It took the folks who brought us The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami two years to transform the quaint two-story house on the hostel’s property into the coziest space for eclectic home cooking. Open for dinner and weekend brunch, 27’s menu has an interesting set of globally inspired dishes made with fresh ingredients from local farms and purveyors, as well as herbs and vegetables from the rooftop garden above the kitchen. A must for brunch is the Shakshuka (aka the Israeli breakfast of champions), an enticing blend of North African spices with a mixture of tomatoes, red bell peppers and two fried eggs. Sop up the goodness with chunks of sourdough bread from Zak the Baker in Wynwood. Willing to share? Order the arepa platter for four with house-made Colombian corn cakes, ropa vieja, queso de mano and hogado (sautéed onion, tomato and cilantro).
Time Out tip: Here on a school night? Head upstairs for a cocktail. The second-floor spot is kitschy and cozy and provides just the right amount of dim light for those looking to keep their weekday drinking under wraps. Skip the menu and go straight for the bartender’s choice—the boozehounds at 27 are all award-winning pros.