Top 16 Favorite Brunch Spots in Brickell, Miami

Top 16 Favorite Brunch Spots in Brickell, Miami

  • Jacqueline Marks
  • 07/31/22

Brickell is Miami's financial center, but don't let that descriptor trick you into thinking it’s a boring neighborhood. Quite the contrary, since Brickell is home to numerous rooftop bars and fashionable boutiques. The waterfront neighborhood also has plenty of excellent restaurants serving delicious brunches. Here are some local favorites.

B Bistro + Bakery

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Helmed by famed Chef Henry Hane, B Bistro + Bakery offers some exquisite treats. Hane draws inspiration from around the world, most notably European-style bakeries fused with Latin flavors. The menu changes based on what ingredients are currently in season. Brunch is available daily, and B Bistro + Bakery is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The restaurant's Instagram is worth a follow. This is one of Jacqueline’s personal favorites.

Batch Gastropub: Miami

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As their name implies, Batch Gastropub is known as a place to celebrate happy hour or evening cocktails, but don't let their reputation allow you to overlook their fantastic brunch menu. Their selection is a fusion of Southern classics with noticeable Cuban influences. Enjoy a classic chicken 'n' waffles or try the Cuban egg Benedict, which is served with smoked pit ham. In either case, bottomless sangrias, bellinis, and mimosas are available.


Located on the south side of the Miami River with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, a light-filled dining room, and a nautical aesthetic inspired by the beautiful waterfront setting, it’s no wonder Cipriani makes the list of Jacqueline’s favorites. Featuring only the finest ingredients, enjoy classic Italian pasta dishes as well as elevated menu items like steak tartare, veal, Mediterranean octopus with fennel and lemon, as well as an exquisite selection of housemade ice creams, cakes, and other delectable treats.

Atelier Monnier

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If you’re craving a French-style bakery, Atelier Monnier doesn't disappoint. This bakery has become so popular that they now boast four locations across Miami, including one in Brickell. The bakery is so committed to replicating French cuisine they even have a special menu for Bastille Day.

While you’ll find plenty of buttery croissants and creamy brie sandwiches, you won't find anything that isn't considered French—except an avocado and chicken sandwich. Staying true to form, all mimosas are made with authentic French champagne.


While Brickell offers plenty of brunch options for greasy skillets and sugary pastries, there can be a lack of healthy options. That's where GreenLife comes in. This bistro prides itself on using simple, healthy, and organic ingredients. Additionally, they heavily rely on locally-sourced ingredients. GreenLife not only believes in nutritious food but also in a healthy planet. Their to-go packaging is made from biodegradable potato starch or sugar cane.

While health-focused, GreenLife doesn’t sacrifice on flavor. Their Brickell location serves a tasty smoked salmon toast on wheat bread with goat cheese. However, the restaurant doesn't offer any alcoholic beverages.

American Social

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Sometimes you just need a classic American brunch, and that's where American Social comes in. In addition to having a tasty menu, American Social has one of the best locations in Miami. The restaurant has a 3,000 sq. ft. patio that provides fantastic views of the Miami River.

As for their menu, American Social has brilliantly mixed sugary American cereals into delicious entrées. Many patrons are particularly fond of the Cinnamon French Toast Crunch, topped with crumbles of the iconic cereal. Traditional American brunch entrées like biscuits and gravy or eggs Benedict are also available.


Novecento is an Argentinian-style restaurant that initially opened in SoHo. After winning over New Yorkers, the restaurant expanded into Miami. Novecento is well known for their dinners, but many patrons miss out on their equally impressive brunches. Just like their dinner menu, everything is made from scratch. You can find trendy options like avocado toast and smoked salmon Benedict, but the French Toast Argentino is highly recommended. It’s topped with dulce de leche sauce that is unlike anything you’ve tasted before~

Novecento is also one of the best places if you're seeking a boozy brunch. For $20, you can enjoy bottomless mimosas, sangria, prosecco, rose, Heineken draft, and Mahou draft.

Ojo de Agua

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For Latin-inspired dishes that are as good for you as they taste, stop by Ojo de Agua, another one of Jacqueline’s top brunch spots. Whether you’re in the mood for açai bowls drizzled with shredded coconut and organic honey, rancheros del ojo with two fried eggs, their numerous huevos dishes with all the toppings, or their twist on pancakes (coated in guava sauce and topped with berries!) or cinnamon roll French toast, breakfast is a delicious affair at Ojo de Agua. Not to mention the practically endless selection of fresh fruit drinks, juices, protein smoothies, and horchatas available on their drink menu.

