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The Best Brunch in Orlando

5 Restaurants
Whether sweet or savoury, brunch is our favorite weekend tradition. At these five Orlando restaurants, you'll find standard favorites like French toast alongside ramen, roti canai, and crab cakes.
Updated on 08 September 2022
The Ravenous Pig
565 W. Fairbanks Ave., 32789 Orlando
$$ · Gastropub

This Winter Park gastropub came to be thanks to the vision of noted restaurateurs Julie and James Petrakis. Housed right beside their eponymous brewery, the space exudes a moody, industrial vibe by way of charcoal hues, rustic wood accents and a gray ceiling marked by exposed ductwork. Chef Clay Miller's menu is a bona fide study of classic pub fare with creative Southern spins—at brunch, expect chicken and waffles, bourbon shrimp and grits, and French toast.

Maxine's on Shine
337 N. Shine Ave., 32803 Orlando
$$ · American

In operation for more than a decade, Maxine and Kirt Earhart's Colonialtown charmer is everyone's favorite neighborhood hangout. Crowds spill out in front during the weekend for brunch, thanks to a host of comforting dishes that soothe and satisfy. Think plates of fried green tomatoes, flaky crab cakes, and of course, chicken and waffles.

3201 Corrine Dr., 32803 Orlando
$$ · Ramen

Go to Japan for brunch by way of chef/owner Sean "Sonny" Nguyen's trendy ramen haven. Creations, like the Ritchie Rich and Curry, are full of bold, memorable flavors and certainly worth a slurp. Tokyo ramen with shoyu chicken broth, fried chicken thigh and duck fat is a sensory feat. Couple it with blistered shishitos for a delicious touch—and bit of crunch.

Se7en Bites
617 N. Primrose Dr., 32803 Orlando
$ · American

A large sign just off the street signals the entrance to this bakery-café. Its bright green structure is hard to miss; inside, diners will discover a large space with wood paneling, sleek columns and a corrugated metal ceiling. Another wall decked with Bundt cake pans makes for a cool design feature. This is an undoubtedly inviting spot, with a friendly staff that churns out hearty American-Southern dishes in big portions and small prices.

1103 N. Mills Ave., 32803 Orlando
$$ · Asian

Eschew Western brunch for food stall favorites from across East and Southeast Asia, like crisp and flaky roti canai coupled with warmly spiced coconut curry for dipping or deeply savory char kway teow with lap cheong, shrimp, and chicken. Located in the Mills 50 district, this spot (with sister outposts across the country) features a bar area and high-ceilinged, industrial dining room with concrete floors, metal seats, and pops of color.