Five Places to Get Brunch in Miami for $30 or Less
Some of us just cannot (read: care not to) escape South Beach. There's something about the beautiful tourists and the smell of ocean and sunscreen that keeps us glued to the confines of SoBe. Be that as it may, 660 at the Angler's is the ideal budget brunch spot (bet you thought it was pricey). Have you had chef Carlos Torres's short-rib benedicto ($14)? It might be one of our favorite egg dishes in Miami. Its braised short rib, papitas, poached eggs, and spicy tomato sauce can easily feed two people. Pandebonos served with guava butter are made fresh to order and cost six bucks. Quite probably the best part about 660 is the bubble deal: Fourteen bucks for three mimosas (passionfruit, OJ, or bellini). Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chocolate Fashion Bakery
For the good people of the Gables and South Miami, heading anywhere on U.S. 1 (basically at any time) is a bigger pain in the ass than giving birth. It sucks. But just off Miracle Mile is the petite Chocolate Fashion Bakery. In addition to offering macarons, cakes, chocolates, and assorted confections, Chocolate Fashion does Saturday and Sunday brunch as well. It's not a particularly fancy spread. But it's good, and it's cheap. Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and hollandaise, and eggs florentine with creamy spinach, Parmesan, and paprika, go for $8.95 apiece. For sweet fiends, blueberry pancakes cost $5.75, and the chocolate-banana variety are $6.75. French coffees and fresh juices top it off. Don't forget to buy some macarons to go. Saturdays 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Joshua Marcus is up before sunrise every day to give deli lovers a go-to spot in Surfside. Indeed, one can swing by on the way to work for a bagel and coffee, but with traffic, this seemingly simple task is difficult for the everyday worker bee. Not to worry. The menu at Josh's Deli stays just the same weekday morning to weekend afternoon. Josh's corned beef hash and eggs is priced at $9.95. We typically can't finish the whole plate in one sitting -- so think ten bucks for brunch and a 4 p.m. snack. The Juevos Hebreros (not to be confused with huevos, because we all need some humor in our life) come doused in a vat of chili and are served with latkes and poached eggs. For $9.95, it can feed a small army. Get brunch and a show and watch Marcus flambé bananas to top the homemade white chocolate chip pancakes ($8.95). Saturdays and Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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