Though we know Miami for its nightlife, you can also find some of the best Lunch Spots in Miami. So don’t overlook the city’s excellence in daytime foods as well.
However, in Miami today, lunch has also become the most important meal of the weekend, with plenty of spots to grab a decent meal, and great views, with family and friends.
Hence with this list, you will find restaurants with drag shows, live music, and bottomless mimosas. And a quiet, laid-back spot perfect for dining or a casual start to the day.
So whatever experience you want, Miami has the perfect spot. With this list, you won’t be disappointed.
Lunch Spots In Miami Florida
1. Little Hen
While the ambiance is absolutely breathtaking, the food is definitely secondary to the decor. Designed to mimic English tea time, the backdrop is a mix of synthetic flowers, fresh flowers, floral throw pillows, teapots, and flowery dishes.
However, the entire aesthetic is over-the-top English-inspired grandeur, a theme that is carried throughout the restaurant, from the patio area to the ladies’ room. If you are lucky, you will see the antique English-dressed characters that roam the restaurant.
Hence, you can take pictures and bring the old English tea concept to reality! If this is on your to-do list, you will need reservations, a hand fan, and lots of patience.
Absolutely one of the best Lunch Spots in Miami to go to with friends and family. Where you can have the perfect bourbon batter french toast, which is absolutely delicious. A perfect combination of fresh fruits, toast, bacon, and bourbon!
Also, Little Hen offers afternoon tea consisting of finger sandwiches, macrons, scones, and tea. Or try the avocado toast with feta, tomatoes, lime, and hard-boiled eggs.
Besides, this is the kind of place that charges for tap water, so spend a few bucks more and get a tea or soft drink. It gets crowded, so plan to eat around people taking selfies and pictures.
Address: 3451 NE 1st Ave Suite 100/102, Miami, FL 33137
2. Cafe Bastille Downtown
What more can I say about Cafe Bastille Downtown? Sure the food and decor are exceptional, but the real core of the restaurant has more to do with their values and compromise to one thing; being extraordinary when it comes to serving you!
However, this spot works incredibly hard to push perfection on every detail of service and takes care so well of providing every guest a memorable experience by demanding nothing but excellence from their staff.
If you plan on visiting, remember that behind those beautiful pancakes and bubbly mimosas. Wonderful people have been working hard since early in the morning, every day, every weekend, to bring every guest an unforgettable experience.
Hence, all those well polish mirrors and aligned tables were set up even before sunrise by people that bring light and laugh around coladitas while getting ready to start the day. One of the cutest Lunch Spots in Miami, both inside and outside areas are comfortable and chill (good for people-watching too).
The dulce de leche pancakes are out-of-this-world delicious. So fluffy and so good! Every croissant is amazing and filling; the bacon and eggs are perfectly cooked. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.
Also, if you are not local, I recommend you make time to visit more than once. It’s easy walking distance to most of downtown and worth it!
Plan a visit on Mondays – Fridays from 8 AM – 4 PM and Saturdays – Sundays from 8 AM – 5 PM.
Address: 248 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131
3. Honey Uninhibited
This little bistro-style restaurant is the perfect choice for lunch if you love soul food, breakfast & booze. The menu is curated with those themes and executed consistently and perfectly.
Always do make a reservation in advance. The way this place is popular among other Lunch Spots in Miami, you will have to wait if you don’t take that extra step.
However, the menu options are delectable. You can choose the sweet chick & waffle, Gullah shrimp & grits. These two dishes rely on perfect execution for success. They also have french toast, red velvet pancakes, and braised short ribs & grits, which are also selections that will not disappoint.
The grits are creamy, and the seasoned shrimp are succulent. The juicy chicken is fried to order, and the waffle is made of vanilla cake batter. The creme de la french toast is a delight; the fresh mixed berries expertly cut the sweetness.
Here is the thing; their kitchen must be a well-oiled machine because the food looks like the pictures on the menu and tastes how they look while serving a full house with turning tables. They know exactly what they are doing.
Hence, the customer service is quite pleasant. Regarding beverages, they have great lemonade that pairs well with vodka or tequila if boozy brunch is your thing, but they also have solid coffee.
Plan a visit to Honey Uninhibited on Mondays – Sundays from 9 AM – 4 PM.
