The Absolute Best Brunch Spots in Miami Right Now

Kick off the weekend (or any old Tuesday) with lavish spreads from South Florida’s finest.

Amber Love Bond | Amber Love Bond
Amber Love Bond | Amber Love Bond

Ask any Miamian their favorite meal and chances are you’re going to get a lot of the same answer—brunch. There’s something about day drinking (or drinking through last night’s hangover) that really sets the tone for a solid weekend. From OG favorites like 27 Restaurant to hot new spots making their brunch debuts, there are a ton of options for those looking for that perfect weekend morning situation. Here are the best places to brunch in Miami.

La Mar by Gastón Acurio
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Perhaps one of the most elite brunch options in Miami, La Mar by Gastón Acurio has finally brought back its epic brunch for the first time post-pandemic. While this brunch is definitely on the treat yourself side with its $135 per person price point, there’s plenty of opportunity to consume enough food and drink here to make it worthwhile. Available on Saturday and Sunday, it starts with a spread where you’ll find things like ceviches, causas, sushi, salads, anticuchos, fried whole fish, empanadas, seafood, and grill stations created with chef Diego Oka’s signature modern flair. That’s not all—there’s tableside Chaufa Aeropuerto and choice of a main course with options including lomo saltado and other traditional Peruvian cuisine. And we’re not done yet. Once you’ve indulged in all that savory food, your table is presented with a Dessert Retablo, which is basically a super cute colorful little house filled with a bevy of tiny desserts. Oh, and booze is included, too, in the form of brunch cocktails, select wines, beers, and champagne for two hours. Pair all this with the stunning views of Brickell and Biscayne Bay and you’ll never want brunch to end.
How to book: Reservations are available via SevenRooms.

Rosie's
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Rosie's

Little River
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Southern food for brunch is always a yes, and at Rosie's: The Backyard it’s done right. Chefs Akino and Jamila West have curated a menu that’s equal parts elevated classics and serious soul food. The menu features their famous Chicken & Waffles served with bread and butter pickles and made with calabrian chili oil; Wild Mushroom Polenta with charred kale, a poached egg, herb gremolata, and parmesan; and fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes topped with sweet macerated berries, ricotta, and toasted, crushed pistachios. The best part? This brunch is available Thursday through Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm—just in case you were looking to play hooky on Friday in favor of brunch plans.

Available for Reservations
Klaw Miami
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Klaw Miami

Edgewater
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Klaw has brought rooftop brunching in Edgewater. Its brunch takes place on Sundays (Saturdays coming soon) for $85 per person with a preset menu featuring seven to nine dishes and the choice of a main entree. The menu changes each week, but expect decadent dishes like Brown Butter Waffles, King Crab Roast, and Soft Scramble with shaved truffle. Of course, there’s always the option to add Norwegian King Crab to your meal for an additional charge.
How to book: Reservations are available via SevenRooms.

Orno
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Orno

Coral Gables
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This farm-to-table restaurant concept takes its dishes seriously with of the ingredients are sourced directly from owner, chef Niven Patel’s backyard farm, Rancho Patel. The recently launched brunch menu includes fresh takes on staples including a Belgian waffle served with Honeycrisp apple and maple crème fraîche; grilled Wagyu steak served with wood-roasted farm eggs, heirloom tomato, and chimichurri; and a housemade pastrami benedict served with hollandaise, poached farm egg, and latkes. Make it a boozy Sunday by adding bottomless Moet Brut and Rose champagne (for up to two hours) for $75 per person that includes fresh orange juice and peach puree so you can make your own mimosas and bellinis.

Available for Reservations
Grails Miami - Restaurant & Sports Bar
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Wynwood’s sneaker-themed sports lounge has officially launched an outdoor weekend brunch that starts at noon and ends at 4pm. Go full Miami by ordering the guava & cheese French toast, or classic with hot chicken & waffles served with fresno pepper honey, or satisfy your brunch sweet tooth with an order of Dirty Pancakes for the table made with Ghirardelli chocolate and dark rum maple syrup. There are also more bar-centric savory dishes like beer-brined chicken wings and poke nachos. And in true Grails fashion, you can pair your meal with a mimosa in a sneaker-shaped porcelain glass. This is the place to be if you’re looking to watch whatever game or match might be on that day, as their 60-plus TVs are sure to be tuned in.
How to book: Reservations are available via SevenRooms.

Sadelle’s Coconut Grove
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Sadelle’s

Coconut Grove
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Major Food Group’s super popular all-day breakfast institution, Sadelle’s, made its way to Coconut Grove and bought its notorious bagel towers and meticulously chopped salads along with them. Situated on the cross section of Tigertail and Mary Streets, this verdant oasis makes for a leisurely spot to meet with friends and family to enjoy sliced-to-order salmon, triple-decker sandwiches, and pastries paired with brunchy cocktails and Miami’s gorgeous al fresco views.

