Brunch is many things to many people. It can be a sloppy affair, bolted in hopes of forestalling a hangover; it can be a lovely, proper Mother’s Day meal. It can be a chance to fill in the squad on last night’s exploits, or to rehash them if you were all out together.
It’s a low-key way to try a new restaurant, a chance to catch the game with superior munchies, or a way to soak up the gorgeous Florida weather and cap off your weekend in style. But when it comes down to it, brunch is just breakfast plus lunch – plus booze. What could be better than that?
The ideal brunch experience is one in which you’re as comfortable as if you were on your own couch, except that there are people bringing you delicious food and drinks. That’s why our allegiance will forever be pledged to the giants of Orlando brunch, well-established and welcoming spots that you can count on these places to do you right.
We selected here a few of our, favorite brunch hangouts, a real love affair with the meal that is neither breakfast nor lunch
Dexter’s Thornton Park 808 E. Washington St., 407-648-2777 dexwine.com
Briarpatch 252 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-628-8651
Maxine’s on Shine 337 N. Shine Ave., 407-674-6841 maxinesonshine.com
Avenue Gastrobar 13 S. Orange Ave., 407-839-5039 avenuegastrobar.com
The Porch 643 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, 407-571-9101 theporchrestaurantandbar.com
Yard House 8367 International Drive, 407-351-8220 yardhouse.com
Swine & Sons 595 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 407-636-7601 swineandsons.com
Cask & Larder 565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 321-280-4200 caskandlarder.com
Slate 8323 W. Sand Lake Road, 407-500-7528 slateorlando.com
Segafredo Café 1618 N. Mills Ave., 407-930-6568 segafredocafe.com
Santiago’s Bodega 802 Virginia Drive, 407-412-6979 santiagosbodega.com
Se7en Bites Bake Shop 207 Primrose Drive, 407-203-0727 facebook.com/se7enbites
Christo’s Café 1815 Edgewater Drive, 407-425-8136 facebook.com/christoscafeorlando