Brunch is a sign of the good life anywhere, but brunch in Miami is sheer decadence. In a city full of exceptional cuisine, the best restaurants for brunch combine stellar fare, plenty of bubbly and cocktail options, as well as a swanky atmosphere. Let your friends know that Sundays are now booked for the rest of your lives.
Larios On The Beach
True Miamians—even those who are transplants—get their Cuban brunch fix at Larios On The Beach. Owned by the reigning queen of Miami, Gloria Estefan, this snazzy spot serves up classics like empanadas, ceviche, and Cuban steak and eggs. The waterfront view from Ocean Drive adds to the pizzazz, making this one of the most indulgent places to get brunch in Miami Beach.
A family affair, Morgans serves up killer brunch for Miamians in the know. The restaurant inside a little house nearly always has a line during prime brunch times, but it’s worth the wait if you’re the type who likes surprising fare like a chicken and waffle sandwich, or a chimichurri yogurt bowl. The selection of fresh juices eases any guilt from Saturday night’s antics, too. Tucked into the very edge of Wynwood, its place as one of the best restaurants in town is well established.
Brunch in Miami (well, technically, Coral Gables) doesn’t get any more decadent than The Biltmore: a historic hotel designed after the palaces of Spain and Italy. A spectacular buffet overflows with the best of breakfast and lunch. Delicacies like caviar and shellfish fill your plate next to pasta, made-to-order omelets, and carved meats. Champagne and bellinis are, of course, bottomless. Snag seating by the pool for a super-glam resort experience.
Cruise up Biscayne Boulevard to the edge of Little Haiti and MiMo to discover The Federal nestled into an unassuming strip mall. Don’t let the location fool you, though. This intimate hotspot serves some of the most delicious brunch in Miami, and it has the accolades to prove it. A major publication exalted theirs as the best biscuits in America. Wash them down with bottomless bubbly drinks or select beer—just leave room for specialties like lemon-ricotta pancakes and duck with sweet potato and marshmallows.
So maybe you aren’t a member of Soho Beach House, Miami’s celebrated private club. You can still nosh at Cecconi’s, the garden-like haven (attached to the club) that’s known for its Saturday Feast: a brunch soiree that starts a day earlier than the rest. Cuisine is traditional with selections like yogurt bowls, frittatas, and pancakes, but the pressed juice menu and tea list are extensive—and help to wash away the week so you can do it all again.