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Breakfast Best

Our mom told us. Cereal commercials remind us. The healthiest people in the world swear by it. If you don’t know about the importance of breakfast by now, we can’t help you. If you, however, believe it’s the most important meal of the day, then read on to find out about five venues that take AM cuisine to new heights.

The breakfast dumplings at SushiSamba in Coral Gables

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SushiSamba Coral Gables
Here in Miami, we have not one but two of the only seven SushiSambas in the world. Looking for somewhere where you can easily go from dinner to dancing? See their South Beach location, but for breakfast look no further than the chain’s new venue in the Gables. Asian fusion so bright and early, you ask? Yes, indeed. Executive Chef Brian Nasajon has combined fares from Japan, Brazil and Peru to come up with dishes like breakfast dumplings and sweet quinoa oatmeal. And if you want raw fish to start your day, here no one is judging. 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305.448.4990,

Ice Box
After 15 years near Lincoln Road, restaurateur Robert Siegman has moved his beloved Ice Box to Sunset Harbour. Breakfast favorites have always been part of the Ice Box repertoire and this new location is no different with dishes like organic scramble, a Southern version of eggs Benedict topped with lump crab and guava-filled French toast—now that’s sure to brighten any morning. 1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.8448,

Bean lovers know Wynwood favorite Lester’s well. Now the coffee shop has added an AM menu to go with the java selections. On it are pastries like croissants, a hearty egg white sandwich and even a corn bread waffle with bacon. Best part? None of the breakfast items here cost more than $5. 2519 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305.456.1784,

Crumb on Parchment
Chef Michelle Bernstein’s darling café in the Design District lets patrons ease into their day with a breakfast menu that includes bacon quiche, homemade empanadas, farm fresh eggs and burritos served bright and early. All that and a free side of Wi-Fi, too. 3930 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305.572.9444

Local House
Don’t let the Ocean Drive location fool you, Local House is appropriately named with the diehard following to prove it. The restaurant’s Sunrise Menu (available until 5pm—you read that right—Saturday and Sunday) is a carnivorous delight with dishes like skirt steak and egg, braised beef skillet and sausage gravy and biscuits. 400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 786.230.8396,