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The 12 Breakfast Restaurants in Miami to Jumpstart the Day

Where to find eggs, pressed juice, breakfast bowls, and more

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Breakfast from Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar
| Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar/ The Louis Collection

Breakfast is the first, and perhaps the most important, meal of the day. It can also be the most appetizing, and for those who can’t seem to function before noon, a great motivator to get out of bed.

From quaint cafes with inventive fare to classic diners, Miami is rich in places offering great morning food every day of the week. Whether meeting up with friends or grabbing a quick bite before heading into the office, these are the best places to start the day in the Magic City.

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1. Buena Vista Deli

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4590 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-3945
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Enjoy a little slice of the French way of life, and breakfast, at this unfussy diner in Buena Vista located just north of the Miami Design District. Dishes are simple yet well executed with plenty of morning favorites like eggs Benedict, salmon and brie croissants, or even a simple baguette that’s perfectly toasted and topped with butter and jelly. Squeezed to order juices and coffee complete the meal.

2. Ol’Days Farm to Table

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3301 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 843-1397
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Fill up on all the colors of the rainbow at this Midtown Miami restaurant, which serves an extensive breakfast menu daily. Expect dishes like vegan banana bread, waffle, coconut yogurt, and pancakes filled with mashed banana. For those on-the-go there are items like oat and raisin cookies, scones, and alfajores to enjoy with coconut lemonade or a caramel flavored latte. For a morning kick order a cup of the Arabic coffee, a blend imported from the Ethiopian Sidamo region.

3. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

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186 NE 29th St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-4681
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Enriqueta’s is great option for a hearty Cuban breakfast in a neighborhood setting. The menu lists the sweet and savory mix of cheese and guava in empanadas and pies, along with ham and chicken croquetas, tostadas, and omelettes filled with cheese, sausage or banana, which combined with a delicioso cup of cafecito or colada have yet to meet a hangover they can’t cure. COME BACK

4. Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar (Multiple locations)

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1601 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 216-7343
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No matter where one is looking for breakfast in South Florida the odds are Crema has a location nearby. With seven restaurants in the area, the counter-service, mini-chain features an all-day breakfast menu that can appease just about any craving. For those going the healthy route opt for a Greek yogurt, acai bowl, or smoothie, while those wanting something a bit more hearty can order the pancakes topped with scrambled eggs and bacon and drizzled with maple syrup.

5. Sagrado Cafe

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900 Biscayne Blvd r102
Miami, FL 33132
(786) 671-7434
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Sure, Sagrado Cafe’s menu lists all the traditional breakfast staples like avocado toast, waffles, and French toast. But the real stars are the Brazilian breakfast items like cheese bread, coxinha (Brazilian croquettes), pastel, and tapioca, a crepe made of yucca starch customized with protein, cheese, vegetables, and scrambled egg options. The juice bar shouldn’t be overlooked offering unique combinations that are perfect for sipping on the restaurant’s lush outdoor terrace while listening to Brazilian music play in the background. 

6. Pura Vida (Multiple locations)

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959 West Ave #10
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 535-4142
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This airy and bright Bohemian-styled restaurant is a go-to breakfast hub every day of the week. Serving a slew of healthy-ish breakfast items like salmon toast, acai bowls, chia parfaits, overnight oats, and its perfectly cooked breakfast sandwich, the restaurant is an ideal spot to catch a quick bite with friends, power through some emails, or have a leisurely morning meal. Plus it scores major parental brownie points for its kid-friendly options.  

7. Cafe Bastille

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248 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 425-3575
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French breakfast with a Miami twist is on the menu at Downtown’s Cafe Bastille. The relaxed atmosphere serves as a perfect backdrop to its lavish list of eggs Benedict choices topped with ingredients like Cajun shrimp, avocado, tomato, and pickled onions, or the decadent Nutella-stuffed French toast with caramelized bananas. Those dining in a group will appreciate the very shareable French pastry board, which comes with plain and chocolate croissants, baguettes, and jam. 

