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Coral Gables and South Miami- Where to Brunch?

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I always see posts about brunch and breakfast spots in Miami Beach. I would love to know where people love to brunch in South Miami and Coral Gables.

Many thanks!

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  1. I'm not usually in Gables/South Miami for breakfast/brunch, but when I used to be here we'd often go to Deli Lane in South Miami. I also like the cheese grits and omelettes at Gables Diner (avoid the eggs benedict w/ spinach, it comes slathered w/ awful creamed spinach); my wife likes their oatmeal.

    I bet the Biltmore probably does a nice brunch.

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    1. re: Frodnesor

      Just dont go to Gables Diner thinking its diner fare at diner prices. This place could be the biggest ripoff in Miami.

      Agreed on Deli Lane in South Miami. Their eggs & bacon quesadilla is pretty righteous. Id really recommend checking out Coconut Grove though. Its kinda a brunch mecca. Greenstreets is PACKED every Sat & Sun, George's in the Grove does a killer eggs benedict, Foccacia Rustica has a nice brunch too. Oh, dont forget Le Bouchon du Grove too. I also know Le Petit Paris (across from Greenstreets) does brunch but Ive never been there and reviews of their dinner service have been spotty.

      1. re: Blind Mind

        Gables Diner increased their prices across the board about 6 months ago and they are indeed absurd.

    2. I prefer Greenstreets in Coconut Grove for breakfast over Deli Lane. See an earlier chowhound post Coconut Grove Suggestions from March 9th by me (Carolew) Hope it helps

      1. I am a Deli Lane fan, but sometimes the service can be real spotty on Sundays. I have not done Greenstreets.

        1. Try the Town Restaurant in S. Miami.

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          1. re: howdad

            Just came back from lunch at Town. We went with all intentions of ordering brunch, but missed it by just a few minutes. The lunch menu is lacking any innovation with just a handful of salads, burgers, sandwiches and pizza.. and not very inventive creations, at that. I ordered the mozza, tomato and arugula panini and upon arrival noticed it hadn't been pressed at all-- an essential element of a panini. I ended up mostly eating the sweet potato fries that came with, since the sandwich tasted bland and soggy.

            Everyone else at the table seemed to dislike their dishes as well. One ordered the soup of the day (white bean and chorizo) and found it to be too spicy. The other ordered a mandarin/asian? chicken salad. She noted that the dressing lacked in flavor and they had packed it with too many bean sprouts and carrots, rather than with substance, like chicken or lettuce.

            The service wasn't bad but I was a bit put off when I asked for recommendations and was answered with a blank stare. On the other hand, they did have a big screen up playing the dolphin game which I thought should be noted.

          2. Biltmore and Brunch are synonomous in this town. Coral Gables.

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            1. re: netmover

              From what I am hearing, the Ritz Carlton in key biscayne is the new king of the hill. I was disappointed in the biltmore last time I went. But it is a place you should go once even if the food is not great (I had many great brunches there btw in the past).

              1. re: tpigeon

                The last time I did brunch at the Biltmore was Valentine's Day back in 99 or so. I remember it was $50 for the holiday price, I imagine it's a lot more now. I really enjoyed it, as much for the scenery as the food. If you've never been to the Biltmore just to walk around, I'd say go once. But I'm sure there are others rising up to take their place.

                1. re: Covert Ops

                  I had Sunday brunch at the Biltmore in 2004 -- a bunch of us went and got dressed up, as a good friend was leaving for Thailand and we wanted to see him off in style. It came out closer to $60 a head (not on any kind of holiday, either), but it was as lavish and extravagant and decadent as you can get.

            2. Bumping this thread for any updates on the Biltmore and/or other Coral Gables Sunday brunch ideas. I don't want anything too big - anticipate having a nice dinner out that night.

              1. A great place in Miami Beach is the amazing Sunday Brunch at Nikki Beach. From 11 am to 4pm on Sundays you can have a wonderful brunch on the beach. You can have a full assortment of breakfast choices along with your champagne recovery while lounging in the sun overlooking the ocean!

                Free parking, live music with a DJ, incredible service from servers that want to keep you satisfied and happy so you will visit every week! Great for the weekend recovery before getting back to work!

                Check them out online at www.NikkiBeach.com for more information!

                1. Gables Diner is easy, because parking isn't too difficult and it's so close to Miracle Mile, which is nice. Somehow I ended up doing brunch yesterday *and* today there. The All-American platter with: eggs, bacon, sausage, kielbasa, toast, french toast and pancakes is great and is split-able (and at $15 - eek! - you might want to). I mean, it's *big*. Also had the Sesame Chicken Salad ($14) which is a big salad with curried chicken, lettuce, sesame seeds, cashews, wontons, green onions - very yummy. They call it a signature dish.
                  However, I feel compelled to point out that the ladies' room was disgusting, with "water" on the floor in the stalls, dirty seats, no soap, and one of the faucets almost came off when I tried to turn the water on. Yikes!