The Sweet Life

Doc B’s Enters the Brunch Scene

By Lizzie Wilcox

October 2019

Having just launched a brunch menu over the winter, Doc B’s has quickly become a fan favorite, named one of the best brunches in Coral Gables by Thrillist. It’s no surprise that the menu, offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., has won over the hearts of Gableites. With everything from açai bowls for the health conscious to Cinn-a-Swirl pancakes for those who are not, it satisfies everyone’s morning cravings.

We broke the fast with Doc B’s famous candied bacon, coupled with crispy breakfast potatoes. Coated in sugar and cayenne, the bacon is both sweet and spicy. The potatoes came not only with a side of ketchup, but also jalapeno aioli, which gave it a creamy kick.

For the main event, we opted for those Cinn-a-Swirl pancakes, because you’re never too old to have dessert for breakfast. Drizzled with icing and topped with confectionary sugar, it’s essentially a giant cinnamon roll. When our waitress put the plate down in front of us, we thought it was a stack, but no, it’s one massive pancake. In case you need more glucose, it comes with a side of syrup.

For a less diabetic option, the Breakfast Pizza came highly recommended. Think of it like the ingredients of an omelet – eggs, sausage, onions – but on
a warm, soft crust. Instead of a cheese pull when you cut each slice, you get a satisfying yolk run for dipping the crust. Plus, the onions are pickled, which are far superior to regular onions.

Now let’s talk about the real reason we brunch: the drinks. The Miracle Mile locale strays from the typical brunch cocktails. Doc B’s doesn’t offer bottomless, but at just $5 a pop for all of their cocktails, you can still sip mimosas to your heart’s content. And for a fresh take, order the pink mimosa, where orange juice is replaced with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. For the hard liquor fans, try the Bloody Maria, which is made with tequila instead of vodka. To enhance your Sunday Funday experience, Hayes Ranch Rosé is $5 all day.