As I continue to flee the Washington, D.C., winter for sunshine and fun times in Miami, my brunch excursions in the most tropical of U.S. cities continue. Plus, I’ve got myself a basic bro who appreciates brunch bottomless mimosas as much as this Bitch.
On a particularly breezy January Saturday, we set off to Coral Gables to try Threefold Café, a brunch spot over in Coral Gables that he’d chosen for us to begin our day, which would be followed by a few modern art galleries and a romantic comedy.
Despite the on-and-off again rain, the café was filled with groups of all shapes and sizes—from young professionals in large groups brunching, to couples with young children, to moms taking their college-aged children to brunch. We had a short wait for a table, and then were ushered to a table in the center of the bustling restaurant, which feels a bit smaller due to its low ceilings.
The aesthetic at Threefold Café is organic and natural, with a touch of shabby chic. The industrial walls are sparse, and the light wooden tables have spray-painted metal chairs. The rustic wooden tables are adorned with delicate sprigs of baby’s breath in simple glass vases, and your beverages are served in mason jars.
We began with coffees—iced nitro cold brew for him, and an almond milk cappuccino for me. I was impressed three-fold by the availability of almond milk, the beauty of the latte art, and the quality of the coffee. Threefold Café serves coffee from local Miami roaster Panther Coffee, and offers breakfast daily.
If I lived in the neighborhood, I would certainly swing by Threefold regularly for my morning coffee. Meanwhile, the boy chose an iced coffee, and was surprised by the strength of the coffee. Rookie move—we promptly got him some milk and sugar.
It was hard to make a decision from the selection of toasts, scrambles, and inventive brunch dishes on the menu at Threefold. We opted to share everything, and yet still couldn’t decide between the scrambles or toasts.
Of course, we wanted avocado toast, because we’re basic. But, I threw in a wild card and we went for the Corn Fritters over the classic Avo Smash. The Corn Fritters were cakes of roasted corn and vegetables, topped with the avocado smash mix, a blend of avocado, salsa verde, and Sriracha sour cream. It also had fried leeks and arugula, and we chose to add soft poached eggs. This decadent tower of sloppy avocado and flavor was delicious. It sort of fell apart once we dug in—but there was yummy blend of corn, avocado, egg, and leeks in each and every bite.
The fare at Threefold was incredibly fresh, and clean; we could definitely tell that the restaurant sourced local, fresh ingredients for its kitchen.
We also shared the “Not so French toast,” a savory French toast comprising egg-battered pieces of French bread, slathered with a cream cheese, and served with proscuitto and bacon. The soft, egg-battered bread was decadent and satisfying, and the flavors played well together. It was hearty and just all around yummy, as the combination of cheese, ham, and bread often is.
At our sweet waitress’ recommendation, we also shared the Morning Monkey, a banana chocolate walnut bread, served with an espresso butter. This was a really good call, as this dish was absolutely decadent. The thick loaves of super moist, dense, and delicious banana bread literally melted in your mouth; it was so good. It didn’t really require the espresso butter, but was made all the better with each dollop.
Despite his explicit instructions to order something Instagrammable, the boy toy went with the corned beef rib hash, but I didn’t have the heart to make him change his order. In his defense of social media, the dish was cheekily titled “Hashtag This.”
While the dish was predominantly brown and thus not terribly photogenic, it was very delicious. The hearty plate was loaded with julienne vegetables like carrots, onions, potatoes, and cabbage, shredded corned beef, and two poached eggs over thinly sliced, soft bread. Like the other dish, this was messy yet easy to share, and also hearty—good for us, as we’re always hungry.
We loved the casual vibes and friendly service at this spot. I would certainly frequent Threefold if I lived in Miami or Coral Gables.
The Bitches say: A- for cool vibes, good coffee, and good food. Probably not worth all the hype, but a solid spot for brunch.
141 Giralda Ave.
Coral Gables, FL
Threefold Café serves breakfast every day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.