Brunch Without Borders: Miami's Most Unique Brunch Dishes

By Nicole Schubert | April 9, 2019 | Food & Drink

Brunch—everyone’s favorite and most anticipated meal of the week. Between heading to your go-to corner coffee shop, picking up a bagel with lox and cream cheese from the neighborhood deli, or whipping up breakfast in bed for your special someone, there’s a multitude of ways to ring in week’s end and fill your brunch bonanza with a sweet craving. So in honor of this guilty pleasure, we sought out to find Miami’s top hot spots that not only serve up the outrageous, but forget that brunch has borders.

Here's the scoop:

HAVANA Café at The Mayhaw at St. Roch Market

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The ultimate iced coffee that’s spiked with heat. HAVANA Café, a cold brew cocktail shaken and stirred with HAVANA Club rum, is a coffee infused libation that puts a spin on the traditional craft cocktail. A vibrant twist on abuelita’s authentic cafecito, this new modern aperitif is a boozy brunch opener that promises to keep you wide-eyed and wide awake. Available for a limited time only, through April 20, at The Mayhaw at St. Roch Market, located in the Design District, the HAVANA Café is a must try. 140 NE 39th St, Miami, 786-542-8977, miami.strochmarket.com

Pastelito Pancakes from B Bistro + Bakery

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There’s no better way to end your week than with a Sunday brunch spread that’s state of the art, savory, and sweet. B Bistro + Bakery, a downtown Miami hotspot helmed by local star chef Henry Hané, is the ultimate eatery to flock to for unique eats inspired by flavors from across the globe. Featuring a rotating menu of decadent dishes, this neighborhood outpost offers scrumptious staples such as Spicy Tuna Toast, Truffle Buns, and Croque Madame. But if you’re looking for adventure, than we suggest tempting your taste buds on the Pastelito Pancakes crafted with cream cheese mousse, guava preserve, and brown butter maple and vanilla crumble. A treat that’s well deserved. 600 Brickell Ave, Miami, 305-330-6310, bbistromiami.com

Chai Waffles from Stubborn Seed

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A top chef that’s upping the brunch game one wildly delicious Chai waffle at a time. Jeremy Ford, the Executive Chef of Stubborn Seed and Top Chef Season 13 winner, is raising the brunch bar with stellar plates that are filled with bubbles of imagination and surprises. Bringing innovative and iconic items to the table, Ford offers Sunday brunch goers an elevated experience that’s top notch in ingredients, execution and technique. Between Organic Strawberry Donuts, Smoked Tennessee Pork Belly, and Chai Waffles (made with whipped expresso cream and spiced syrup), there’s a luscious confection for everyone to discover, even for those who aren’t looking to explore. 101 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 786-322-5211, stubbornseed.com

Alambre con Huevos Tacos from COYO Taco Brickell

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The best recipes are secrets—and at COYO Taco Brickell, owner Scott Linquist is serving up a top secret brunch that vows to kick off the weekend with a Mexican punch. Welcoming guests to join him for a south of the border early morning fiesta, every Saturday and Sunday, Linquist is planning on showing downtown Miami locals how an ordinary breakfast sandwich can be packed with loads of flavor. The Alambre con Huevos tacos—paired with the best Michelada in town—is an all-in-one brunch bonanza that’s layered with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, and pre Cinco de Mayo pizazz. 1111 SW 1st Ave, Miami, 786-773-3337, coyo-taco.com

Truffled Tater Tot Waffles from MC Kitchen

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The mighty tater tot: Baked or fried and sprinkled with seasoning, it will never disappoint. And at MC Kitchen, located in the Design District, Chef Victor Toro is combining two holy ingredients to create a spectacular boom of flavor that’s Insta-worthy and checks all boxes of a brunch well done. Truffled Tater Tot Waffles—topped with a poached egg and freshly shaved black truffles—is an over the top delight, recommended to pair with an MC Spritz. 4141 NE 2nd Ave 101A, Miami, 305-456-9948, mckitchenmiami.com

Chicken and Cheddar Pancakes from The Local Craft Food & Drink

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A Coral Gables stomping ground that’s serving up the soul of the southern spirit. The Local Craft Food & Drink, a gastropub celebrating its seventh anniversary, is bringing straight up southern comfort food to South Miami with a contemporary twist. Featuring dishes like Chicken and Cheddar Pancakes oozing with watermelon jelly and Bourbon maple syrup and Hushpuppies baked with blue crab and Mississippi comeback sauce, this down south country kitchen is due to bring back memories from grandma’s kitchen. 150 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, 305-648-5687, thelocal150.com

Righteous Waffle from Delicious Raw

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What if there was a solution to making everyone’s favorite breakfast items extra healthy and ultra-ecofriendly? Delicious Raw, a new to Sunset Harbour sustainable eating house and power juice oasis, is lending a hand in making brunch not only look great but taste great as well, with an outrageous recipe that’s two parts nourishing and equal parts mouthwatering. The Righteous Waffle, made with energy sustaining ancient grains, house-made vanilla almond milk, cinnamon and spice and topped with an abundance of blueberry lemon compote, fresh mint strawberry preserves, and vegan pure maple butter, is a breakfast addition that’s a whole world of different. 1828 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, 786-452-7575, delraw.com

Little Bao Bao from No Name Chinese

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When we think of brunch, what usually comes to mind is a bagel and lox, smeared with cream cheese, or banana pancakes and scrambled eggs. But in South Miami, there’s one outpost that’s whipping up the most anticipated meal of the week quite different. No Name Chinese—an Asian fusion restaurant lending homage to the traditional flavors and techniques of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine with a synthesis of Miami spice and culture—is transforming the historic Sunday feast into a dim sum palace with dynamic never before seen creations like the Little Bao Bao made with pan roasted baos, brisket broth, and chives, served French dip style. 7400 SW 57th Court, South Miami, 786-577-0734, nonamechinese.com



Photography by: HAVANA CAFÉ PHOTO COURTESY OF HAVANA CLUB RUM; B BISTRO + BAKERY PHOTO BY GIOVANNY GUTIERREZ OF CHATCHOWTV; STUBBORN SEED PHOTO COURTESY OF STUBBORN SEED; COYO TACO PHOTO BY DEYSON RODRIGUEZ; MC KITCHEN PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NAUGHTY FORK; THE LOCAL CRAFT PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LOCAL CRAFT FOOD & DRINK; DELICIOUS RAW PHOTO COURTESY OF DELICIOUS RAW; NO NAME CHINESE PHOTO COURTESY OF NO NAME CHINESE