Best Brunch In Miami: The Definitive Guide30 December, 2021by Bounce
Whether you need to recover from last night’s parties or you need a spot to plan the rest of the day’s activities, Miami has dozens of outstanding brunch options. This city is a foodie’s dream, and brunch is a big part of that.
You might not find your standard brunch buffet, just about every because Miami restaurant takes this meal very seriously. You’ll find their most interesting dishes on the brunch menu. Everything from falafel benedict to bacon jam, to fried chicken and waffles with a jerk syrup. That’s not to say you can’t get your fill of familiar breakfast classics.
Because of the superb weather, outdoor seating is a common theme. The people-watching pairs spectacularly well with bottomless mimosas and a poached egg. Miami is a social city, and its brunch spots are perfect for seeing while being seen.
Take a look at our definitive guide to Miami’s quintessential Sunday morning brunch spots, outdoor patios, and other great places to eat. And don't forget to drop off your bags with our luggage storage in Miami to make the most of your trip.
No. 3 Social
Wynwood - $$$$$ - Saturday - Sunday 11:30AM - 3:30PM
Located in the trendy Wynwood arts district, No. 3 Social is a rooftop bar that’s perfect for soaking up some sun while eating a delicious bottomless mimosa brunch.
This menu has a nice mix of refreshing, lighter options. Avocado Toast and a Chia Pudding (topped with fresh fruit) will help you start your day off right. This breezy rooftop also serves outstanding fresh oysters on the half shell.
Their chefs were wise to create some substantial dishes to soak up those mimosas. The Southbound Patty Melt comes with a rich brown butter béarnaise that will satisfy even the hungriest tourist. Looking for something sweet? Their French Toast comes combines smoky maple syrup with a mango jam to create one of Miami’s most complex brunch dishes.
Grab a bite before heading out to experience one of Miami’s coolest neighborhoods. You won’t want to be hangry while taking a picture in front of the Wynwood Walls.
Downtown - $$$$$ - Saturday - Sunday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Over Under is a cocktail bar and hangout for hipsters, foodies, and tourists who do their research picking a brunch spot before they head out to explore Downtown Miami.
In a town seemingly obsessed with Cuban pork dishes and fresh seafood, Over Under curates a refreshing veggie-forward menu. Their Veggieburger is drenched in their famous 800 Keys Dressing (their own take on Thousand Island) and served with loads of griddled vegetables. Check out their infinitely hip Instagram to get a low-down on specials like Jackfruit Curry Breakfast Burritos or Crispy Gator Bites (because this is Florida, after all). Their brick-lined bar is perfect for posting up with a Bloody Maria (think bloody mary with a Mexican twist of Tajin and Mezcal).
Red Rooster Overtown
Overtown - $$$$$ - Saturday - Sunday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Celebrating the Overtown neighborhood’s prominent African-American heritage, Red Rooster specializes in serving southern dishes and featuring live music. Each night of the week, Red Rooster hosts a DJ or live band to showcase an eclectic selection of music, but Gospel Brunch on Sundays is this restaurant’s crowning achievement. Dig into a brunch menu of comfort food favorites while listening (and singing along) to gospel music.
Magic City Donuts can either start or end your brunch. These delectable bites have guava cream cheese and dulce de leche. The sweetness doesn’t stop there. The Baked Tres Leches French Toast combines one of Miami’s quintessential flavors in tres leches filling with smoky bacon syrup and blueberries. C.K.'s Chicken and Waffle is one of the most indulgent dishes in Miami. Or try Red Rooster’s famous fried dark meat chicken, on a sweet potato waffle, all topped with a spicy and sweet jerk syrup.
Red Rooster Overtown is the perfect restaurant to start off an afternoon exploring this historic neighborhood, or a great jumping-off point to hit Wynwood, Downtown Miami, or the Bayside Mall.
Coconut Grove - $$$$$ - Saturday - Sunday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Located just south of downtown in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, Ariete is a brightly lit, hip, and lively restaurant that serves one of the best brunches in Miami. The inviting atmosphere pairs perfectly with a nice variety of delicious dishes, a killer bloody mary, and other craft cocktails. Feeling the heat? The Ariete Spritz provides instant refreshment while you peruse the menu.
The Frita Benedict combines your classic poached egg with chorizo, hollandaise, and delicious Cuban papita potatoes. Walking to their outdoor seating area or the bar, you’ll notice their famous Chug burger will be the most common sight, and for good reason. This might not be your idea of a classic brunch plate, but you won’t regret ordering this consensus favorite. Bread & butter pickles and Ariete’s secret sauce are simple, savory toppings that make this burger unforgettable. If you’re looking for something sweet, check out The O.G. for a pancake topped with guava and whipped cream cheese.
With classic modern-American flavors with a South Florida twist, Ariete is the perfect place to grab a relaxing meal before exploring Coconut Grove’s charming gardens, eclectic architecture, and superb shopping. Coconut Grove is also perfect if you’re on your way to or from South Miami.
Coral Gables - $$$$$ - Saturday - Sunday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Eating House is bringing stalwart chef and local icon Giorgio Rapicavoli’s award-winning menu to the Coral Gables neighborhood.
Anyone with a sweet tooth will be in heaven at Eating House. Their Cuban Bread Torrejas (aka Cuban French Toast) combines the classic cinnamon-soaked bread with guava and house-made syrup to create a perfect blend of sweet and citrus flavors. The Cap’N Crunch Pancakes will bring out your inner nine-year-old, or satisfy your actual nine-year-old if you are out exploring Miami with the kids.
