Crab for brunch, it’s Klaw. Their Norwegian King Crab is harvested straight from the fishing village of Bugoyones in northern Norway & served with lemon-garlic butter.

ROSIE’S


Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 162 NW 73rd St
Cuisine: American, Southern

Located in Little River, Rosie’s serves up Southern American cuisine with an Italian twist. Get ready to dive into their Biscuit & Gravy with guanciale and chive to kick off your meal. Want to try one of our favorite Omelettes? Get the one at Rosie’s. It’s filled with gooey cheese and savory prosciutto and it’s their take on cacio e pepe pasta in the shape of an omelet. Craving something hearty? The Pastrami Hash is where it’s at. Sweet potato sformato (an Italian custard,) charred green onion gremolata and pastrami come together in this dish. And for some of the best-fried chicken, let’s not forget about their Chicken & Waffles. Crispy fried chicken meets fluffy waffles.

So, whether you’re planning a casual brunch date or a chill group outing with friends, Rosie’s is a great option.

MICHAEL’S GENUINE


Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 130 NE 40th St
Cuisine: Contemporary American

If you’re on the hunt for a brunch spot that ticks all the boxes, Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink is it. No matter the occasion, Michael’s has got your back. Brunching with the girls? Michael’s is the place to be. Brunching with the fam? Yup, you guessed it. Dining solo? Head towards the bar at Michael’s. It’s also a great date spot when you’re still getting to know that special someone and want to subtly impress them. Brunching outside on a nice patio? Check.

Let’s take a closer look at the dishes that you can’t miss. Spanish Tortilla made with creamy fontina cheese, topped with fresh chives, and served with a smoked paprika aioli. Next on our list is the Shakshuka, a Middle Eastern take on eggs cooked in a tomato-infused harissa sauce with feta cheese, crisp radish, and cilantro sprinkled on top. Pro tip: scoop it up with the house-made pita! For a twist on a classic, get the Croque Madame. This French sandwich, features pit-smoked ham layered on a buttery croissant. Topped with a fried egg, cave-aged gruyère cheese, and a truffle béchamel sauce.

LOS FÉLIX


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3413 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Mexican

If you love a freshly made corn tortilla and/or arepa, then you need to check out Los Felix. Founders Pili Restrepo, Josh Hackler, and chef Sebastián Vargas have created a menu that respects and follows the traditional and almost extinct Milpa farming techniques of heirloom corn. Here you will find familiar and comforting Latin flavors presented in a refined way.

Some of our favorite dishes for brunch include the Arepa e’ Huevo, putting their spin on a typical Colombian breakfast dish, and their non-traditional version of Mexican Chilaquiles with the option of adding caviar or braised pork belly. Your meal should be paired with a bottle of their thorough selection of natural wine or one of the best Micheladas we’ve had in town while listening to some vinyl records.

The dishes are pretty small so we recommend going with one other person so you can get more bites out of a dish.

 

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CHUG’S DINER


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3444 Main Hwy Suite 21
Cuisine: Cuban, American

Welcome to Chug’s Diner, where the vibes are as vibrant as the streets of Coconut Grove. This spot brings the Miami Cuban American experience to life with a menu that’ll make you want to have brunch for all 3 meals of the day. Picture a cozy little diner nestled among the eclectic shops and sunny streets of the Grove with a great patio for people-watching.

Chug’s, is the kind of joint that makes you feel right at home from the first sip of coffee, and if Miami were a diner, this would be it.

What sets Chug’s apart from the rest? Its menu, of course. Every dish is a tribute to the city’s Cuban-American roots, from the non-traditional Pan con Lechon with mojo and tonnato sauce to the Short Rib Boliche served with white rice and sunny-side-up eggs. Some of our favorite savory and caserito dishes.

Order the best Cast Iron Pancake, slow-cooked in clarified butter and warm maple syrup with an order of Beltran’s Bacon, thick steak cut bacon with smoked maple syrup. Craving something more American? Get the Diner Burger, with caramelized onions and sharp American cheese giving you a delicious balance of salty and sweet.

 

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EATING HOUSE


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 128 Giralda Ave
Cuisine: American

We all know the struggle of waking up on a Sunday after a crazy night you may or may not remember. You said you’d go to brunch, and thankfully you didn’t choose a light brunch. You chose Eating House. The destination for a brunch splurge by Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli with dishes like the ‘Eggs on Eggs’ with soft eggs, créme fraîche, a generous serving of American caviar on a slice of brioche; and the ‘French Dip’ Burger with Vermont cheddar, caramelized onion, beef ‘au jus’ and fries.

