In Miami Beach, there's more to brunch than sparkling cocktails and eggs Benedict. In the past few months, a handful of restaurants have rolled out new menus and experiences, including churro French toast, roving beverage carts, and the city's first rooftop dog park.
This weekend, visit one of these five restaurants for a unique brunch experience.
1. Diez y Seis.
Roving beverage cart at Diez y Seis.
Courtesy of Diez y Seis
Overlooking the Shore Club's infinity pool, Diez y Seis will launch a weekend Mexican brunch party
this Sunday, September 16. At the reoccurring event — which will take place every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. after this Sunday's launch — enjoy a lineup of buffet-style plates from executive chef Jose Icardi, such as Mexican-style French toast, build-your-own parfaits, deli-style cold cuts, and an assortment of breads, cheeses, and pastries. Brunch costs $50 per person and includes unlimited visits to the buffet. The restaurant's portable beverage cart will visit tables to prepare $15 vodka-based bloody marys and mezcal-based bloody marias. Patrons can choose from three mixes — spicy, traditional, and tomatillo — along with toppings. Bottomless champagne ($12), fresh-pressed juice, and ginger and wheatgrass shots will also be available. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-3226; morganshotelgroup.com. Sunday, September 16, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m and every Saturday thereafter.
2. Deck Sixteen.
Open-face BLT on toasted country bread.
Courtesy of Deck Sixteen
Take your four-legged friend to Saturday brunch at Deck Sixteen, located on the third floor of the Hyatt Centric in South Beach. The indoor/outdoor restaurant, which serves brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., offers bottomless mimosas and bloody marys ($15), live music, and a robust selection of sweet and savory items with a Mediterranean twist. Plus, next to the restaurant is Wooftop Park, the first rooftop dog park in Miami Beach. Menu highlights include French toast stuffed with guava and ricotta and showered in coconut rum maple syrup ($12); bananas Foster, garnished with caramelized bananas, brown sugar, and the same coconut rum maple syrup ($14); and the brunch burger, layered with charred poblano relish, avocado, and a fried egg ($14). 1600 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-7400; southbeachmiami.centric.hyatt.com. Brunch Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Valet costs $5 with brunch validation.