All Day: There’s a reason All Day has been voted the #1 coffee shop in Miami - it’s really good. Their baristas are friendly and knowledgeable, they have an “all day” menu that’s full of delicious brunch options, and you can’t beat their open and airy ambiance. It’s our favorite by far! (@alldaymia)

Miam Cafe & Boutique: Miam means “yum” in French - and that’s exactly what this cute little cafe and coffee shop is! Not to mention it’s perfectly Instagrammable - from their chic building to their beautifully presented food and drinks! Be sure to try the “Miamcchiato”! (@miamcafe)

Cafe Galleria: This brand new coffee shop and retail store in downtown Miami is just about as cool and retro as you can get - and vibes aside, their coffee and pastries are delicious. In our opinion, it’s the best cup of coffee in downtown Miami! (@galleriamiami)


Mason Eatery: If you’re looking for a cool and classy spot that serves breakfast all day, go here. Compliment your brunch with a glass of their “A Mason Grace” - one of the best sparkling cocktails we’ve had in awhile! (@masoneatery)

  • Bobby’s pick: Benedict

  • Alli’s pick: Goopy Egg

El Bagel: This food truck serving gourmet bagel sandwiches has developed a cult following, and it’s easy to see why. The bagels are the perfect mix of crispy on the inside, and fluffy and doughy on the inside. Go early - they typically sell out within two hours on a Saturday! (@elbagel)

  • Bobby’s pick: B.E.C.

  • Alli’s pick: Avo Spesh

Lilikoi Organic Living: A little slice of Hawaii in Miami, this organic eatery serves up fresh and seasonal dishes that are full of island flavor… and you’re sure to fall in love with the hip and beachy decor! (@lilikoiorganicliving)

  • Bobby’s pick: Lilikoi Brunch Platter

  • Alli’s pick: Acai Bowl

Green Street Cafe: You can’t beat the location of this bustling cafe. It’s right in the heart of Coconut Grove - which is ideal for people watching! Their breakfasts are hearty, their portions are large, and the menu is surprisingly affordable. (@greenstreetcafe)

  • Bobby’s pick: Spinach & Feta Omelette

  • Alli’s pick: Whole Wheat Protein Pancakes

Zak the Baker: If you’re taking a break from carbs, don’t go here. If you’re a carboholic like we both are, then don’t walk - run here. Located in trendy Wynwood, the lines can be long - but they’re very worth it. Make sure you try their cinnamon roll. (@zakthebaker)

  • Bobby’s pick: Breakfast Sandwich

  • Alli’s pick: Avocado Toast


Mandolin Aegean Bistro: One step inside this quaint little Greek & Turkish bistro, and you’ll feel as though you’ve entered someone’s home! It’s charmingly rustic, and the food is incredible. You can’t go wrong. (@mandolinmiami)

  • Bobby’s pick: Beef Souvlaki

  • Alli’s pick: Lobster Saganaki

27 Restaurant: This Miami beach hot spot is also an old home that’s been turned into a restaurant, giving it a cozy and casual vibe. The cuisine is Mediterranean-fusion, and we suggest ordering tapas style - as their small plates are all really good! (@27restaurant)

Alter: If you’re looking for a bold, creative, and gourmet dining experience - this is the best you’ll find in Miami. Located in Wynwood, the ambiance is cool and intimate, and each course is bound to leave you in awe. We say go for the 7 course menu ($99) - your taste buds will thank us later! (@altermiami)

La Camaronera: Make your way to Little Havana, where you can experience this gem of a fish market that serves some of the tastiest fish sandwiches and other seafood specialties in town! It isn’t fancy, and it’s cash-only, so be sure to pop by an ATM beforehand. (@lacamaronera)

  • Bobby’s pick: Camarones Frito Combo

  • Alli’s pick: The Original Pan Con Minuta

Taquiza: We could eat Mexican food every day - especially if it’s from this traditional Mexican taqueria! They make their tortillas by hand daily, and they’re pretty darn delicious. Make sure you order a side of their Elote (grilled corn) - it’s finger-lickin’ good! (@taquizatacos)

  • Bobby’s pick: Carnitas tacos

  • Alli’s pick: Rajas tacos

Islas Canarias: You can’t go to Miami without trying some traditional Cuban food - and this is one of the spots to check out! Go for their croquettes - they’re some of the best we’ve ever had! (@islascanariasrestaurant)

