The Best of Miami Brunch

Check out three incredible spots to enjoy our favorite meal of the week

Placing the final touches on the Maine lobster toast at Orno
Placing the final touches on the Maine lobster toast at Orno.

Orno, Coral Gables

The talents of chef Niven Patel, a four-time James Beard nominee and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef of 2020, are apparently endless. With the launch of brunch at his farm-to-table restaurant, Orno, Patel delivers the ultimate sweet-meets-savory Sunday Funday experience. On the savory side, indulge in Maine lobster toast, a healthy slice of grilled sourdough under a mound of lobster salad, crowned with avocado, farm egg, everything spice, and chili oil. Or give into your wildest carby-carnivore breakfast fantasies with the house-smoked bacon pizza, served fresh from the wood-fire oven, bubbling with fontina cheese, roasted tomatoes, and scallions. On the sweet end, gorge on the dense banana bread accompanied by salted honey butter, unravel a mocha cinnamon roll dripping in espresso glaze, and make your way through the layers of the ricotta pancakes, including the strawberries, Nutella, and hazelnut praline housed within. Make it a boozy brunch with bottomless Moët Brut and Rosé Champagne, or go à la carte with brunch cocktails like the Strawberry Rhubarb Spritz (strawberry-infused Aperol, rhubarb bitters, and Cava) and the Pink DeLorean (Atian Gin, Manzanilla Sherry, watermelon, lime, and mint). 

Krab crab nori buns, steak and eggs, and fruit-forward cocktails at Osaka
Krab crab nori buns, steak and eggs, and fruit-forward cocktails at Osaka.

Osaka Cocina Nikkei, Downtown

Buckle up for an international gastronomic journey as Japanese and Peruvian cultures unite over Nikkei cuisine at Brickell mainstay Osaka. Though best known for its insanely delicious dinner items, Osaka’s Sunday brunch plates—and bottomless cocktails—are equally excellent. Standouts include the king crab nori buns (think: an elevated lobster roll with king crab, grilled Japanese milk bread, yuzu acevichada sauce, and shiso) and the steak and eggs platter (your choice of grilled Prime cut served alongside crispy bao buns with onsen eggs and lomo saltado demi-glace). Toast to the start of the week by mixing and matching unlimited pours of Srandano Punch (with blueberry-infused pisco), Hakko Shita Sangria (a pineapple-centric red sangria), Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, sake, and more. 

Get your sparkle on at R House’s drag brunch 1
Get your sparkle on at R House’s drag brunch.

R House, Wynwood

Miami’s superlative gender-bending brunch celebrates queer culture to the max, showcasing the artistry of drag over unforgettable afternoons of Latin-tinged food, drinks, and fun. Join LGBTQI+ identifying individuals, allies, and admirers in a space where all the colors of the rainbow shine, complete with eclectic drag performances, endless drinks, table-side dancing, and a bit of debauchery. The excitement happens every Saturday and Sunday, at 11:30/11:45 a.m. and 2:30/2:45 p.m. Reservations are required. 

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