Updated October 2017
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.
Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm, 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.
We were recently invited to test out brunch at Canvas and happily accepted. After our meal, we left having discovered a new go-to for brunch.
The menu features a mash-up of brunch and lunch dishes. Taste everything from Canvas’ take on eggs benedict to a toasted Cubano sandwich served with yuca fries.
During our visit, we tried the sweet potato kimchi pancakes, Canvas benedict, and chilaquiles, all of which were excellent and made it impossible to pick a favorite.
Many of the dishes incorporate housemade ingredients and items from the herb garden, like fresh jalapeno peppers, and housemade kimchi and hollandaise.
You’ll also find 11 seasonal cocktails to accompany your meal. Sip on a Bloody Mary or mimosa made with fresh-squeezed juice. Or, move past the usual suspects and treat yourself to a seasonal cocktail. Bottomless mimosas are available for $11.
Of the three cocktails we tried, the Summer Vacation was the clear favorite. The bright and colorful cocktail comes served in a bottle with an accompanying glass, blood orange slice, and large ice cubes.
Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm. Reservations can be made online or by calling 407-313-7800.
Parking is limited. If you can’t find a parking space, park by Chroma and utilize the free shuttle service to Canvas.
Canvas Restaurant & Market
13615 Sachs Avenue
Orlando, FL 32827
About the Author/Photographer:
Stephanie Patterson is a talented professional food and travel photographer and writer with a passion for creativity, the beach and great eats. When she’s not taking photos or writing, you can find her exploring the state for her Florida travel blog, Travel Taste Click. Find her online at www.spattersonphotography.com and www.traveltasteclick.com.