Desperate to Change My Breakfast Repertoire- Miami, Aventura, Hollywood, Ft. Laud.
Any feedback on any of the below for brunch/breakfast? I'm open to other suggestions.
Diner in Fort Lauderdale
Juices and health food in North Miami Beach
On the water in Hollywood
The French Bakery
Aventura and Hollywood locations
This is a German-owned hole in the wall in Pompano (a bit further than I would like to go)
Have not tried any of the above but French Bakery in Bal Harbour is Maria Frumkin (formerly Duo) who is highly thought of.
Mom's Diner is just that...a diner! Cypress Nook is very good, but I don't know where you are coming from! I love their raspberry pancakes and I am told the egg dishes are excellent. (I don't eat eggs.)
We love Sunday breakfast at Coconuts in Fort Lauderdale, the only day they serve breakfast.
There is a Rendez-vous in Fort Lauderdale, on Oakland Park Blvd. If that is the same as those you mentioned, they serve a nice breakfast.
We are ALWAYS looking for new and good breakfast places and haven't fpund anything terribly exciting beyond what you've mentioned.
Don't know how far you're willing to go, but Buenos Aires Bakery (in the 70s on Collins) has a great array of sweet and savory pastries and nice milky cafe con leche. Also, David's Two off Lincoln Road does homemade, skinny, fresh-fried churros.
I like going to the Rainbo Cafe, in downtown Hollywood. The metered parking is right there, the food is reliably 'diner good,' and the setting/people watching/bustle makes me glad I'm sitting with a mimosa and watching the world go by. It's close, convenient and friendly -- and the food is good.
And, sometimes that's just what you want from a breakfast place!
I know it's a chain, but we loved The Original Pancake House at 213th and Biscayne in the Target plaza. We were there for the first time last week and really enjoyed it.
Although it is grimy, the Sage Bagel on Hallandale Beach Blvd is great. We tried bagels and whitefish salad from all the other Jewish delis in the vicinity and hands down, the Sage was the best. I also noticed they sliced their lox by hand.
Jessie, I've been to Ocean Alley a few times for breakfast and it's surprisingly ok. Reasonably priced and right on the ocean.
I also like Sugar Reef a little further south on the broadwalk for breakfast.
You should also check out Giorgio's Bakery on the intracoastal in Hollywood. Breakfast outside on the water is always nice this time of year.
I can't place Rendevous in Hollywood.
Don't forget Sage Bagels in Hallandale. Best bagels in South Florida.
Giorgio's Bakery & Bistro
800 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019
600 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019
Sage Bagel Restaurant & Deli
800 E Hallandale Beach Blvd #1, Hallandale Beach, FL
Ocean Alley Southwestern
900 N Broadwalk, Hollywood, FL 33019
re: The Chowfather
Sounds like some good new options! I love Sage and make a pilgrimage from Miami once a month for sesame bagels.
I just looked up Sugar Reef's menu and it looks good. Only thing that I find a little odd are their prices. For example:
Two eggs any style with potatoes and toast 4.50
Two eggs any style with TOMATO and toast 6.50
I'm happy to spend on a good breakfast but is there a new genus of tomato that merits a $2 markup?
Well, I really love the Jet Runway Cafe - which borders the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport- just off Commercial Blvd.( so almost as far I guess as Cypress Nook). I've had great omelets , a marvelous breakfast paninni and really good home fries. And, you get to watch the planes and helicopters take off and land out the window. I've never been on Sunday, so don't know how busy they are on weekends:
I love it for lunch too, by teh way!