8 Neighborhood Gems for Brunch Around Miami

By Carissa Chesanek  |  May 27, 2015

You recently told us your favorite brunch places in Miami, and the list was predictably full of some big names. But there are some worthwhile neighborhood gems out there too. Here are eight to try now. 

Buena Vista

The District Miami
The affordable menu includes customizable eggs Benedict and bottomless Bloody Marys, served in a cozy setting with brick arches and ceiling murals. 
What to order: Guava French toast ​doused with guava syrup ($10).
190 NE 46th St.; 305-573-4199

South Beach

Tongue & Cheek
A local favorite, this trendy spot offers hearty New American plates, bottomless mimosas and friendly service, making it a no-brainer for the hungry weekend crowd.  
What to order: Fried chicken and cheddar waffles with honey and syrup ($19; pictured).
431 Washington Ave.; 305-704-2900

Coral Gables

Swine Southern Table & Bar
BBQ may dominate the dinner scene at this rustic smokehouse, but come brunch expect the likes of Nutella-enhanced waffles and homemade ice cream. 
What to order: Icky sticky buns with maple-bourbon toffee syrup ​($10; below).
2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd.; 786-360-6433


American Social
At this cool hangout with a waterfront patio overlooking the Miami River, dig into big plates of American favorites like burgers and mac 'n' cheese.
What to order: Steak Benedict ($19.50).
690 SW First Ct.; 786-801-2466


Vagabond Restaurant & Bar
Housed in the recently renovated 1950s-era Vagabond Hotel, this casual venue serves a diverse, globally inspired menu in an ultrahip, busy setting.  
What to order: Yeasted waffles topped with plantain butter ($11).
7301 Biscayne Blvd.; 786-409-5635



Josh's Deli
Chef-owner Josh Marcus is always inside his quaint, no-frills Jewish deli, whipping up authentic dishes ideal for Sunday morning hangover cravings. 
What to order: Croque Mad Man made with pork, cheese and duck confit ($16).
9517 Harding Ave.; 305-397-8494



This tiny hole-in-the-wall consistently delights with solid creative seafood plates served in a laid-back, cool interior overlooking Edgewater's busy streets. 
What to order: Crab Benedict with Worcestershire butter ($18; below).
210 NE 18th St.; 305-374-4635


Key Biscayne

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
There's a reason why this luxury resort's well-known brunch buffet is a favorite: its elaborate, high-quality offerings range from raw-bar fare to an omelet station.
What to order: All-you-can-eat buffet ($85 per person). 
455 Grand Bay Dr.; 305-365-4500