8 New Brunch Spots to Add to Your Rotation, Stat
On the hunt for a brunch that’s anything but the same old eggs-and-pancakes routine? You’re in luck. From sticky pork belly bacon bites to vegan and gluten-free pancakes and waffles, we’ve found eight new brunch spots you need to try, starting this weekend.
Root & Bone South Miami
Excellent news: One of our favorite new spots for Southern food and ’Gram-worthy vibes is now open for brunch. And we can’t wait to try the chicken biscuits. And the sticky pork belly bacon bites. And, of course, the banana cream pie waffles. The best part? Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday. All. Day. Long.
5958 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami; 786-785-1001; rootnbone.com
Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud is worth a visit anytime—but especially during brunch. Don’t miss out on the French scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on a piece of toasted brioche, the Moroccan shakshouka with a slow-poached egg or the ricotta pancakes topped with Chantilly and maple syrup. While you’re at it, sip on frosé or the Wake-Up Call cocktail with cold-brew coffee and Baileys foam.
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way; 305-421-8800 or bouludsud.com/miami
We know you’ve been to Top Chef Jeremy Ford’s new Miami Beach restaurant for dinner. But what about brunch? The restaurant recently launched a $25 three-course menu complete with buttermilk biscuits, charred sourdough and ricotta, smoked Tennessee pork belly and cinnamon sticky buns. Upgrade to $45 for the bottomless drink option and you’re in business. No food coma has ever been more worth it.
101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-322-5211 or stubbornseed.com
Yep, you read that right: Geoffrey Zakarian’s Point Royal has officially entered the Sunday brunch game and it’s nothing short of what you’d expect to see (and eat) at a palace. The expansive spread includes everything from fried chicken and mac and cheese to house-made pastries, custom waffles, a carving station and a raw bar with stone crab and oysters. The real winner, though, is a bottomless Bloody Mary cart that generously [[frequently?]] rolls to each table.
3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood; 954-602-8750; pointroyal-fl.
You already know why we love Fort Lauderdale. And now we’re giving you one more reason to visit this sun-drenched city ten miles north: brunch at Bar Rita. On Saturdays and Sundays, sink your teeth into avocado breakfast tacos, maple habanero chicken and waffles, and steak and egg fajita skillets. Oh, and did we mention this spot serves breakfast margaritas (tequila, orange juice and Champagne)? Say no more.
1401 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-990-6658 or barritaftl.com
We don’t know how we survived this long without Plant Miami’s organic, gluten-free plant-based spins on our favorite brunch items, but we’re happy we’ll never have to go another weekend without them. We’re eyeing the papaya “lox,” which is served with smoked papaya, avocado, almond “cream cheese,” cucumbers and capers, and the waffles with coconut “whipped cream” and sous-vide pineapple.
105 NE 24th St., Miami; 305-814-5365 or sacredspacemiami.com
Michelin-starred D.C. restaurant Fiola recently set up shop in Coral Gables, and with it came the restaurant’s charming Sunday jazz brunch. The Italian-inspired menu ranges from overnight oats and ricotta pancakes to heartier items like wood-fired Wagyu short ribs and lobster ravioli. We’ll take one of each, please.
1500 San Ignacio Ave., Coral Gables; 305-912-2639 or fiolamiami.com
As far as we’re concerned, it doesn’t get much better than dining on an egg, potato and black truffle baked casserole while lounging on Seaspice’s gorgeous patio on the Miami River. Did we mention the bottomless rosé? You’ll have a prime viewing spot of mega yachts cruising along the downtown waterfront as your glass is continuously refilled. Yep, this is Miami luxury at its best.
422 NW North River Dr.; Miami; 305-440-4200 or seaspicemiami.com