11th Street Diner
1065 Washington Avenue
Straight outta Jersey, this aluminum-clad roadside attraction serves breakfast round the clock to a colorful variety of party kids and street people who add an authentic flavor to what can best be described as “David Hockney meets South Beach.” For a little slice of crazy with your ham and eggs, grab a booth and watch what happens.
1657 Michigan Avenue
What started out as an upscale bake shop has evolved into the top spot for breakfast served with just-baked biscuits, fresh squeezed juices and a little Latin flair. Giant pancakes are stuffed, filled and baked with a variety of fruit or nutella combinations, eggs can be scrambled with crabmeat or ham & onions and a variety of layer cakes will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Front Porch Cafe
1458 Ocean Drive
The most popular brunch spot on the strip has a new home at the Z Ocean Hotel where the whole wheat and banana pancakes have much more room to spread out and relax. The French toast, overstuffed omelets and full bar make this a perfect location for breakfast on vacation!
Roasters & Toasters
525 Arthur Godfrey Road
Escape the overpriced hotel food served up at Mid-Beach resorts and discover real New York deli-style cuisine at this popular bagel emporium where the smoked fish, lox and cold cuts have sustained the locals for years and years. If it can be sliced on rye, piled on a kaiser roll or schmeared on a bialy – it’s here!
1229 Lincoln Road
South Americans like their breakfast baked into a pie crust and ready to roll so a delicious empanada with ham, cheese or spinach is always on the menu at this corner bake shop where sidewalk seating and a bossa nova beat make mornings just a little bit more relaxing on Lincoln Road Mall.
Juice & Java
1346 Washington Avenue
Starting the morning with a freshly squeezed fruit juice or a nutritious smoothie makes the rest of the day just a wee bit brighter and no place on South Beach can whiz up a protein powder or powerful spirulina-filled frappe faster than the friendly staff at J & J! A fresh fruit salad or vegan-friendly wrap are ready in a flash.
A la Folie
1701 Purdy Avenue & 516 Espanola Way
Serving genuine buckwheat crepes filled with savory meats & sauces or sweet cream & berries, this authentic Cafe Francais is a perfect spot to savor a Gauloise, work a French accent and woo a lonely tourist over a strong cafe au lait.