We started the day with a late brunch at Front Porch Cafe. This is a very popular brunch spot, and has tons of vegetarian options. We got a vegetarian omelet, and an avocado toast, and both were out of the world delicious! The breakfast potatoes were outstanding!
After the filling lunch, it was time to head to the beach! We could get free lounge chairs and an umbrella, courtesy The Clay Hotel. The weather was perfect, albeit a bit windy. The water was warm, and the wind caused some waves. It was the perfect way to relax!
Eventually, the sun went down, and it was time to wash the sand off of us. Before heading back to the hotel, we walked to one of the many restaurants on Ocean Drive for a snack. We got a table outside at Carlyle Cafe, and enjoyed some yummy Bruschetta and Guacomole. While the restaurant is not highly rated, I found both dishes to be quite tasty.
After snacking, we headed back to our hotel to freshen up and head out for the night. For dinner, we walked to Indomania, an Indonesian restaurant in North Miami Beach. I have never had Indonesian food, and the restaurant had a vegetarian Rijsttafel, which is a spread of 15 odd dishes. It was a bit on the pricey side ($35/person). Most of the dishes tasted great, but I got really full towards the end, and could not finish everything. This is a 15 course meal of small plates, including fried appetizers, soup, salads, rice, and curries. If you’ve never tried Indonesian food, I would say go for it. It is a bit outside town though, and we took a taxi back into South Beach.
After dinner, we weren’t yet sleepy, and Miami Beach is the perfect place for people watching. We went to Ocean Drive, and got a seat outside a bar with a cover, and watched hoards of people, decked up for a night out. It was a fun way to end the night!