Monte Carlo-grown restaurant brand, Avenue 31 emerges in Miami with its second location, Avenue 31 Café, now open in Bal Harbour Shops. Named in homage to the original Monte Carlo restaurant situated at 31 Avenue Princesse Grace in Monaco, Avenue 31 Café is an all-day café combined with a full-service restaurant experience and ambiance, reminiscent of the charming cafés and coffee shops in Italy. Avenue 31 Café brings its unique European flair and world-class dining to the heart of Miami, offering locals and visitors alike an unparalleled luxury-meets-culinary experience.

Located on the second level of Bal Harbour Shops, the 1,000-square-foot café is meticulously designed in every detail of the space. Guests are first greeted by a facade adorned with Avenue 31 Café in bronze finish lettering, leading to the entrance of the café. The entrance welcomes guests with inviting floor to ceiling glass doors. Inside, the café has an open-air ambiance filled with light woods, white onyx ceramic counters complemented by navy blue painted walls and bronze finishings and light fixtures. On the counters, guests will find an array of colorful croissants, pastries and desserts in elegant glass displays. Outside, two seating areas feature covered terraces, totaling 80 seats. The outdoor space, adorned with plants and mirroring the same color scheme, features a bronze canopy above white tables with wood chairs and decorative pillows in shades of blue and white creating a harmonious atmosphere throughout. The seamless indoor-outdoor transition of the café invites guests to grab a coffee and pastry on the go or sit down to savor a leisurely meal in a comfortable, stylish setting.


Avenue 31 originated in Principado de Monaco as a family project with its first location established as Avenue 31 Monte Carlo. As residents of both Miami and Monte Carlo, founders Stefano Frittella and Alexa Carcelli, along with Chef Julian Baker recognized a unique opportunity to bring this much-needed concept to Bal Harbour and the community. By introducing a touch of Monte Carlo to Miami, the team aims to elevate the overall experience, adding a sense of luxury and excitement within the shops that will attract those of all ages from families to couples.


“After much success in Monte Carlo, we are pleased to open our second Avenue 31 location in the heart of Miami to bring a touch of European elegance to the area.” said Alexa Carcelli, Co-Founder of Avenue 31. “Avenue 31 Café is a chic, elevated café unlike any other dedicated to catering to everyone, and we are confident that it fills a niche within the Bal Harbour Shops.”


Avenue 31 Café, helmed by Chef Julian Baker, transports guests to Europe with its wide variety of Italian dishes focused on fresh products, authentic ingredients and simple cooking techniques. The menu features breakfast staples including freshly-baked croissants and pastries alongside a European-style coffee bar. A lunch and dinner menu is designed to enjoy all day showcasing a rotating selection of salads, pastas, pinsa romana (Rome gourmet pizza), meat and fish dishes. Chef Julian’s breakfast and brunch signature dishes include: Avocado Bruschetta with Poached Egg; Italian Omelet with Prosciutto Cotto and Stracchino Cheese; and Blueberry Croissant Waffle. On the all-day menu, signature dishes include: Watercress Salad with Arugula, Fennel, Olive Vinaigrette and Pecorino Romano; Tagliatelle “Verde” Bolognese with Veal and Mushroom; Tuna Tartare with Crispy Tempura and Soy Truffle; Fritto Misto di Mare with Calamari, Shrimp, Baccala; Cacio e Pepe with specially sourced Costa Rican organic peppercorns; Avenue 31 Cheeseburger; Avenue 31 Angus Beef Filet;  and Salame Piccante Pinsa with Pomodoro and Ricotta. To complement the flavors of the menu, a unique wine selection by the glass and bottle is offered.


“We’re thrilled to introduce Avenue 31 Café to the vibrant Miami scene, offering an upscale yet sophisticated culinary destination that features Italian favorites under one roof.” said Julian Baker, Chef of Avenue 31 Café. “At Avenue 31, every aspect of the experience, from the authentic dishes to the inviting ambiance, reflects the famed Italian coffee bars of Milan and Rome, along with the flair and charm of Monte Carlo and the Côte d’Azur.”


Avenue 31 Café is located at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue Level 2, Bal Harbour, FL 33154. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily along with take-out orders from 9AM-10PM. Weekend brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM-4PM. For more information, visit or call 786-359-4074. Avenue 31 currently has two locations, in Monte Carlo and Miami, with plans to expand throughout different markets.