Five Scenic Places for Brunch

Whether you are nursing a hangover Sunday morning, still drunk from Saturday night, or just feel like having a hearty breakfast with some cocktails, here are the five places to order brunch.

Balans (6789 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-534-9191)

No matter what day it is, you can indulge in your eggs and bacon from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.. Balans offers plenty of food, like the Jumbo Breakfast with 2 eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fruit and pancakes for only $9.50. Plus afterwards, you can take a walk through the Mimo district, Miami's next hot neighborhood. Most of the hookers and crackheads are gone from the neighborhood. No kidding.

Emeril's Miami Beach (1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-4550)

Get yourself a tall glass of sparkling wine with mango nectar, sit back, and enjoy your Sunday prix fixe brunch at Emeril's. Choose from a starter, an entree and a dessert for $36. Okay, so that's ratrher pricey. But we suggest the Eggs Benedict slabbed with roasted pork and, in between, a serious smoked cheddar-onion biscuit. Of course, you're unlikely to run in to the famous owner., But does that really matter when you can take a walk on the beach por down Lincoln Road after noshing.

The Rusty Pelican (3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818)

This place offers the best view of Brickell and Miami that you could ever hope for. People who need to eat the minute they sit down can do so at the waterfront Sunday brunch for $34.95 The Rusty Pelican offers an all you can eat feast with sky high Belgian waffles, smothered in butter and maple syrup, along with a hearty beef station to satisfy your carnivore instincts. Watch out if there's a wedding, quince, or some other wild Sunday event, because that can slow things down considerably.

Mia at Biscayne (20 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-642-0032)

Brunch done Miami style. Starting at 11 a.m. on Sundays, you are able to bounce to the beat of various DJs, sip on complimentary Mimosas and indulge in a buffet of food for $35. The party is never really over in Miami. Clearly. And heck, you aren't very far from Space, so why not just wobble over in your inebriated state and keep that Saturday night high rolling.

94th Aero Squadron (1395 NW 57th Ave., Doral; 305-261-4220)

You know the sound Homer Simpson makes every time he sees donuts? Yeah, that same sound will be coming out of you when you see the food at 94th Aero Squadron. For $27.95 you can enjoy a thick omelet, oozing with cheddar cheese with a side (or a whole plate) of crispy bacon. You can also watch airplanes take off and land from the airport. 

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Carissa Chesanek
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