A fresh blueberry tart from Buena Vista Deli

A La Folie Café
This French café has some of the best outdoor seating and peoplewatching in town, and its crêpes offer a sweet alternative to standard eggs. Besides coffees and teas, you’ll find chocolats like Pur Cacao (pure cocoa and steamed milk) and Chocolat Fou (with Grand Marnier), available in cup or bowl portions. Breakfast served from 9 AM, 516 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-538-4484; alafoliecafe.com

Angelina’s Coffee & Yogurt
Nestled within the Shops of Midtown Miami, this ivy-lined mom-and-pop shop puts the break in breakfast. Its three-topping omelet varieties please the savory set, while sugarphiles love sweet crêpes filled with raspberry, apricot, or strawberry jam. Breakfast served from 8 AM on weekdays, 3451 NE First Ave., Miami, 305-424-9129; angelinascoffeeandyogurt.com

This London import with three Miami locations has a soft spot for eggs Benedict, serving six varieties (including crab cake and smoked salmon). And its plethora of before-noon cocktails, such as the St. Germain Blush, makes it hard not to want to stay till lunch. Breakfast served from 8 AM, 1022 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (and other locations), 305-534-9191; balansrestaurants.com

Buena Vista Deli
This airy and quaint younger sibling of the popular Buena Vista Bistro is helmed by a French Canadian family with experience running eateries in Paris. The menu offers baked-inhouse breads, a vast array of pastries, and specialty quiches as delicious alternatives to American-style breakfasts. Breakfast served from 7 AM, 4590 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-576-3945; buenavistadeli.com

David’s Café
Lovers of the traditional Cuban breakfast, look no further than this South Beach institution, where croquetas de jamón and cafés con leche abound. The only things more authentic than the food are the ambience and the waiters’ guayaberas—total Cuban sabor. Breakfast served 24 hours a day, 1654 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach (and other locations), 305-672-8707; davidscafe.com

Donut Gallery Diner
Don’t let the name fool you; there are no doughnuts at this Key Biscayne landmark, but it serves practically every other breakfast staple. We love the before-noon combos, such as the French toast Ted’s Special (bacon, ham, cheese, tomato, and egg between slices of French toast). Breakfast served from 5:30 AM, 83 Harbor Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-361-9985; donutgallerydiner.com

GreenStreet Café
People-watchers and pup lovers alike congregate here for the parade of local Grove flavor on display from its plush and ample outdoor seating. Besides the buzzing atmosphere, the restaurant boasts more than 20 varieties of coffee (ever hear of the Bellaccino?) and traditional American fare. Breakfast served from 7:30 AM, 3468 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove, 305-444-0244; greenstreetcafe.net

Jimmy’s Eastside Diner
This no-frills Greek-style diner has kitschy signage throughout. Daily breakfast specials include deliciously greasy and abundant servings—such as steak and eggs, and fruit-stuffed pancakes. Its frisbee-sized omelets are a great, great help in recovering from a night of revelry. Breakfast served from 6:30 AM, 7201 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-754-3692

S&S Diner
Old-school charm reigns supreme here, with classic movie posters on the walls, a horseshoe-shaped Formica bar, and vintage plates. S&S has dished up American diner cuisine since 1938, and little has changed since, with some menu items, such as the S&S Special, dating back to its opening day. Breakfast served from 6 AM, 1757 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-373-4291

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