From the scrambled-egg flatbread with shaved black truffles to the 5-inch-tall French-toast cube filled with mascarpone cheese and drowned in fresh berries, the food at the Delano Hotel’s Blue Door (delano-hotel.com) is fashionable and full of flavor—as one would expect from this South Beach favorite. Unlimited bloody marys ($20) or bloody marias, made with tequila instead of vodka, pair perfectly with the city’s Latin vibe. Request a table on the patio overlooking the palm-tree-studded lawn where hammocks sway in the ocean breeze. Average entrée: $23. For a more intimate setting, try 660 at the Angler's (theanglersresort.com). A bottomless bloody-mary bar ($14) and grilled banana and Nutella pancakes draw in the locals. Average entrée: $13.
A drop-in-anytime neighborhood spot, Libby’s Café + Bar (libbyscafebar.com) is a local’s dream where you’re bound to run into a friend at Sunday brunch. Get your jump-start at the mimosa bar ($9 for four refills)—champagne plus fresh orange, grapefruit and cranberry juices. Stumble upon raspberries, blueberries and strawberries galore. Top pick is a cornflake-crusted Monte Cristo wrap, with sweet-potato fries. Dine indoors or at a sidewalk table. Average entrée: $12.
The Dock at Crayton Cove (dockcraytoncove.com) had a bloody-mary bar long before it was in vogue. Once your server gives you your glass of vodka, hit the bar to add your choice of Clamato or tomato juice; then dress it up with olives, artichokes, ginger and other unexpected garnishes. The choice dish is the fresh herb lobster omelet, enjoyed at a waterside table with an amazing view of passing watercrafts. Average entrée: $12.