The Unemployed Chef in the Gables: Philly Cheesesteaks and Homemade Desserts

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All photos by Hannah Sentenac
Small businesses make Miami special. After all, what's better than knowing your hard-earned dollars are supporting your fellow 305'ers, versus soulless corporations and their fat cat CEOs? This city wouldn't be what it is without Panther Coffee, Whisk Gourmet and Abraxas Lounge.

So the Unemployed Chef in Coral Gables is a welcome addition. The only problem? Not nearly enough people know they're there. This sister-owned outpost serves home-cooked breakfast and lunch, and they're earning rave reviews from those in the neighborhood. So why the hell haven't you eaten there yet?

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The Gables dining scene has been steadily improving, and no longer is it a haven solely for the retirement set. Nowadays, even hip, young foodies are proud to show their faces at spots like Swine and Pao Town.

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And the Unemployed Chef is no exception. For those who work in the City Beautiful, it's a casual, convenient and totally reasonable lunch option. Plus, they deliver.

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Via The Unemployed Chef on Facebook
Sisters Barbara and Sandra Avayu opened the locale about six months back. They've been in the biz for a long time, and they were born and raised in the Gables, to boot. After Barbara lost her gig at Emeril's Miami Beach (when they closed their doors), the duo started dreaming up alternative options - and The Unemployed Chef was born.

Location Info

The Unemployed Chef

2030 S. Douglas Road, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant


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