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Asian, Restaurants near Bright House Networks Stadium: Lots of restaurants say they've got a family vibe but the mother-daughter proprietresses at Thai Purple Orchid Cafe, a modest little gem in an aging Colonial Drive strip center, serve it up with just the right amount of eastern spice. Sonia (a UCF grad) and mom, Nisa (a former pharmacist) welcome all walks of customers – UCF students and well beyond, who come for very reasonably priced and authentic fare in a clean, cute place that feels sort of like your friend's mom's kitchen. Which it sort of is, we suppose. A small attached grocery (about an aisle's worth of foodstuffs) sells Thai staples. Feel free to ask questions about goods or dishes; staffers here are affable and the food is first-rate.

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Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:

Asian, Restaurants near Bright House Networks Stadium: "Exotic ingredients abound at Purple Orchid's small Thai grocery. Peruse while you wait for your food."

Best for Asian Because: With a wonderfully friendly proprietress and a delightful price point, this one's a must-try for fans of Thai.

Best for Restaurants near Bright House Networks Stadium Because: At about seven miles, it's the farthest-flung on the list, but worth the effort for price, flavor and family-like warmth.

Main Menu

Appetizers
Soups
Salads
Noodles
Fried Rice
Entrees
Curries
Fish and Shrimp
Vegetarian and Vegan
Special Menu
Desserts
Drinks

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