The Absolute Best Brunch in Miami
From bottomless mimosas and drag performances to trendy bakeries, these spots have the best brunch in Miami.
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 powering through last night’s hangover) that really sets the tone for a solid weekend. From OG favorites like La Mar to hot new spots making their brunch debuts, and even a few Michelin-recognized spots, there are a ton of options for those looking for the perfect way to spend your weekend morning. Here are the best places to brunch in Miami.
Blue Collar Restaurant
Blue Collar understands 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 at 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.
MasterChef Israel winner Tom Aviv’s new restaurant Branja has jumped on the brunch train, serving a mix of sweet and savory dishes on both Saturday and Sunday. Using lots of spices and Israeli flavors, you’ll find dishes like Egg Salad Bruschetta made using white sourdough that’s layered with a beet skordalia base and a classic Shakshuka made from a rich tomato and bell pepper sauce topped with eggs, tahini, brave, and preserved lemon served with challah. This brunch also boasts a pretty solid list of cocktails including a Bloody Moses (like a Bloody Mary, but with mezcal) and a Dill Smasher, a deep green libation made with dill-infused gin, housemade mint syrup, and lemon chlorophyll water.
If you’d rather spend your Sunday at a relaxed cafe than pounding bottomless mimosas, head to Caracas Bakery. This laid-back spot has pastries, breakfast sandwiches on freshly made rolls, and toast piled high with toppings like avocado and chili flakes, ricotta and seasonal jam, or almond butter with cinnamon. The Venezuelan bakery also serves traditional delights like Cachitos, which are fluffy buttery pastries filled with diced ham and cheese. You can grab a coffee and take your treats to go or linger—either way, you’ve got to spend your morning at one of the best bakeries in town.
Klaw has brought rooftop brunching in Edgewater. Its brunch takes place on Saturdays and Sundays 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
La Mar by Gastón Acurio
Perhaps one of the most elite brunch options in Miami, La Mar by Gastón Acurio is definitely on the treat yourself side with its $135 per person price point, but 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 ceviche, causa, sushi, salads, 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
Down in Coral Gables at Fiola Miami, you’ll find a lovely rooftop called La Terrazza that features Jazz Brunch on Sundays. The a la carte dishes range from raw bar items to wood-fired entrees and Fiola’s pasta dishes like Fettucini Carbonara and Lasagna della Nonna. Whether you’re sticking with coffee, opting for a bellini, or taking a trip to the Bloody Mary bar, live jazz and panoramic rooftop views mean you really can’t go wrong.
Perhaps one of the most Insta-worthy brunch spots, Little Hen is an English-style breakfast and brunch restaurant that also serves high tea. The fun floral decor is show stopping and welcoming and it makes for a perfect setting for a leisurely brunch with pals. The menu features all the classic breakfast foods like Omelets, Chicken & Waffles, and Steak & Eggs, but one of the most popular dishes is the Rose Petal Pancakes topped with rose petals and served with a rose water-infused syrup.
Los Felix Taquería
A cozy spot in the heart of Coconut Grove, this Michelin-starred restaurant is inspired by Mesoamerican heritage—and that influence stretches to its brunch menu as well. The offerings range from simple and classic like Al Pastor Tacos to slightly unexpected flavors with unique presentations like Corn Grits served with wild-caught Florida shrimp, black truffle emulsion, lime caviar, shaved truffle, and scallion. For a traditional Mexican brunch, opt for Huevos Rancheros or Chilaquiles paired with a housemade Michelada.
Nikki Beach Miami
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.
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.
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.
R House Wynwood
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 with dishes like the R Cuban Breakfast with scrambled eggs, moros y cristianos, and tostones. It's enough to 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.
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.
Dine al fresco at Serena at Moxy South Beach where the open-air rooftop is meant to channel the vibes of Oaxaca and Mexico City. Served on both Saturday and Sunday, the brunch menu is filled with favorites like Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles con Huevos, and four different varieties of Eggs Benedict with toppings from lobster to truffle mushroom. An agave-fueled menu of brunch cocktails completes the setting. Don’t forget to check out the bar area where some of the seats are actually fun swings for that perfect brunch photo op.
How to book: Via website
Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.
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.