The Best Breakfast in Downtown Miami

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Rise and shine in Downtown Miami—where’s your breakfast hunt taking you? With a plethora of options to choose from, the area’s morning scene is buzzing with excitement. Take a slow start to the day with fresh-baked pastries and coffee in a charming Parisian cafe, or head to a tried and trusted Cuban cafe where the city’s early risers have been gathering for decades. The choice is yours; we just provide the list of the best spots to snatch a mean breakfast Downtown.

Bistro Cafe

Bistro Cafe is one of Miami’s top-rated breakfast hubs with several outposts across Miami and Puerto Rico, and we totally understand the hype. The Downtown morning cafe has perhaps the most picture-perfect breakfast, and luckily, it’s as delicious as it looks. Make your way through pages upon pages of mouth-watering options. Seriously, Bistro Cafe makes sure even the pickiest eater gets their ideal breakfast served. 

Going the sweet or savory route? We recommend both. There are enough egg creations, waffles, sandwiches, and pancakes to make you dizzy from anticipation, so dieting is not an option. Better yet, grab all your besties and come here on the daily, ensuring you’ll try all the breakfast delights there are. Something to start off with—the stuffed avocado with steak, veggies, feta cheese, and drizzled with guava sauce, pesto mayo, and raisin vinaigrette. Oof. Then, onto the raved-about pistachio pancake, which comes with a healthy serving of white chocolate and pistachio cream on top. Need your morning coffee before deciding? Bistro Cafe definitely doesn’t lack in the espresso department either. 

Bistro Café is located at 1352 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website

Cafe Bastille

Cafe Bastille is a charming little French cafe serving all-day brunch Downtown. Considering that they open at 8 a.m. on the dot daily, it’s also a frequented breakfast place for the city’s epicureans. The Parisian couple running the cafe take their inspiration from their hometown and incorporate nothing but fresh and local ingredients from South Florida. The bright and breezy space decorated in earthy green tones is oh so welcoming and perfect for solo brunches and friendly catch-ups alike. 

On the menu, one will find classics of the French breakfast as well as some international influences, fresh-baked pastries, and cold-pressed juices. We adore the roasted turkey eggs Benedict served with brie and Frank’s Famous Hash (beef filet, avocado, fingerling potatoes, cilantro aioli, and organic sunny side eggs) from the savory end of things. Have a breakfast sweet tooth? Don’t think twice about the dulce de leche pancakes served with banana brulee. Oh, and one of the many flaky croissants, like the pistachio-filled one, pairs exceptionally well with an espresso or latte. 

Café Bastille is located at 248 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website

Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar 

Step into the refreshing ambiance of Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar. This cherished cafe, scattered across the 305 with a Downtown Miami outpost, is renowned for its exquisite espresso creations and delectable all-day breakfast offerings.

Indulge in timeless breakfast classics such as the irresistible chocolate chip pancakes served with bananas and maple syrup. Or, delight in their signature breakfast sandwich positively loaded with scrambled eggs, melted cheddar, crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, juicy tomato, and creamy aioli. For those craving something lighter, there are omelets, buttery croissants, daily baked bagels, and fresh fruit bowls. Of course, the highlight of any visit to Crema Gourmet is the coffee. With skilled baristas crafting the perfect latte, frothy cappuccino, or refreshing iced espresso, you’re sure to find your soul’s desired espresso-based beverage. And for those opting for a caffeine-free treat, the cafe also offers an array of delicious smoothies and freshly squeezed juices.

Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar is located at  249 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.

El Sitio Coffee Bar

Those looking for a casual morning bite in the area should look no further than El Sitio. The restaurant opens as early as 7:30 a.m. and serves a mean Venezuelan breakfast with portions big enough to keep you full through dinner. Stepping into the whole-in-the-wall place, you’ll immediately feel like a regular, which you most likely will become after the first bites. 

Breakfast specialties include the desayuno criollo served with an arepa, black beans, llanero cheese, and two eggs. If you’re feeling extra hungry, you can upgrade to the desayuno El Sitio with the addition of shredded beef. If you’re in a rush, both the arepas and empanadas here are perfect for grabbing on the go.

El Sitio is located at 19 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, head to their official Instagram.

Las Palmas

No Miami breakfast list can be complete without a shout-out to a Cuban breakfast hub. Las Palmas is just that—an ageless cafe that has been serving delicious home-cooked Cuban breakfast to the city’s early risers for over four decades. It has that undeniable casual diner-esque charm with counter seating and always makes our monthly breakfast rounds. 

In accordance with the overall theme, the provisions are also straight-to-the-point breakfast classics. To boot, all breakfast items are priced under $10, making it a true Downtown novelty. There’s the palomilla steak with two eggs, toast, and coffee; the ham and cheese Cuban sandwich; as well as a variety of omelets, sausages, and hashbrowns. Cafe con leche? A must!

Las Palmas Restaurant is located at 209 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website

Angelina Kurganska

Angelina Kurganska is a traveling food and tea writer. She spent years as a professional cook in North America, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Angelina is particularly enthralled by the subtle world of Japanese cuisine and enjoys making pottery in her free time.

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