Let's Do Brunch: Orlando Options for the Undisputed Queen of Meals



Brunch: the supreme goddess of meals. It’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch and implies you’re in leisure mode. Going for brunch says, “No, there’s nowhere I have to be and yes, I’d love an extra plate so the warm au jus from my prime rib doesn’t run into my apple tarte tatin. Thank you!” Of course, brunch doesn’t have to be hoity-toity or even haute. It could mean a big ‘ol egg on top of corned beef hash, ready to loose its warm, runny yolk into the fray of your well-done home fries. It could mean shrimp and grits or it could mean chicken and waffles. But whatever it means, it often involves vodka and/or champagne. In Orlando, lucky us, we’ve got almost as many brunch options as Disney has animal-shaped topiaries. Craving something saucy in the way of entertainment? Try Hamburger Mary's Broadway Brunch. Looking for something foodie-forward but down-home? Se7en Bites may be right up your alley. And if you want straight-up posh, head to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort and its Plancha golf-side restaurant and luxuriate amid custom brunchery at its five-star best.


Dexter's of Winter Park
Photo courtesy of Dexter's of Winter Park


Warm, house-made banana bread? Creamy cheddar-grits with savory Andouille sausage and shrimp? How about the aptly named "Hot Mess," a big 'ol plate of biscuits and fried chicken topped with fried eggs and sausage gravy? It's a plate you'll see...  Read More


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Downtown


Hotel: a delicious word that conjures crisp sheets, sleeping in, vacation. "Brunch" is another sleep-in kind of word. And when the accommodations in question are as top-tier as the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, then you know the brunch – in...  Read More




When the Smiling Bison added brunch to its repertoire, local foodies clamored. Why? For breakfast takes on some of its rich, creative offerings and brunchy takes on cocktails, of course. Take the Brunch Dog, for example, which consists of a...  Read More




If we had a 10Best Neighborhoods for day drinking and eating list Thornton Park would certainly make the roster. And with its expansive outdoor seating section (along with a lovely rustic-modern interior) the Stubborn Mule would get a mention....  Read More




To be fair, this tony tapas outpost is well known for many things, but being a one-dollar-sign venue is not one of them. On Saturdays and Sundays, however, Santiago's Bodega offers a brunch option. For about $40 per person, you can partake of...  Read More


Hamburger Mary's Orlando
Photo courtesy of A.D. Thompson


Eat, drink and "be Mary," they say – and at Hamburger Mary's regular Sunday Broadway Brunch, this mantra comes between show tunes. Reservations are recommended and seating begins at 11:00 am for a noon show that brings with it regulars the...  Read More




This quaint working Milk District bakery is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch with a manageable, fresh-made menu that changes near daily and makes choosing easy. Okay, that's arguable, since how one chooses between creative, handcrafted...  Read More


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Walt Disney World ®


You want posh? We're not sure you can do better that brunch on the cusp of the greens at Tranquilo Golf Club – which belongs to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. Plancha is a divine respite for Cuban-American fare on...  Read More


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Colonialtown


One of the beauties of brunch is that it's something of a "Vulcan Meal Meld," giving foodies the option of cobbling together goodies they love for breakfast with fare they generally eat at lunch or dinner. Maxine's is no different – offering...  Read More




Creative. Colorful. Delicious. Three adjectives that could describe any of the menus at this clean-lined haunt in downtown Orlando. But Kasa Restaurant & Bar's weekly Bubbles N' Brunch – every Sunday, $35 – comes with bottomless sangria...  Read More


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Meet A.D. Thompson

A.D. Thompson has spent more than 20 years as a professional writer and roughly 15 as a Floridian. The words, she has found, come easier with bare feet and rum.

A roller coaster enthusiast,...  More About A.D.

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