The South Miami location of Deli Lane Cafe & Tavern is an ideal locale for a Sunday brunch. The casual and unpretentious atmosphere embodies what lazy Sundays are all about. Even when the weather is good, the wait for a table at the height of the brunch hour is just a few minutes. A peek at the menu reveals numerous worthy selections.
On a recent visit, we honed in on two. Zola's omelet ($9.95) contains smoked nova, dill, portabello mushrooms, and havarti The omelet is as stuffed as can be with a well-balanced choice of ingredients.
Kitty's hash ($9.95) is a "grilled
concoction," according to the menu's description, with potato,
onion, two poached eggs, and your choice of corned beef or turkey. I
chose corned beef. Overall, it was not too
salty, not grilled too long, and wasn't dry. My only complaint: the poached eggs were over-poached to the point that the yolks
were dry and crumbly. With this traditional dish, one looks forward
to breaking poached eggs open and letting the yolks run wild through
Each selection comes with your choice
of potatoes, grits, or tater tots. Not to push the
starches or anything, but you also have a choice between an English
muffin or toast, which comes lightly toasted and with butter on the side. There are also little packages of jelly on
Service isn't luxurious, but doesn't
need to be. If you're in the mood for a casual meal, a welcoming
outdoor setting, and a breakfast or brunch that will fill you up at a reasonable price then Deli Lane fits the
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Deli Lane Cafe & Tavern is open
Sunday to Monday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and
Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to midnight.