SOMI welcomed French pastry Chef Franck Monnier in early September as he opened Cecile Bakery + Café on Sunset Drive.  Monnier is the founder of L’Atelier Gourmet.  From an early age, he was given the opportunity to gain experience from 3-Star Michelin restaurants and worked alongside famous pastry chef Pierrre Hermé, referred to as the “Picasso of Patisserie.”   Monnier has earned numerous awards including L’Academie Culinaire de France.  Throughout his career, he managed pastry departments within Four Seasons Hotels in many countries, appreciating the needs of luxury establishments. SOMI’s Cecile Bakery is the only establishment where you can purchase Monnier’s pastries; other locations in Miami only bear his name and are not proprietary.

Cecile is open 7 days, and serves brunch every day. In addition to his sought-after pastries, Cecile has salads and sandwiches, handmade gelato and sorbets, smoothies, jams, cookies and of course, macarons. 

CHEF Franck & Veronica Monnier
Franck and Veronica have lived in the South Miami area for the past 17 years. Cecile Bakery + Café is named after their daughter.  The SOMI location interior spaces were designed by local artist Aida Tejada and collaboratively installed
by Monnier and his wife Veronica over three months.
5744 Sunset Drive | 305.397.8206

In Ramen Asian Street Eatery recently opened on 73rd Street on the street level of the Municipal Garage. It’s a fun new place and an entirely
new way to order your food.  Take a seat, sign into the WiFi,
check out the digital menu and order.

With stunning murals by local artist Ivan Roque and open seating, the three chefs Johnny H.K., Bill Jiang and David Jiang offer you ten signature ramen dishes.  From Southeast China, the three have worked together for years in New York and elsewhere.  This is their first concept and it’s off to a great start.


Recently featured on Deco Drive, InRamen is open seven days.
5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami; 305-639-8181; inramen.com

Julie Off Sunset
In mid-July, Julie Allen, who for 33 years worked as stylist with Robert Perry Images on 58 Court, put new love into the small space when Perry retired.  Known as “rock ‘n roll Julie” she loves the great hair of rocker Billy Squier, a featured poster in her new and remodeled space.  The catch phrase “we repair bad haircuts” is still a calling card. Just hair, no nails, etc.
7231 SW 58 Court | 305.665.8440

Maison D’Olenzo
Ruby Bacardi recently opened Maison D’Olenzo,
named after her two sons, Oliver and Enzo.

Ruby studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni in Paris and the New York University of Art & Design and here in Miami.  Ruby has crafted “seasonless design” styles for a dress up or dress down look, with mix
and match items.  Clothes are made in New York.

In addition to fashion wear, the boutique has home décor,
curated selections by Michele Salazar.
7211 SW 58 Avenue | 305.382.1123

House of YAS
Celebrity fashion designer Yas Gonzalez has opened a showroom in The Shops at Sunset Place. Described as a fashion house, House of Yas provides customers with top service and a wide variety of garments.  They also make custom wedding, prom, and special occasion dresses.  Ready-made pieces are displayed and adjustments can be made on the spot. Consultation to design a dress
by the House Designer is free. The Shops at Sunset Place
Ground Level | 786.542.5106

All Things CBD is the latest entry of like-minded businesses in town which are populating vacant store fronts as cannabis products become
more available and in demand.

A Colorado couple, Sharyl & Eugeny (although Sharyl is originally from the Kendall area), opened All Things CBD on November 1st.  They operate two shops in resort areas in Colorado.  Referring to their store as an “apothecary” they are looking to break the mold of the MJ bars, and offer main stream products in a boutique setting. 7225 SW 57 Court | 786.452.2954

On the list of other businesses opened in South Miami are:

The U Tobacco Shop, 5827 Sunset Drive | 305.397.8154
Miracle Leaf Medical Center, 5881 Sunset Drive | 786.953.8026
Living Earth, 5872 Sunset Drive | 786.542.5342
Green Treets, 6108 South Dixie Hwy | 786.452.8996

And word has it, South Miami will make history and have its own marijuana dispensary right on our main street, and in an historic building.  Stay tuned…

salon is moving to the Plaza 57 Building Suite #130… TRUE SALON has moved to 6114 South Dixie Hwy…  New salon THE HAIR LOUNGE SoMi has opened on 57th Avenue where Christy’s was located.   PRISCELLA BOUTIQUE is opening soon at 7356 Red Road… LA TABERNA DE IGNACIO is expanding their restaurant to accommodate guests for weekend shows… and HONEY BEE DOUGHNUTS is also expanding and opening a new location in The Falls…. 


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