For many people, brunch is a weekend dining’s guilty pleasure and an excellent excuse to have a few Mimosas while the sun’s still out. Whether you’re in it for the delicious food, the cocktails, or the incredible restaurant setting, these South Florida venues tick all the boxes.
MILA Restaurant draws inspiration from its brunch philosophy from Asian and Mediterranean cultures, embracing the importance of slowing down and enjoying the moment. The unique MediterrAsian brunch menu is a 2-hour multi-course experience that includes a generous selection of dishes, all meant to be shared at the table and which can be re-ordered upon request. Guests can savor a selection of sushi, brunch classics like eggs benedict, “egg in a jar,” and avocado tartare, or entrees including sweet-spicy soy-glazed salmon, satay-glazed Green Circle chicken breast, and MILA’s iconic seafood tower. Pick your choice of a Champagne or Rosé package, which includes additional cocktails like Bloody Marys, Espresso Martinis, Mimosas, Bellinis, and more. The brunch service kicks off with DJ performances on November 7 and will run every Sunday from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Estiatorio Ornos‘ brunch is inspired by the Greek lively spirit. Taking place every Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4 pm, guests are encouraged to feel comfortable, to put their elbows on the table, dip their bread in the fresh olive oil, and enjoy a great time with family and friends. With an upbeat Mykonos-inspired playlist, fun atmosphere, bottomless Rosé and the famous Diane Mina’s Bloody Mary returning very soon (@dianesbloodymary) – Ornos is the place to be on Saturdays and Sundays. Ornos is offering two new perfect-for-sharing brunch platters, one featuring smoked salmon with toasted pita, onions, capers and chive yogurt toppings, and another Delmonico ribeye steak and eggs dish with grilled bread. Other brunch fan favorites include Ornos’ Baklava French Toast and Yianni’s Frittata with tomato, feta and spinach.
Buya Izakaya + Yakitori
Deriving from a partnership by Buya Ramen and KYU original creators, Lewis and Haigh, BUYA Izakaya + Yakitori is a casual Japanese eatery that opened in the fall of 2020. The all-day, open-kitchen concept serves up Japanese Soul food, and most bites are cooked over its famed charcoal grill. Every Sunday from 12 – 4 pm, Buya offers brunch that includes its popular karaage chicken and waffles, breakfast ramen, and Wagyu steak and eggs. With three different brunch cocktails available, including a sake-based mimosa, guests can enjoy their drinks while taking in Buya’s unique interior, adorned with tons of trinkets from numerous travels, a hand-painted graffiti mural and even a secret cocktail den, making it one of the trendiest places to grab a bite in Wynwood.
Every Saturday from 11:30 am to 3 pm, and Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, Zuma Miami is the place to be! Its famed brunch includes the restaurant’s traditional, shared plate style of izakaya dining with a modern twist. With four bottomless options to choose from, diners select between Zuma’s classic, signature or premium dishes such as the spicy beef tenderloin or Chilean seabass. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a brunch cocktail as well as a savory selection of starters across a sprawling buffet of sushi, oysters, robata-grilled meats, fresh fruits and veggies. Starting at $98 a person, the menu includes bottomless cocktails, a selection of hot and cold appetizers for the table and one entree per person.
Last month, Grassfed Culture Hospitality – powerhouse trio behind Krüs Kitchen – debuted their newest eatery, Los Félix, an authentic Mexican Molino, natural wine and record bar that has people buzzing over the fresh tortillas and to-die for eats. But on Sundays, from 11 am – 6 pm, the jazzy record bar makes brunch goers’ dreams come true with a mix of natural wine-based cocktails, inspired eats, and live DJ’s spinning away on the restaurant’s analog sound system. The Los Félix brunch menu features favorites like guacamole + totopos to share, chilaquiles, served with totopos, whipped sour cream, cotija cheese, salsa, fried egg, calendula, cilantro and black sesame seeds; huevos rancheros on a corn tostado topped with salsa, molcajete, black beans, queso fresco and avocado; or masa pancakes served with Moritas jam, maple and whipped butter.