Savory, sweet, and everything in between. You’ll find a wide array of brunch options at these Orlando favorites!
Not everyone loves breakfast and not everyone loves lunch, but most people can find something they’ll enjoy on any brunch menu. Brunch brings about the best of both worlds for people who don’t necessarily like to stick to particular time frames when it comes to eating their meals, as well as people who have a hard time making up their minds. In Orlando there is no shortage of people who fit into both of these categories. That being said, it isn’t always easy to find the brunch restaurant that’s the best fit for you. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best.
Below, you’ll find the eight best places to get your brunch on in Orlando this weekend.
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Address: 7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32819
Neighborhood: Dr. Phillips
Don’t let the “breakfast” in this place’s name fool you - Keke’s is the perfect place for you to tuck in for brunch any day of the week - but the weekend still works if that’s when you’ve made up your mind to go.
They serve breakfast all day long and lunch for about half of that time, so find that happy medium time to stop by, and everyone will be happy with their brunch options. Choose between waffles and paninis or omelets and burgers.
At Keke’s, they value three things above all else: fresh food, top-notch customer service, and impeccable presentation. You can expect to find all three when you stop in for your brunch fix this weekend.
“Food: Always AMAZING! I always get an omelet and pancakes when I visit. The pancakes are always melt in your mouth and have the perfect crispy edges (you know what I'm talking about).” - Yelp Review
Address: 617 N Primrose Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Neighborhood: Colonialtown Center
Well, fry us in oil and call us french fries because while the folks at Se7en Bites have a pretty standard menu as far as breakfast and lunch options go, they sure are doing something right! They were even recently featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”
With a hometown-y diner feel, we reckon you’ll feel right at home when you settle in for brunch at Se7en Bites. Off the breakfast menu, enjoy savory dishes like their eggs benedict or go for something that morphs sweet and savory flavors together, like their Minnie Pearl.
Their lunch menu features a wide array of southern comfort foods that will leave you feeling full and satisfied, like their chicken pot pie (which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) or their 5-cheese mac n’ cheese.
“I'm looking for the 6th star because this place blew me away in every capacity they could have. Service from the counter to the delivery at the table was without error and efficient.” - Yelp Review
Address: 8625 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Neighborhood: International Drive
If you’re looking for brunch that comes along with a fun, lively atmosphere, Cafe Tu Tu Tango is the place for you. You won’t be enjoying a quiet, refined meal when you tuck in here, but you sure will be tasting some pretty delicious food!
Touted as one of the best places to enjoy Brunch in Orlando by many of the people who’ve eaten here, you can enjoy a number of vegetarian and gluten free options in addition to some of the southern classics they serve up, like shrimp and grits.
Unfortunately brunch is only available on the weekends here, but weekends are the best time to sip on a cocktail or some wine while you enjoy your brunch anyway, so we figure it’s for the best.
“This place is...one of the best brunch places in Orlando hands down. It can be a bit loud in there sometimes but that's just how it is, it's a party for brunch.” - Yelp Review
Address: 100 S Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801
Neighborhood: Thornton Park
The folks at The Stubborn Mule sure are stubborn...but only when it comes to making sure they only use locally sourced food for all the options they have on their menu. Some of their signature drinks include specialty mule cocktails that you’re always welcome to pair with your brunch.
Their brunch menu is made up of a variety of creative dish names that are almost as creative as the recipes that make up those dishes! Owned and operated by two recent graduates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Stubborn Mule strives to be as creative as possible, and they love working with local vendors to source all their ingredients.
“Best brunch place in Orlando! From the moment we got there to the time we left we were treated amazingly by our server and she definitely hooked it up with the mimosas.” - Yelp Review
Address: 7125 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32809
Neighborhood: Bell Isle
There aren’t many restaurants out there that can make your tastebuds dance with their bold, tasty flavors. Dixie Belle’s Cafe, however, is one of the few that really can.
With a menu that combines the flavors of American cuisine we’re all familiar with and some Mexican dishes as well, you’re bound to find some dishes that you’ll want to eat again and again when you stop by this Orlando hotspot for brunch.
Eggs are a staple here at Dixie Belle’s Cafe, but it’s everything they can do with their eggs that makes all the difference here. You can enjoy your eggs in scramblers, omelets, cooked sunny-side up, or even benedict, and there are so many yummy flavors they incorporate into every dish!
“It's not often that I am blown away by a diner. Dixie Belle's Cafe hit all of the high marks. Great service, fast, super clean, fresh food and reasonable prices.” - Yelp Review
Address: 1235 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
If you’re looking for a new brunch spot that has both tasty food and some forward-thinking ideas that they’ve brought with them to their restaurant, The Hammered Lamb is the place for you to start going to on the regular.
At this restaurant right across from Lake Ivanhoe, they are particularly adamant that we all need to do a better job of protecting the environment - and they’ve been taking some of the first steps to be an example to the other restaurants in Orlando.
They have completely cut plastic straws out of their inventory so a turtle will never be harmed as a result of their trash again. They’ve also been transitioning into cutting out plastic and styrofoam from their to-go containers!
“If you're looking for a great brunch spot, Hammered Lamb is the place. It offers a great vibe, delicious food and is pet friendly! Also, did I mention they give out train shots?” - Yelp Review
Address: 5170 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Neighborhood: Dr. Phillips
It’s unclear where the concept of brunch first originated, but we’ll just say this: a lot of people have come to associate it closely with France, though, so we’re gonna go with that.
Le Cafe de Paris is an authentic Parisian cafe located right in Orlando. And when we say it’s authentic, we mean it. The owners, Claude and Chantal, are originally from France. They are coffee connoisseurs, and they’re not too shabby in the food department, either.
You can enjoy traditional espresso with your croque madame or the crepes of your choice in a relaxed, Parisian atmosphere. Their paninis are pretty popular amongst their regulars, as well!
“I absolutely love this restaurant, it is the best authentic French cafe I have found. This is a family owned restaurant, and you can tell! The staff is very personable and hospitable.” - Yelp Review
Address: 337 N Shine Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Neighborhood: Colonialtown South
Brunch is only available on Saturdays and Sundays here at Maxines on Shine, but it’s well worth the time you’ll have to wait until then.
Keep in mind that the majority of their brunch menu is made up of more savory options, so we wouldn’t recommend stopping by this particular weekend if you’re dead-set on having pancakes, but their savory options are quite delicious as it is.
You can enjoy quiches, southern brunch classics like chicken and waffles, and omelets packed with unexpected ingredients like lobster, brie, and even brisket! And if you make it to the end of the meal and are still craving something sweet, they have a few desserts available as well.
“Wow. We went for an amazing Sunday brunch. Bloody Mary homemade recipe was exceptional. Then we had amazing crab cakes, a quiche, and best fried green tomatoes ever.” - Yelp Review
You can find brunch on almost any corner in Orlando (we think it might just have to do with the sunshine), but finding that place that will become a regular spot for you isn’t always easy. These are some of our absolute favorites in the city.