Brunch is many things to many people. It can be a sloppy affair, bolted in hopes of forestalling a hangover; it can be a lovely, proper Mother’s Day meal. It can be a chance to fill in the squad on last night’s exploits, or to rehash them if you were all out together.
It’s a low-key way to try a new restaurant, a chance to catch the game with superior munchies, or a way to soak up the gorgeous Florida weather and cap off your weekend in style. But when it comes down to it, brunch is just breakfast plus lunch – plus booze. What could be better than that?
The ideal brunch experience is one in which you’re as comfortable as if you were on your own couch, except that there are people bringing you delicious food and drinks. That’s why our allegiance will forever be pledged to the giants of Orlando brunch, well-established and welcoming spots that you can count on these places to do you right.
We selected here a few of our, favorite brunch hangouts, a real love affair with the meal that is neither breakfast nor lunch.
Maxine’s on Shine 337 N. Shine Ave., 407-674-6841 maxinesonshine.com
The Porch 643 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, 407-571-9101 theporchrestaurantandbar.com
Yard House 8367 International Drive, 407-351-8220 yardhouse.com
Swine & Sons 595 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 407-636-7601 swineandsons.com
Se7en Bites Bake Shop 207 Primrose Drive, 407-203-0727 facebook.com/se7enbites
Christo’s Café 1815 Edgewater Drive, 407-425-8136 facebook.com/christoscafeorlando