8. Lilikoi Organic Living

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500 South Pointe Dr #180
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8692
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Offering inventive breakfast dishes with a touch of Hawaiian flare, South of Fifth’s Lilikoi Organic Living serves one of Miami’s most eclectic breakfast menus. Dishes rotate often but expect items like like Kombucha fermented oatmeal topped with seeds, dates, banana, and tahini, or gluten-free quinoa waffles with coconut whip, fruits, and pecans. Don’t miss the sourdough pancakes, which come topped with blueberries or Nutella, banana, and coconut whip cream. 

9. B Bistro + Bakery

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600 Brickell Ave #175
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 330-6310
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Arguably Brickell’s most popular breakfast restaurant, B Bistro + Bakery serves beautiful pastries and hearty entrees in a bright and modern setting. The pastelito pancakes with cream cheese mousse, guava preserve, brown butter maple, and vanilla crumble are the star of the menu, but don’t miss out on the reina pepiada, a corn arepa filled with cheddar cheese, avocado chicken mix, fried egg, wasakaka sauce, cotija cheese, and pico de gallo. Wash it all down with grapefruit juice or lemon brew. 

10. Threefold Cafe

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141 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 704-8007
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Led by Melbourne transplants Teresa and Nick Sharp, this Australian restaurant is the place to fill up on a hearty Aussie breakfast. Highlights include the much photographed avocado toast, the mega mushroom omelet covered with truffle oil and mushroom sauce, or the Moroccan spice avocado mixed with garbanzo, harissa, mint, and fried quinoa. Need something even more substantial? Go for the Big Bad Aussie, a bourbon-maple glazed slab bacon served with fried eggs, barbecue baked beans, sauteed spinach, roasted tomato, roasted portobello, and buttered toast. 

11. Graziano's Market Coral Gables

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2301 Galiano St
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 460-0001
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This Argentine market’s setting of communal tables and counter service make it a ideal for a leisurely weekend breakfast. There are simple options such as waffles with berries made to order as well as protein-packed dishes such as 12-ounce sirloin steak accompanied by two fried eggs, bacon, and breakfast potatoes. The long list of smoothies is also worth a look.

12. Greenstreet Cafe

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3468 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 444-0244
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A bustling, longtime Coconut Grove favorite, Greenstreet Cafe offers affordable early morning eats in the heart of the neighborhood. The spacious sidewalk patio is great for people-watching and offers a shaded area to enjoy large portions of omelets, eggs crumbled with jerk spices, and coconut crusted French toast. Guests can pair their meal with strong bloody marys. 

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1. Buena Vista Deli

4590 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Enjoy a little slice of the French way of life, and breakfast, at this unfussy diner in Buena Vista located just north of the Miami Design District. Dishes are simple yet well executed with plenty of morning favorites like eggs Benedict, salmon and brie croissants, or even a simple baguette that’s perfectly toasted and topped with butter and jelly. Squeezed to order juices and coffee complete the meal.

4590 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

2. Ol’Days Farm to Table

3301 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Fill up on all the colors of the rainbow at this Midtown Miami restaurant, which serves an extensive breakfast menu daily. Expect dishes like vegan banana bread, waffle, coconut yogurt, and pancakes filled with mashed banana. For those on-the-go there are items like oat and raisin cookies, scones, and alfajores to enjoy with coconut lemonade or a caramel flavored latte. For a morning kick order a cup of the Arabic coffee, a blend imported from the Ethiopian Sidamo region.

3301 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137

3. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137

Enriqueta’s is great option for a hearty Cuban breakfast in a neighborhood setting. The menu lists the sweet and savory mix of cheese and guava in empanadas and pies, along with ham and chicken croquetas, tostadas, and omelettes filled with cheese, sausage or banana, which combined with a delicioso cup of cafecito or colada have yet to meet a hangover they can’t cure. COME BACK

186 NE 29th St
Miami, FL 33137

4. Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar (Multiple locations)

1601 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

No matter where one is looking for breakfast in South Florida the odds are Crema has a location nearby. With seven restaurants in the area, the counter-service, mini-chain features an all-day breakfast menu that can appease just about any craving. For those going the healthy route opt for a Greek yogurt, acai bowl, or smoothie, while those wanting something a bit more hearty can order the pancakes topped with scrambled eggs and bacon and drizzled with maple syrup.