Address: 1777 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129
4. Greenstreet Cafe
Coming to this establishment is always an ease of mind! They are remarkably consistent with their food, even when you choose out of your regular options. You will always end up pleased with the quality and delicacy of each dish.
I can’t lie; burgers are always the most tempting item that immediately catches the eye. And at this point, I believe that the best of all the burgers is their amazing impossible burger. Truthfully, they could not have chosen a better name for it; it is the most divine and flavorful.
Accompanied by the side of your choice of fries, whether regular, truffle, or sweet potato, you cannot go wrong.
Also, their broad selection of drinks is delightful and not limited to crafted drinks made to your liking; you can always treat yourself to new blends that are not carried on their menu a few times.
I could go on and on depicting each one of their top dishes, but a few stand out for me are the following: Mediterranean plate for starters, mushroom ravioli for pasta lovers, blackened mahi mahi if you are in the mood, and essentially, any of their burgers will amaze you.
Moreover, I deeply encourage new customers not to leave this place without trying their desserts, especially their famous Nutella french toast with fresh strawberries, which are simply rich and scrumptious.
In regards to the ambiance, it is always clean and open. Almost like a breath of fresh air, the location itself is ideal for parking and even taking a stroll after dining to enjoy the scenery of Coconut Grove.
Hands down one of the best Lunch Spots in Miami, based on quality, service, consistency, and overall experience. If you are a tourist and find yourself in the Grove, this is the place to go! If you are a local, you must love the Greenstreet Cafe.
Address: 3468 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133
5. Red Rooster Overtown
Dining here at Red Rooster Overtown is both a unique cultural and dining experience. It celebrates the cultural roots of old Miami and the Overtown and Liberty City communities. And reinterprets the cuisine through the eyes of chef Marcus Samuelson, as only he can do it.
However, the vibe is all positive energy and comfort, and the food is amazing, with service to match. As demonstrated by the menu, the support for local purveyors and black-owned businesses is walking the walk of sustainability and social responsibility.
Red usually means stop, but in this case, you should go! The restaurant’s decor puts you in an island vibe, and the food and drinks really meet your appetite! Decor is tastefully done and Afrocentric. Great decorative pieces, art, and books can be found throughout the shelves, and they play great R&B music.
Now the food, from the small plates, try the Marcus cornbread and the chicken fried green tomatoes. The cornbread is delicious and comes with this sweet and spicy jalapeno butter that makes it taste heavenly.
The chicken fried green tomatoes are prepared differently than any fried green tomatoes you will get at other lunch spots in Miami. It has this green chutney on the plate that, when sopped up with the tomatoes, is tasty as it comes.
Also, from the “To Share” menu, you can try the multiple fire-roasted wagyu oxtail and the smoked rooster royale. I tell you that the brazing liquid they cook the oxtail in is next level. Without a doubt, oxtail is the most flavorful food at this spot.
Hence, the smoked rooster royale is an experience in itself. You need to see the presentation to believe with a flambe presentation at the table. The chicken skin is crispy, and the meat is juicy and flavorful.
And one last recommendation, request Jorge as your server! His knowledge, energy, and amazing service take the great food experience to another level. He is genuinely friendly and helpful, making your whole dining experience enjoyable and worry-free.
Address: 920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Bright, airy, casual eateries are not exactly the first thing that pops to mind in the luxe design district, but thanks to OTL, you just might. The fast-casual restaurant by mega club mogul David Grutman, the design district’s developer Craig Robins, serves up an assortment of healthy, cafe-style fare in a bright, airy setting.
However, the menu features a variety of dishes that would work for both breakfast and lunch. So start with a slice of its Spanish tortilla, topped with paprika aioli and charred peppers, which can be turned into a sandwich if you so desire.
The OTL seed butter toast consists of brioche bread topped with macadamia nut butter and blueberries cut into four perfect portions.
Then for lunch, other lunch spots in Miami have the prerequisite kale salad on their menu, and this spot is no different. Serving up a tangy one that is reminiscent of a Cesar salad, topped with a cashew vinaigrette and radishes.
Hence, a healthier salad option is the market grain bowl with veggies, avocado, and ancient grains with a lemon mustard vinaigrette as toppings. But if you want a proper sandwich for lunch, plenty of options are available.
