The Best Brunch in Miami

Photo courtesy of Kyle Johnson

With Japanese buffets, live jazz, and haute ingredients, waking up was never so tempting.

Zuma
Boaters dock their crafts at EPIC Marina, then saunter into the insanely popular downtown Miami eatery, where the Japanese-inspired brunch includes a buffet of sushi, sashimi and maki rolls. For a main course, think miso-marinated black cod. Desserts (top) change every weekend. At 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way; 305-577-0277; zumarestaurant.com.

The Biltmore
Brunch at the Coral Gables hotel is a long-standing tradition for many Miamians. Request a table in the outside courtyard alongside the fountain. A dozen food stations offer pancakes, French toast, sushi, caviar, pasta, paella, lamb and even a chocolate fountain. At 1200 Anastasia Ave.; 305-913-3200; biltmorehotel.com.

The Restaurant at the Setai
Reserve a courtyard table, where a jazz band provides the aural backdrop at the South Beach hotel. Load a plate with everything from Belgian waffles to Wagyu sliders at food stations dedicated to French, Italian, Asian and Indian specialties. For dessert, try the mango dome with Valrhona milk chocolate. At 2001 Collins Ave.; 305-520-6400; thesetaihotel.com.

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
Book a table on the alfresco terrace overlooking the ocean at the resort’s restaurant, Cioppino. Delicacies range from made-to-order omelets and crepes to sushi, caviar, charcuterie and a selection of more than 20 desserts. At 455 Grand Bay Dr.; 305-365-4500; ritzcarlton.com.