Food & Drink

The 13 Best Breakfast Spots in Miami

Published On 03/02/2015 Published On 03/02/2015
FELIPE CUEVAS
Threefold Cafe
GreenStreet Cafe
Buena Vista Deli
Phillip Pessar
Manolo y Rene Cafeteria
Paula Echevarria
Big Pink
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1. Threefold Cafe 141 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

The people here are taking it to the next level with items like breakfast lasagna, in which layers of eggplant, tomato, ham, Gorgonzola, basil, and tomato sauce are topped off with a poached egg, sprinkled with shaved Parmesan, and served with an arugula and olive salad.

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2. Donut Gallery 83 Harbor Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Key Biscayne)

As one of the only eating spots on the island, this 24-seat diner is like Cheers for the Key Rats. You can’t leave without ordering the TED, an open-faced English muffin with eggs, bacon, ham, cheese, and tomatoes.

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3. Greenstreet Cafe 3468 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)

The husband and wife team behind Green Street have created a casual atmosphere where friends and food are central so you can relax and enjoy vittles like fried calamari, lobster ravioli, chicken piccata, and paninis.

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4. Buena Vista Deli 4590 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

From Claude Postel, the French force behind deeply loved Buena Vista Bistro, and whose family's been making other people meals for seven generations in Paris, BVD's a Franco-style deli/cafe with a menu scribbled on chalkboards, two big counters full of pa

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5. Mo's Bagels 2780 NE 187th St, Aventura, FL 33180 (Aventura)

Curious about Matzah brei, the dish of matzo fried with eggs? On the run? Grab one of their signature bagels to go.

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6. S & S Diner 1757 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132

With close proximity to Downtown, this diner hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1938. An unpretentious environment and an iconic and U-shaped counter with red leather barstools make it the perfect place for breakfast.

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7. The Original Lots of Lox 14995 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33176

Who says you have to go all the way to Aventura for good bagels? Thankfully, this Greek-run Jewish deli (trust us, it works) makes a mean bagel. Get there early as items run out quickly. Pro-tip: They are very serious about their smoked fish selection, so learn the lingo before you go.

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8. Manolo & Rene Cafeteria 281 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132

This 24-hour cafeteria is a nice departure from the Starbucks and Au Bon Pains of the world. Offering fresh squeezed juices, strong coffee, and a robust menu of breakfast food and sandwiches, most items come in under $10.

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9. Josh's Deli 9517 Harding Ave, Miami, FL 33154 (North Miami Beach)

Josh's Deli is a "homey", kosher-style deli that has a menu that offers breakfast, soups, salads, and obviously "sandwiches and stuff".

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10. True Loaf Bakery 1894 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Cult following is putting it lightly. They don’t have a menu as their items are baked fresh daily and constantly change except for their flaky croissants of varying fillings,.

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11. The Big Pink 157 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

The Big Pink's a family-style restaurant that plates just about every form of comfort food you can imagine, from waffles and pizza to the famous Big Pink TV Dinner. There's also a large number of flatscreen TVs lining the walls, allowing you to catch up on sports while you down your chow.