Also, an assortment of desserts, coffees, and teas are on hand if you are just looking for a quick shopping pit stop.
Plan a visit on Mondays – Sundays from 9 AM – 6 PM.
Address: 160 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
7. B Bistro + Bakery
The experience of having lunch here is fantastic—an upscale, high-quality, flavorful, and diverse experience.
Speaking of its food, the chilaquiles are the best of all the dishes here at this restaurant. They are from another world; you must have the chilaquiles when you visit this spot.
Also, the pancakes are amazing too. Not overly sweet, just the right amount of sweetness to make it a good lunch dessert. That mixture of guava and cream cheese on top, sweet baby Brickell.
Hence, you will welcome kale in your life if you try the kale here. It is fantastic and a very hard vegetable to work with, so kudos to the chef.
Then the salmon burger is also nice; I was not expecting all the flavors to work so well; the cheese, the dressing, the sauce, the condiments, and the brioche are just the perfect vehicle for the dish.
Not to forget the tuna sandwich and avocado toast; those are the hidden gems on the menu. Definitely worth getting them too.
Finally, the Reina pepiada is an homage to the famous Venezuelan signature dish. The twist of freshness they add here, with the lemon and pico de Gallo, is welcoming.
Aside from that, the coffee, croissants, and muffins are another reason to visit B Bistro + Bakery. Compared to other lunch spots in Miami, they are killing it here with their dulce de leche croissants.
The staff is also nice and makes you feel well taken care of.
Plan a visit on Mondays – Sundays from 8 AM – 4 PM.
Address: 600 Brickell Ave #175, Miami, FL 33131
8. Stiltsville Fish Bar
This new Sunset Harbour resident, who took over the (old favorite) PB steak spot, means business. Opening a seafood restaurant in Miami is not necessarily the most novel of concepts, but chefs Jeff Mclnnis and Janine Booth are all hands on deck with this one!
Nautical-inspired motifs throughout the space anchor the theme. The open dining room includes an inviting bar and lounge area in sandy beige shades with sprays of sea greens and blues.
However, with its warm decor, laid-back vibe, and reasonably priced and varied menu, Stiltsville Fish Bar (named after Miami’s unique historic structures) has everything needed to succeed in the very tough market that is Miami.
If possible, visit with a large group to sample the items on the menu. Under a cloud of smoked rosemary, hidden inside a glass dome, the smokin’ Havana scallop is so good.
The exquisite scallops deserve all the praise, combined with Cuban tobacco-smoked plantains and crispy ham chips. Another stellar dish is the buffalo fish wings and accompanying chili lime hot sauce.
Think of it as fried chicken of the sea, do not attempt to eat these with a fork and knife. Put that pinky down, the elbows up on the table, and have at it. It’s all edible, right down to the wings.
Deceivingly listed under “small plates,” the sweet corn spoon bread is the highlight of it all, especially with the butter-poached lobster supplement.
Although, at other lunch spots in Miami that serve fish. Their fish might be too bony, dry, or fishy, usually saved only by a great sauce. But at this restaurant, they do it just right, with a great sauce.
When they said “simply prepared and fresh,” they meant it. The sides of each course (sweet plantain “mofongo” bacon and garlic sofrito, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and local ground grits with grilled sweet corn) are perfect too.
Address: 1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
9. Bunbury Miami
First, the location is not on a busy strip or plaza. It is smacked right in downtown Miami, across from a Midas body shop. The entrance is fenced in, so you might pass it, not realizing that it’s the actual restaurant, especially at night. But once inside, it’s pretty spacious, offering indoor and outdoor seating areas.
If you love quaint and elegant places with eclectic, fascinating, unique decorations and great food, look no further than Bunbury Miami. This place is an adventure just to walk through; it has a cool and cozy feel.
Now let’s talk about the food. The first thing that comes out is the complimentary fresh baked bread, with their delicious homemade spread.
Then for starters, get the empanadas and the shrimp balls. I recommend you try the braised lamb and prosciutto mushroom brie empanadas, both freshly made and piping hot. For the second course, try the duck “magret” and the grilled vacio to share. Again, both are impressive!
