Why Blvd Bae's is a Magical Mimo District Gem
Though it seems like finding a comfortable, well-ventilated outdoor patio in Miami should be one of the easier tasks to take on in this city, we can tell you with great confidence it is not. Unless you want to spend the entire time hassling the waiter to position the fan properly as to avoid melting to a puddle, or you genuinely enjoy the gritty taste of sand between your teeth, finding the perfect patio ain’t easy. That is, until now. With one of the quietest openings Miami has seen in some time, Blvd Bae’s is about to be your new favorite summer dining destination.
Humbly placed on the corner of 73rd and Biscayne in the ever artsy Mimo District, Blvd Baes is a much-appreciated escape from the heat of the city. Upon entering you’ll notice only room for a kitchen, restroom, and three small tables, that appear merely to be used as a place to polish silverware and fold linens. But continue past the pseudo dining room and you’ll find the reason you came here; the meticulously designed, and thoughtfully curated outdoor patio.
Two long white benches back to back centered between six marble tables on either side, run down the spacious courtyard, setting up the charming communal-style dining experience. Surrounded by a wall of tropical plants and palms, sitting underneath a ceiling made of driftwood sprinkled with hanging fairy lights, Blvd Baes is the oasis Biscayne has always been missing.
Once you’ve finally lifted your jaw from the floor and finished taking more pictures than your iCloud ever had room for, it’ll be time to address the second reason you came. The food.
From the restauranteur behind one of Miami’s most beloved brunch spots, Morgans, and the beautifully designed Sherwood’s Bistro and Bar, Blvd Baes know exactly what they are doing. And that is to say, their menu is built with intention. From tacos, to pancakes, to Mac and Cheese garnished with an egg made over easy (you should stop drooling now), we’d say it’s close to impossible to find yourself with no options. And serving brunch and lunch all day, there’s still hope for those who solely run on Miami time, where brunch never starts before 3 pm.
Our only warning; Nothing rings truer than ‘your eyes are bigger than your stomach’ at Blvd Baes, where literally everything sounds, and looks, incredible. Don’t let the reasonable prices fool you, the portions are pretty large and made for sharing. Our suggestion: Come with friends, choose a few items, and order with care. No matter what – you’re sure to go home with leftovers.
Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos: Priced at $14, you might be as surprised as we were at the size of these tacos. Three soft shell tortillas overflowing with diced beets and creamy goat cheese are the definition of decadent. And there’s three. And they’re $14. Finding a place in Miami where you can eat a full meal for under $20 is as rare as turn signals out here – yeah, that rare. Just another reason to love this hidden gem.
Salmon Bennie: If you’re a Bennie connoisseur like we are, you know that hollandaise is the life blood, the heart, the soul, of a good Bennie. And no, we’re not being dramatic. Get yourself two perfectly poached eggs over smoked salmon on English muffins and pour a subpar hollandaise over top!?– Girl, you better find the closest trash can. At Blvd Baes, they know the importance of a good hollandaise. And their Bennies are on point.
French Toast: With an entire section dedicated to sweets, it may feel redundant to order the French Toast. But believe us when we say, it’s not. Three pieces of thick pan-fried brioche with fresh strawberries, cinnamon-brown sugar butter, and sweet maple syrup. Start the meal with them, end the meal with them, we don’t care, just order them. You will not be sorry.