Anyone craving a savory and substantial dish will love the Carbonara Benedict, which tops their perfectly-poached eggs with applewood bacon, and black truffle. Looking to mix sweet and savory? Their perfectly crispy bacon has been candied in brown sugar and flaky salt and is the perfect accompaniment to any of their brunch dishes.
Coral Gables - $$$$$ - Sunday 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Phuc Yeah might win the award for either Miami’s best pun or best fusion restaurant, or both! This eatery in the Little River neighborhood brings together an eclectic menu the unlikely but delicious partnership between Cajun and Vietnamese cuisine. While many diners visit Phuc Yea for their specialty bao buns or noodle dishes, catching Sunday brunch on their vibey patio is a can’t miss experience.
Both Vietnamese and Cajun cuisine take cues from French influence and the Duck Confit and Waffles showcases this tradition brilliantly. Finding the Loaded Banh Mi too spicy? Gulp down Bottomless Red Sangrias or a Tropical Mimosa for a citrusy, boozy refreshment. Anyone with a sweet tooth would be crazy to pass up the French Toast Bites.
The eclectic menu and vibrant influences make Phuc Yea one of the most unique culinary experiences in Miami. Grab an outdoor brunch before exploring the Little Haiti neighborhood or heading out to the best shopping in Miami.
Miami Beach - $$$$$ - Saturday - Sunday 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Located on a rooftop with stellar views of South Beach, Juvia excels at providing customers with the luxury dining experience they would associate with Miami Beach. Their three-course Bottomless Brunch comes with unlimited mimosas, bellinis, grilled skirt steak, and shrimp ceviche. Or order off of their à la carte menu, which is loaded with high-end options like Beef Katsu Sandwich, Truffle Risotto, and Charred Roasted Cauliflower.
Their most delicious brunch dish would be the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict. It’s topped with a yuzu hollandaise that is both complex and rich.
Juvia is the perfect South Beach brunch spot to see and be seen. Their patio offers a glamorous experience that pairs perfectly with its indulgent menu. It’s perfect for one of those treat-yourself trips.
B Bistro & Bakery
Brickell Point - $$$$$ - Monday - Sunday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Located right on the Miami River, B Bistro & Bakery is one of downtown’s stalwart brunch go-to’s. Their menu leans into its French inspiration while doing well to incorporate a variety of International flavors into its breakfast entrees, sides, and baked goods. They have a covered patio as well as a breezy dining room. They don’t take reservations, but if there’s a wait, there’s a good reason for it. B Bistro & Bakery offers some of Miami’s best breakfast food and sweets.
If you’re craving southwestern flavors, the Reina Pepiada (similar to a gordita) is topped with cotija, avocado, chicken, herbs, and lime-based Wasakaka sauce, pico, and a fried egg. It’s a perfect blend of both familiar and new flavors. For anyone with continental leanings, the Croque Madame is a must-order. Smoked ham and poached eggs are topped with dijon béchamel, shredded gruyere, and Swiss cheese on a homebaked croissant loaf. This is comfort food at its finest. Their Pastelito Pancakes are topped with cream cheese mousse, guava, brown butter maple syrup, and vanilla crumble. You might want a shot of espresso after digging into that!
Anyone who has eaten at B Bistro & Bakery would recommend taking one of their house-baked goods to go. They specialize in brioche, danish, and croissants. They’re perfect for a satisfying snack while shopping or exploring the best museums in Miami.
Pinch Kitchen & Bar
Upper East Side - $$$$$ - Friday - Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
If you’re more into the no-frills experience, Pinch Kitchen & Bar is the spot for you. Their weekend brunch goes from Friday to Sunday, so you long-weekenders are in luck. Their patio and indoor bar area are lined with TVs, so there’s no concern about missing the big game.
Being a bar, they excel at serving outstanding bloody marys and offer bottomless mimosas, and have a menu filled with your brunch favorites and bar-bites. Start the table off with their K-Town Guac, which is a Korean-inspired Guacamole with kimchi. In proper Miami fashion, they have shrimp ceviche and ham croquetas.
Depending on your mood, dig into brunch favorites eggs benedict or chicken and waffles. Their burgers and Cuban sandwich are all great afternoon options. Pinch Kitchen & Bar may specialize in bar food, but they have one of Miami’s most decadent creations on their menu. It's their Brioche French Toast, which is stuffed with guava, and whipped cream cheese and drenched with a guava-maple syrup.
Key Biscayne - $$$$$ - Saturday 11:00AM - 5:00PM - Sunday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Located literally on an outstretch of Virginia Key, this restaurant overlooks Biscayne Bay and has incredible views of the city and water.
The Rusty Pelican’s menu is perfect for seafood lovers. They have Crab Cake, Smoked Salmon, and Lobster Benedict options that perfectly fuse this breakfast classic with the absolute freshest ingredients possible.
Rusty Pelican’s raw bar will make you never want to leave the beach ever again. Snapper Ceviche, fresh oysters, Florida Stone Crab, and Chilled Lobster Tail are a seafood lover’s dream.
If you’re craving something sweet, the Fruity Pebbles Pancakes will transport you back to Saturday mornings as a kid. They’re also the perfect option in case your children aren’t into seafood.
Grab a hearty meal and some ice-cold refreshments before heading out to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park to explore the sun and walk along the water (in other words, Miami’s version of hiking).
Miami is a world-class culinary city. From its famous authentic Cuban food to the modern “work hard, brunch hard” atmosphere of its trendy restaurants, this city knows its food. Whether you’re eating brunch on a park bench next to a food truck or in a high-end bistro, you know that the flavors are going to be incredible.
Wherever you end up eating, Bounce is here to make your trip as easy and worry-free as possible.