After my cruise ended, any attempts to hide aboard the Carnival Breeze and enjoy another cruise failed. I had no choice but to disembark with 3,000 other guests who shared my sadness. I can’t describe to you the depression I felt knowing that my vacation was truly over. Soon enough, I’d be forced to return to my lowly cubicle. The thought of trading a beautiful island destination for my cold cubicle almost broke me. In an effort to console myself and my starving tummy, I wanted to eat something comforting and delightful. Whenever, I go on vacation I always try to do research on tasty, affordable, restaurants that are in the city I’m visiting. I tend to stay away from big box restaurants and chains as much as possible unless it’s Shake Shack, but I’ll save that discussion for another post.
After scoring an early check in at our hotel (shout out to the good people over at the Intercontinental Miami!) my friends and I called an Uber and made our way over to Oliver's South Beach. The ride from our hotel over to South Beach was about 15 minutes. Oliver’s had very promising reviews on Yelp and the food pictures looked legit. When we arrived at Oliver’s the restaurant was packed but we only had to wait for about 10 minutes. Once we sat down, we couldn’t help but gaze at the food being served at the table next to us. My husband is a self-proclaimed “Bread King” and was practically drooling over the popover belonging to the person next to him. Since, I wanted to drown my vacation sadness in breakfast, I ordered two entrees which is something I never do. I ordered a waffle and also an omelet with cheddar cheese, ham, and mushrooms. Before you start judging me the hubby and I decided that we would both split the waffle since the serving sounded pretty large.
Service was fast and it felt like we had our food about 15 minutes after ordering. The time might have been shorter than this but I was in deep conversation at the time. My omelet was perfectly cooked, and the amount of cheese inside was not overwhelming. The waffles were crispy on the edges which is how I prefer them. It was also cut into 4 pieces which made it easy for the hubby and I to share. I opted not to taste the hubby’s popover but he had zero complaints about. Of course, he said that he loved the bread.
Tyson had also ordered the waffles, and felt that his were on the soft side but were still tasty. His wife a.k.a Teyonce ordered the chocolate chip pancakes and said they were really good. We all agreed that Oliver’s was a solid breakfast choice and we would go ahead and put it on our Miami go to list.
Now, this is where this post gets interesting. The real star of breakfast wasn’t the popovers, omelet, waffles, or the pancakes. It was Oliver’s whipped crème. Seriously, the whipped crème at Oliver’s was honestly the BEST whipped crème I’ve had in my life. Now granted, I don’t just sit at home downing cans of whipped crème and I only use it as an accompaniment to certain dishes. However, the whipped crème at Oliver’s was so good that all of us actually had a discussion at the table about just how wonderful it was. It was perfectly sweet, smooth, and airy. Tyson was so infatuated with it, that not only did he ask the waitress for more, but asked her if Oliver’s made it fresh in the restaurant. Tyson started contemplating if he could actually leave the restaurant with a side of it to go. He refrained from asking for a to-go serving. but their whipped crème comes from a supplier who shall remain nameless.
I have vowed that I will go back to Oliver’s to see if the whipped crème is truly that good. I’m not sure if our post vacation emotions made it seem that great, or if it really was a shining star. Oliver's pricing was also very affordable as my husband and I spent around $35 dollars on our 3 entrees.
Oliver’s was the perfect ending to my cruise, and I am glad that I now have a go-to breakfast spot whenever I come to Miami. Do you have any go to restaurants in Miami? If so, let me know in the comments. I would love to check them out.
For more information about Oliver's check out their menu at http://www.oliversmiamibeach.com/