Brunch in Miami, been wondering where to go? Here are my top 20 picks all around town, with the scoop about what’s special — the kind of cuisine, view, “glam” quotient, gospel music, the deal, you name it. Bon appetit! Buen provecho!
Toscana Divino – Jazz Brunch and Italian Food
This Italian favorite in the Brickell Avenue area has just launched a jazz brunch, offering an outdoor table in their renovated terraza. Enjoy a mimosa (bottomless of course) paired with a classic brunch menu with an Italian twist — from pastas, oyster and shrimp to waffles miele and more. Choose from savory and sweet brunch offerings in a three course $55 prix fixe menu that comes with a tower of seasonal fruit, freshly baked breads & croissants with homemade marmalades and butter for the table. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; jazz from Noon.
Bayshore Club: – A Casual Waterfront Dining Choice
Bayshore Club is Coconut Grove’s newest waterfront dining destination that offers sweeping views of Biscayne Bay accompanied by sweet and savory brunch dishes. Available weekends from 10AM – 4PM, guests can dive into traditional and seafood friendly breakfast dishes such as the American Breakfast, Lobster & Queso Omelet, Medianoche French Toast and more. Outdoor covered seating. Municipal parking lot nearby.
Amal Miami – Brunch with a Difference, Modern Lebanese Fare
Now here’s something different and seriously delicious — modern Lebanese food for brunch at new Coconut Grove restaurant, Amal. Choose cold or hot mezze, a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast, From the Oven flatbreads, eggs and omelettes, entrees, sweets and sides. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking lot adjacent.
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Tanuki – One of Best Brunch Deals in Town
Tanuki in South Beach has what they call a Weekend Brunch Feast every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. which indeed it is. And the price is right! For $49 per person plus tax and tip you get a selection of starters, a choice of one entrée from an appealing list, and chef’s selection of desserts. Free flow beverage, a choice of wine, mimosa or bloody mary, beer, or prosecco (or all of the above) is a $25 supplement and for champagne a $45 upgrade. 1080 Alton Road, South Beach. Indoor and outdoor seating. Parking for customers.
Beach Bar @ Newport Pier — Stunning View
Beach Bar @ Newport Pier is welcoming back guests to its waterfront brunch with panoramic views of Atlantic Ocean. Dade-County’s only pier restaurant offers a Florida coast-inspired menu featuring Chicken & Waffle Sliders ; Classic Benedict, Canadian bacon, poached egg, English muffin and hollandaise sauce; Hangover Burger, potato fritter, fried egg, bacon and cheddar; Breakfast Tacos, scrambled eggs, chorizo, avocado, queso fresco and salsa rojo; and Brioche French Toast, thick cut brioche, berry compote and maple syrup. To pair with the flavorful entrées, patrons can sip on freshly made fruit and vegetable juices, mimosas, and hand-crafted cocktails. Liquid libations include the Beach Bar Bloody Mary with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Worcestershire, Tabasco, horseradish and fresh tomato juice, and the Mango Bellini with fresh mango and sparkling Prosecco.16501 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach.
MILA Miami – A Star Brunch in Town
Rooftop glam spot MILA Miami has a handsome outdoor space with a massive water feature, cabanas and landscaped setting. Its brunch philosophy is inspired by Asian and Mediterranean cultures. You buy a beverage package: the unlimited Champagne/Rose brunch two hour specials from $95 per person (Piper -Heidsick Brut Cruvee) or a non alcoholic package for $75. Each package comes with a generous buffet with salads, Mediterranean spreads, maki, sashimi, ceviche, chilled seafood, tataki and unlimited tapas. Then you can choose an entree from an enticing selection and a chef’s selection dessert platter, a veritable feast. Cocktails are also included in the champagne and rose packages. Brunch is offered Sunday from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. 1636 Meridian Ave Valet parking and municipal garage nearby.
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The Deck at Island Gardens – Spectacular skyline view and glam spot
For your brunch in Miami enjoy one of the top views of the Miami skyline in a glam, outdoor setting at The Deck. Their extensive Sunday brunch menu includes cold platters and salads, hot pots and carving stations, and dessert stations. Some of the choice picks are salt crusted whole fish station, roast beef with chimichurri sauce, assorted cheese and charcuterie, and ten desserts. As the day goes on, expect the energy and vibe to pick up with the addition of a DJ and dancing! Cabanas too.$65 per person which includes a glass of Mimosa or Bellini. Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Covered outdoor seating. Paid parking lot and valet parking.
Jaguar Restaurant – Solid Option for Latin American Specialties
Popular neighborhood spot for brunch in Coconut Grove for its Latin American food is Jaguar restaurant. The brunch menu served Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 3 p.m. includes Latinos-Benedictinos, Churrasco a Caballo, Caballeros Pobres, Breakfast Quesadilla, and their famous Chilaquiles. Brunch selections range from $12-$17. 3067 Grand Ave, Miami. Indoor and outdoor seating. Garage next door and street parking.
ZUMA – One of the Tops
The “new” revamped Zuma is better than ever. Choose indoors or outdoors overlooking the Miami River. It’s pricey, but always delivers on quality and atmosphere. Choose a champagne package with Roederer “brut premier” starting at $130 to $430 for Dom Perignon, truffle and caviar. The champagne packages come with a choice of cocktails, access to the sushi bar, cold and hot buffets and one entree per person. Food only packages start at $90 for adults and $65 for kids.Enjoy access to the sushi bar , cold and hot buffet, and a choice of entree and a deluxe dessert platter for the table to share. For groups, there are also large plates to share available at a supplement. 270 Biscayne Blvd way, Miami. Saturday and Sunday 11:30 to 2 p.m (Saturday) and to 2:30 p.m. (Sunday). Indoor and outdoor seating. Valet parking.