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Miami’s top brunch spots: Find food, fun & mimosas

Weekend brunch in Miami is a must-do. It’s become more of a ritual than an occasional outing. There’s just something about a mimosa – light on the orange juice, please – that makes us forget about our Sunday Scaries.

So grab your friends and check out one of these great brunch spots around Miami!

(Photo Courtesy of Foodshootsdan of Buya Wynwood)

Buya Wynwood, 250 NW 24th St., Wynwood
Sunday: noon-4 p.m.

In the style of an informal pub, Buya offers brunch every Sunday from 12-4 p.m., featuring its popular karaage chicken and waffles, breakfast ramen, and Wagyu steak and eggs. With three different brunch cocktails available, including a sake-based mimosa, guests can enjoy their drinks while taking in Buya’s unique interior, adorned with tons of trinkets from numerous travels, a hand-painted graffiti mural and even a secret cocktail den, making it one of the trendiest places to grab a bite in Wynwood. To make a reservation, click here.

Zuma Miami, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Another great Japanese Izakaya location in the heart of downtown, Zuma Miami is known for its four bottomless options during weekend brunch. Yes, you read that right, four bottomless options including your cocktail, starters and dishes for the table and one entrée per person. Try signature classics like their freshly seared beef tataki topped with pickled daikon, truffle ponzu and scallions, or the grilled Chilean seabass served with green chili and ginger dressing. The must-have brunch is a great option for special celebrations with bottomless brunch options starting at $98 per person. To make a reservation, click here.

Little Hen, 3541 NE First Ave. Suite 100/102, Midtown Miami
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Take a trip to the English countryside when you dine at Little Hen in Midtown. If you’re in Broward County, a second location can also be found in Weston. Breakfast, brunch, and afternoon tea are the only menu items, plus a few lunch options. The Rose Petal Pancakes are particularly popular as they are pink in coIor and dusted with rose petals as garnish. Other options include a caviar omelet, avocado toast, and a variety of “Little Hen Favorites.” This is the kind of restaurant where “the phone eats first,” so you can immediately post your whereabouts on Instagram. To make a reservation, click here.

(Photo Courtesy of Sweet Liberty)

Sweet Liberty, 237-B 20th St., Miami Beach
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Brunch and a Drag Show are made popular at Sweet Liberty in Miami Beach. The Fruit Cocktail drag brunch, hosted by ultimate drag queen Karla Croqueta, features bottomless Rosé for $35 along with a show by Miami’s most popular drag divas. The a la carte food menu includes signature dishes including Banging Brunch Burrito, Cauliflower Nachos, and Buns of Liberty Burger. Catch the Fruit Cocktail Brunch every Sunday with seatings at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. To make a reservation, click here.

Ariete, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Changing seasonal menus is a staple at this Coconut Grove gem. Ariete incorporates locally sourced ingredients into every dish, so you can bet its brunch menu will be nothing short of delicious. Start off with the Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits and make your way to the Cuban Benny as your main dish, then finish it all off with the Apple Pie Bread Pudding. As always, you’ll need a mimosa in hand – make it bottomless for $30. To make a reservation, click here.

MAU Miami, 3252 NE First Ave., Miami
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where Mykonos meets Tulum, MAU Miami is the perfect blend of bohemian vibes. Their a la carte brunch menu ranges from traditional omelet dishes like the Lobster Omelete to delicious seafood plates like the Vodka Shrimp Cocktail. But come for the specialty weekend brunch drinks and get your hands on the Million Dollar Mojito, made with Flor de Caña 12 yr. Rum, lime juice, mint, and topped with Prosecco, or maybe The Rosita is more your style, made with Ojo de Sol, Aperol, Dry Vermouth, and Maraschino Liqueur-Coupe. To make a reservation, click here.

(Photo Courtesy of Red Rooster Overtown)

Red Rooster Overtown, 920 NE Second Ave., Miami
Sunday: 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Don your Sunday best for a Gospel Brunch experience at Red Rooster Overtown. While you’re enjoying brunch favorites, such as the Beach Bird Seafood Tower or C.K.’s Chicken and Waffle, you’ll be serenaded by the powerful voices of gospel singers. A true Sunday Funday experience that can’t be missed. To make a reservation, click here.

(Photo courtesy of Café Americano)

Café Americano, 1776 Collins Ave. & 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Everyday brunch

A popular concept that originated in Las Vegas, Café Americano serves up American classics and comfort food with a Latin twist. Brunch lovers can indulge in their favorite meal all day long at Café Americano, with popular dishes like the sweet Carrot Cake French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and Build Your Own Avocado Toast (Southwestern or Italian Style) and omelet offerings such as the Meat Lover’s Omelet. Try an Eye Opener Juice made with freshly juiced watermelon, lime, pineapple, mint, ginger and calabrian chili. To make a reservation, click here.

(Photo courtesy of MILA Restaurant)

MILA Restaurant, 1636 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach
Sundays starting Nov. 7: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The unique MediterrAsian brunch menu is a 2-hour multi-course experience, including a generous selection of dishes, all meant to be shared at the table and which can be re-ordered upon request. Pick your package and embark on a flavorful, bold and unique journey from the Mediterranean to the shores of Japan. To make a reservation, click here.

Estiatorio Ornos, 19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura
Saturdays and Sundays: 12-4 p.m.

A brunch that brings the Greek lively spirit into South Florida. Offered every Saturday and Sunday, guests are encouraged to feel comfortable to put their elbows on the table, dip their bread in the fresh olive oil, dance along and laugh out loud with family and friends. With an upbeat Mykonos-inspired playlist, fun atmosphere, bottomless Rose and the famous Diane Mina’s Bloody Mary. To make a reservation, click here.

(Photo courtesy of Los Félix)

Los Félix, 3413 Main Highway, Coconut Grove
Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Los Félix, an authentic Mexican Molino, natural wine and record bar that has people buzzing over the fresh tortillas and to-die for eats. But on Sundays, the jazzy record bar makes brunch goers’ dreams come true with a mix of natural wine-based cocktails, inspired eats and live DJ’s spinning away on the restaurant’s analog sound system. The Los Félix brunch menu features favorites like guacamole + totopos to share, chilaquiles, served with totopos, whipped sour cream, cotija cheese, salsa, fried egg, calendula, cilantro and black sesame seeds; huevos rancheros on a corn tostado topped with salsa, molcajete, black beans,queso fresco and avocado; or masa pancakes served with Moritas jam, maple and whipped butter. Most of these shareable plates are under $15. To make a reservation, click here

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Noelani Soto is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Miami who enjoys the hunt of finding a good deal. She also has her own travel blog, “The Traveling Chismosa.” Noelani regularly contributes to other publications such as Culture Crusaders and Swanky Retreats. Contact her at news@miamionthecheap.com.

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