Mimosas prove it: You can have romantic, Champagne-fueled dates during the daytime, too. Here are a few trendy new brunch spots to warm up with your honey this winter in Miami.
Loba – Upper East Side
When you walk into Loba – lined with bookcases, long wooden farm tables, and hanging lamps – you’ll think you’ve been transported to a homey cabin in the woods. Nibble on some oh-so-lovely small plates like the chia pudding with mango, coconut flakes, berries, cacao nibs, pistachios, and local honey – it’s a little light, a little sweet, a little creamy, and a little crunchy. Then cozy up with the “ring of fire,” sweet potato waffle, which is not a “little” of anything: You’ll both understand if the conversation dies while you concentrate on savoring the savory-sweet combo of Serrano ham, Spanish fried chicken, chipotle butter, and Vermont maple syrup. Pair everything with watermelon-mango or peach-passion mimosas and you’ll have a romantic experience that rivals the city’s finest lounges.
The Butcher Shop – Wynwood
Venture to the arts district for a casual brunch that’s sure to please the meat-lover in your relationship. Wynwood’s The Butcher Shop is a hip restaurant and beer garden covered in graffiti art, climbing flowers, and potted palms. As of a few weeks ago, you can now order a brunch at the eatery. Grab a couple orders of hearty prime burger Benedict–that’s right, hamburger Benedict–and join the other cool kids sitting at the long picnic tables outside. You’ll be chatting with your neighbors about craft beer in no time. At the end of it all, you can walk off those calories by strolling the colorful streets as you plan out the rest of your day.
Tongue & Cheek – South Beach
The midday meal at South Beach’s Tongue & Cheek isn’t new, but the tunes are. Starting this month, the restaurant is hosting a weekly musical brunch series. Settle into one of the candlelit leather booths and take turns eating West Coast oysters while a sweet-voiced indie songwriter serenades you with an acoustic guitar. And if that weren’t romantic enough, you can get bottomless mimosas, bellinis, or bloody marys. Talk about sweet.