Ah, breakfast. Our favorite—and the most important, of course—meal of the day. But with so many options around town, how do you decide which ones are the best? Take our handy list as a guide to the top places to fuel up in the City of Miami. Some of these restaurants even serve breakfast all day, perfect for those of us who are late risers or just prefer pancakes over sandwiches, no matter the time.
If you want an egg sandwich that’s out of this world, LAID is the place to go. Breakfast all day is a thing here, and daily happy hours mean a mimosa in a huge mug will cost you just $4. It doesn’t really get better than that, does it? Located on a Wynwood block that’s oddly similar to parts of Williamsburg, you'd be forgiven for thinking you're in Brooklyn.
With Chef Jose Icardi at the helm, this iconic Shore Club eatery awakens guests with an authentic Mexican breakfast every morning. Featuring delectable dishes like salmon Benedict, Mexican-style French toast, and huevos revueltos tostada, locals and travelers alike are transported to an international culinary wonderland. A variety of fruits, pastries, and breads are also available, and the "create your own omelette" option completes the experience.
Chef Jose Icardi does it again. Situated within the iconic Delano South Beach, LEYNIA is a Japanese-infused Argentinean grill that doesn’t fall short when it comes to breakfast. Get ready to tackle bustling South Beach with a hearty menu that includes eggs served any way you like, batters, smoked salmon, and fruit. Fresh-pressed juices are also available, but the espresso and cappuccino are highly encouraged.
Italian food for breakfast? Yes, please. The menu at Fi’lia in Brickell includes à la carte options and brunch dishes seven days a week. Head here to start your day off right, with dishes such as the breakfast sandwich—served with fried egg fontina, sausage, and spiced parsley aioli—and beef carpaccio. Many other creative menu items will surely satiate your breakfast cravings.
A casual, pastel-colored dream breakfast spot in the Design District, OTL serves up coffee and breakfast bowls all day long. More of an overnight oats kind of person? They’ve got that, too, as well as an egg and cheese sandwich consisting of cheddar, arugula, and poached tomato. Or, try the tortilla Española, which comes with paprika aioli and charred long hot pepper.
No need to go all the way to France: You can find the most charming Parisian-style café in South Beach. A La Folie gives you that authentic European ambiance and traditional yet affordable fare. Outdoor seating is available on the sidewalk, and there’s an intimate patio for those in search of a romantic breakfast experience. Need help deciding what to order? Try the freshly-made almond croissants, baked eggs en cocotte with prosciutto and Gruyère, or any one of the sweet or savory crêpes. Of course, breakfast is not complete without fresh coffee, and the restaurant has a wide variety to choose from.
Having this one in Miami is really a gift to both tourists and locals alike. Recipient of the "Best Pastry Chef Award" at the 2018 Best Chef Awards in Milan, Antonio Bachour sure knows how to satisfy every sweet tooth with his delicious—and quite beautiful—confections. The menu at Bachour is characterized as Contemporary American, and features croissants (the Nutella and red velvet are both musts), macarons, bonbons, and petit gateaux.
If it’s a quick Cuban breakfast you’re looking for, Enriqueta’s is the spot. It’s been around for what feels like forever; grab a seat at the counter and order away. Eggs, Cuban toast, and coffee are staples here, but you can throw in bacon or fresh orange juice for added flavor. If you’re traveling by car you’re in luck, too. At Enriqueta’s, there’s a car wash right in the parking lot.
Another Midtown Miami favorite, Angelina’s is a casual eatery that’s made its mark on the healthy living crowd. Pick up a fresh green juice or a smoothie here, or go for one of the sweet or savory crêpes. One of the best things about this place is that it’s dog-friendly, too. So whether you plan to sit inside or out, rest assured Fido can join you for the first and best meal of the day.
A plant-based restaurant, Love Life Cafe is all about clean and fresh food without having to sacrifice for flavor. Here, you can enjoy a guilt-free vegan breakfast, including "egg" and "cheese" croissants, chlorophyll-infused arepas, and açaí bowls.