Cafe Bastille

Cafe Bastille is also worth your consideration if you’re seeking a French bakery atmosphere. The restaurant was founded by a Parisian couple, Estelle and Ben. The two studied the fine arts of hospitality in France before making the trek across the pond.

While in Miami, the two were annoyed that most places only serve brunch on the weekends.

How are those who work over the weekends supposed to enjoy an excellent brunch experience? With that in mind, Estelle and Ben decided to open Cafe Bastille to serve brunch every day. While originally from France, the restaurateurs are world travelers, and it shows in their menu. The French Cowboy Crêpe, which served with diced beef filet and Monterey Jack cheese, is a local favorite.


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Barsecco is known for being a stylish and trendy nighttime restaurant and cocktail lounge. After all, called Barsecoo "a restaurant straight out of a swanky design mag." On weekend mornings, they transform into a hip brunch spot.

Admittedly, their brunches are more for the party crowd than foodies. Not only do they have bottomless mimosas, they also have a live DJ. If you're recovering from the night before, you can order the Hangover Burger, served with two Angus patties, bacon, and a fried egg.

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

With a name like that, you'd expect Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita to have some other noticeable eccentricities. The restaurant is located in a whimsical building on the National Register of Historic Places. It used to be Miami Fire Station No.4, but has been a restaurant since 2007. Nonetheless, the building maintains its Mediterranean Revival-style architecture, giving it a unique flair of old school Miami. The roof has been converted into a balcony, offering al fresco dining.

The weekend brunch menu offers recognizable classics alongside new fusion dishes that you won't be able to find anywhere else. One example is tostones y bruschetta, which is topped with fried plantains and strawberries.


Balan's is another European export that has found its way to Miami. It originally opened in 1987 in London under the name Old Compton Cafe. After experiencing growth and a name change, Balan's decided to open a location in the heart of Brickell.

After changing hands to their current second-generation owner in 2018, Balan's was reinvented as a chic restaurant focused on European cuisine. Today, Balan's prides itself on being a favorite location for foodies. Their brunch menu primarily focuses on classic brunch entrées, such as eggs Benedict and custom omelets.

Crazy About You

Crazy About You wants you to go crazy about their food! Another personal favorite of Jacqueline’s, this restaurant and lounge is an upscale option that blends the flavors of the Mediterranean with the New World. While Italian and Spanish cuisine notably influences the regular dinner menu, their brunch menu is more focused on American and Latin dishes. However, the brunch is still tapas-focused.

Crazy About You is great for families or large groups since their brunch tapas are very sharable. Entrée options are also available for more traditional brunch items.

Edge Steak & Bar

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Located in the Four Seasons Hotel, you can expect Edge Steak & Bar to be one of the classier options for brunch. While known for being the best place to get a steak in Brickell, they also have a delightful breakfast menu served daily.

The breakfast menu offers recognizable dishes like avocado toast and smoked salmon bagels, but what makes Edge Steak & Bar stand out is their handmade breakfast beverages. From K8 green juice to blood orange kombucha, Edge Steak & Bar has a non-alcoholic drink menu that’s tough to beat.

Caña Restaurant and Lounge

While there are plenty of restaurants with Cuban influences, Caña Restaurant and Lounge is pure Cubano. Located in the Hyatt Centric, Executive Chef Milan created a Cuban menu that Miami can boast about. True to Cuban culinary tradition, most of the food is served family-style for easy sharing.

While there are plenty of excellent choices on the Sunday-only brunch menu, visitors are highly encouraged to try something with their Havana Hollandaise sauce. The sauce is a closely guarded secret known only by the Executive Chef. Endless cocktails are available for $18 and include Bloody Marys, mimosas, rose, chardonnay, and cabernet sauvignon.

La Mar

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Every American city has at least one upscale Peruvian restaurant; in Miami, that restaurant is La Mar. While the food at La Mar is delicious, one of the major selling points is its spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, La Mar has stunning views that you won't be able to find anywhere else. The daily breakfast menu includes familiar offerings as well as a buffet selection.

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