SushiSamba Coral Gables Now Serves Breakfast (Photos)

Photos by Carla Torres
Who doesn't want dumplings for breakfast?
SushiSamba has gone from SoBe's beaches-and-babes party scene to a more formal affair with the opening of a seventh location worldwide in Coral Gables at the Westin Colonnade. For those who work, live, or play in Coral Gables, mornings just got a little brighter with the introduction of the first SushiSamba breakfast menu.

We know what you're thinking: Sushi for breakfast? But you're wrong. You'll get not only raw fish offerings but also juice and batidos, formulated and customized for you. Who says 7 a.m. is too early to be a mixologist? Short Order recently sampled some of the breakfast items.

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Executive chef Brian Nasajon has conceptualized dishes that mix traditional breakfast flavors with the Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian influences that make SushiSamba a staple on the dining scene. Think steak and eggs, except the steak is SushiSamba's style of picanha (cooked your way) with eggs (also your way) and a potato hash and sour tomatillo salsa ($15), or revisit your childhood with a warm PB&J made with house-made peanut butter, caramelized banana, and a choice of house compote ($10). This ain't no quicker-fixer-upper PB&J. It's Coral Gables, after all.

A juice and batido bar lets you make your own morning blend by choosing from a selection of the following ingredients: one water (coconut, cucumber, watermelon, or aloe); one milk (whole, skim, or house-made cashew, almond, and Brazil nut); one seasonal fruit (papaya, strawberry, banana, pineapple, peach, orange, Asian pear, mango, passionfruit, or seasonal berry); and one enhancer -- because everyone needs to be enhanced in the a.m. -- (ginger, elderflower nectar, parsley, kale, açaí, cilantro, mint, and avocado). They can be made virgin ($5) or with a shot of cachaça ($7).

We opted for a virgin watermelon water, almond milk, passionfruit, and ginger concoction. Virgin or not, though, this thing will have you going all day.

A fruit salad features peach, Asian pears, avocado, seasonal berries, and elderflower ($9).

Location Info


180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

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