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The 13 Best Brunches In Fort Lauderdale And Boca Raton

A Bucket List of 13 of the Best Brunches in South Florida

by Jennifer Tormo July 2014 Also on Digital Edition

Here in South Florida, we like to indulge on the weekends. That means sleeping in, spending all day on the boat and at the beach and sharing gossip over bottomless mimosas at brunch. Local restaurants have taken brunch far beyond eggs and bacon, inventing new menus every weekend, lining make-your-own bloody mary bars with 30+ ingredients, preparing house-made artisan Pop-Tarts and serving French toast in every decadent flavor imaginable.

From Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton, we highlight 13 of the most mind-blowing brunch experiences we’ve encountered.



Best brunch in Fort Lauderdale


Served on: Saturdays and Sundays

Unlimited mimosas: $15

This oceanside spot offers arguably the best view of Delray Beach, but it’s the inventive menu that will make you want to come back every weekend. The small plate offerings provide the perfect excuse to try several things—go for the hearty shrimp and grits and the blueberry quinoa pancakes with a seasonal fruit compote, vanilla whip and Vermont syrup. The build-your-own bloody mary bar offers an array of more than 30 add-ons, ranging from filthy pickles and olives to sweet chili asparagus and pepperoni and cheeses.

50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach

Call: 561.278.3364Visit: http://50ocean.com


Served on: Sundays; limited brunch on Saturdays

Unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys: included in Sunday brunch buffet

There is a reason this historic spot was recognized for hosting one of the 100 best brunches in the entire country by OpenTable users. The quaint setting is quintessential Delray Beach—it’s the oldest home in the city, a Victorian-style house and garden built in 1902 by Delray’s first mayor, John Sundy. Breakfast items are spread across a full buffet, including carving, salad and omelet stations, waffles and pancakes, pastries and a wide range of delectable desserts. It is a must for every South Floridian’s brunch bucket list.

106 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach

Call: 561.272.5678Visit: http://sundyhouse.com
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Served on: Saturdays and Sundays

We’ve never met anyone who’s had a bad meal at this diner-like gastropub. So, it didn’t surprise us when we discovered that Foxy Brown’s brunch menu is out of this world. Start with an order of the doughnut holes served with cereal milk. If you’re in the mood for something savory, order the tender and flavorful short rib benedict. If you prefer something sweet, the s’more waffle with Nutella is a delicious dose of nostalgia. Ask about the pancake of the day-in the past they’ve served pancakes stuffed with strawberry and chocolate beer pudding; apple pie; chicken quesadilla; and Cadbury cream eggs. Sip on a BLT Sake bloody mary-served with bacon strips, celery ice cubes and fried asparagus-it’s unlike anything we’ve tried before.

723 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Call: 754.200.4236Visit: http://myfoxybrown.com
brunch in fort lauderdale


Served on: Saturdays and Sundays

There’s only one way to describe brunch at Tanzy: decadent. The artisanal Italian restaurant connected to iPic Theaters has nearly 20 brunch craft cocktails. Try the warm croissants with cream cheese drizzle and the tuna croissant salad sandwich with white chunk tuna, tomatoes, mixed greens and a toasted croissant. Save room for the crispy fingerling potatoes on the side.

301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Call: 561.922.6699Visit: http://tanzyrestaurant.com
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Served on: Sundays

Unlimited mimosas: free for ladies

If the idea of brunch at one of the best burger spots in town doesn’t lure you in, we know what will: free, bottomless mimosas for ladies. The restaurant also offers $4 bloody marys for all and $4 mimosas for men. While enjoying the libations, start with the ROK:BISCUITS, flaky, honey butter biscuits topped with braised short rib, American cheese, smoked bacon and maple syrup. The Hangover Sandwich—with a fried egg, bacon, American cheese, tomato, avocado and Sriracha aioli served on artisan multigrain bread—and the chicken and waffles are both popular dishes. And then, of course, there are the burgers—try the Morning Glory Burger with yellow American cheese, smoked bacon and a fried farm egg served on a brioche bun. Not a bad way to wake up.

208 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale
4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
600 Silks Run, Ste. 1210, Hallandale Beach

Call: 954.525.7656; 561.808.7220; 954.367.3970 Visit: http://rokbrgr.com



Served on: Sundays

Unlimited mimosas: $15

The brunch menu at this noodle bar is small, but powerful. It’s clear that each dish on the menu was carefully crafted, like the Kimchi Benedict with poached eggs, crispy prok belly, kimchi hollandaise, hash and a toasted English muffin. The Thai doughnuts are also divine with raspberry-lychee sauce and leche condensada. Is it Sunday yet?

