They say that no bad day ever started with a breakfast sandwich. Well, fine, we just made that up. But they should say that - especially when it comes to these six breakfast sandwiches. All these beautiful bready items are currently available in Miami, and they are a much better way to start the day than missing the snooze button and accidentally knocking over a full glass of water.
El Bagel’s sandwiches (there are seven total) are all good, which is why this place usually sells out by the early afternoon. We’d happily eat any of them, but our personal favorite is the EB Original, which has scallion cream cheese, roasted jalapeños, and bacon. It’s salty, spicy, and very hard not to order at least three times a week.
Rosie’s is an Overtown pop-up run out of Copper Door B&B, and just about everything on the small menu is incredible. They do takeout and delivery only and are open for breakfast and lunch Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. If you’re on the hunt for a breakfast sandwich, try their sausage and egg version. It’s more like a breakfast hotdog (which isn’t a bad thing at all) and it’s covered in sauteed greens, roasted tomato, and a fried egg.
Chug’s breakfast sandwich is somewhere between a frita, a Cubano, and a classic breakfast sandwich. It comes on a Cuban bun with papitas, a fried egg, Taylor ham, and mayo. It’s perfect for hangovers or when it’s 12:30pm and you realize you haven’t eaten anything all day and are absolutely starving. And, as is always the case at Chug’s, we recommend adding a pastelito to your order.
The pan con tortilla at Enriqueta’s is delicious and simple. It comes (like just about everything here) on crunchy Cuban bread, and inside there’s a soft omelette with ham and onion. Bacon and cheese are also involved, and the result is one of those breakfast sandwiches you could eat at any hour of the day.
We find it very hard not to go order the Runny & Everything any time we’re in or around Downtown. All Day’s version of a bacon, egg, and cheese is delicious. If they just served us the everything brioche bun on its own, we’d still probably be pretty satisfied. Though we definitely prefer the addition of a sunny side up egg, thick bacon, heirloom tomato, and garlic aioli. All Day is currently open for outdoor dining and offering takeout and delivery via their website.
Anything that involves a form of bread is going to be good here and the egg sandwich is no exception. It has bacon, sautéed greens, cheddar, egg, and herb aioli. It all comes on their excellent onion poppy roll and everything is nice and bound together by melted cheddar. It’s beautiful to look at, and even more fun to eat.
You’ve got two options to choose from at Wynwood’s excellent Zak The Baker. There’s the breakfast sandwich, a simple ratio of scrambled egg, cheese, tomato, avocado, and sprouts. And then there’s the "salmon bacon," egg, and cheese. Please don’t make us choose between the two. That very hard decision is going to be on you. Order for pick up online.