Miami: Top 10 Brunch Spots
● Greenstreet Cafe (Coconut Grove) – Mosey on over to this Grove hot spot on Saturday mornings with your pup in tow. Always a little wait for an outdoor seat, but absolutely worth it. The watermelon lemonade is divine, but if you are looking for a drink of the non-virgin variety, sort opt for the blood Mary. ● Balans (South Beach) – You don’t need a night on the town when you can have the mimosas at Balans. Get sloshed after a delish meal and keep the energy up with a game of I Spy. It can’t get any better than pointing out a Lincoln Road tourist set over eggs Benedict. ● Baleen (Coconut Grove) – May we recommend this resto for the views alone. Secluded from the usual cluster of tourists, locals arrive decked in their Sunday best. An assortment of brunch fare is presented inside, but definitely ask for a seat by the bay.
● The Biltmore (Coral Gables) – Pretty much the best place for Easter Brunch. Book your table early, come with a very empty stomach and an open wallet, and dress appropriately; this isn’t South Beach. ● Nemo (South Beach) – This dinnertime favorite features a prix fixe, all-you-can-eat brunch that rivals anything set up in Marie Antoinette’s day. And it won’t leave your bank account empty; gather a group and settle in for some yummy food. ● Ice Box (South Beach) – Oprah put this place on the map when she voted it “Best Cake in America.” Brunch is served on Saturday and Sundays. The menu rotates, but the options are always pleasing. ● Delano (South Beach) – Though we’re sure most people book a table for a chance celeb sighting, the food ain’t so bad either. Bring along a bathing suit and try to sneak through hotel security for a post-meal tanning sesh. ● La Piaggia (South Beach) – Not your typical steak & eggs locale, but this is where the Euros come to refuel on Sundays. Chill under the umbrellas or on the sandy veranda, cork some cherry bombs, and soak in the sun. ● News Café (South Beach) – Ideal for scoping out Miami’s finest — or, should we say tourists galore. Expect to see lots of skin, rollerblades, and fanny packs while you grub on greasy eggs and Med-themed fare, and drool over the scenery (and, we don’t mean the Atlantic Ocean). ● Big Pink (South Beach) – Leftovers from last night’s revelry can be spotted drooling over the mac and cheese. But for you more classy individuals, the brunch set gets pumping around 11. The portions are ginormous, but they always help curb a hangover.