8 Must-Try Miami Brunches

By Carissa Chesanek  |  October 29, 2013
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Considering how busy our lives are, it's no wonder dinner is often a grab-and-go affair, and everyone knows the value of a quick lunch during a busy work dat. But there’s one meal of the week designed to encourage serious lingering: brunch. From bottomless mimosas to hearty, hangover-busting soup, here are eight must-try options for the beloved weekend meal.

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    Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

    This Midtown spot, popular with the afterwork happy hour crowd, has a new brunch menu that’s making the weekend herd salivate. Its buttermilk waffle served with berries and vanilla crème will satisfy any sweet tooth, while the crispy soft-shell crab sandwich with caper remoulade should provide perfect morning-after relief after a long night.

    3252 NE First Ave.; 786-369-0353

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    Pincho Factory

    This brand-new Coral Gables eatery has been popular with locals since it opened, thanks in part to its 24-hour-marinated steak skewers, but brunch holds its own too. Served every Sunday from 11 AM-3 PM, the menu offers nutella waffles with caramelized bananas, red velvet pancakes topped with peppermint cream cheese, and the highpoint of the menu: a 12-strip bacon-wrapped omelette smothered in the cheesiest of sauces.

    30 Giralda Ave.; 305-446-5666

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    660 at The Angler's

    The new brunch stew served inside this cozy boutique hotel isn’t called the "hangover beef soup" for nothing. With ground beef, potato and poached egg, this traditional dish from Paraguay will ease your post-party haze in no time. Chicken ropa vieja Benedict on focaccia buns sounds like it might do the trick as well.

    660 Washington Ave.; 305-534-9600

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    Over the Counter

    Sure, these guys offer bottomless mimosas and sparkling wine, but they also have something that others don’t: potent Panther iced coffee. While we're all for their new ratatouille and egg dish with sauteed eggplant, seasonal squash, tomato fondue and 63-degree egg, the Hong Kong duck n' waffles is where it’s at, served with duck cracklings, five spice maple syrup and Asian pear kimchi.

    1250 S. Miami Ave.; 305-374-4612

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    Toro Toro

    Parked in the lobby of the InterContinental Miami, this Pan-Latin steakhouse is known for shelling out meaty, family-style brunches to Downtown dinners, and there's also an impressive selection of bottomless cocktails to give you a midday buzz. Pair the unlimited beef barbacoa grilled cheese - made with toasted brioche and aji rocoto salsa - with the Bloody Marias, and you’ve got yourself one fine never-ending, stuff-your-face meal.

    100 Chopin Plaza; 305-372-4710

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    Happy Wine in the Grove

    While this might be Coconut Grove's locals staple for inexpensive bottles of vino, this hidden gem also provides solid Spanish tapas-style brunch. The revoltillo Español, with three scrambled eggs, roasted peppers and shrimp, makes for a hearty meal, while the simple assorted meat and cheese plate should suffice as the perfect snack for lightweight nibblers.

    2833 Bird Ave.; 305-460-9939

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    Mercadito Midtown

    This Mexican joint has been spicing things up in Midtown at all hours of the day with their monthly rotating specialty tacos and zesty cocktail options, but now things just got hotter. They’re offering brand new brunch items to devour like the huevos ahogados - poached eggs and chipotle-hollandaise sauce - and cocktails like the herradura blanco-powered "V-9."

    3252 NE First Ave.; 786-369-0430

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    The Federal Food, Drink, & Provisions

    Tucked away inside a Buena Vista strip mall, this cozy, dimly lit, deer-head-lined space serves up serious comfort food, including a new brunch menu. It's impossible to resist dishes like crab hash and green eggs and ham, or, if you're looking for something sticky sweet, fall-inspired pumpkin spice French toast with bourbon caramel. 

    5132 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-758-9559