The Best Brunch And Late Breakfast Spots In Miami's Design District

Bulgaru at Miamis Design District
Bulgaru at Miami's Design District | ©Phillip Pessar
Sierra Brown

The Design District is in the crossroads of many prominent Miami neighborhoods and is made up of old warehouses that have been converted into retail spaces, art galleries, restaurants and cafés. It’s home to over 130 art galleries, showrooms, architecture firms, stores, bars and restaurants. Here we check out the best places for brunch.
Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.


Ella is a light and minimalist café which serves breakfast, lunch and late afternoon food. There’s much to enjoy under the spectacular décor and sky blue hanging lamps. Upon entering this café you’ll be greeted by the counter, front and center, featuring daily there-until-they’re-gone baked items, a chalkboard menu wall to the back above an open kitchen, and lots of light washing through its windows.

Ricky Bakery

Ricky Bakery’s menus reflect the nationalities, especially Latin American, that characterize this county. While they serve meals that appear simple enough, such as the breakfast burrito, breakfast croissant, and Cuban french toast, they still embody many delicate nuances from a variety of Latin American and other nationalities.

Buena Vista Bistro

Once you enter Buena Vista Bistro you’ll be immersed in a laid-back, 1950s-inspired setting that won’t distract you from the food. When renowned Chef Claude Postel moved to Miami, he was certain that he wanted to open a true neighborhood joint where diners could gather for a taste of authenticity and value. After five years on South Beach, he opened Buena Vista Bistro, a small, intimate restaurant that quickly became the neighborhood hot spot. Since freshness is of utmost importance, Claude goes to the market every day to select only the freshest ingredients to use in that day’s dishes.

Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop

Open for breakfast and lunch, Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop keeps the Design District well fed on everything from bacon and eggs to handmade sandwiches. This small Cuban cafeteria-style joint feeds hearty breakfasts and lunch specials to the hungry citizens daily. Here, you’ll find the usual morning staples like tostadas, empanadas, and café con leche, along with interesting meals like a sweet plantain omelette and cream cheese toast. Ham, pork, cheese, and BLT sandwiches and served french fries, are also great simple options.

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

At Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, they say ‘Kick Back, Eat Well and Stay Awhile,’ and they make it easy for customers to do so. Three distinct culinary hubs: robata grill, hot kitchen and raw bar, unite at Sugarchane, resulting in what Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin called ‘a greatest hits of delicious dishes.’ Inside, Suragarcane’s signature tropical fans, soaring ceilings, sultry interior bar and dining space create a ‘come one, come all’ attitude loved by both regulars and newcomers.

R House Wynwood

R House is a fine dining restaurant and lounge with an art gallery right in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood arts district, serving a contemporary and eclectic mix of American, Mediterranean, Asian and Latin dishes. R House provides patrons the opportunity to admire and acquire art as well as enjoy DJs and live music. One thing to know about this restaurant is that their Sunday brunch is one of the best in town. On Sundays, from 11:30am to 4pm, join the Sunday Sauce Brunch Party which features unlimited brunch appetizers and one main entree for a reasonable price.

Limon y Sabor Peruvian Seafood

Limon y Sabor has been deemed the best place for Peruvian food in the city. Whether you love Peruvian food or have never tried it but are looking for something new, this restaurant should be on everybody’s destination list when visiting Miami’s Design District. All meals are created by expert chefs who prepare the best of Peruvian food using selected ingredients of the highest quality. In addition to good food, they offer the best service and a welcoming environment that will make your visit to Limon y Sabor the first of many.

Buena Vista Deli

Locals and visitors alike enjoy Buena Vista Deli because it’s a welcome reminder to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life, which many of us tend to forget in the fast-paced bustle of Miami’s Design District. Guests also enjoy the charming setting, reminiscent of a typical French café with its cozy interior and chalkboards announcing the daily specials. Buena Vista Deli is the perfect spot to stop by for an unorthodox breakfast or brunch. Pop by and grab your choice of artisan crafted breads, a homemade pastry, sandwich, or panini before heading to work.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Summer Sale

Save up to $1,665 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

Edit article