Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Brunch in Miami Florida…

Continuing with our South Florida mid-winter sojourn back in February… We arose late one morning and Dawn Marie suggested that we pay a visit to one of her favorite brunch locations so we could get a good…if a little late…start for our day.

Sorry for the blurry photo but we forgot to take a photo from the outside of Morgan’s restaurant…and I had to ‘borrow’ this picture from the Internet.

Unfortunately, we caught this poor young lady in mid-bite.  The interior of Morgan’s Midtown Restaurant is semi-industrial modern.  It’s a nice clean look…

Like almost everywhere else in South Florida, Morgan’s has a large outside patio dining area. 

The owner’s family bought and refurbished this landmark neighborhood home, the little purple house, in what is now called Midtown Miami.  The restaurant was named after Morgan, the family’s oldest daughter.  Her name “was chosen as a direct result of her uncanny ability in the great sibling equalizer rock, paper, scissors, winning five straight matches and several re-dos".

The restaurant uses fresh, Florida grown and bred, locally sourced all-natural ingredients.  The promise is that patrons may rest assured that “each dish that hits their table will be made from scratch…”

Laurie went with one of her favorites…the traditional Eggs Benedict with a side of fried potatoes. ($13.00) Everything was prepared just right!  The potatoes had a nice crunch to them but they were soft in the middle…

The brunch menu was fairly extensive and very eclectic.  It included such items as: a Cheeseboard ($15.00); Mid-Eastern Antipasti Plate ($15.00); Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos ($9.00); French Toast ($12.00); Stuffed French Toast ($14.00); Omelets ($12.00 and up); Cobb Salad w/Chicken ($18.00) or w/Shrimp ($22.00); a Waffle ($8.00); Chicken and Waffle Sandwich ($16.00), and; a Frittata ($12.00).

Then again…Laurie also loves bacon so she ordered this side of fried porcine delight! ($4.00) As you can see, the bacon was cooked perfectly…

I did check out the lunch and dinner menus at Morgan’s.  As expected, the dinner menu offered a wide variety of cuisines.  Examples included: Mussels ($14.00); Green Dinner Salad ($14.00); Pan Roast Herb Chicken ($21.00); Port Braised Brisket ($26.00); Hangar Steak ($21.00), and; Moroccan Style Stew ($18.00).

Dawn Marie opted for Morgan’s Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich. ($12.00) They construct their BLT using Neuske’s Bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, herb mayonnaise and micro-greens on sourdough bread.  This is one of Dawn’s favorite sandwiches…

I did note that although Morgan’s claims local sourcing is a cornerstone of their menu, Neuske’s Bacon is from Wisconsin.  They do make some quality products!  Check out Neuske’s website at

I decided to go with the Frenchman Sandwich. ($12.00) With a couple of easy-over fried eggs, arugula, boursin cheese and ham on a ‘sub’ type roll, it was a flavorful and pleasant departure from my normal breakfast or brunch!  Both my sandwich and Dawn’s were accompanied by these nice thin cut French fried…or as Morgan’s calls them...potato sticks.

We really enjoyed our brunch.  Morgan’s is an ‘in’ place with a nifty menu, decent service and quality food.  Of course, breakfast at Morgan’s is quite pricy by East Tennessee standards.  Laurie and I could eat breakfast twice in local restaurants for what this one meal cost in Miami.  But hey, it was our vacation and this is South Florida.  Also, many of the items on Morgan’s menu can’t easily be found…or ever found…where we live! 

Morgan’s Midtown is located at 28 Northeast 29th Street in Miami Florida.  Phone: 305-573-9678.  Website:

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Ah, Neuske's bacon. I know it well. It is excellent bacon and was my FIL's favorite bacon. In fact he would eat nothing else. Very nice place to have brunch by the way and the food looks very attractive. When we have guests we too like to take them to places where we can dine outside and enjoy the lovely winter weather south Florida has to offer.

  2. Looks like a fine way to start the day.