Versailles Restaurant: Their tagline is “The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant”, and there’s no denying it. They have more than 5,000 reviews on TripAdvisor - so you can imagine how packed this place can be! Sure, it’s touristy, and yes, you’ll probably have to wait in line - but we still recommend you check it out. It’s iconic, reasonable, and a true Cuban landmark! (@versaillesmiami)

  • Bobby’s pick: Special Cuban Sandwich

  • Alli’s pick: Cuban Baguette

El Exquisito: Many claim that this little restaurant serves the best Cuban sandwich in town - and while we’re not educated enough to make that claim, it’s reallyyyy good. And very affordable! (@elexquisitomiami)

Melinda’s Mezcal & Nacho Bar: Mezcal and nachos… have you ever heard of a better combination?! It’s sexy and modern and has a killer happy hour (50% off drinks!) from 6-9pm! (@melindas_miami)

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company: Nestled in the back streets of South Beach, this is the perfect bar to avoid crowds and get your cocktail on! If you’re hungry, try their Cauliflower Nachos! (@sweetlibertymia)

  • Bobby’s pick: Japanese Highball

  • Alli’s pick: Brown Derby

Bar Alter: Maybe Alter restsaurant’s pre-fixed menu is a little steep for you, but you still want to experience the ambiance - then go for a drink! Their patio bar is beautiful, and you can’t go wrong on their extensive cocktail list! (@altermiami)

  • Bobby’s pick: Mountain Man

  • Alli’s pick: Que Sera, Sera

The Scapegoat: This cozy and intimate bar features friendly and welcoming mixologists that make excellent drinks. It’s been voted the best bar in Miami Beach, and we’d have to agree! (@scapegoatmiami)

  • Bobby’s pick: The Manhattan

  • Alli’s pick: The Bees Knees

The Edition: Not only do we love the location of this hotel (it’s walkable to everything, but far enough from South Beach crowds) - we love the vibe. It’s chic and modern without being pretentious, and the hotel grounds are incredible. They have stunning pools, sleek rooms, a jaw-dropping lobby, and get this - an ice skating rink and bowling alley underground. Yep - it’s basically heaven. (@editionhotels)

1 Hotel South Beach: Nearly twice the size of The Edition, this trendy, expansive hotel occupies an entire city block on Collins Avenue - and it’s definitely where the cool kids go. The rooms are comfy and spacious and there’s no where better to soak up the Miami heat than by one of their picture-perfect pools. (@1hotels)

The Betsy: This elegant beachside resort has won countless awards for their outstanding service and timeless luxury - and even though they’re right on Ocean Avenue, it’s surprisingly quiet and relaxing! Our favorite part? Their “Canine Executive Officers” - two golden retrievers named Betsy and Katie! (@thebetsyhotel)

Kimpton Angler’s South Beach: We’ve yet to find a Kimpton hotel we haven’t loved - and this one is no exception! We love the location, the rooftop pool, the comfy and eclectic rooms, the nightly wine hour, the friendly staff, how dog friendly they are… We could go on and on! (@anglershotel)

Stroll the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: Built in 1916, this gorgeous viilla and museum features lush Spanish gardens, extravagant architecture, stunning bay views, and fascinating European artwork. We suggest going early for minimal crowds.

Explore the Wynwood Walls: Whether you’re a street art enthusiast or not, no trip to Miami is complete without seeing the Wynwood Walls. Artists from around the world have brought their graffiti and street art to this hip Miami neighborhood, and have covered over 80,000 square feet of walls! Not only that, but there’s world famous restaurants, Wynwood brewing co, and more!

Shop & people watch on Lincoln Road: When it comes to people watching, nothing beats this iconic strip of shopping, restaurants, galleries, and more. It’s our favorite spot to walk around in the early evening, sit outside for happy hour, and window shop!

Ice Skate and bowl at Basement Miami: One of our favorite Miami hotels (The Edition) is home to an underground ice skating rink and bowling alley… and we’re convinced nothing is cooler. There’s a nightclub down there too, where you can dance the night away after you bowl! (@basementmiami)

Miami is actually very dog-friendly, with a lot of accommodating restaurants and hotels - but we say, “Leave the pooch at home!” Experience the beaches, the shopping the hotels, the night life without a pup in tow - you’ll be more relaxed that way!