Available for Reservations

27 Restaurant

Miami Beach
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Located at Freehand Miami, 27 Restaurant is a full service bar and restaurant that features brunch every Sunday. Using ingredients from the property’s lush herb garden, chef Jimmy Lebron and team whip up standouts like Oyster Mushrooms and Labneh, Latke Benedict, Shakshuka, and Kimchi Fried Rice in a communal-style atmosphere. It comes as no surprise that the Bar Lab concept would have a solid cocktail program to complement the dishes, too. Specialty cocktails include Mack's Fault, made with Turkish coffee, fat-washed Old Forester Rye, cardamom, and Tiki bitters, and Ghost of 27, crafted with Bacardi 4, pineapple, lime, and rosemary orgeat.

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Nikkei cuisine has proven time and again that it adapts marvelously to brunch and this example is no exception. Here, you can start out with a Sake Sangria that doesn’t punch as hard as its wine-based forefather, before moving on to an Avocado Benedict where the traditional egg-and-hollandaise setup arrives atop a lightly grilled avocado. If sweets are your jam, opt for the Coco Matcha French Toast, a Japanese take on the classic layered with coconut, matcha cornflake crumble, and rich yuzu custard.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.

Not that brunching on Cauliflower Nachos and a Michy’s Fried Chicken sandwich was ever really a lacking experience, per se, especially when paired with the Absinthe-and-cucumber-juice hair of the dog that is the Green Beast. But throw in a drag show led by bearded bombshell Karla Croqueta and you’ve got a South Beach experience fit for everyone from tourists to industry types.
How to book: Reserve via SevenRooms.

R House Wynwood
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R House Wynwood

Wynwood
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The drag brunch at R House is a Miami Sunday tradition right up there with getting disappointed by the Dolphins. But unlike the Dolphins, R House is full of pleasant surprises, where in addition to the best drag revue in the city you’ll also get a menu that would be pretty fantastic even if it wasn’t raining men. The R Cuban Breakfast with scrambled eggs, moros y cristianos, and tostones would put you into a food coma if not for Miss Athena Dixon and her cadre of performers. And the Sweet Chili Chicken Wings are perfect if you get there too late for breakfast food.

Available for Reservations

Nikki Beach Miami

South Beach
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Long before brunch became as ubiquitous in Miami as Cuban sandwiches, there was Nikki Beach, whose Sunday spread was equal parts boozy feast and serious South Beach scene. And even though it seems like you can find quality brunch in a gas station nowadays, Nikki Beach still offers one of the city’s strongest with crepe, pasta, waffle, and prime rib stations headlining a colorful lineup that runs the entire length of the restaurant.

Available for Reservations

Bachour Miami

Multiple locations
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Brunch doesn’t have to mean heavenly amounts of cured pork and eggs six different ways. For a carb-ier, sugar-focused alternative, no place tops this beloved outpost from master pastry chef Antonio Bachour. In addition to the usual croissants and macarons, the heftier weekend menu also includes Guava and Cheese Pancakes, Challah French Toast, and a Spanish Scramble, all showcasing the same detailed deliciousness as their sugary counterparts.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

Phuc Yea

MiMo
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Perhaps South America’s most celebrated hangover cure is Sancocho, a hearty stew of meat, potatoes, tubers, and other vegetables. Cesar Zapata puts his spin on it as part of Phuc Yea’s brunch setup with a Sancocho Pho, harnessing the traditional Vietnamese broth along with Sriracha, rice noodles, and other Asian influences. There’s also a fantastic Fried Chicken Banh Mi and a coconut rum-drizzled Croissant French Toast, if you’re feeling like something more substantial than soup.

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While many cities reserve brunch for Saturday and Sunday, those cities are also catering to residents with jobs they can legally explain. Blue Collar gets Miami’s flexy lifestyle, and offers a full brunch menu all day, every day. So if you’ve got a hankering for Brioche French Toast, Shrimp and Grits, or a massive Breakfast Burrito slathered with chipotle sour cream and 3 pm on a Monday, they’re happy to oblige. You can still stop in for brunch on the weekend, too, but much like nightclubs that never close, it’s nice to know you have the option.

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The Rusty Pelican

Key Biscayne
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The last time you ate brunch at the Rusty Pelican was probably for a daytime wedding reception, but this storied venue with a postcard view of the skyline has seriously upped its food game in the last few years, and is now a must-visit for any occasion. Try the Pork Belly Waffle Sandwich with sundried tomato and maple mustard sauce. Or, if you’d like something sweeter, try the Frosted Flake-crusted French Toast topped with caramel sauce and cinnamon whipped cream.

Available for Reservations
Amber Love Bond is a contributor for Thrillist.