Chef Giorgio takes childhood dishes and elevates them like the Loaded Tater Tots with black truffle cream, applewood bacon, and lots of parm; and the Cap’N Crunch Pancakes with vanilla butter, condensed milk ‘syrup’ and candied cereal. No one can eat this on their own so order it as your brunch dessert for the table to share.

We recommend making and a reservation and sitting on the patio when the weather is nice.

DOYA


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 347 NW 24th St
Cuisine: Aegean, Turkish, Mediterranean

Doya, in Wynwood, is serving Aegean flavors from the coast of Turkey. We’re talking dips, local produce, lots of olive oil, and refreshing dishes. It works for a date (at night or during the day), with a large group, with the family, or for a birthday. Name the occasion. It works for anything.

Join them on Sundays from 12 PM to 3 PM for brunch. Their menu is packed with sweet and savory Turkish meze. Go for the Three Eggs & Sucuk, served sunny side up with Turkish beef sausage. For $68 you can feel like you’re in Çeşme with the full Aegean Breakfast Table. It includes cheese, veggies, olives, olive tapenade, the Fistik Ezmesi (pistachio paste), fig marmalade as well as Turkish buns, dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), fruit, pastrami, and more.

They also have a selection of Pides (Turkish flatbreads) like the beef pide with tomato, onions, peppers, and parsley, or the feta & eggs pide, featuring fresh feta and parsley.

THE NEW SCHNITZEL HOUSE


Neighborhood: Little River
Address1085 NE 79th St
Cuisine: German

This place is a revamped Miami classic that knows how to serve up some serious flavor. It doesn’t scream traditional brunch and we’re SO into that. It’s dark, retro, and we kind of want to wear sunglasses indoors. We’d come here with friends or with that special someone that you feel super comfortable with.

The Pretzel at Schnitzel House is a work of art. Picture this: a warm pretzel ready to be dipped in creamy beer cheese, topped with pickled onions, B&B pickles, and served with two types of mustards. Another MUST is their signature dish, the Veal Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy. It’s a crispy veal schnitzel, over a delicious mushroom gravy, and topped with a fried egg. Also please get the Asparagus dish. Tender asparagus paired with a perfectly cooked 6-minute egg and a tangy turmeric mustard gribiche.

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LPM RESTAURANT & BAR


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1300 Brickell Bay Dr
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

LPM always gives us vacation vibes. When it’s raining outside, it feels sunny inside LPM.

It stands out for its French Mediterranean and Nicoise cuisine and beautiful decor inspired by the French Riviera. They serve delicious pasta, seafood, and meat dishes using fresh Mediterranean produce such as lemons, artichokes, and olives. It’s impeccable in service, ambiance, and food.

What we like about this menu is that we can still get some of our favorite dinner dishes during the day. Start with the simple Crevettes Tièdes À L’huile D’olive, warm prawns in olive oil. If you love chicken, get one of our favorites: the Coquelet Au Citron Confit.  If you are looking for something more brunch-y, go with the Oeufs Bénédicte et Hollandaise au Homard for a French twist on brunch classics, poached eggs with velvety lobster Hollandaise. And don’t miss the Pain Perdu Façon ‘Cyrus’,  French toast with a side of spice ice cream.

ORNO RESTAURANT


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address1350 S Dixie Hwy
Cuisine: New American

Looking for a brunch spot in Miami that grows its ingredients on a farm nearby? Check out Orno by Chef Niven Patel.

Chef Patel is committed to using fresh, quality ingredients, and local when possible. Some of the menu’s produce even comes straight from Chef Patel’s backyard farm, Rancho Patel.

Looking for farm egg dishes? Try the Grilled Wagyu Steak served with wood-roasted farm eggs, heirloom tomato, and chimichurri; Maine Lobster Toast with avocado, farm egg, everything spice, and chili oil; and Housemade Pastrami Benedict topped with hollandaise, poached farm egg, and latkes.

For something sweet go for the Belgian Waffle with Honeycrisp apple and maple crème fraîche, or the Ricotta Pancake topped with Nutella and hazelnut praline.

 

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