The Five Best Avocado Toasts in Miami
Miami likes to be fashionably late, even when it comes to food trends. But in the past few months, the Magic City has begun to get up to speed, with craft doughnut shops, juice bars, and fancy brunch spots sprouting up around town.
The newest gastronomic movement to sweep through the 305 is simpler than the rest but equally Instagram-worthy: avocado toast. The theory is straightforward — a slice of freshly made bread covered in a thick green smear of avocado and topped with a few light and airy ingredients, such as tomatoes, lettuce, or shredded cheese.
Many restaurants, from hole-in-the-wall joints to gourmet eateries, offer the trendy toast. The bite-size treat can cost anywhere from $6 to $15 depending upon size, toppings, and sides. Consider it an appetizer or make it a double order, because even though a slice of bread and a half-cup of smashed avo is tasty, it's the furthest from filling.
These Miami eateries make the best avocado toast. If you start early enough, you might be able to hit all five in one day, which means you definitely won't go hungry.
Courtesy of Ella
Hidden inside the Miami Design District's Palm Court (40 NE 39th St.), Ella is Michael Schwartz's daytime-casual pop-up café. Schwartz's daughter Ella collaborated with her father on the project, which might explain the simple yet trendy menu offerings, including avocado toast ($8). Unlike many iterations, this version takes slices of whole avocado, instead of crushing it into a gooey spread, and places them on a piece of True Loaf wheat. Ella's toast is the exception to the rule of ordering double because each serving is made with almost an entire avocado (not that we're complaining).
Courtesy of Caviar
4. Threefold Cafe
The all-day breakfast eatery in Coral Gables is known for its avocado toast because it's plainly not like the rest. The Smashed Avo ($13) takes the basic recipe of bread and avocado and adds feta, lime, basil, and butter-and-thyme-roasted mushrooms. For an extra $2, top it with a soft-poached egg. If you're wondering how all of that fits nicely onto a piece of Zak the Baker bread, just know that it does. But it's bound to get a little messy, so keep a napkin handy.
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