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The best rooftop brunches in Miami for mimosas with a view

The drinks are chilled, the sun is out and the view is perfect—it's time for your next epic rooftop brunch in Miami.

Eric Barton
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In Miami, we have an al fresco brunch season that begins always and ends never. Views of the water and the skyline serve as pretty stellar backdrops to our rooftop brunches, which run the gamut from trendy and stylish to even more trendy and stylish. Our journey into Miami's most coveted restaurants serving breezy weekend brunches turned up something surprising: These unbelievably pretty perches also happen to serve up amazing daytime meals. So dress up for that perfect posed shot along the railing and join us for the best brunches in Miami with a view. 

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Best rooftop brunch in Miami

  • Seafood
  • Omni
  • price 4 of 4

Take the elevator up the historic, Spanish Revival-style building and you’ll find a half-in-half-out perch with some of the prettiest bay views in the city—plus a brunch that runs from noon to 3pm all weekend. Expect everything from a $25 lobster benedict to a $265 seafood tower that just might make you rework your weekly budget.

  • Cocktail bars
  • Brickell
  • price 3 of 4

Forty floors above Brickell is a secret door hiding a cocktail bar and speakeasy with stellar views. The spot is good for after-work or late-night cocktails, but it’s also host to an "Asian Night Brunch" that runs until 11pm Wednesday through Sunday. Starting at $98 per person, things can escalate quickly depending on add-ons. Aside from perhaps the best city views in Miami, you’ll also get sushi rolls, Korean short ribs and bananas foster cake.

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  • Spanish
  • West Coconut Grove
  • price 3 of 4

Level 6 checks a lot of boxes, with gorgeous views, a stylish vibe and Spanish tapas that are actually quite good. At brunch, there's a lot of carryover from the nightly menu, in addition to a trio of tortillas, breakfast platters and eggs benedict with manchego and chorizo.

  • Mexican
  • South Beach

Serena takes inspiration from the lazy Sunday morning meals of Mexico, with lots of open-air, garden-esque areas for your crew to chill for a good part of the day. The Mexican-Latin menu is filled with spiced-up versions of classics, like huevos rancheros, a Mexican Croque Madame and french toast with tres leches.

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  • Italian
  • Coconut Grove
  • price 2 of 4

Fourth-generation Cipriani brothers, Maggio and Ignazio, follow in their family’s footsteps with this upscale Italian restaurant perched on the rooftop of Coconut Grove’s award-winning Mr. C Miami hotel. In keeping with the luxurious, contemporary space, the cuisine is rustic Italian but with a modern twist. For brunch, expect the typical fare plus lots of salads, sandwiches and lighter versions of traditional pasta dishes. Whether you regularly drink them or not, there’s no leaving Bellini without trying the namesake cocktail, which Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, invented in the late 1930s. 

  • Food court
  • Little River

Leave behind the order-from-counters concept down below and journey up to this food hall’s rooftop, where a friendly server will help you order from any of the worthy vendors. There’s a laidback, boho vibe up here, meaning there’s at least one rooftop brunch in Miami where wearing haute couture is optional.

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  • Japanese
  • price 3 of 4

For $70, get access to a sushi and robatayaki spread that comes with expansive views of the beachfront in Hallandale (just across the Miami-Dade County line). That's relatively cheap for these parts when you consider it also comes with a welcome cocktail, a dessert platter and bottomless wines throughout.

  • Seafood
  • Downtown
  • price 3 of 4

Up on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel are views worthy of the name. The menu is fairly traditional hotel breakfast—pancakes, french toast, two eggs any style—but Turkey native chef Sezer Deniz also offers a bit of an international flair to the menu with eggs benedict arepa and huevos estrellados with txistorra sausage.

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  • Cocktail bars
  • Wynwood
  • price 2 of 4

Head up to the Wynwood rooftop at Astra and it’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a stylish Greek lounge. A big one too—350 seats spread out over 10,000 square feet, with lots of little loungy nooks to nibble casually from an á la carte Greek-inspired brunch menu where the whole grilled fish is a headliner.

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The meal at Rosa Sky that begins at 2pm and runs until 11:30pm on Sundays isn't called brunch—it's the Sunday Soirée. This makes sense for a spot that feels like a nightclub and rooftop bar sandwich, with bumping music and colored LEDs setting the tone. Be sure to order the—well, it doesn’t matter, because you’re here for that selfie. Everyone looks good against that Miami skyline.

  • Hotels
  • Spa hotels
  • Coconut Grove
  • price 3 of 4

This rooftop bar atop the historic and freshly Michelin-awarded Mayfair House Hotel & Garden serves up an all-day menu of island-inspired snacks, appetizers, salads and mains that pair perfectly with the boozy cocktails and sparkling bay views. You'll find fish tacos and a smash burger alongside brunch-ier fare like watermelon salad and a steamed, butter-soaked rock lobster roll. Sundays from noon to 8pm, take advantage of discounted snacks plus $10 cocktails, $8 beer and half-off select bottles of wine.

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Falyn Wood
Editor, Time Out Miami
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