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OTL Breakfast sandwich
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Where to find the best breakfast sandwich in Miami

Hungover? Really into eggs? We found the best breakfast sandwiches in Miami to fill you up and bring you back to life.

By Liana Lozada
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There’s really no bad time to eat a breakfast sandwich. In Miami, BEC sammies make sense post South Beach club binger as much as they do hanging at a Miami Beach pool party. Morning, noon and night, we’re down for any kind of combination of bread and eggs. Fortunately, the Miami restaurant scene has expanded to include plenty of all-day breakfast joints that serve up a wide variety of morning-inspired sandwiches. So whether you’re late to go to bed, a late riser or an early bird who wants their eggs for lunch, you’ll want to try every single one of our picks for best breakfast sandwiches in Miami.

Best breakfast sandwiches in Miami

The Egg Spot
The Egg Spot
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1. Son of the Butcher at the Egg Spot

Restaurants American Downtown

Downtown’s all-day breakfast spot serves more than one type of egg sandwich, though it’s tough to look beyond the Son of the Butcher for your eggs-and-bun fix. This one hits the spot on particularly ravenous mornings as it combines the Butcher Shop’s smoked brisket (the Egg Spot’s sister restaurant is known for its slow-cooked meat) with eggs made to order, pickled onions and chimichurri aioli. It all comes together between a pillowy brioche bun.

LAID Fresh
LAID Fresh
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2. Tomato mozzarella at LAID Fresh

Restaurants American creative Wynwood

Not every sammie needs meat to be filling, and the folks behind LAID agree. Its tomato mozzarella is a satisfying sandwich featuring a potato-brioche bun stuffed with fried cage-free eggs, locally sourced Mimmo’s Mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil and chilies. It’s a breakfast beauty that vegetarian and meat-lovers can both get behind.

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ALL DAY
ALL DAY
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3. The one-handed at ALL DAY

Restaurants Coffee shops Park West

Eggs Benedict fall under the fork-and-knife sandwich category at most places, but All Day offers an iteration you can scoop up and bite into. It’s called the one-handed, but we suggest two and all ten digits to properly hold this bad boy stuffed with sage sausage, brie and an herb aioli. The drippy egg and requisite English muffin make this a must-order for Benny lovers.

Chug's breakfast sandwich
Chug's breakfast sandwich
Photograph: Devin Smith

4. The breakfast sandwich at Chug’s

Restaurants Diners Coconut Grove

Many Miami mornings begin with fresh Cuban bread, and Chug’s has managed to both tap into this nostalgic AM favorite and modernize it with help from a few key ingredients. At the Cuban-inspired diner, chef Michael Beltran tops his Cuban bread with Taylor ham (for the uninitiated, it’s essentially a pork roll—processed mystery-meat of the most wonderful variety) with a fried egg and papitas. It’s rich and satisfying, combining the best of Cuban and American cuisine.

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Love Life Cafe
Love Life Cafe
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5. Egg & cheese croissandwich at Love Life Cafe - Time Out Market

Restaurants South Beach

Before you scoff at the idea of a vegan breakfast sandwich, hear us out. Love Life Cafe’s plant-based variety is not just good for “being vegan a dish,” it’s just plain good. Its egg and cheese croissandwich flaunts a L’artisan croissant with a JUST egg patty topped with cheddar “cheese”, all served with a side of baked potato herb fries. Trust us, you won’t miss the animal protein nor the dairy, and your taste buds will be nothing but pleased.

OTL Breakfast sandwich
OTL Breakfast sandwich
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6. The egg & cheese at OTL

Restaurants American Design District

This charming Design District café makes Instagrammable food that’s also delicious. Its egg and cheese sandwich is no different, thanks to the pop of cherry red provided by a juicy poached tomato. There’s also a perfectly folded, two-egg cheddar omelette, crisp arugula for freshness and a toasted brioche bun to hold all the gooey goodness together.

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Toasted Bagelry and Deli
Toasted Bagelry and Deli
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Yanessa E.

7. The Toasted at Toasted Bagelry and Deli

Restaurants American Brickell

Considered an O.G. in the local breakfast food landscape, Toasted brought the ways of the north to the south with its freshly baked, house-made bagels. Pick your flavor (onion, everything, whole-wheat everything, egg, etc.) and pick your combo, all of which are named after local landmarks, streets or neighborhoods. Keeping it healthy? Try the namesake Toasted, a bagel sandwich made of egg whites, asparagus, mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Cut the carbs and order your bagel scooped out.

DIRT
DIRT
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8. The basic breakfast sandwich at DIRT

Restaurants Fast food spots South Beach

Dirt’s basic breakfast sandwich is anything but. Two slices of poppy-seed brioche buns from Zak the Baker get slathered in your choice of sriracha or house-made horseradish hot sauce before being stuffed with a simple—but perfectly executed—scramble of cage-free eggs, provolone cheese and sauteed onions. If you’re the type who dunks their sandwich in ketchup, the spicy sriracha might change your mind, especially when you pair it with the optional chicken apple sausage ($4) for an extra kick.

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El Bagel
El Bagel
Photograph: Courtesy El Bagel

9. King Guava at El Bagel

All it took for us to believe Miami-made bagels were, in fact, better than New York’s was one bagel-loving guy slinging sandos from a souped-up truck in Wynwood. Enter Matteson Koche and the fury that became his RV restaurant, El Bagel. Currently on summer hiatus while he builds his first brick-and-mortar, Koche introduced us to the very Miami King Guava: fruit marmalade from the Redland, potato sticks, cream cheese and a cage-free fried egg. Sure, the sweet-and-savory combo is weird, but to taste the sandwich is to love it, and we can’t wait to eat it all over again this fall when El Bagel (finally!) opens its shop.

Big Pink
Big Pink
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10. Mac n cheese waffle at the Big Pink

Restaurants American South of Fifth

We saved the last spot for the outlier, the rule-bending sandwich too delicious to leave off the list. The wildcard in question: the Mac N Cheese Waffle Sandwich at the Big Pink. You get the sweet from the crispy brioche waffle and balance it with the salty from a heap of crumbled, apple-smoked bacon and gooey macaroni and cheese. It’s served with a side of honey, though we suggest adding a dab of hot sauce to the mix.

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