I’m of the mind that brunch should be an experience. From farm-fresh to Spanish flavorings, there is no shortage of experiences within the bounds of Greater Orlando and definitely not when it comes to brunch.
Here are 20 incredible spots for breakfast that are guaranteed to start your day on the right note:
5170 Doctor Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
A place so nice, I listed it twice. A Francophile’s dream brunch, this charming restaurant is stocked with French dishes made fresh to your liking, including delectable quiches, omelets, and a seriously délicieuse croque madame.
7924 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
If anything, BRAVO! proves that chains are also capable of serving a mean dish or two, its fantastic brunch options being no exception. Among its star items include a sweet tooth-friendly berries and cream French toast that is worth more than its fair pricing, and an especially flavorsome Sicilian omelet. Economical in price and expensive in taste, BRAVO! is one brunch spot that cannot be missed.
22 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801
It’s impossible to do a “best-of” list and not include Artisan’s Table. It just fills the dream brunch quota, with dishes that are made on the daily via locally sourced ingredients and plenty of flavorful and artisanal drinks to go around. Yum!
601 S New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Ethos proves that good brunch can be vegan-friendly too, with a flavorful, seasonal menu available every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Fresh, delicious, and most importantly, cruelty-free.
325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Three words: Sunday Jazz Brunch. The Boheme’s ambience is otherworldly, but its impressive brunch menu that truly takes center stage. Whether you’re in the mood for a waffle, omelet, or chef’s specialty dish, you can be sure to find it all here.
337 N Shine Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Warm, whimsical and inviting are just a few of the words I would use to describe this local favorite, but for the purposes of this list, let’s talk about another thing that makes Maxine’s great: its spectacular brunch options. A menu that is as varied as it is delicious, guests will be pleased to find everything from classic chicken and waffles plates to poached pear salads.
5350 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Generous portions and even bigger flavors are what you will find at this popular southern-cuisine establishment. Hash Houses’ brunch menu is no exception, with a listing that counts savory egg breakfasts, grilled Portobello mushroom sandwiches, and flank steaks with potatoes and biscuits are among its hefty list of dining options. Mm-mm.
150 S Magnolia Ave #102, Orlando, FL 32801
More authentic French brunch, please. Oops, did I write that out loud? Sorry, I was busy drooling over Le Gourmet’s handmade chocolate drizzled powdered crepes and fruit tarts – aka, my idea of a good Sunday brunch, and yours too if you gave them a try.
400 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Spanish tapas are great. They also make for a surprisingly good brunch. Thanks to El Bodegon, you too can experience a taste of Spain, brunch style, every Sunday from 12 PM to 3:00 PM (sangrias included!)
565 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
The passion project of chefs James and Julie Petrakis, Cask and Larder’s gastronomic southern specialty plates are, in short, simply scrumptious. The product of locally sourced ingredients, these dishes change on the daily, so be sure to check out their menu for the latest of C+L’s seasonal plates, wines and cocktails.
7705 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819
Eclectic and delicious, this trendy restaurant also happens to make for an amazingly good brunch spot. Armed with a Sunday menu that includes chocolate cake, frittatas, grilled meats, chicken and waffles and a watermelon and peach salad, I think you would agree.
629 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
Upscale southern eats are what you will find at Soco, a fairly new O-town restaurant that has also earned itself a fairly brag worthy brunch status. Here, guests have the option of choosing between artfully crafted plates that include a house-smoked fish dip gratin, duck egg salad, chicken-fried cauliflower “steak,” and a sweet corn bisque. In other words, dishes that are worth their pricy cost – promise!
3201 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803
Did I mention that Spanish tapas make for a good brunch? Allow me to reiterate: Spanish tapas make for a good brunch. At Txokos, you will have the option of choosing between an impressive selection of pintxos, ensaladas, sopas y platos, including gazpacho soup, Spanish tortillas, chorizo, and baked Spanish toast. Goazak indeed.
558 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
This popular eatery has become an Orlando mainstay for a reason. Dexter’s brunch items are certainly something worth gloating over, with dishes that include a bacon wrapped mahi mahi served atop of Havarti cheese grits, a build-your-own-omelet plate, a Nutella cream cheese stuffed french toast, and a drink menu overflowing with tasty bloody mary and mimosa options.
4200 Conroy Rd, Orlando, FL 32839
(You can also find them here)
Speaking of good chains, Brio is another spot that should not be overlooked. Their berries and cream French toast is a standout, in addition to potato sides good enough to compete with Orlando’s best local brunch spots. Yes, it’s that good.
300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Salads, blueberry pancakes, steak frites and fish tacos are just some of the brunch options you can sample at this classy, upscale stop. Be sure to check out their yummy “build your own” bloody mary and mimosa bar on the weekends – the perfect pairing to one of Hamilton’s delectable brunch plates.
252 Park Avenue North, Winter Park, FL 32789
Briarpatch is truly a brunch-lover’s dream. It’s cozy, charming, and full of tasty breakfast and lunch options, including bagels and smoked salmon, buttermilk pancakes, a three cheese grill and tomato sandwich, and an impressive list of brunch cocktails, coffees and drinks.
807 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Fresh, artisan meals are what you will find at Orlando brunch haven and local favorite, The Strand. Here, guests can look forward to sampling everything from delicious mushroom egg scrambles to buttermilk chicken. Still interested? You can check out more of their listings here!
216 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Located in the picturesque Park Avenue, it is no surprise that the popular Paris Bistro also happens to make a wonderful brunch spot. From banana caramel Belgian waffles to coq au vin, guests will find no shortage of tasty French plates to savor from (and will be happy to find that they are all equally as delicious.)
2215 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792
(Other locations can be found here)
If you want a place that does healthy-ish brunch right, go to First Watch. Here, guests will be met with a hearty menu that includes an impressive selection of “power bowls” (pesto/cherry, chicken and quinoa), delicious multi-grain pancakes fresh off the griddle, and a particularly savory turkey and avocado eggs benedict.
A good brunch stop should be three things: fresh, appetizing, and far from basic. Now that you have a list of these 20 spots, you should be set!