Buro city guide: Miami

Buro city guide: Miami

Florida's finest

Text: Yeong Sassall

Suntans, shopping or serious food - whatever your vice, Florida's southern city has it in spades

Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston make up one of Australia's most successful fashion labels, Bec & Bridge. In town for Miami Swim Week, the duo took to the town and discovered all of Miami's hidden and not-so-secret spots.

  • Top 3 coffee shops

1. Panther Coffee

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A Miami staple from a husband and wife team, the coffee beans are carefully sourced and roasted on site.

Sunset Harbour
1875 Purdy Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 305 677 3952

  • 2. Cecconi's 

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Not strictly a coffee joint per se, Cecconi's plates up delicious modern Italian (one reason why their coffee is so good) in a gorgeous open-air setting. 

Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 786 507 7902

3. Segafredo L'Originale 

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Come for your caffeine fix and stay for live music, cocktails and plates of tapas.

1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach
+1 305 673 0047

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Top 3 restaurants


  • 1. Cecconi's 

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As mentioned above, Cecconi's Italian game is strong and with locations in West Hollywood, Istanbul and London - the secret is out.

Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 786 507 7902

  • 2. Zak the Baker 

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A Miami favourite helmed by award-winning pastry chef and baker Zak Stern and wife Batsheva Wulfsohn, this little gem is known for its killer sourdough and pastries.

405 NW 26th Street
+1 786 347 7100

3. Delano South Beach

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For the perfect poolside meal, head to the Delano hotel's for brunch with a view.

1685 Collins Avenue
South Beach
+1 305 672 2000

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1. Carpaccio 

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A South Florida favourite for good reason - Carpaccio Bal Harbour does a mean trade in fresh, authentic Italian with excellent service. 

Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue #139
Bal Harbour
+1 305 867 7777

2. The LeTub Saloon

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A local haunt for the past 32 years, LeTub was ousted in 2006 when it was voted Best Hamburger in America by GQ magazine. Feast on Florida classics like Key Lime Pie and (obviously) try the burgers.

1100 N Ocean Drive
+1 954 921 9425

  • 3. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink 

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With a menu that changes daily according to what's available, Michael's commitment to sourcing the best locally sourced and seasonal produce is second to none. Their seafood is naturally a standout.

130 Northeast 40th Street
+1 305 573 5550

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  • 1. Katsuya 

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A blend of Japanese and Californian cuisine, Katsuya's original inventions are best enjoyed alongside one of their award-winning cocktails.

1701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+ 1 305 455 2995

  • 2. Taquiza 

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For casual tacos made with handmade tortillas in the heart of South Beach, look no further.

1506 Collins Ave
Miami Beach
+1 305 748 6099

3. Prime 112 

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Located in the Browns Hotel (Miami's very first hotel), they do the most amazing steaks here.

112 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach
+1 305 532 8112

4. The Matador Room, The Miami Beach Edition

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With a fit-out resembling a 1950s supper club, dining under a chandelier has never felt more glamorous and devadent.

2901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 786 257 4600

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Top 3 cocktail bars

1. Mac's Club Deuce 

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Known as one of Miami's oldest bars, this laid-back institution comes complete with pool tables and a jukebox.

222 14th Street,
Miami Beach
+1 305 531 6200

2. Basement, The Miami Beach Edition 

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Set in The Miami Beach Edition entertainment complex, this micro club comes complete with a bowling alley and ice skating rink, so go easy on the cocktails to avoid any awkward fashion faux pas' on the ice!

2901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 786 257 4548

3. Living Room Bar, W South Beach 

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With incredible Caribbean-inspired interiors and an even more amazing cocktail and snack menu, the terrace is also the perfect place to wind down and listen to some old school R&B.

2201 Collins Avenue 
Miami Beach
+1 305 938 3000

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3 best suburbs to stay

1. South Beach

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Boasting great dining options and a cool vibe, Miami's South Beach lives up to its fun-loving reputation.

2. Bal Harbour 

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With tons of high-end shopping options and plenty of resorts, this is also a great spot for relaxing.

3. Hollywood 

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Hollywood offers amazing motels and retro architecture.

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3 hotel suggestions

1. Delano Hotel, South Beach

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Designed by Philippe Starck and brimming with Art Deco touches, Delano is stylish, centrally located and has a killer swimming pool.

1685 Collins Avenue
South Beach
+1 305 672 2000

2. The Miami Beach Edition

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Located in the heart of Miami Beach, Edition is not your average hotel. Offering restaurants, bars, clubs and a private beach - it's 3.5 acres of luxury beachside entertainment.

