Our picks for the best restaurants for brunch in Orlando!
Brunch is unquestionably one of the best meals of all time. When else can you feast on savory dishes (some being dangerously close to dessert for breakfast) and indulge shamelessly in bottomless adult beverages before noon? Throughout our ongoing brunch research efforts, we’ve tried everything from fondue to brunch burgers and chilaquiles to homemade pop tarts all in an attempt to unearth the best local restaurants for brunch in Orlando. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! Here are a few of our favorites restaurants for brunch in Orlando:
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-3:30pm, you can feast on the Crave Combo, a three-course feast including your choice of cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue for $19. The Crave Combo is priced and portioned per person, so order two! I recommend ordering a different cheese and chocolate from your partner for maximum tasting and sharing enjoyment. On Sundays, an extra $10 will reward you with fresh, bottomless mimosas.
Brunch hours: Saturday-Sunday from 12-3:30pm, bottomless mimosas on Sundays only
Bottomless deals: $10 bottomless mimosas on Sundays
Must-try dish: S’mores Chocolate Fondue
This community-oriented neighborhood restaurant nestled in the Mills 50 District has an atmosphere that welcomes you whether you’re a regular or first-time visitor. The servers are jovial, there’s a constant buzz in the kitchen, and the light, earthy interior, and large wood tables encourage you to settle in and make yourself at home. While I typically associate brunch with Sundays, brunch at the Strand is a Saturday-only affair, served from 11am-3pm.
Brunch hours: Saturdays from 11am-3pm
Bottomless deals: No, but the fresh mimosas are delicious!
Must-try dish: Grilled Peach Salad
Make the 30-minute drive to Lake Nona from Orlando and you’ll land at Canvas Restaurant & Market, a bustling New American restaurant well-poised to become a brunch favorite. The peaceful waterfront setting, outdoor herb garden, and indoor market draw you in while the globally-inspired menu and creative cocktails invite you to stay. The brunch menu is comprised of savory, sweet and spicy, and balanced dishes brought to life by Executive Chef Bryan Thoman. It’s well worth leaving the Orlando bubble to taste the expert dishes for yourself.
Brunch hours: Saturday-Sunday from 11am-3pm
Bottomless deals: $11 bottomless mimosas (but you definitely need to try one of the brunch cocktails)
Must-try dish: Canvas Benedict
Known for its elevated southern fare and perfect downtown locale, Soco extended its very popular Sunday brunch to Saturday earlier this year. Guests can enjoy everything from homemade pop tarts and strawberry stuffed French toast to lobster benny and southern fried quail and waffles. Bottomless mimosas for $10 are equally enticing. While the menus for brunch and brunch cocktails remain the same for both Saturday and Sunday, you’ll discover a live DJ outside on the patio on Saturdays. This creates a notably groovy vibe reminiscent of Hue’s bygone disco brunch (for those who recall Soco’s predecessor).
Brunch hours: Saturday-Sunday from 11am-3pm
Bottomless deals: $10 bottomless mimosas
Must-try dish: Florida Strawberry Stuffed Brioche French Toast
Located in Winter Park on Orlando Avenue, brunch at Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar is a relaxed affair. The low lighting, classy earth-toned décor, and brunch menu full of modern favorites with delicious and exciting twists contribute to a comfortable, intimate, and filling brunch experience. The full-liquor bar opens at 11am. On Sundays for brunch, choose from unlimited mimosas for $12, a variety of brunch cocktails, beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Every brunch experience starts off with complimentary house-made mini muffins for the table.
Brunch hours: Sundays from 10am-2pm
Bottomless deals: $12 bottomless mimosas
Must-try dish: Soulful Chicken & Waffles
If I had to sum up the brunch experience at DoveCote in one sentence, it’d be “brunch for people who are somewhat tired of brunch”. As much as I love chicken & waffles and decadent pancakes that are borderline desserts, sooner or later I begin craving something out of the norm. And on that note, DoveCote’s brunch definitely delivers. Served every Sunday from 10:30am-2:30pm, brunch here is exactly as it should be: a savory, indulgent meal to linger over accompanied by cocktails just classy enough to enjoy before lunch. This is one of my absolute favorite brunch spots in Orlando!
Brunch hours: Sundays from 10:30am-2:30pm
Bottomless deals: $18 bottomless Rosé
Must-try dish: Fine Herb Omelet
I was a fan before I even sat down and picked up the menu at The Alfond Inn’s Hamilton’s Kitchen. Brunch here is everything any brunch fan could hope for and more. I’m talking pancakes, waffles, French toast, savory salads, and sandwiches plus loads of crafty egg concoctions. Oh, and a Bloody Mary bar to boot! Live music is playing via an acoustic guitar player in the corner, the breeze is gently blowing on the outdoor terrace and the mimosas are flowing.
Brunch hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 7am-2pm
Bottomless deals: Don’t miss the Bloody Mary bar
Must-try dish: Grapefruit Brulee
Since opening in 2015, SLATE has made an impact on Orlando’s dining scene, especially when it comes to brunch. The modern American restaurant in the Dr. Phillips area is a farm-to-table venture with a menu that changes with the seasons. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday. While reservations aren’t required, they’re highly recommended for brunch.
Brunch hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:30pm
Bottomless deals: No, but there are plenty of brunch libations to choose from
Must-try dish: Smoked Brisket
Disney Springs might not be the first place that comes to mind when you start thinking about places to enjoy a Saturday or Sunday brunch. While Downtown Orlando and all of our blossoming Main Street districts offer scores of fabulous eateries for a late morning feast, you might not want to overlook Disney’s newly re-imagined dining and entertainment hub, in particular, Raglan Road. With Master Chef Kevin Dundon at the culinary helm, Raglan Road presents its Rollicking Raglan Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Featuring a Full Irish Breakfast, as well as dozens of other brunch specialties made with an Irish twist, this brunch is a stellar way to explore hearty Irish cuisine in a setting that’s not nearly as kitschy as you might imagine.
Brunch hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm
Bottomless deals: No, but definitely order a Strawberry Fields Mimosa!
Must-try dish: Full Irish Breakfast
If you’re looking for a brunch that has quality food in a relaxed setting, then North Tavern Quarter’s brunch should be next on your list of places to try. Their mixture of comfort food and their takes on traditional brunch dishes makes this place not only full of flavor and freshness but an affordable place you can go with friends to enjoy a fabulous Sunday funday! The Sunday brunch menu is broken up into “Smalls & Shares,” “Burgers & Sandwiches” and “Main Plates,” with their brunch drink specials being single or double mimosas, bottomless mimosas, or their house Bloody Mary.
Brunch hours: Sundays from 11am-3pm
Bottomless deals: $10 bottomless mimosas, or fill up on $5 Bloody Marys from the Bloody Mary bar
Must-try dish: Breakfast Poutine
TR Fire Grill moved into its beautiful Winter Park location (1035 N Orlando Ave., Winter Park) in 2016. While some of the original brunch items have changed, you’ll still find favorites like the Brunch Burger and Red Velvet Pancakes. In addition, TRs offers an $11 bottomless mimosa in three flavors: Orange Juice, Orange Mango, or Honey Tangerine. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 2pm. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Brunch hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm
Bottomless deals: $11 bottomless mimosas (choose from Orange Juice, Orange Mango, or Honey Tangerine)
Must-try dish: Red Velvet Pancakes (although the Sunday Morning Burger is a close second)