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Where should you head for breakfast in Miami? Start your day with a Cuban Breakfast, of course! Begin your day with a satisfying “desayuno”! No visit to Miami is complete without it. Not sure how to eat a Cuban breakfast is, or even what it is? Read on for everything you’ll need to know about this delicious morning treat and which Miami restaurants you’ll want to head to.
A Cuban Breakfast in Miami
It is widely known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And of course, you must indulge in a local morning flare when you visit any locale in South Florida, not just Miami. A traditional Cuban meal sets you up for the rest of the day.
But be warned, this Miami breakfast is so good, you may actually look forward to waking up in the morning.
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What’s In a Traditional Cuban Breakfast?
What is a Cuban breakfast? It is not complicated at all. A Cuban breakfast can be as simple or as filling as you require it to be. Typically, the Cuban Breakfast menu starts off with coffee and bread (cafe con leche and tostada). But not just any coffee and bread!
Cafe con Leche (a latte)
It is a given that you will have coffee with all of your Cuban meals. The smooth “coffee with milk” is included with nearly every breakfast platter, as well as sold a la carte. A mug of warmed milk is served with a small metal carafe of hot Cuban coffee. Pour the coffee into your warmed milk and add sugar as you like.
Yes, this drink is essentially a Cuban-style latte.
A little coffee goes a long way, so taste as you go. It might be stronger than you think, so add more warmed milk to make your mornings milder.
Want to try a cafe con leche from home? Check out this Cafe Con Leche recipe from Bustelo.
Cuban Toast or Tostada Cubana
Cuban bread is essential for one of the most delicious menu items, the tostada. What is a tostada? Think half a loaf of Cuban bread sliced, flattened, buttered and grilled on a panini grill.
It’s the Cuban way to do toast.
I do encourage you to dunk your bread in your coffee for a real treat.
At home? For the Love of Sazon has a Tostada Cubana recipe that will start your day off right.
Beyond Cafe con Leche and Tostadas
Need more than coffee and bread? Add a preparada (a Cuban bread sandwich of ham croquettes) to the mix.
Alternatively, you can go for a breakfast platter which usually includes the cafe con leche, tostada, scrambled eggs, bacon and diced potatoes (country style).
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Breakfast in Miami: Where To Get the Best Cuban Breakfast
Finding a Cuban breakfast in Miami is as easy as visiting a local strip mall, large shopping center or stand-alone restaurant. You can even venture to a ventanita, which is a small window to the side of many cafeterias.
Cuban cuisine is plentiful in Miami-Dade County. The challenge is narrowing your choice! Whatever you choose, these are sure to satisfy and not break the bank.
3555 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33145
In the heart of Little Havana, you will find one of the most popular Cuban restaurants in the city. Versailles has been open for more than 40 years and its food always draws a crowd. Be prepared to wait a bit for a table. Do not worry, the queue goes fast. More importantly, the food is good!
Breakfast goes beyond it all here. There is actually a breakfast buffet you can try that offers fried eggs, Cuban desserts and even some Cuban food like ropa vieja (a shredded beef dish) and black beans as well. You’ll also find other more traditional American dishes such as pancakes, French toast and waffles. In the mood for a Cuban Sandwich? Yes, this is the place for that as well.
This place serves all Latin American food all day. Fast and systematic service characterizes this restaurant. It is heavily visited by locals because it has some of the best breakfast deals around.
12313 South Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33156
A small restaurant located in Southwest Miami, this site is popular with the locals. The menu includes just a few breakfast platters, but everyone leaves satisfied. Live music entertains diners in the evening.
4) Puerto Sagua
700 Collins Ave Miami Beach. Fl. 33139
This low-key diner in South Beach has been around for a long time and it is the place to go for breakfast, especially after a late night out. In addition to a regular Cuban breakfast, you might get some sweet plantains on your table! You can view a menu here (prices may not be up to date).
You can experience a Cuban Breakfast in Miami just about everywhere you turn in the city. It is definitely an experience to include in every visit to the Magic City. A Cuban breakfast is satisfying, rich and full of sabor!
Are you ready to indulge in a Cuban breakfast?