2901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 786 257 4500

3. 1 Hotel South Beach

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With a sleek and stylish design aesthetic, 1 Hotel even has it's own private beach club.

2341 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 305 604 1000

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Where to shop for local and international designers

1. Bal Harbour Shops

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Miami's most upmarket shopping hub allows you to browse labels like Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Gucci and Prada - all in the one complex.

9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour
+1 305 866 0311

2. Atrium

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Shop a curated collection of wares from brands like Comme des Garçons, Opening Ceremony, Giuseppe Zanotti and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

  • 1931 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach
+1 305 695 0757

3. Curve

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Owner Nevena Borrissova sells a careful edit of luxe fashion pieces, plus she stocks her own line and offers highly personalised styling services.

2000 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 305 532 6722

4. Alchemist

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There is a store on the Lincoln Road mall, however if you head up to the rooftop car park behind the store, they have a secondary store in the car park. Stocking high-end designer labels, such as Céline and Rick Owens' latest collections, it's a must-do shopping experience.

1111 Lincoln Road
Carpark Level 5
Miami Beach
+1 305 531 4815

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Best places for live music

Little Havana

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Also known as Calle Ocho, head here to enjoy traditional Cuban beats. All the little bars here play loud and live music - maracas and bongos can be heard from the street, which makes for a lively and upbeat evening.


3 best galleries

1. de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space

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Privately owned and funded, this space is dedicated to supporting the local art scene.

23 NE 41st Street
+1 305-576-6112

2. Now Contemporary Art

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A contemporary art space dedicated to housing an out-of-the-ordinary experience for the artist, artwork and viewer. 

337 NW 25th Street
+1 305 571 8181

3. PAMM Perez Art Museum Miami

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A contemporary art space showcasing international art and exhibitions from artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

1103 Biscayne Blvd.
+1 305 375 3000

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3 best places to hangout


It's summer all year round in Miami, so there's plenty to choose from.

South Beach

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The pool at Delano Hotel South Beach

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Miami Design District

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Calle Ocho, Miami's Cuban district

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Best view of the city

You can catch amazing views just about anywhere you go in South Beach. The hotels all have pools backing onto the beach, where you can rent a cabana or a chair and take in the sights. The balcony at the top of 1 Hotel South Beach is serene. We would also highly recommend getting a room on a higher floor facing the beach if you are staying at any of the hotels on Collins Avenue - they offer incredible views of the azure ocean and colourful umbrellas that line the sand.

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There's also massive box seat windows in the PAMM gallery which perfectly frame slivers of Miami's big blue skies and bayside views.

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Insider hotspots

1. The Villa Casa Casaurina in South Beach has been a luxury hotel since 2009, but was previously the home of designer Gianni Versace who was famously murdered on the steps by a gunman in 1997.

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1116 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach
+1 786-485-2200

2. The Raleigh Hotel is home to Miami's most iconic and ornate pool. It may be one of the most famous and photographed pools in history. You don't have to be a guest to visit, you can pay an admission fee or rent a cabana just for the day.

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1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 305-534-6300

Insider tips

- You can pretty much order anything you want delivered to your umbrella spot on Miami Beach - from 5-star hotel food service to local liquor store deliveries.

- Start your day early to avoid the heat and the crowds - Miami parties late.

- Enjoy a sunset walk along South Beach Boulevard to Ocean Drive to capture some iconic street life and a classic Miami pastel sunset against gentle swaying palm trees.

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Best places to drop in for an exercise class

1. Muscle Beach

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For fitness with a view. Hit the boardwalk first thing in the morning, the humidity alone will have you sweating it out.

Ocean Drive and 9th Street,
Miami Beach

2. Fly Wheel Sports

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An intense cycling class in South Beach.

1919 Purdy Avenue
Miami Beach
+1 305 763 8227

Best day spas

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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An ultra-luxe hydrotherapy spa - it boasts an aroma steam room, cold rain shower, mud lounge, cedar sauna, arctic plunge pool and much more.

40 Island Avenue
Miami Beach 
+1 305 704-3945

2. Bliss Spa Miami, W South Beach

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With a fun atmopshere that includes R&B tunes and a brownie buffet, you can also find all manner of beauty treatments and body therapy.

2201 Collins Avenue 
Miami Beach 
+1 877 862 5477

Where to buy homewares

1. Now Contemporary Art
For reasonably priced art, be sure to browse this modern art space.

337 NW 25th Street
+1 305 571 8181

2. Miami Design District

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