Also, the pan-seared duck is prepped very well. Not too gamy and moist, with a light crunch from the toasted skin. It comes with fresh arugula and sweet potatoes; the steak is also perfectly cooked. Very juicy and has a nice char from the grill.
However, the prices are pretty reasonable compared to other lunch spots in Miami. On top of all that, their decor is beautiful with a heavy book theme. Even the bill comes in a funny little book.
Address: 55 NE 14th St, Miami, FL 33132
10. 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
This is a restaurant with too much history, the name honors the 94th Fighter Squadron that fought on the Western front during world war 1, and it has opened for more than thirty years.
Located just in front of the Miami international airport’s runway and landing track, it offers the opportunity to watch the planes arriving and taking off. (it’s a beautiful experience).
However, 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant is definitely one of the most interesting lunch spots in Miami. The ambiance feels like you are in a classy restaurant while on an air force base during the 1940s.
There are literally replica soldier statues and military vehicles around the complex. You can pick up the headphones near the dining tables and listen in on the pilot’s radio during the flight.
Also, the back dining room faces the aircraft runway at Miami, so you can see 747s take off and land quietly while you are eating since the soundproofing is superb. And a bar with live music.
Speaking of its menu, it’s buffet style. The buffet costs about $40, and that includes the unlimited mimosas (only orange), and the food has a huge variety; in the breakfast station, you can find waffles, cheese and fruits, eggs, pancakes, omelets, and many more.
While for the lunch part, there is a delicious selection of seafood. Where you can find crab legs, shrimp, paella, oysters, a pasta station, and a meat station, you can also find a little selection with fries, chicken nuggets for the little one, and of course, the station for dessert is very yummy.
Hence, the servers are friendly, pleasant, and attentive always, with a smile on their faces. They make sure that you leave the place satisfied. If you fly into Miami, this is the first restaurant outside the airport, so you can go as soon as you pick up your luggage.
Address: 1395 NW 57th Ave, Miami FL 33126
11. Amara At Paraiso
Michael Schwartz does it again—another comfortable, attractive restaurant with an exciting and compelling menu. The prices are what you would expect for one of the best lunch spots in Miami, but reasonable in light of the fact it is in the high-end Paraiso complex.
Talk about a gem of a find; Amara At Paraiso is everything that you could hope for and more. Offering upscale Latin food, they have a fantastic view of the waterways across from South beach and offer outdoor or indoor dining.
Just sitting in the outdoor area with the oversized couches and having appetizers and drinks is a great experience. The food is perfect, and the ambiance is what you expect of Miami.
However, the interior design and decor successfully create a natural flow between the luxe indoor and breezy outdoor spaces. Ocean blues, sandy whites, and tropical motifs enhance the already picturesque background.
Then, the 4,500 square foot indoor-outdoor space includes a main dining room and bar, upstairs event space, plus an expansive deck seating area steps away from the water.
In addition, with “Latin American flavors and coastal ingredients centered around the flame” as the menu goal, you can’t wait to dive in. I won’t lie; the dulce de leche flan is the best. Made with real dulce de leche, not caramel, cajeta, creme de leche, or any other dulce de leche imposter.
Other strong dishes are the house-made chorizo sampler (regular, seafood, and Verde), the charred hanger steak (grilled escarole, idiazabal cheese, chiles, and lemon), and the grilled corn salad (Sungold tomato, queso fresco, red quinoa, and cascabel chile).
Also, the beef tartare (green papaya, egg yolk, cashew, and plantain chips) is fresh and pleasing to the eyes with great taste. The yucca cheese puffs are very moist and complimented with a great sauce.
Lastly, the wood-grilled sweetbread is nicely seasoned and perfectly cooked. Overall, this restaurant’s potential for greatness and a quick rise as a crowd favorite is realistic and palpable. The location, ambiance, and excellent menu highlights say so.
More importantly, there is still much to explore on the menu.
Plan a visit on Mondays – Fridays from 12 PM – 11 PM and Saturdays – Sundays from 11 AM – 11 PM.
Address: 3101 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33137
12. Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge
Formerly known as “Salt And Pepper,” when they first opened in the winter of 2013, giving South Florida’s random culinary riles and often flighty patrons. It’s impressive for them to still stand and enjoy great success.
