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Dining Guide: Power Brunch

Thirty great places to do brunch this Easter and every weekend


Whether you’re looking to treat the family to a special brunch this Easter, or you’re always on the hunt for great places to satisfy your midmorning cravings on weekends, Greater Orlando has a multitude of options. Offering comfort food to gourmet fare and everything in between, here are 30 of our favorites.

Artisan’s Table: Choose from the best of their breakfast and lunch menus, and enjoy special brunch cocktails and build-your-own mimosa options. Downtown Orlando, (407) 730-7499

Boca: With a farm-to-table focus, this kitchen, bar and market hosts a weekly champagne brunch with small plates and market specials. Winter Park, (407) 636-7022

The Boheme Restaurant: The weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch spotlights chef’s stations, a la carte side items and unlimited mimosas, plus live, local music. Downtown Orlando, (407) 313-9000

Briarpatch: Pick and choose from their breakfast and lunch menus, both of which focus on contemporary American cuisine with local ingredients and flavors. Winter Park, (407) 628-8651

Bulla Gastrobar: The three-course brunch menu features Spanish-inspired specialties and tapas, as well as bottomless sangria and mimosas. Winter Park, (321) 214-6120

Canvas Restaurant & Market: The brunch menu is influenced by Southern and Latin American cuisine, and bottomless mimosas are available. Lake Nona, (407) 313-7800

Cork & Fork: The brunch menu’s small bites, main dishes and a la carte sides focus on American fare with some Cuban and Middle Eastern influences. Conway, (407) 250-6763

Crafted Block & Brew: The weekly brunch menu takes an artisanal approach to comfort food, and an expansive list of craft beer, wine and spirits is available. MetroWest, (407) 601-6887

Dexter’s: All four Dexter’s locations—in Lake Mary, Thornton Park, Windermere and Winter Park—have Sunday brunch offerings. Throughout Greater Orlando,

Hamilton’s Kitchen: Traditional Southern brunch fare with a modern twist is offered weekly with locally sourced ingredients. Winter Park, (407) 603-3493

Kokino Tapas & Cocktails: Using fresh ingredients, the seasonal, made-from-scratch brunch menu changes on a weekly basis at this tapas restaurant. Dr. Phillips, (407) 270-9199

Lafayette’s: Traditional brunch favorites with a New Orleans flare are served weekly, and the nightly live music makes it worth going back for more. Pointe Orlando, (407) 930-1655

Maxine’s on Shine: Tucked into a quaint neighborhood street, this intimate eatery’s brunch menu features Southern favorites and hand-crafted beverages. Colonialtown, (407) 674-6841

Narcoosee’s: Enjoy mimosas and classic brunch menu items while taking in Narcoosee’s bucolic waterfront setting. Walt Disney World Resort, (407) 949-3463

North Quarter Tavern: Upscale Southern brunch fare takes center stage at Nova, which offers farm-to-table cuisine using local, sustainable ingredients. Ivanhoe Village, (407) 745-4080

The Osprey Tavern: The weekly brunch menu has gourmet takes on many classics, and a wide selection of craft cocktails provides the perfect complement. Baldwin Park, (407) 960-7700

The Outpost: The weekly Keg N’ Eggs brunch menu offers a variety of artisanal comfort-food dishes, and they have bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys. College Park, (407) 930-6282

The Parkview: Fans of French cuisine will find much to love at this spot’s weekly chef brunch specials, sandwiches, craft cocktails and relaxed setting. Winter Park, (407) 647-9103

Plancha: The largely traditional Sunday brunch includes one entrée, buffet sides, and bottomless bloody Marys, mimosas and non-alcoholic beverages. Lake Buena Vista, (407) 313-6868

Provisions & Buzz Co.: The neighborhood atmosphere pairs perfectly with its hearty Sunday brunch menu and house-made cocktails. Baldwin Park, (407) 896-2688

The Ravenous Pig: This James Beard Award-nominated gastropub serves sustainable food, and its brunch menu features house-made charcuterie. Winter Park, (407) 628-2333

The Sanctum Café: Vegetarians will love the Sunday brunch menu’s nutrient-rich, plant-based food, which is made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. Mills 50, (407) 757-0346

Santiago’s Bodega: For brunch, this restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat buffet, plus endless mimosas and sangria. Altamonte Springs, (407) 960-2605; Ivanhoe Village, (407) 412-6979

Slate: The weekend brunch offers wood-grilled cuisine with worldwide flavors, as well as wine, cocktails and local craft beer. Dr. Phillips, (407) 500-7528

Soco Restaurant: Like their regular menus, Soco’s Sunday brunch focuses on Southern contemporary fare, plus special brunch libations. Thornton Park, (407) 849-1800

The Stubborn Mule: Locally sourced, New American brunch fare is complemented by hand-crafted mules and cocktails. Downtown Orlando, (407) 730-3400

Teak Neighborhood Grill: With a craft-beer menu and 37 signature burgers, this neighborhood eatery offers brunch classics with a twist and a bloody Mary bar. MetroWest, (407) 313-5111

TR Fire Grill: Farm-fresh produce and creative cooking techniques are behind this sweet and savory brunch menu, which also has classic brunch beverages. Winter Park, (407) 708-3600

Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar: The New Orleans-inspired menu features traditional brunch items with a Big Easy flair. North Quarter District, (407) 270-4740

White Wolf Café: This neighborhood bistro has brunch selections from simple to extravagant, and all pair well with its coffees and seasonal libations. Ivanhoe Village, (407) 895-9911

This article originally appeared in Orlando Family Magazine’s April 2017 issue.