Chug’s Diner in Coconut Grove, Florida

If you follow along on my Instagram adventures, you’ll notice I’m constantly posting about one of my favorite spots in Miami: Chug’s Diner. Chug’s Diner in Coconut Grove opens at 8 AM every day.

The Menu from Chug's Diner in Coconut Grove, Florida
Chug’s Diner Menu

I like to get a head start on my day and usually arrive just as they open. The cortadito and cafe con leche, made with Counter Culture Coffee, is second to none. When I ask for my cafe con leche oscuro (heavy on the coffee), they consistently nail it.

Pastelito Papi at Chug's Diner in Coconut Grove, Florida
Pastelito Papi at Chug’s Diner

The Miami-famous Pastelito Papi always has an array of his tasty pastries in their warming tray, along with other goodies like croquetas. The breakfast and scrambled sandwiches are my go-to foods whenever I’m here. It’s always a tough decision to make between them.

The scramble features scrambled eggs and gouda cheese on pressed Cuban bread with Sazon completa buttering the top of the sandwich. That is my all-time favorite sammy at Chug’s Diner.

Scramble Sandwich from Chug's Diner in Coconut Grove, Florida
Scramble Sandwich

My previous love was the breakfast sandwich, which included a fried egg, Taylor ham, cheese, julienne potatoes, and Duke’s mayo on a Cuban roll. But, trust me, it’s hard times when I need to pick.

My Favorite Favorites at Chug’s Diner

Other standouts include the phenomenal Cast Iron Pancake and the mindblowing Beltran’s Bacon, two thick slabs of the good stuff.

Chug's Diner Cast Iron Pancake in Coconut Grove, Florida
Cast Iron Pancake
Beltran's Bacon from Chug's Diner in Coconut Grove, Florida
Beltran’s Bacon

Whatever you do, do not miss out on the Frita Patty Melt, because this fella is a game changer. We’re talking a frita patty of rye bread with Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, papitas, and 1000 Island dressing.

Chug Burger from Chugs Diner in Coconut Grove, Florida
Chug Burger

Chug’s Diner
3444 Main Hwy Suite 21
Miami, FL
(786) 353-2940

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Monday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Ariete in Coconut Grove, Florida

I skipped out on discussing one of the essential things in the world of Burger Beast: burgers. The reason? Chug’s Diner is part of Chef Michael Beltran‘s growing empire of restaurants that embrace South Florida.

His restaurant, Ariete (just down the street from Chug’s Diner), is where I first tried his Chug Burger. You will now find the exceptional Chug Burger (one of my Top 25 Burgers) on the Chug’s Diner menu, but only on Thursdays.

Chug Burger from Ariete in Coconut Grove, Florida
Chug Burger

In Conclusion

Chug's Diner Brownies in Coconut Grove, Florida
Brownies by Chef Devin Braddock

My Mom always finishes her meaningful conversations with “In Conclusion,” so I thought ending my Chug’s Diner post that same way would be fitting.

Don’t forget to ask what desserts (made by Devin Braddock) are available. My wife Marcela is a big fan and loves all of her cookies.

Chug's Diner Cookies in Coconut Grove, Florida
Ridiculous Tasty Cookies by Devin Braddock

Make sure to let them know the Beast sent you. They’ll tell you what exactly you need to get you right.

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