Front Porch

1418 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Hangovers here are as popular as the pancakes, and the night-before gossip flows as freely as syrup.
If you're looking for the best breakfast on Ocean Drive, you've found the right place at the Front Porch Cafe. South Beach locals have long-appreciated this tiny spot on the north end of the Ocean Drive strip for its quick service (in South Beach !?!), and pleasant setting on the ground level of the Penguin hotel. Due to the Front Porch's popularity the wait is sometimes excessive, but the food is definitely worth it, as are the conversations you might overhear in the tightly packed cafe. Best bets on the menu include a hearty order of granola pancakes, the fresh fruit salad and any of the just-squeezed juices. Later in the day, smart locals gather to enjoy home-style cooking in a laid back atmosphere at this quiet end of Ocean Drive. This might be the least expensive option for reliable dining on this tourist-driven strip.
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Top Sentiments among Front Porch Reviewers

Best French Toast Fabulous Biscuit meal Scrumptious potatoes Good dinners Great chicken Caesar Best Brunch Good burger Delicious chicken salad Excellent friend Tilapia Fresh tomato sauce

Customer Reviews (31 reviews)


on Citysearch Sep 03, 2009
Yes we had to wait for dinner but it was a Friday night at 7pm. The food was great. the service was amazing and the view is worth evry dollar. (more)


on Citysearch Jun 16, 2009
My boyfriend and I traveled to the Cafe for brunch after reading all of the reviews. The trip was well worth it, there was no one on the corner bugging you to eat there, mostly locals (what a relief). The food was... (more)

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on Citysearch Sep 22, 2008
We went to the Front Porch after a friend reccommened it as having lots of vegan and vegetarian options. This is true, but they are not very good options. I had a burger that was served in a pita bread.... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 14, 2008
There are a ton of restuarants up and down Ocean that try to get you to eat there, I am so glad we held out for the Front Porch. The food is so good and the service is great! We went there twice and wait maybe 10 minutes at the... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 10, 2008
this place has good food, big portions and at low prices. The service is a little slow - probably because they include the gratuity even on a party of two. (more)


on Citysearch Jan 02, 2007
I came here for brunch w/ a friend and though we waited about 15-20min for a table, I think it was well worth the wait. I had an omelet, she had a grilled chicken breast sandwich w/ pesto -- we both loved our food but were... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 09, 2006
Biscuit meal is fabulous! The bacon and potatoes are scrumptious. Fresh squeezed orange jusice was very refreshing. Also a wonderful spot to watch people passing by on the beach front.... (more)

Susan S.

on Judys Book Dec 05, 2006
A couple of weeks ago we were staying on Ocean Drive, South Beach, and found Front Porch Cafe just 2 doors away.We had the largest breakfast you ever did see the first day. My omelet would have fed three people.The next... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 16, 2006
I love this place! On Ocean Drive where the competition is severe, this place shines by delivering real food. You can feel the effort put into each plate. I?m not talking fancy gourmet...I'm talking simple yet delish... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 13, 2006
I would go here for the food, which was delicious and large portions. Typical SoBe pricing, but you do get what you pay for here. The location is far enough off the beaten path of Ocean Drive, that getting a table isn't... (more)
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