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Best Breakfast in Miami

Jump Start Your Day At Miami's 10 Best Breakfast Joints


Getting breakfast in Miami can mean anything from hitting up a fast-food drive-thru window, picking up a colada and tostada at your local Cuban cafeteria, or going for an epic 4-hour brunch with your BFFs. In short, we have plenty to offer, which can be daunting for anyone waking up famished. Luckily, you've got 10Best to help you figure out the right choice for a greasy hangover cure or an ultra-fresh gourmet first meal of the day.

When on the beach 10Best readers find much to enjoy at both Front Porch Cafe and Pelican Cafe for the beautiful ocean views and ultra-affordable breakfast options, while those looking for something quick and Cuban will love dropping in for a quick bite at Enriqueta's.

Dog-owners and the juice-and-yoga crowd will absolutely love the flavors and the ambiance at GreenStreet, one of Coconut Grove's hottest restaurants with outdoor seating and a pup-friendly staff. And there are even more places to be discovered if you just wake up early enough.


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Stepping into the outdoor dining area of Ambersweet, one of Mid-beach's latest offerings, you're instantly transported to the retro aesthetic of the Magic City. Located inside The Confidante Hotel, it's the perfect place for guests or visitors to grab a delightfully satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Named after the fruit by the same name (a citrus fruit that's part tangerine, part sweet orange, with some grapefruitt thrown in the mix), you'll certainly find the menu just as light and refreshing. Farm fresh omelets, Calle Ocho avocado toast (served on a crispy tostone), and an ambersweet french toast as just some of the morning options. Try the chickpea chopped salad, shrimp roll, or octopus tacos for a lunch after a swim. Or go with the lobster raviolo or mushroom bolognese come dinner time. Another bonus? Well-labeled gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options on every menu, as well as a slew of cocktails and mocktails to choose from.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Delightful dishes like Calle Ocho Avocado Toast and the Ambersweet French Toast will leave you satisfied and raring to go.

Priscilla's expert tip: Wine lovers should drop by Ambersweet's wine room every Wednesday afternoon for a tasting and food pairing with the restaurant's general manager for just $45 per person.

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Versailles
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The decor may be French, but the name is pronounced Ver-say-ez, Spanish style. And Versailles's cooking is Cuban all the way. Patrons swoon over deliciously authentic food and the dining room's opulence, complete with candelabras, gilt-framed mirrors and tuxedo-clad waiters. Still, everything's not as upscale as it sounds â€" the vibe is relaxed and dishes are happily affordable. Ropa vieja, made with zesty shredded beef, is a fine introduction to the bold cuisine, and arroz con pollo may forever change your opinion of chicken and rice. Keep in mind that the restaurant stays open until very late, until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3:30 and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights respectively, making it the Jersey diner of Little Havana. Want to know what's going on politically in the exilio community? Grab a cafe Cubano, a guava pastellito and have a seat, then keep both ears open.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Nothing says Miami breakfast like a buttery tostada, fried eggs, ham, and a colada, and you'll find that and more at this 305 classic.

Priscilla's expert tip: When you want to know what's going on politically in the exilio community, as well as find yourself a traditional plate of ropa vieja or even just a shot of cafe Cubano, head to this revered Cuban palace.

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Housed in a picturesque shopping center just outside South Miami's ever-popular Shops at Sunset Place, this fun cocktail bar boasts contemporary decor and crowd-pleasing cuisine. Attractive 30-somethings mingle over tantalizing cocktails such as the pomegranate martini or French vanilla swirl and nibble on scrumptious eats from volcanic garlic bread to Barcelona-style mussels to hearth oven pizzas. A full menu of satisfying mains, like the Filet Mignon with Shrimp and Lobster Quesadilla, satiates the hungriest patrons, and comforting sides like Truffled Mac'N'Cheese and Pancetta or Black-eyed Pea Orzo are designed to share. This place is a hit with the brunch crowds as well, serving 2 for 1 Bloody Mary's, $25 unlimited mimosas, and the only Egg Arepa Omelet we've ever seen on a menu.

Recommended for Breakfast because: From the Veggie Omelet to the Huevos Rancheros, everything at Town is downright delicious.

Priscilla's expert tip: The Berry Crunch French Toast and Banana Pancakes Foster alone is worth the trip to Town.

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Founded over thirty years ago as a modest coffee shop, serving their own brews alongside scrumptious, high-end pastries, Roasters and Toasters has evolved into a high-quality deli straight out of the streets of Manhattan. Roasters' n Toasters is everything a New York style deli should be. From their generous portions and fresh deli platters to their specialty sandwiches and desserts, Roasters are without question, among the top delis in town. Stop by one of their locations in Miami Beach, Ventura, or Kendall, or order online and see for yourself why Roasters' n Toasters was voted "Best New York Style Deli" in Miami.

Recommended for Breakfast because: When it comes to breakfast, few places top an authentic NY-style deli. With its eggs, latkes, and knishes, Roasters N Toasters is just that.

Priscilla's expert tip: Get there first thing on a Saturday or Sunday morning or expect to wait at least 30-45 minutes. It's worth it, though.

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Fontana


This restaurant is known for having the area's best breakfast (two kinds of bacon, endless frittata and omelet combinations, plenty of fresh fruit, straight from the oven pastries, Belgian waffles, and four different types of pancakes are just some of the selections), but its vast champagne brunch buffet on Sundays (10am-2pm) presents some tough decisions. Everything is presented so elegantly, you'll want a little bit of it all. How about an omelet made any way you like? Pasta? Sushi? Or even caviar? Afterward, there's a chocolate fountain and no shortage of sinful dessert offerings. Indeed, no one walks away hungry! Live music complements the meal perfectly, and al fresco seating is available in the tropical courtyard.