However, cruising that long on the Miami dining horizon takes vision, discipline, resilience, talent, and a tiny droplet of luck.
The glam and airy nautical-inspired decor, lively ambiance, and outstanding location attract more than just tourists; it is also a favorite for devoted locals. On weekends, you can still spot mega yachts parading the waterways, endless champagne bottles popping at all hours, dressed to impress diners, and music thumping.
But there is more to Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge than that. With excellent indoor and prime outdoor riverfront seating options, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. The dimmed and stringed lights create a serene paradise, perfect for gazing at that magical Miami skyline.
Also, jazzy tunes serenade diners and seem to be in complete unison with the softly rippling water and palm-swaying breezes.
More importantly, at the hands of chefs Angel Leon (formerly of Azul and sugarcane) and Jill Montinola (sushi samba, sugarcane, and shikany), the cuisine continues to evolve, impress, and thrive.
From the crudos section, the bright and fresh meli melo (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, edamame, avocado puree, and crispy pappadum) and hamachi (habanero pomelo vinaigrette, crispy garlic, and shiso) are a must.
Then save room for dessert; it’s tough to choose a favorite. But you can choose between the dolce de leite cake (blood orange gel, thyme, cafezinho ice cream) and the guanaja chocolate cremoso (cocoa nib crumble, seaweed snow, and toasted rice mousse).
Plan a visit on Tuesdays – Sundays from 12 PM – 12 AM.
Address: 412 NW N River Dr, Miami, FL 33128
If there ever was an opportunity for a rooftop rendezvous taking in the very best view of South beach while satisfying a voracious vernacular appetite, Juvia is the place to experience all of this.
Aside from the aforementioned, the employees and service are attentive, professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. The food is a blend of Asian, South American, Peruvian, French, Californian, and Mediterranean, while the quality is what should be expected as one of the best lunch spots in Miami.
However, this restaurant is an atmosphere that melds all the best with one’s senses into one location. Though the menu is small has enough options to suit most tastes. Good food and the presentation is spot on with beautiful dishes.
The tuna tartare is a nice portion, with just the right balance of avocado and seasoning. At the same time, the stracciatella di burrata with pear, apple, and fig compote is a really incredible appetizer.
Hence, the deliciousness of the food is undeniable, plus the beautiful presentation. You can try the pan-seared tenderloin and certainly can say the best so far. The consistency, softness, the flavor are simply the best.
Then to finish, you can’t resist the strawberry cheesecake and a delicious cappuccino. No doubt, this restaurant is a must-visit!
Address: 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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14. Hutong Miami
Hands down one of the best Asian lunch spots in Miami, finally a world-class authentic Asian restaurant that can hold its own against the best in LA and New York. However, the decor is stunning; the food is so good it makes you wonder how you could ever go back to your former favorite Asian restaurants.
Very impressive decor and lighting game create a top-notch atmosphere, accompanied by soft and well-studied music played by DJ next to the bar.
Start off your meal with ginger and lobster buns, such cuties! Please do yourself a favor and order them. Then for your starters, order the poached chicken in a quite spicy sauce; this could easily be a main course or definitely a dish to share.
First off, there are some other Asian/Chinese upscale restaurants nearby that serve Peking Ducks, but Hutong Miami serves the best with a good presentation. Serves in two phases. First, the chef comes to the table with the entire piece of duck and cuts them into slices for you.
Hence, it comes with pancakes and their special sauce/garnish. But then the rest of the meat around the bones is minced, sauteed, and brought back to you accompanied by lettuce leaves.
Try the Peking duck with its super thin pancakes, and to die for hoisin sauce, exquisite dim sum platter (don’t miss the truffle prawn dumplings), and their signature crispy spiced soft shell crab and you will understand why. And yes, the chili broth branzino.
Also, the staff is incredibly knowledgeable about the dishes (and genuinely passionate about them too). Service is warm and very approachable, and don’t miss that moving “wall” above the bar.
Address: 600 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
15. Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe
The superb Italian restaurant is visually beautiful, showcasing lots of exposed brick and dark rich wood contrasted by large windows, letting in lots of natural light. Table layouts are nicely spaced out to keep conversations private.
Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe is a staple in Miami! Initially located in the heart of Brickell, they moved a bit West to a new location, and of course, it continued to be a hot spot.
Start your meal with the Caprese salad, which for a simple dish, is executed beautifully. The tomatoes used are perfectly ripe and juicy, and the quality of the mozzarella is excellent. The balsamic glaze used is of great quality as well.
Then try the chicken parm, which is cooked to perfection. Crispy crunch breading, juicy, moist chicken, delicious sauce, and the great quality of the aforementioned mozzarella.
Also, for your dessert, order the mixed berry sorbet, which is light and delicious, with a limoncello, which is a perfect pairing. Or try the cannoli, which is delicious. Slightly small but overall delicious and of excellent quality.
You can tell that this restaurant goes to great lengths in sourcing its food! It shows and makes it an excellent value, a true testament to the quality of their Italian food.
This spot is undoubtedly the most traditional authentic Italian restaurant out of other Italian lunch spots in Miami. Besides the restaurant, they also have a bakery offering the best sweets and pastries.
Plan a visit on Mondays – Sundays from 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM.
Address: 1700 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129
16. Boulud Sud Miami
Experience a wonderful wine tasting at Boulud Sud Miami. You would love the wine choices of the wonderful Sommelier Robert Fitzmaurice O’Maoilriain; every Friday, he has an incredible selection, and it is always an amazing experience discovering new wines that not only taste great but also learning a bit more with Robert’s incredible wine knowledge.
Robert, the Sommelier, is who really elevates the meal to the next level. He has previously managed legit vineyards in Napa and Sonoma and has an encyclopedic knowledge globally and even into relatively obscure varietals.
However, he is kind and affable and really just makes your experience feel like a family affair. His goal is to turn this restaurant into a wine spectator grand award winner, and if anyone could create such a wine mecca in Brickell, it’s him.
On top of this already incredible experience, now the food pairing with the wines is just the best. Thanks to the owner, Daniel Boulud is a star in the kitchen, a French chef, and a restaurateur with restaurants worldwide.
He is best known for Daniel, his eponymous Michelin restaurant in New York City. I recommend going to Boloud Sud Miami; you won’t be disappointed—a perfect option for Miami spice, appetizing, and well-presented dishes.
Yet, compared to other top lunch spots in Miami, from the types you find in London and other European cities, this restaurant comes close to a fine dining experience.
Address: 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
17. Area 31
This spot invites you into the Kimpton Epic Hotel to experience one of the best lunch spots in Miami. This panoramic wallpaper view overlooks the Miami river and provides indoor and outdoor seating.
Whether you are sitting at the chic interior bar or getting sun-kissed under table-side umbrellas, a new way to see Miami awaits in every corner.
The experience is what makes Area 31 a gem of Miami. There is a terrace with a pool that can be accessed after dinner, and the potential for pictures and sightseeing is spectacular. If you love Miami, you will love this restaurant.
Refreshingly balanced mimosas start off alongside their Spanish croqueta trio. Ham, codfish, and cabrales cheese dance in pairs to a perfect crisp, topped with a smooth guava aioli.
Ordering the main lobster and crab benedict is a superb choice. The English muffin is crunchy enough that the poached eggs collapse perfectly into the Bearnaise sauce, avocado, and sauteed spinach. Then mixing it with their salted just-right rainbow potatoes is a flavor explosion that levels out a warm day.
Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
18. Cafe Papillon
A unique gem in downtown Miami, across from Bayside Marketplace. Presenting as a chic, European-style cafe, and wine bar, Cafe Papillon offers gourmet coffee, breakfast, and lunch. Then pair your meal with a mimosa, wine, or beer.
The coffee beats Starbucks. Breakfast options include made-to-order omelets, wraps, waffles, and pastries. The sandwiches are also fresh pairs with soup or salad.
However, this spot is a pay-before-you-sit restaurant. Without waiters, and offers indoor or outdoor seating. You can easily sit here for hours if you order a hookah to smoke after your meal. Also, the manager, Osain, treats every customer like family.
Overall, Cafe Papillon is a must-try for both locals and tourists. Call ahead for takeout, as each meal is made fresh with quality ingredients. Better yet, sit down, and relax with a gourmet latte.
