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Great Miami Breakfast Choices

 Finding great breakfast choices in Miami isn’t too hard, there are some great one’s to pick from!

We love Sunday mornings.  With a child in our house and one arriving any day now (I’m 37.5 weeks preggo,) waking up early isn’t much of our choice.  On Sundays, we get out the door by 8, head to church and then typically head out to breakfast.  I grew up going to church around noon each Sunday followed by lunch at a local restaurant, Leo’s in Garden City, NY, for much of my life.  It’s a tradition that I now maintain with my own family.  Since we are far earlier risers than I guess my parents and I were, breakfast/brunch is our weekly meal rather than lunch.  I also must admit that not only do I love our yummy family breakfast; it also tends to be a little cheaper than lunch prices.

Here are our 4 favorites, in no particular order:

  Panera
http://www.panerabread.com/
Location throughout the USA.
Hours vary.
Yes, this chain restaurant that many of you can also find in your own neighborhood, sports great, affordable breakfast.  Tom and I love to get the breakfast egg soufflés. The four varieties include, Spinach & Artichoke, 4 Cheese, Spinach & Bacon, and Ham & Swiss.  Each soufflé is tasty, filling and just under $4.00.  Top it with a cup of coffee and it’s an under $6.00 breakfast.  For the kids, the options are endless with the bakery selections.  My daughter is a huge fan of the chocolate chip muffie!  Panera is our top choice on days when we have limited time to eat.

On a side note, Panera has recently launched an incentive program that rewards customers for purchases.  I’m a big fan of these programs as it’s an easy way to get something back for your spending!  Just last week we earned a free smoothie!

   Muffin Tin
http://www.marythemuffintin.com/
12655 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33156 – (305) 235-9020
Open Weekdays 6:30am-2:30pm; Sat 7am-2:30pm; Sun 7am-2pm
This is a good ole local establishment that has been around for some time.  Getting there early keeps you from waiting for a seat.  Tables are lined up super close, making breakfast time sometimes a little too close for comfort with the random stranger slurping on his coffee inches away.  The food is great and portions are decent and the three of us rarely go over $25 for breakfast.    And, of course the muffins are fantastic!  I have also been impressed with the staff that is always super child friendly.

    Greenstreet
http://greenstreetcafe.net/
3468 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 – (305) 444-0244
Open Mon-Tue 7:30am-1am; Wed-Sat 7:30am-3am; Sun 7:30am-12am

This was the 1st breakfast place that was recommended to me some time after we moved down.  Nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove, this place is PACKED every weekend morning for its remarkable breakfast and ambiance.  Service can get slow when very busy but the food is most certainly outstanding.

     Big Pink
www.bigpinkrestaurant.com
157 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139-7242 (305) 532-4700
Open Mon-Wed 8am-12am; Thu,Sun 8am-2am; Fri-Sat 8am-5:30am

Breakfast in South Beach guarantees you some fabulous people watching.  As you enjoy fantastic meals like breakfast burritos and pancakes, you’ll watch those who are just stumbling home, and those who have been up for hours. The dishes are plentiful and there’s a great variety.  The wait time could be long so don’t get here too late.

Based on recent reader comments, these restaurants are also worth trying out!

Delicias de Espana, Miami
New York, New York, Miami
Ham & Eggery, Miami Beach
Roasters & Toasters, Miami/Pinecrest

 

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