Who doesn’t love a relaxing Sunday morning? We know we do! Sleeping in, waking up slowly, and then heading to Downtown Orlando or Winter Park for brunch. But with so many fantastic restaurants in the area how are you supposed to choose? Well, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite places.
This fairly small restaurant is located in Winter Park on Park Avenue and has an outdoor patio perfect for people watching. Their extensive menu includes brunch classics—Pancakes. Waffles. Eggs Benedict. For those who gravitate toward the lunch portion of brunch try the Turkey, Brie, and Raspberry Sandwich. Another tip? This place gets slammed on the weekends. Get there early if you want to avoid a long wait.
If a buffet style brunch is more your speed, head to Kasa, located in Downtown Orlando on Orange Avenue. The contemporary design of the restaurant is cool and comfortable with clean and simple décor. Their Bubbles & Brunch special on Sundays features a buffet and mimosas for only $25. The best part? Those mimosas are bottomless!
Dexter’s has several locations including Thornton Park, Winter Park, and Lake Mary. While their menus may vary by location you can be guarantee their flavored mimosas will be delicious both in flavor and in price. Raspberry, mango, peach, orange, cranberry, pineapple. For only $2.95. Try their Fish & Grits (pan roasted mahi-mahi and pepper jack grits) at the Thornton Park location. If you are in Winter Park, we recommend either Walnut Banana Bread or the Cuban sandwich.
Cask & Larder
Cask & Larder, the brainchild of James and Julie Petrakis (the chefs who brought you Ravenous Pig), is a Southern Public House in Winter Park. The restaurant features southern food with fresh ingredients and seasonal dishes. Menu highlights include southern favorites such as Shrimp & Grits and Chicken & Waffles. Specialty cocktails include the Whiskey Smash and the Public House Bloody lardy— a pepper-infused vodka, lemon and pickle drink.
If Mexican food is more your speed, Paxia in College Park could be exactly what you are looking for. Paxia is a modern Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. At their Pajama Brunch, for only $25 you get one brunch entrée and bottomless mimosas, bellinis, aperol spritz, or bloody marias. Seating is limited so call ahead for reservations. Try the Levanta Muertos—a poblano pepper filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, potatoes, cilantro, and Chihuahua cheese.
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