Enjoy a bon breakfast. To the french, a bouchon is a quaint restaurant that serves traditional french cuisine. To the people of coconut grove, le Bouchon du Grove is the spot for a lyonnaise-style brunch. Chef Christian Ville delights visitors with omelets, eggs benedict, french toast and enough pancake varieties to make your belly sing.
Snag a souvenir. After brunch, experience Cocowalk, coconut grove’s newly reimagined outdoor shopping and entertainment center. With many shops, a movie theater and a handful of bars and restaurants, browsing is easy.
Find inspiration in art. Ten resident artists, as well as a handful of visiting painters, sculptors and more, constitute the creative house at Kroma Art Space & Studios. Visit the communal gallery for a glimpse at the work of some of south Florida’s most innovative creators.
Take a pre-lunch swim. No matter the season, the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami’s heated lap pool is open to guests year-round. Shaded by towering palms and surrounded by available lounge chairs and cabanas, the pool is a great place to unwind before an afternoon of culinary exploration.
Spill into the spillover. One of Coconut Grove’s newest restaurants, the spillover pairs sustainable seafood dishes with a cider and mead bar. For lunch, locals recommend the key west conch salad, featuring conch caught less than 60 miles away, or the local fish sandwich, which typically includes spear-caught Florida grouper. And when it comes to that mead and cider, the menu contains a wide sampling, including offerings from Spain and France.
Go south. Food inspired by Latin America is popular in Miami, and coconut grove’s jaguar ceviche spoon bar makes no exception. Here, executive Chef Oscar del Rivero has created a diverse menu that celebrates Cuban, Argentinian, Brazilian, Mexican and Venezuelan cuisine. What’s in a name? Everything. As its name implies, Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar specializes in fresh ceviche made from locally caught fish and shellfish.
Get lost. Twenty-nine. That’s how many pages the drink menu at Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House runs. With a list like that, it’s easy to feel lost, but the Taurus bartenders are happy to point you in the right direction — whether you’re fond of imperial stouts or small-batch, single-barrel bourbon.