3. Malibu Farm. Since its debut this past April, Malibu Farm has brought a California-cool vibe to the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel
Fried egg sandwich.
Courtesy of Malibu Farms
. The restaurant is reminiscent of the Pacific Coast town for which it's named — call it upscale beach-shack style. Now it's behind a weekend brunch complete with frosé, breakfast sandwiches, and wood-fired pizzas.
Try the savory fried-egg sandwich, in which two crisp slices of country-wheat toast come slathered with an oozing egg, Havarti cheese, bacon, and tangy lemon aioli ($16). There's also a breakfast burrito served on a whole-wheat tortilla filled with scrambled eggs and chicken apple sausage. Beat the heat with fresh-pressed kale apple juice, agave lemonade, icy frosé, or unlimited bloody marys (which cost an additional $25). 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-5579; malibufarmmiamibeach.com. Brunch Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Churro French toast.
Courtesy of Bodega
Switch things up and swing by the late-night taco-and-tequila spot in the late morning for churro French toast and cocktails made with grapefruit, tequila, and prosecco. Menu highlights are migas nachos, smothered in bacon, scrambled eggs, queso, tomato, cilantro, and guacamole, and the Primo's burrito, stuffed with short rib, scrambled eggs, Oaxaca cheese, hash browns, and truffle-infused maple syrup. For something sweet, go for the churro French toast. A stack of sugar-dusted fried dough is finished with strawberries, spicy truffle-infused maple syrup, and more sugar. As for drinks, forgo tequila on the rocks for something tangy or fizzy. There's the Oye Maria ($7), Bodega's bloody mary, made with Ilegal mezcal, chipotle purée, tomato juice, lime, and pineapple and garnished with a slab of bacon and a spicy salt rim. Or try the Hermanamosa ($7), a lighter libation containing tequila, grapefruit juice, and prosecco and garnished with an orange wheel. 1220 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-704-2145; bodegasouthbeach.com. Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5. Stubborn Seed.
Local lettuce salad.
Courtesy of Stubborn Seed
At Jeremy Ford's Stubborn Seed, the Top Chef
winner offers unique interpretations of many traditional brunch favorites. The menu includes several savory dishes, but brunch is pastry chef Dallas Wynne's time to shine. Her creations include cracked-pepper biscuits ($7), a cinnamon bun baked in its own copper pot, and waffles topped with whipped espresso foam ($12). Among the savory items are a bright salad of local greens and aged Parmesan ($13), smoked Tennessee pork belly with a crisp farm egg ($16), and roasted cauliflower with sunny-side-up eggs ($15). 101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-322-5211; stubbornseed.com. Brunch Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.