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Where to Eat Brunch in Miami

8 Restaurants
Brunch in Miami runs from bagels and lox in Wynwood to a Champagne-soaked rooftop buffet in Miami Beach.
Updated on 03 January 2023
Chug's Diner
3444 Main Hwy., 33133 Miami
$$ · Cuban

This terrific Cuban diner in Coconut Grove, fitted with dangling greenery and cozy booths, serves breakfast and brunch daily until 5pm. Their cast-iron pancake, slow cooked in clarified butter, is deeply satisfying. No meal is complete without at least one of their guava- and cream-cheese pastelitos. The warm, flaky pastry alone will guarantee a return visit. 

Michael's Genuine
130 NE. 40th St., 33137 Miami
$$$ · Contemporary

This Design District pioneer is as popular now as it was when it first debuted almost 15 years ago. The courtyard is a lovely place to linger, thanks to its lush greenery. The menu focuses on unfussy yet skillful cooking. Brunch plates like crispy octopus taquitos, breakfast pizza with bacon and fontina, and kimchi eggs Benedict keep fans returning.

Josh's Deli
9517 Harding Ave., 33154 Surfside
$ · Deli

Nestled on a busy street and flanked by tables out on the sidewalk, the interior—albeit small—is quaint and laid-back, featuring a counter with views of the open kitchen. The compact menu is a veritable tome of interesting and original takes on deli classics. Jewban is a playful, Jewish-inspired version of the Cuban; and starters, like latkes, arrive topped with spicy tuna and sriracha-cream cheese. From there, expect a few platters, pancakes done in various ways, and meat-focused sandwiches.

Le Zoo
9700 Collins Ave., 33154 Miami Beach
$$$ · French

This is a special place to see and be seen—by Florida's trés elite. Solid French food and classic sips are on the menu; even at brunch, there's salads Niçoise and tuna tartare, but also more brunchy fare like a Gruyere omelette or eggs Norwegian.

Los Félix
3413 Main Hwy., 33133 Miami
$$$ · Mexican

This is highly creative Mexican cooking that sends guests on a gustatory trip—at the hands of servers who are armed with ample information about the provenance of each ingredient. Recent brunch highlights have included a masa pancake with seasonal jam, blue corn arepas with eggs, and the classic huevos rancheros. 

Red Rooster Overtown
920 NW. 2nd Ave., 33136 Miami
$$$ · International

Decorative elements here, like a horseshoe-shaped bar, Moroccan tiles and leafy plants, convey a tropical feel, while sculptures curated by the Pérez Art Museum in Miami are an art historian's dream. Chef Tristen Epps is of Trinidadian background and puts his own unique stamp on  brunch—think eggs Benedict with oxtail and Berbere hollandaise and guava biscuits with pickled pineapple. 

MILA
1636 Meridian Ave., 33139 Miami Beach
$$$$ · Asian

It's hard to ignore the sensory overload that greets diners as they exit the elevator and enter this titanic-sized establishment. There are two full bars—one indoors and a second out on the terrace. Wood-carved artwork, natural materials, and a plethora of foliage blend seamlessly. Brunch is a two-hour buffet; if you can snag a seat, don't miss the eggs Benedict, starring a brioche bun, Bellota ham and blood orange hollandaise.

Zak The Baker
295 NW. 26th St., 33127 Miami
$ · Bakery

The crux of this all-day menu is baked, as in breads and pastries, along with sandwiches, soups and salads. The "BLT" features salmon bacon, lettuce and tomato all stuffed into a deliciously flaky croissant. For something sweet, get the flourless dark chocolate cookie bursting with whole toasted almonds.