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Discover the Best Brunch in Fort Lauderdale
April 12, 2018
Brunch isn’t just a meal. It’s a beloved weekend tradition.
Looking for the best brunch in Fort Lauderdale? We’re way ahead of you. Discover 5 of our favorite brunches in town.
Colada is a lively Cuban coffee house and café that devotes itself to fresh ingredients and high-quality coffee. While Colada’s known for their Cuban classics, you have to check out their weekend brunch.
Every Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM, Colada offers a special brunch menu that includes classic staples with a Cuban twist. The eggs benedict includes a Cuban biscuit, roasted pork, poached eggs, papitas, onions and black bean hollandaise sauce. The waffles are inspired by tres leches cake and come with guava whipped cream. You can also craft your own brunch bowl: choose the meat, toppings and sauces (they have guava barbecue sauce!) to top a base of scrambled eggs and French fries.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a true brunch without bottomless drinks. Grab a table outside, choose from unlimited mimosas, sangria or craft beer and enjoy your Sunday Funday. Bonus points: Colada is a short walk from the Fort Lauderdale Brightline station, so you can walk off those tres leches waffles.
OCEAN2000 at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort
OCEAN2000 isn’t just any brunch spot. This luxurious waterfront restaurant takes everyone’s favorite meal to the next level.
Treat yourself to a Sunday brunch buffet from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Brunch-goers get access to an impressive spread of breakfast favorites like waffles and eggs, as well as indulgent treats like a sushi boat and a chocolate fountain. Plus, there’s a made-to-order omelet station, a crepe station, a pasta station, an antipasto station and a ceviche station. No such thing as too many brunch stations!
The all-you-can-eat price also includes unlimited mimosas and a 50-item Bloody Mary bar. We recommend coming to OCEAN2000’s brunch early and hungry to make the most of the experience.
Foxy Brown is owned by Elliott Wolf, who also owns Fort Lauderdale dining gems Coconuts, G&B Oyster Bar and—spoiler alert!—#4 on our best brunches in Fort Lauderdale, Top Hat Delicatessen.
Outdoor seating. A down-to-earth, dog-friendly vibe. Speedy service. Comfort food that hits the spot. Foxy Brown does brunch right. Swing by the restaurant on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 2 PM or Sundays from 9:30 AM to 4 PM for a bite to eat. You won’t regret it.
Foxy Brown’s brunch menu includes standards with an inventive spin. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try the doughnut holes that come with cereal milk or the banana bread grilled cheese, which is filled with Nutella and ricotta. Prefer something savory? Order The “Hank,” a sandwich with bologna, fried eggs and melted cheese on sourdough, or the chicken and waffle sliders.
Complete your meal with a drink. Whether you want a Bellini or a BLT Bloody Mary, Foxy Brown’s got you covered.
Top Hat Delicatessen
Also owned by Fort Lauderdale food scene star Elliott Wolf, Top Hat Delicatessen is a classic deli with a contemporary feel. With simple décor that combines the retro and the modern and rave reviews about its food and service, Top Hat is a must-visit.
The menu is full of traditional deli staples like lox, matzo ball soup and gefilte fish—but that’s not all. Brunch dishes fuse the tried-and-true with the unexpected. Try the challah French toast or the Grand Schlam, a breakfast feast with 2 eggs, a latke and your choice of pastrami, corned beef, bacon or maple sausage. Yes, bacon is on the menu!
To round out your meal, order up a Deli Mary—the restaurant’s twist on a Bloody Mary—or go for a soda shop classic like a phosphate, an egg cream or a lime rickey. Its close proximity to Brightline station doesn’t hurt either.
Nanou French Bakery & Café
If you need a break from the bottomless brunch scene, we recommend Nanou French Bakery. This quaint café is a hidden gem. Reviews claim that it’s the best French bakery in Florida. Why not see for yourself?
A family-run institution, Nanou is beloved for its authentic French pastries and bread. With flaky croissants, fresh baguettes, quiche and crepes, Nanou is a carb lover’s dream.
Try the Paris Breakfast, which includes coffee, fresh orange juice, preserves and a half baguette, or the Gourmand Breakfast, with coffee, fresh orange juice and your choice of a croissant. If you’re looking for a heartier brunch, go for the omelet (or l’omelette!) with swiss cheese and served on a half baguette or a croissant.
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