The Local Craft Food & Drink: Weekend Brunch Done Right

Coral Gables is undergoing a transformation. Since last year, the Gables Streetscape construction project has been turning two of the city’s main arteries — Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue — into more pedestrian-friendly destinations. Local restaurants would ultimately benefit from expanded outdoor dining space and other improvements meant to attract customers.

Unfortunately, the process has been anything but smooth for Giralda Avenue. Because of numerous delays, the usually busy strip was an active construction site (and an eyesore) for months after its scheduled completion date; the place was a ghost town. As a result, several businesses shuttered and others hung on — and continue to hang on — by a thread. Thankfully, construction is just about complete and a grand opening celebration is planned for mid-September.

We’re celebrating for another reason, though: It’s no longer a mission to get to The Local Craft Food & Drink for their awesome brunch.

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Bakehouse Brasserie: An Impressive All-Day Brunch

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Why does brunch have to be limited to the weekend? Bakehouse Brasserie, one of South of Fifth’s newest additions, is turning our favorite Sunday activity into a daily affair. Want brunch on a Tuesday? Craving brunch on a Thursday? This Parisian café has you covered.

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Sweet Liberty’s Sunday Brunch: Always a Good Idea

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Brunch is quickly becoming our favorite meal, and Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company is a big reason for that. The widely acclaimed bar — it’s topped lists by The Miami New Times, Playboy and The Spirited Awards — recently debuted a brunch service that’s one heck of a good time.

Why do we love it so much? There’s everything we want in a brunch here: boozy cocktails, hearty food and a fun playlist that takes us back to the West Coast.

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Juvia Debuts New Brunch and Lunch Options

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It’s been a while since we last visited Juvia, the popular South Beach restaurant known for its fusion of Japanese, Peruvian and French cooking. While it was a great experience for our palates, it wasn’t so great for our wallets. Juvia’s quality food and view come at a premium price (and deservedly so).

Fortunately for us, Juvia’s new brunch items and prix-fixe lunch menu make the establishment much more approachable. There’s just something about Juvia’s Miami Beach view paired with a fun cocktail and delicious, budget-friendly fare that makes for a memorable meal. And that’s exactly what our most recent experience was.

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Pinch Kitchen: A New Weekend Brunch Favorite

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What’s better than Sunday brunch? Saturday AND Sunday brunch. Pinch Kitchen in the budding El Portal district takes our favorite Sunday tradition and extends it through the weekend for two days of indulgence.

When Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes are together in the kitchen, their culinary wizardry knows no bounds. And their mastery of flavors, textures and presentation has resulted in what we consider one of our favorite brunches and one of the best in town.

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