431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Call: 561.347.7322Visit: http://kapownoodlebar.com
sunday brunch fort lauderdale


Served on: Saturdays and Sundays

Unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys: $13

Big City makes a mean brunch. To start, the mimosas, made with fresh-squeezed orange juice from Pompano Beach, are so you good you’ll drink them like they’re water. Which is good, because the attentive servers never let guests sit with empty glasses. It’s worth starting off with one of the “Boards”—choose from house-made charcuterie, fresh fruits and cheeses, smoked salmon or a selection of artisan bakery items. Be sure to get a side of house-made jam, pecan butter or kitchen steak sauce. Finish the meal with the andouille hash with a six-minute egg and hollandaise; or the blueberry pancakes with whipped butter, Vermont maple syrup and fresh fruit.

609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Call: 954.727.0307Visit: http://bigcitylasolas.com
best sunday brunch fort lauderdale


Served: Daily

The most amazing thing about brunch at Caffe Luna Rosa? Brunch is served every single day. The next best thing about brunch at Caffe Luna Rosa? The food. It’s the reason the restaurant is ranked No.1 out of 339 Delray Beach restaurants on TripAdvisor. Eggs benedict is the house specialty, and you can have it served with your choice of spinach, smoked salmon, lump crab, pastrami/corned beef hash, pork roll and more. If you have a sweet tooth, try the Banana Berry Delicious Belgian Waffle or the Luna Rosa French Toast.

34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach

Call: 561.274.9404Visit: http://caffelunarosa.com


Served on: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Unlimited mimosas: $15

This “renegade restaurant” is nothing like any other eatery in Boca Raton. Maybe it’s the eclectic menu, the industrial vibe or the funky artwork covering the walls. Whatever it is, it’s working. The food here is just plain good. And the rest of Boca knows it—getting a table here is nearly impossible unless you have a reservation. The tuna poke bowl with compressed watermelon, spiced faro and miso ricotta makes the perfect starter. The classic French toast with cinnamon powdered sugar and candied pecans will make your mouth water.

297 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

Call: 561.353.5888Visit: http://lifetastesbetter.com


Served on: Sundays

S3 is a great spot for a social brunch. Situated directly across from Fort Lauderdale Beach, the view is stunning, and the variety of small plates, sushi rolls and even cocktail and bloody mary samplers are perfect for sharing. Which is good, because there’s a lot to try. Start with homemade doughnuts with berry preserves and vanilla custard, or pastelito French toast. The chicken and scallion waffle is served with maple syrup and a fried egg—mmm! Finish it off with a side of the onion dip with potato crisps.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Call: 954.523.7873Visit: http://s3restaurant.com
Brunch at the W Fort Lauderdale


Served on: Saturdays and Sundays

Brunch at the W Fort Lauderdale’s signature restaurant lives up to its reputation as one of the best spots for dining in Fort Lauderdale. Start with a house-made Pop-Tart. You can choose from strawberry crumble or maple brown sugar. For an entree, order the crab and avocado benedict with tomato hollandaise; or the vanilla French toast with berries and dulce de leche—it’s incredible. Outdoors, the view and sound of the waves crashing on Fort Lauderdale Beach is relaxing; indoors, the giant, statement-making jellyfish tank is hypnotizing.

W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Call: 954.414.8333Visit: http://starr-restaurant.com/steak954

TAP 42

Served on: Saturdays and Sundays

Unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys: $20

At Tap 42 brunch, you have two choices: get there early, or wait in line. Whichever you choose, the time investment is worth it. Here, unlimited mimosas mean a bottle of Champagne and a carafe of orange juice at your table, both of which are replenished when you run out. Tap 42 is also known for its craft beer selection, with 42 taps behind the bar. As far as food goes, the Hangover Sandwich is touted as “the ultimate breakfast sandwich,” with sunny side up eggs, smashed avocado, white cheddar cheese and crispy bacon. The Green Eggs & Ham Benedict with Angry Orchard pulled pork shoulder, sunny side up eggs, bacon-cheddar toast and green chili hollandaise is also excellent. And at Tap 42, it’s never too early for a burger—especially the Drunken Goat Burger, a lamb and beef blend topped with whipped goat cheese, arugula and Abita Purple Haze raspberry jam.

1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton

Call: 954.463.4900; 561.235.5819Visit: http://tap42.com
farm to fork restaurant


Served on: Saturdays and Sundays

Unlimited Bloody Marys and Champagne cocktails: $15

This farm-to-fork restaurant pays such careful attention to its ingredients that you can feel less guilty about indulging. It sources from local farmers, and uses meat only from humanely treated animals and seafood caught or raised without damaging the ecosystem. Craft a grapefruit, cucumber, orange or watermelon Champagne cocktail at the interactive bar. Then, snack on the heavenly goat cheese croquettes, crusted with Marcona almonds and served with house apple butter; and the fresh fried doughnuts with vanilla custard and berries. For an entree, you’ll have a hard time choosing between the challah French toast, with fresh berries, vanilla whipped cream and warm maple syrup and the bacon avocado benedict.

169 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach

Call: 561.381.9970Visit: http://maxsharvest.com


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