1601 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Sagrado Cafe

900 Biscayne Blvd r102, Miami, FL 33132

Sure, Sagrado Cafe’s menu lists all the traditional breakfast staples like avocado toast, waffles, and French toast. But the real stars are the Brazilian breakfast items like cheese bread, coxinha (Brazilian croquettes), pastel, and tapioca, a crepe made of yucca starch customized with protein, cheese, vegetables, and scrambled egg options. The juice bar shouldn’t be overlooked offering unique combinations that are perfect for sipping on the restaurant’s lush outdoor terrace while listening to Brazilian music play in the background. 

900 Biscayne Blvd r102
Miami, FL 33132

6. Pura Vida (Multiple locations)

959 West Ave #10, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This airy and bright Bohemian-styled restaurant is a go-to breakfast hub every day of the week. Serving a slew of healthy-ish breakfast items like salmon toast, acai bowls, chia parfaits, overnight oats, and its perfectly cooked breakfast sandwich, the restaurant is an ideal spot to catch a quick bite with friends, power through some emails, or have a leisurely morning meal. Plus it scores major parental brownie points for its kid-friendly options.  

959 West Ave #10
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Cafe Bastille

248 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131

French breakfast with a Miami twist is on the menu at Downtown’s Cafe Bastille. The relaxed atmosphere serves as a perfect backdrop to its lavish list of eggs Benedict choices topped with ingredients like Cajun shrimp, avocado, tomato, and pickled onions, or the decadent Nutella-stuffed French toast with caramelized bananas. Those dining in a group will appreciate the very shareable French pastry board, which comes with plain and chocolate croissants, baguettes, and jam. 

248 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131

8. Lilikoi Organic Living

500 South Pointe Dr #180, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Offering inventive breakfast dishes with a touch of Hawaiian flare, South of Fifth’s Lilikoi Organic Living serves one of Miami’s most eclectic breakfast menus. Dishes rotate often but expect items like like Kombucha fermented oatmeal topped with seeds, dates, banana, and tahini, or gluten-free quinoa waffles with coconut whip, fruits, and pecans. Don’t miss the sourdough pancakes, which come topped with blueberries or Nutella, banana, and coconut whip cream. 

500 South Pointe Dr #180
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. B Bistro + Bakery

600 Brickell Ave #175, Miami, FL 33131

Arguably Brickell’s most popular breakfast restaurant, B Bistro + Bakery serves beautiful pastries and hearty entrees in a bright and modern setting. The pastelito pancakes with cream cheese mousse, guava preserve, brown butter maple, and vanilla crumble are the star of the menu, but don’t miss out on the reina pepiada, a corn arepa filled with cheddar cheese, avocado chicken mix, fried egg, wasakaka sauce, cotija cheese, and pico de gallo. Wash it all down with grapefruit juice or lemon brew. 

600 Brickell Ave #175
Miami, FL 33131

10. Threefold Cafe

141 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Led by Melbourne transplants Teresa and Nick Sharp, this Australian restaurant is the place to fill up on a hearty Aussie breakfast. Highlights include the much photographed avocado toast, the mega mushroom omelet covered with truffle oil and mushroom sauce, or the Moroccan spice avocado mixed with garbanzo, harissa, mint, and fried quinoa. Need something even more substantial? Go for the Big Bad Aussie, a bourbon-maple glazed slab bacon served with fried eggs, barbecue baked beans, sauteed spinach, roasted tomato, roasted portobello, and buttered toast. 

141 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

11. Graziano's Market Coral Gables

2301 Galiano St, Coral Gables, FL 33134

This Argentine market’s setting of communal tables and counter service make it a ideal for a leisurely weekend breakfast. There are simple options such as waffles with berries made to order as well as protein-packed dishes such as 12-ounce sirloin steak accompanied by two fried eggs, bacon, and breakfast potatoes. The long list of smoothies is also worth a look.

2301 Galiano St
Coral Gables, FL 33134

12. Greenstreet Cafe

3468 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

A bustling, longtime Coconut Grove favorite, Greenstreet Cafe offers affordable early morning eats in the heart of the neighborhood. The spacious sidewalk patio is great for people-watching and offers a shaded area to enjoy large portions of omelets, eggs crumbled with jerk spices, and coconut crusted French toast. Guests can pair their meal with strong bloody marys. 

3468 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133

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