Spotlight on Delicious Downtown Miami Eats

Food And Dining

Bryan in the Kitchen
104 Northeast 2nd Avenue, 305.371.7777

Bryan in the Kitchen brings green to downtown in the form of sensationally healthy, wholesome cuisine. Each plate is decorated with an array of vegetables, proteins, and grains, using only the freshest ingredients. Even the dips and dressings are made from scratch. This quaint neighborhood café is a bright and graceful addition to Miami’s downtown dining scene, and perfect for a casual breakfast or brunch. Freshly-pressed juices, coffee, and fresh baked goods are served, as are delicious gourmet panini and salads.

Clos Bistro and Café
100 South Biscayne Boulevard, 305.416.3300

Located in a lofty, dramatic, downtown space, Clos Bistro and Café transports diners to Buenos Aries. Simply put, Clos offers the best empanadas downtown, not to mention a delightful array of breakfast selections, as well as salads and sandwiches for lunch and pasta and fish dishes to take you right through dinner. Bottles of wine are offered to go, delivery is free, and catering and event planning is offered for every occasion.

Elwoods Gastro Pub
188 Northeast 3rd Avenue, 305.358.5222

Yes, there is an authentic British pub in Miami to relax and grab a pint—it’s Elwoods Gastro Pub, located in the heart of downtown. Complete with a long marble bar, comfy leather stools, and flatscreen TVs for watching “futbol,” Elwood’s is a family-run business perfect for drinks. But the chef/owners take the food seriously, too, making everything from scratch—right down to the ketchup and mayo, which complement what might be Miami’s best Fish and Chips.

Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue
204 Northeast 1st Street, 305.377.2877

Owners Kevin Kehoe and Hans Seitz take their time to make everything from scratch at Sparky’s, and provide wholesome, comforting cooking in a casual, unassuming downtown locale. Slow-cooked savory selections include a Pork Sandwich that harkens back to lazy days of summer in the South, and a Beef Brisket that would even fool a Texan. Vegetarians can rejoice every day with a mouthwatering Veggie Burger and Black-Eyed Peas. Come for a daily happy hour with $1.00 off draft beers from 4-7pm.