It's no secret that Miami loves brunch. But it's a bit unconventional here. Most eateries pair eggs and bacon with bottomless booze and endless beats, making it a scaled-down continuation of Saturday night's debauchery.
Ariete, Coconut Grove's newest restaurant, gracefully breaks the Magic City's unspoken guidebook to brunch by offering something many locals only dream
The eatery, which opened a little more than a month ago, has taken over the former La Bottega Enoteca space at 3540 Main Hwy. It's a few blocks from the neighborhood's concentration of tightly packed and generally crowded restaurants, which offer Sunday brunch variations too.
If the weather is on your side, sit outside in the restaurant's courtyard. The light and airy space
The menu is limited but offers nearly every food a traditional
In classic Miami fashion, begin with an order of ceviche ($10) or oysters ($3 each). The
Mc-Chug, Ariete's spin on an Egg McMuffin.
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For apps and mains, consider the breakfast sandwich ($13) or the Mc-Chug ($13). The breakfast sandwich looks odd, but what's inside makes it worth a try. It's filled with Gruyère, caramelized onions, a gooey egg, and truffle sauce, compacted into a cracker-like cookie. The Mc-Chug,
For larger entree choices, mix and match orders of meat-centric and sweet dishes. Order a plate of pancakes ($14) and get four thin and fluffy cakes stacked with whipped butter and syrup. But don't let its size fool you — the dish is one of the most filling.
Consider pairing the sweet plate with a savory counterpart like a Benedict ($16), made with a Gruyère biscuit, chorizo, hollandaise sauce, and a handful of
Chocolate and churro doughnut
Photo by Clarissa Buch
Save room for dessert, because nearly half of
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The best way to navigate Wynne's menu is with your mood. In need of something cold and refreshing? Order the café con leche ice pop. It tastes like iced coffee in solid form.
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For something rich, consider a large doughnut or an even larger honey bun. Doughnut flavors rotate weekly and have included chocolate 'n' churro and strawberry 'n' creme. The honey bun comes oozing with an overabundance of sweet, sticky honey.
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