Best Brunches In Miami Beach

Bagatelle
Steamed Crystal Lobster Dumpling At Hakkasan

Steamed Crystal Lobster Dumpling At Hakkasan

los fuegos

Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena

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By: Angela Caraway-Carlton

Rise and shine! With its delectable restaurants boasting over-the-top buffets, sweet and savory dishes, airy patios and a party-all-the-time attitude, Miami Beach is the perfect destination for brunch. Grab your “brunch bunch”… here are some of the best spots in Miami Beach for a midday meal.

Bagatelle Miami Beach

With its loud music, flashing lights and Champagne bottles that sparkle—this entertaining brunch is the ultimate definition of “Sunday Funday.” Bagatelle, a high-end French-Mediterranean restaurant, will transport you to the south of France every Sunday with its party-all-day vibe and delicious signature dishes. Standouts include the toasted croissant stacked with poached eggs; lobster béarnaise and a celery remoulade; a dreamy homemade brioche French toast topped with mascarpone, caramelized banana and toasted coconut; and the hearty Bagatelle burger (for those who may have imbibed too much the night before). To really feast like the French, splurge on a bottle of Champagne or rosé from the extensive list—and be prepared to pace yourself—this brunch tends to blur the lines between day and night with a celebration that lasts until 6 p.m.

Brunch with a Pool View at Cecconi's
Brunch with a Pool View at Cecconi's

Cecconi’s Miami Beach

This longtime Miami Beach staple, tucked away inside the courtyard of the trendy Soho Beach House, is still one of the most beloved brunch spots in town. Enjoy the “Weekend Feast,” a lavish, all-you-can-eat buffet, on both Saturdays and Sundays. Sample fresh seafood, pastas and an omelet station where you can load up your eggs with veggies, cheeses and meats. Each person receives a complimentary welcome drink like a mimosa or Bellini, and groups of four or more can opt for the bottomless route. As soothing music floats through the air, enjoy your feast in the fairytale courtyard dotted with hovering trees and plants (and ocean breezes), or duck inside the stylish lobby for an intimate table and air conditioning.

Habitat Restaurant at 1 Hotel on South Beach
Arrive hungry for brunch at Habitat restaurant inside 1 Hotel on South Beach

Habitat

Habitat, featuring award-winning Chef Thanawat Bates, is located inside the eco-chic 1 Hotel South Beach and churns out a delicious brunch. You’ll want to arrive hungry. Choose from a raw bar packed with fresh oysters and smoked salmon; a sushi station with rolls from Pubbelly Sushi restaurant; a ceviche station offering a selection of fish and sauces; a made-to-order omelet station with inventive proteins like lemongrass langoustines and glazed filet mignon; plus pastries and other baked goods. Once you’re done stalking the stations, you can order from the menu, choosing from dishes like chicken and waffles, huevos rancheros and shrimp and scallion pancakes. For those looking to imbibe, there’s a Bloody Mary and Michelada bar (a cocktail made with Mexican beer, tomato juice and few signature seasonings), where guests can create their own bespoke brunch cocktail. Save room for dessert, like the donuts with spiced chocolate sauce, coconut Key lime parfait or chocolate beet cake made with milk chocolate mousse, chocolate crumble and fresh raspberries.

Hakkasan's Stir-Fry Shredded Beef in Chinese Honey
Enjoy Hakkasan's Stir-Fry Shredded Beef in Chinese Honey

Hakkasan

For some, brunch means loading up on dim sum, and Hakkasan, a modern Cantonese restaurant at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, is one of the most striking spots in town to nosh on these bite-sized portions. Hakkasan offers two chances to get your fill on Saturdays and Sundays, and the dimly lit restaurant delivers a romantic “day-date” vibe. It’s also great for large parties looking to share a leisurely brunch. Guests can choose to order à la carte or choose the suggested prix-fixe menu, where each guest gets a steamed dim sum platter filled with dumplings like Chinese chive with shrimp, seafood with black fungus; shrimp with cabbage; a fried dim sum combo; a main course such as crispy lemon chicken or smoked ribs; and a mango custard for dessert. When you’re done, you can walk around and take in the scene at the hotel.

Octopust at Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman
For an untraditional style brunch visit Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman

Los Fuegos at Faena Miami Beach

Want to break away from the traditional eggs, bacon and pancakes? Add some fire to your Sunday with the “Asado Buffet Brunch” at Los Fuegos at Faena Miami Beach, an Argentine grill known for live-fire cooking. An “asado” is an open-fire barbecue. It’s at the center of major social events in Argentina, where friends and family gather around traditional dishes and spend an afternoon catching up. At Los Fuegos, breathe in the smoky goodness at the buffet-style asado that’s heavy on meats and features a variety of South American-inspired dishes like tender slow-cooked ribeye, wood-oven porchetta and a tempting dessert tower.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Burrata at Essencia Restaurant
Essensia Restaurant's fried green tomatoes

Essensia Restaurant

If brunch is considered the reward for a morning of exercise, try “Zendays at The Palms,” a yoga-brunch-beach day at The Palms Hotel & Spa that happens every Sunday morning. After an invigorating Vinyasa yoga class in the hotel’s lush tropical garden, you’ll indulge in a prix-fixe brunch at Essensia Restaurant (known for using organic and seasonal ingredients) that includes a main course like the challah French toast with seasonal fresh fruits and pure maple syrup, or the BLTA Benedict with bacon, poached egg, tomato, avocado, hollandaise, greens, and garden herb potatoes. Add a dessert and a drink of choice. When you’re done brunching, escape to the secluded pool or a lounge chair on the beach. You’ll also receive a discount at the AVEDA Spa. Exercise, good food, the beach and the spa? Now, that’s a great Sunday, Miami Beach style!

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