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Best Breakfast Joints in South Florida

Mom always said that breakfast was the most important meal of the day.  But for most of us during the week, we rush off to work after having a cup or two of coffee and maybe a bowl of cereal or toast.  When the weekends roll around, a breakfast out can be a real treat but where do you go to avoid the typical breakfast burritos and greasy fast food fare.  Well check out our top picks and you won't be disappointed.
First Watch

First Watch

12594 W Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 846-1313

The First Watch is probably the first thing you should hit in the morning if you want to get your day started right.  Located across from the Sawgrass Mills Mall in a strip shopping center, First Watch's menu includes a variety of traditional favorites to please both those watch their weight and those who love to fill up.  Their pancakes (the blueberry pancakes are incredible) are about the size of a dinner plate and only two will satisfy most appetites.

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Front Porch Cafe

Z Ocean Hotel
1458 Ocean Drive.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-8300

Walking around South Beach can build up quite an appetite so head on over to the Front Porch Cafe at 14th Street and Ocean for a different kind of breakfast.  For example, try the Mediterranean Omelet - smooth goat cheese mixed with spinach and herb sun-dried tomatoes tucked inside a perfectly cooked omelette. The service however can be a little unpredictable, some times good, some times not so good.

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Original Lots of Lox

14995 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 252-2010
(On Dixie Highway just north of SW 152nd Street)

It's old fashioned deli and everything tastes great.  The restaurant is family owned and everyone makes you feel like you're a part of the family.  This place is known for its  staples - omelettes, bagels with cream cheese, potatoes and coffee. Oh, did we mention the lox - it's incredible.

Diner Breakfast
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S&S Diner

1757 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 373-4291

From delis to diners, who doesn't love a food diner style breakfast and S$S does it right.  The joint has a 50's diner style feel and can only hold around 18 people. There are no tables or booth inside, just a U-shaped counter which customers sit around.  The breakfast menu simple and homey. If you not sure what to try, check out the gypsy omelette with potatoes or the ham and cheese omelette.  The only real drawback is that the place is cash only!

Bagels N More
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Bagels N More

2368 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 564-4610

Buried in the corner of a shopping plaza, Bagels N More can be a little hard to find.  It's a small shop with only a couple of tables and a sofa/coffee table setup, plus three tables outside.  But their fresh made bagels are worth the drive if you are tired of the store-bought or chain variety.  If you need something egg-y to go with your bagels, why not try the spinach and feta cheese omelette with pesto - very tasty.  On your way out be sure to pick up a couple of pear fruit tart made with the almond paste - you won't regret it.

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