When you think of Orlando, Florida, food might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. However, as ‘The City Beautiful’ continues to grow, so does its amazing local food scene. In Orlando, brunch isn’t just a meal - it’s a way of life - and the brunch spots in Orlando are a dime a dozen. So, how will you know which spot to pick for your next amazing brunch? In our eyes, a truly great brunch is quality brunch sips, exceptional food, and a fantastic atmosphere, all rolled into one. Here’s bringing you the best brunch buffet spots in Orlando, Florida.
1. Santiago’s Bodega
The Mills 50 Tapas restaurant of Santiago’s Bodega is for everyone - your family, friends, or even the stranger with whom you’re on a date. The place is particularly amazing for a weekend brunch buffet on their amazing patio, equipped with a wide-ranging menu serving everything from Patatas Bravas to Beef Carpaccio, and plenty of unique cocktails wine to get the mood going. Soak in the Sunday mood at Santiago’s Bodega with a huge spectrum of tapas-style dishes in warm, colourful environs.
Address: 802 Virginia Dr, Orlando
Website: Santiago’s Bodega
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat- Sun: 10am- 2am
2. The Boheme
If you’re up for a classy jazz brunch, head for a wonderful experience to the La Boheme in the luxurious Grand Bohemian Hotel in Downtown Orlando. One of CBD’s coolest meeting spots, La Boheme’s marble-topped tables and artsy, red-themed decor set the mood as you dig through the choicest of omelettes, waffles, prime rib, seafood, crepes, antipasti, crab cakes and seasonal desserts. Pair this delectable spread with gourmet coffee and the amazing local wines, even as you sip on unlimited mimosas. What’s more, you even have the choice of ordering food a la carte.
Address: 325 S Orange Ave, Orlando
Website: The Boheme
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 7am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 7am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm
3. Citron, An American Brasserie
For an absolutely delicious buffet lunch, head to the Citron, An American Brasserie. Featuring American classic dishes-inspired chef-crafted cuisine, the menu focuses on utilizing local and seasonal products. Citron also has ever-changing lunch, dinner, and brunch menus to not only suit the seasons but also feature some of Florida’s best locally procured and seafood meats. In addition to the delicious, fresh brunch buffet menu, one can even get fresh omelettes, waffles, and pancakes.
Citron, An American Brasserie
Address: 4040 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando
Website: Citron, An American Brasserie
Opening hours: 7am - 11:30am (daily)
4. The Porch
The neighbourhood open-air sports pub ‘The Porch’ might see college kids on the weekdays, but on weekends, you’ll see patrons indulging in a delicious all-you-can-eat brunch buffet with Bloody Marys and Bottomless Mimosas. Along with the regular brunch menu which features world cuisine, it also includes American classics such as Hawaiian French Toast, Nashville Biscuits and Hot Chicken, and New Orleans Beignet Poppers. If you’re with your sports gang, Sundays in front of the TV at The Porch along with delicious food are and an Angry Orchard apple cider is a must.
Address: 643 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, Orlando
Website: The Porch
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 2am; Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 12am (closed on Mon)
5. Chef Mickey's
No dining experience in Orlando is complete without dining with Disney’s most iconic characters! Have characters like Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse come to your table waving napkins, give you hugs, and take photographs at Chef Mickey’s, clearly the best place to dine in ‘toon-town’ Orlando. In a self-service, all-you-can-care-to-eat brunch buffet, Chef Mickey’s serves up a hybrid of breakfast foods such as Pancakes, Mickey Waffles, and Eggs, and lunch foods like Tofu Scramble, Tater Tots, Chicken Nuggets, Cheesy Potatoes, and Cold Salads. Save some space in your stomach for some really tasty Chocolate Mousse and Ice-Cream!
Address: 4600 World Dr, Orlando
Website: Chef Mickey’s
Opening hours: 7am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm (daily)
Located in the heart of Orlando, Saffron Indian Cuisine’s hot and flavourful brunch buffet is a favourite with many. The brunch is a delectable spread of vegetarian curries, meat options, freshly baked naan bread, and even dosas (savoury potato crepes). Must-try dishes include the Chicken Masala, the meat biryani, the fresh fruit custard, and the dosas, of course! With excellent service, a beautiful ambience, and lip-smacking food, Saffron is your go-to place for enjoying some amazing Indian cuisine in Orlando.
Address: 7724 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm
7. 1900 Park Fare
1900 Park Fare takes ‘character dining’ to another level, featuring lovable characters such as Prince Charming, Cinderella, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, and all this headline by none other than Mary Poppins! Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 1900 Park Fare brunches see characters from Alice in Wonderland indulge in an hour-long featurette with some yummy foods including omelettes, waffles, carved turkey, a fresh salad bar, breakfast breads, and even a dessert bar. With different characters taking over for different days of the week, indulge in a wonderful brunch experience at the 1900 Park Fare.
1900 Park Fare
Address: 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando
Website: 1900 Park Fare
Opening hours: 8am - 11:50am, 4pm - 9pm (daily)
8. Pepe’s Cantina
Voted ‘Best Mexican Food in Orlando’, Pepe’s Cantina’s brunch buffet offers a Mexican twist to regular breakfast favourites, including the bar for unlimited sangria, mimosas, and guacamole as well as toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, and potato bites. The French toast is particularly popular, as are the stuffed avocados, the Hawaiian fajitas which are chicken and steak fajitas topped with melted cheese and served with grilled pineapple and shrimp. Yum!
Address: 433 W New England Ave A Winter Park, Orlando; 120 W Church St, Orlando; 5415 International Drive, Orlando
Website: Pepe’s Cantina
Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 11:30am - 9pm; Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm
Dig into a delicious and elaborate brunch buffet while enjoying stunning views of a private 21-acre (8.5 hectares) lake at the Lakehouse, which is located at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. The restaurant serves an amazing brunch every day, offering a host of eats including a la carte options such as waffles, chicken, eggs and steak, crepes, grilled banana bread, French toast, bagels and smoked salmon, steel-cut oatmeal, and many more. Diners can also choose from a scrumptious and sumptuous buffet, which include all breakfast options as well as an omelette bar, pancake bar, and waffle bar. With Bloody Marys and Mimosas available on request, a brunch cannot get better than this.
Address: 1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)
Slate’s brunch menu is unique, featuring American classics with a Southern twang, and is certainly worth getting up early for. Start off with the flaky buttermilk biscuits before moving on to tantalizing dishes such as Smoked Salmon Toast, Roasted Eggplant Hummus, and Sweet and Sour Calamari as starters. For the mains, the divine Pork Spoonbread with Sunny-Side-Up eggs, the smoked brisket with basil eggs, and the shrimp and grits are not to be missed. Pair these with Blood Marys, red or white Sangrias, and Mimosas.
Address: 8323 Sand Lake Road, Orlando
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 10:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 10:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9pm
Ambrosial brunches in Orlando
Clearly, there is no dearth of brunch options in Orlando. For a completely fulfilling experience, wake up hungry on a sunny Orlando morning and dig straight into these amazing brunches in ‘The City Beautiful’.
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