Brunch. Brunch? Ba-run-cha. Why does that word sound so familiar? Wait, it’s coming back to us now. The smell of hollandaise sauce. The urge to combine orange juice and champagne. Yes, we remember this meal. And if you miss it too, here are five solid places to try this weekend if you’re thinking about eating brunch outside.
Overtown’s Red Rooster is in a kind of soft opening phase right now. They’re calling it “The Creamery,” and while they’re not open for dine-in yet, they are serving a limited menu with things like fried chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, and some really fantastic ice cream (absolutely get the cornbread flavor). They have some picnic tables set up outside in a big empty lot, so even though it’s technically takeout, you can sit down and eat outside.
The Design District restaurant recently opened back up for dine-in service and they’ve got a decent amount of outdoor tables. Michael’s is doing brunch on Sunday from 11am-4pm and it’s a good option for groups of three or four people because there are a lot of sharable things.
Blue Collar’s tweaked its set up a bit to expand their outdoor seating with a handful of new picnic tables. And they’re still doing brunch on the weekends, which you can make a reservation for online. The best brunch dishes here are big and usually involve eggs, like their breakfast burrito and shrimp benedict.
Phuc Yea is doing brunch on Sunday from 12-3pm, and they’ve opened up their back patio for seating. The menu has things like buttermilk biscuits, a pork banh mi, and french toast. Frozen palomas are an option too. You can make a reservation online.
The Cuban cafe in Coconut Grove has opened its patio back up, which means you can now stop by Saturday or Sunday for a casual brunch. The breakfast sandwich is great or you can keep it simple with a tostada, cafe con leche, and one of their rotating cookies, which are always worth trying. Reservations aren’t required and feel free to bring your dog along too.
The Downtown cafe has moved all of its seating outside for now, and they’re also taking reservations for the first time ever. Their weekend brunch is always good, with croquetas, breakfast sandwiches, and the best french toast in town. Plus, lots of coffee.