Recommended for Breakfast because: They have everything and then some: freshly baked bread, frittatas, omelets, crepes, fresh fruit, granola, bagels, Canadian or smoked bacon...you name it, they've got it.

Priscilla's expert tip: The beverage selection at Fontana can't be beaten and includes an impressive array of teas, as well as tropical juices, Lavazza coffee beverages, plus a breakfast bar with mimosas, champagne, and Bloody Mary's. However, if we had to choose just one, we'd go with the Bellinis.

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Headed by Chef Ed Malloy, Oliver's Bistro in Miami Beach offers a sizable breakfast menu, backed up by an equally impressive dinner menu revolving around American and Italian dishes. This venue spans the culinary field from Steak and Eggs and French Toast in the mornings to Shrimp Scampi and Chipotle Beef Tacos at night, and just about anything else your taste buds desire in between. Flatbreads? Check. Cobb salad? Check. Kobe beef sliders? Triple check. They open at 9 a.m. daily, with breakfast running through 2:30 p.m., and on the weekends they stay open until midnight for those on the beach with a late night craving.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Any place that offers brie for their omelet and has house-made corned beef hash deserves a place on our list.

Priscilla's expert tip: Oliver's has a great breakfast but you'll want to come for their weekend brunch for some extra goodies, including Oliver's popovers (wonderfully stuffed with scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese) and Dutch apple pancakes

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Named after the eldest daughter of owner Barclay Graebner, this organic-meets-soul food restaurant serves up a marvelous mish-mash of feel-good comfort food, including one of the most unbelievable brunches in Miami. Although the menu does include some less familiar foods, like a Moroccan Style Stew and Beet & Goat Cheese Tacos, it's punctuated by their contemporary twists on true classics like eggs benedict turned Benedict Burger (a meat patty topped with poached egg, ham or spinach, and hollandaise sauce), their Meatloaf with Smoky Mashed Potatoes, and the unbelievably cheesy Voluptuous Grilled Cheese (a gooey concoction of brie, gruyere, and white cheddar).

Recommended for Breakfast because: Fried chicken with biscuits and gravy, chocolate dipped waffles, vegan french toast...no matter your mood or dietary inclinations, Morgan's has your back, breakfast.

Priscilla's expert tip: If you're visiting Morgan's for the first time, make sure it's brunch. If it's your second time at Morgan's, try the brunch. If you've already been to Morgan's a few times...well, you know.

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This serene waterfront restaurant offers a magnificent view matched by a marvelously varied menu. The atmosphere is laid-back and casual, with selections of healthy, home-cooked food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you crave an omelet, they can whip up a masterpiece for you (from Ranchero to Reuben), and fresh juices are always available. The lunch menu features hearty salads, homemade soups and great sandwiches. Most menu items keep heart health in mind, but you can also throw coronary caution to the wind and sample decadent banana walnut French toast, granola pancakes with chocolate chips, or three scrambled eggs and cheese stuffed into a large, flaky biscuit.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Front Porch has an unbelievably varied breakfast menu, whipping up everything from Breakfast Pizza and Cajun Scramble to Corned Beef Hash and Soy Protein Shakes.

Priscilla's expert tip: Front Porch serves their delicious breakfast until 6 p.m., giving you plenty of time to crawl out of bed for your first meal of the day. But if you want to beat the crowds, get there early (preferably before noon).

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Start a day of business meetings or sightseeing by fueling up at this popular, buzzing cafe located in the bustling neighborhood of Coconut Grove. Whether you're grabbing a bagel, pastry or croissant to go or you're settling into while away the morning with a full meal and the daily news, this is the perfect choice for locals and tourists alike. GreenStreet offers indoor seating but it's the outdoor tables that are always busiest, often with patrons who bring their furry friends to this dog-friendly establishment. On the weekends, the dining room is especially crowded with couples and families enjoying fresh coffee and plates brimming with omelets, pancakes and fruit-topped waffles.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Their extensive selection of pancakes and omelets, plus interesting add on's for their other egg dishes (caviar, anyone?) make this a great breakfast choice.

Priscilla's expert tip: If you're in search of pancakes, this is your place. Some of the menu options include Red Velvet Pancakes, Blueberry Granola Pancakes, Whole Wheat Protein Pancakes, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, and even Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes.

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Buena Vista Deli
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The Design District has undergone many a transformation over the past decade, but one spot that has remained is the Buena Vista Deli. This French-leaning diner serves a spot-on breakfast daily, with a little something for everyone (well, most...sorry, vegan readers). For those on the go, there's ham & swiss croissant sandwiches, warm beignets, bagels, and fresh-squeeze juices. If you've got a bit more time to spare (and you'll definitely want to), there's more involved options like the Benedict eggs (with or without salmon) and Spanich omelet, plus a number of piping hot quiches (try the leek!) to be enjoyed alongside a crisp green salad because we all gotta eat our veggies. Weekends are for brunch as well of course, and they've got that here too, along with plenty of lunch and dinner options--from goat cheese salads and french onion soups to prosciutto paninis, croque madams, and even the ol' escargot, if you dare.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Sweet and savory croissants, bagels, omelets, fresh-squeezed juices, coffees, plus the rare but highly-coveted beignets, all in one spot? What more could you want?

Priscilla's expert tip: We mentioned the beignets, but did we also mention the option for nutella or vanilla on these sweet, pillowy baked goods? Bonus: you can also add nutella to your waffle order!

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Pris Blossom is a freelance writer and feminist mama with a love for travel, writing, music, film, craft beer, yoga, museums, cultural anthropology, and her awesome kid.

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