Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot for a chilled out morning with your partner or a lively atmosphere for a fun-filled weekend with friends, the brunch options in Miami are endless. So, what’ll it be—dulce de leche waffles or lobster and queso omelet? Egg shakshuka or a bagel tower with smoked salmon and all the fixings? Or maybe you’re all about the seafood buffet. From sweet to savory, and healthy to indulgent, satisfy your cravings and indulge in these 17 restaurants for the best outdoor brunch in Miami. Just don’t forget your floppy hat and SPF.
17 Restaurants for the Best Outdoor Brunch in Miami
We don’t know how we survived this long without the Bayshore Club’s vacation-inspired brunch but we’re happy we’ll never have to go another weekend without it. Dive into creative breakfast dishes, from the lobster and queso omelet to the Medianoche French toast with Nutella, caramelized bananas and rum maple syrup. Don’t forget the “almost traditional breakfast,” with crispy bacon, poached organic egg, lemon hollandaise and your choice of breakfast potatoes or grapefruit with rum sugar. Pro tip: Head here with a group of friends so you can sample it all.
3391 Pan American Dr., Miami; bayshoreclubmiami.com
With a charming indoor-outdoor dining space you could easily spend hours in, it’s no wonder Aba has become a brunch go-to for locals in the know. Plan to share just about everything, including the iconic smoked salmon spread and massive Jerusalem bagel, strawberry drop biscuit, a bowl of smoky garlic hummus and short rib shakshuka with spicy harissa and roasted fingerling potato. Mmm.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; abarestaurants.com/miami
3. The Key Club
BYOS, anyone? At the Key Club in Coconut Grove, brunch includes an interactive “build your own spritz” bar along with crave-worthy brunch dishes like everything-spiced croissant sandwiches to cinnamon toast crunch-inspired French toast. This is the perfect spot to sit outside on the buzzy outdoor patio, order a few favorites and pretend you’re on vacation.
3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; thekeyclub.com
4. Joia Beach
Known for hosting blowout nightlife experiences, Joia Beach now brings its magic to Miami for brunch. Bottles of rosé, magnums of Champagne, and a curated brunch menu await. Dishes include Belgian waffles, filet mignon and eggs and a bagel tower with smoked salmon and all the fixings. As you dine, expect to break out into moments of dance with surprise entertainment, sparklers and live music.
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; joiabeachmiami.com
5. 1 Hotel South Beach
There's nothing like a relaxing morning spent soaking up the sun and enjoying a delicious brunch by the sea—and that’s exactly what you can expect at the 1 Hotel’s Beach Club brunch. Enjoy an a la carte menu with seasonal, organic ingredients and handcrafted cocktails, all curated by chef Giancarlo Valera. Served under a lush canopy of trees off the beach, each dish, from egg shakshuka to savory scones to the “Beni” toast (a spin on a classic eggs Benedict) blend Mediterranean flavor with Valera’s unique style.
2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 1hotels.com/south-beach
6. Stiltsville Fish Bar
One of our favorite spots for seafood and ’Gram-worthy vibes serves an equally satisfying outdoor brunch. Go for the strawberries n’ cream French toast, where ooey-gooey brioche is topped with fresh Florida strawberries, Nutella, toasted almond granola and bourbon maple syrup. And the crab truffle omelet with local black truffle cheese and roasted tomatoes. And, of course, a side of pork belly bacon. Oh, and maybe an order of oysters, too. Can’t forget those.
1787 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; stiltsvillefishbar.com
7. Amara at Paraiso
Gaze at the Miami River and sip on bottomless rosé every weekend at Michael Schwartz’s Amara at Paraiso. As for the food, you can’t go wrong with the brioche French toast with guava and chorizo hash with onion and peppers. Yum.
3101 NE 7th Ave., Miami; amaraatparaiso.com
We feel all sorts of happy when we score brunch reservations at Swan, the Design District restaurant by Grammy Award–winning musician Pharrell Williams and hospitality whiz David Grutman (OTL, Planta, Komodo). With a swanky indoor-outdoor patio, enjoy the Miami air as you indulge in a bagel and lox tower, bourbon cinnamon rolls and fruity cocktails.
90 NE 39th St.; swanbevy.com
9. The Biltmore
An icon of Miami glitz and glamour, the Biltmore hosts the most famous brunch in the entire city. Once frequented by celebrities and socialites (think Judy Garland, Al Capone, the Vanderbilts and the Roosevelts), the hotel’s lavish courtyard is known for its Sunday brunch overflowing with a few of our favorites: Champagne, caviar, eggs and waffles.
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; biltmorehotel.com
10. Root & Bone Miami
Chicken biscuits. Drunken deviled eggs. Salty, smoky, sticky pork belly. Banana cream pie waffles. We’ll gladly take one of each. The best part? Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday. All. Day. Long.
5958 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami; rootnbone.com
You’ve surely dined at Juvia in the evening, but have you visited this rooftop restaurant for brunch? Beyond the unbelievable city views, Juvia serves a pretty affordable bottomless brunch (by Miami Beach standards, at least). Enjoy two hours of all-you-can-drink mimosas, bellinis, prosecco, tequila margaritas or Aperol spritz for $35. Pair the bubbly with a brunch entrée—we’re thinking the smoked salmon egg Benedict with yuzu hollandaise.
1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; juviamiami.com
12. Glass & Vine
This quaint restaurant located within Peacock Park packs a big punch. Its menu changes with the season, but the food is always handmade, local and downright delicious. As for brunch, some things stay the same (thankfully). No matter when you visit, make sure you order the chorizo and Manchego croquettes, sweet potato tots, cornflake-crusted French toast and the dulce de leche waffle. Don’t worry about sitting outside in the dead of summer either: Glass & Vine is prepared with outdoor fans. Bless.
2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; glassandvine.com
13. Nikki Beach
DIY Bloody Mary bar anyone? At Nikki Beach, lounge on a daybed in the sand while feasting on sushi, made-to-order omelets and freshly baked breads and pastries. Stretch your legs with a walk to the booze station for pours of mimosas and Champagne, or create your own cocktail instead (i.e., load up on all the hot sauce and olives your heart desires). FYI: Reservations are suggested.
1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; miami-beach.nikkibeach.com
14. Rusty Pelican
Duh, no surprise here. We can’t help but include the restaurant that has been around since before we can remember. Rusty Pelican, we heart you, your seafood-driven brunch and your unparalleled view of the Miami skyline.
3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne; therustypelican.com
15. Prime Fish
Does it count as outdoor brunch if the restaurant keeps its doors and windows open the entire time? Either way, you’ll want to slot this fancy South Beach brunch into your weekend plans ASAP. For $79, indulge in a seafood-filled buffet stocked with everything from sushi and oysters to French toast and fresh veggies. Then select an egg-centric entrée from its à la carte menu, followed by a visit (or three) to a dessert stand replete with homemade s’mores and apple pie bars. The price includes unlimited mimosas too. Basically, it’s our favorite place for an all-day eat-and-drink sesh without blowing our entire savings.
100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; mylesrestaurantgroup.com
As far as we’re concerned, it doesn’t get much better than dining on a lobster Benedict 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; seaspice.com
17. Greenstreet Cafe
Greenstreet Café has served some of the best brunch (and lunch and dinner) the city has ever seen for more than three decades. No matter what you’re in the mood for—eggs, sandwiches, fried chicken—don’t go without an order of the iconic chocolate chip pancakes. Grab a seat on the super-spacious outdoor patio and enjoy a few mimosas, too.
3468 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; greenstreetcafe.net