Address: 276 NE 3rd St, Miami, FL 33132
19. Motek Downtown – Mediterranean Restaurant
Eat your meal at a spot surrounded by more gold, diamonds, and precious gems than almost anywhere in the United States! The Motek Downtown – Mediterranean Restaurant is located in the historic Seybold building.
According to their website is the second-largest diamond and jewelry center in the USA! Also officially on the National Register of Historic Places. The cafe has seating inside the restaurant, as well as seating in the corridor of the Seybold building, where you can gaze in awe at vast amounts of gems and jewelry!
However, the cafe does a truly remarkable job of preparation and presentation, all with super efficient service that gives the diners well-thought-out dishes that are sure to please them.
Serving all-day salads, hummus, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, plates, and bowls with delicious beverages and sweets. Food is hereby delivered quickly, looks beautiful, and never falls short.
First, they welcome you with complimentary aperitif, which is extinct in other lunch spots in Miami. The food is absolutely delicious and made with high-quality ingredients.
Besides, they have some of the best bread in Miami so far, such as the unbelievable pita and fresh Jerusalem bread! The steak sandwich and the chicken shawarma plates are both top-notch.
Don’t miss the rimonana (mint lemonade with pomegranate). Also, great Turkish coffee, baklava, and rugelach! When you have finished your meal, don’t forget to check out the 300+ jewelry stores on ten floors!
Plan a visit on Mondays – Sundays from 10 AM – 10 PM.
Address: 36 NE 1st St Suite 132, Miami, FL 33132
20. The Daily Creative Food Co.
Daily creative is a great lunch spot for those working downtown or tourists looking for lunch spots in downtown Miami.
This casual restaurant is directly on Biscayne Boulevard, with outside seating as well as inside seating.
Most tables are inside with open-air doors to the several sidewalk tables under the shade of the building.
They have an extensive menu of salads, wraps, paninis, and a wide variety on the launch menu.
It is similar to a deli in that you order at a counter.
Huge menu boards await when you walk in with all kinds of delectable lunch options prepared quickly and fresh.
Best part? There’s an opportunity to design your own salads, including choice of greens, toppings, and dressings. Vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores will also find something good to eat here.
However, don’t be surprised if you have to wait for a seat; it is a trendy spot.
As a matter of fact, it gets busy during “rush hour,” especially lunch, because many people working in the area come for breakfast or lunch.
The restaurant is also dog-friendly, so you can bring your canine friends.
If you “overindulge,” there is a beautiful park two blocks east, Margaret Pace Park, where you can “walk off” a large meal.
Although it’s not your cheapest lunch, you get a lot for your money.
I highly recommend that you check out the website and view the extensive menu before you show up, as the array of choices can be overwhelming.
Address: 2001 Biscayne Blvd #109, Miami, FL 33137, United States
21. Blue Collar
Blue Collar is one of the lunch spots in Miami you do not want to miss.
This small, casual restaurant is located in the historic MiMo district of Miami.
At first glance, it doesn’t look inviting as it is attached to a small divvy looking motel and has a very tiny dining area.
The entrance to Blue Collar is hidden behind some potted palms. On the inside, you find they have four tables set up to accommodate 16 people; outside, they have four picnic tables to accommodate maybe another 24 people.
This is not a fancy place but a more relaxed environment to enjoy some southern comfort food.
Daniel Serfer, the owner and chef, aims to give his customers home-style meals that will make them rave about him for days.
Blue Collar serves consistently well-prepared and delicious food with a simple diner quasi-farm-to-table vibe and offers nightly specials.
In fact, once you read the menu, you realize that the menu is enticing and unusual.
There is a blackboard for side offerings, and they have a paper menu with all the food on one side, and the back side has all the adult beverages.
Besides the lunch, the restaurant also includes an all-day breakfast, a great burger, and brisket. There are also less popular but tasty items like oxtail.
They also have a huge selection of vegetables for those choosing to skip meat or chicken.
Likewise, there are up to 20 different side dishes to choose from.
Address: 6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138, United States
Although Miami is full of lifestyle, many restaurants are available for you to dine in and out.
However, if you want the best spots for brunch or lunch, some of these above-mentioned lists will do you good.