Brunch became popular in the United States in the 1930s thanks to many Hollywood stars. Now it’s a staple for foodies on the weekends. Here, we’ll take you on a tour of Orlando’s best brunch stops.
Café Tu Tu Tango
This fun and quirky restaurant in the heart of International Drive is known for its delicious small plates and live entertainment. Café Tu Tu Tango also offers a bottomless brunch until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It includes some of the menu’s most popular items, including the avocado hummus, butter chicken tikka masala and lamb meatballs. There are also specialty brunch items available. Indulge in the breakfast tacos, Cuban-style pulled pork benedict or the churro waffle. Bottomless Brunch is a steal at $26.62 and you can add bottomless Bloody Marys or Mimosas for $16.
Canvas Restaurant & Market
For Latin-inspired cuisine along the lakefront of Laureate Park Village Center in Lake Nona, try Canvas Restaurant & Market. It is known for its beautiful views but also the amazing food. Particularly stunning is the lobster eggs benedict. Vanilla butter poached, cold water lobster is served over a buttery biscuit with poached eggs and béarnaise sauce. It doesn’t get much better than that, but the chilaquiles, Meyer lemon pancakes and sweet tea fried chicken biscuit come close. Bottomless Mimosas and bubbles are available and always a brunch favorite, but be sure to try the restaurant’s perfect seasonal cocktails, too. Brunch is served until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Dexter’s New Standard
Dexter’s in Winter Park was recently re-imagined into the New Standard with American comfort food, live music and brunch on the weekends. Dexter’s New Standard offers individual plates of brunch classics along with endless mimosas and a fantastic wine list. The Chicken + Waffles, featuring crispy chicken over cornmeal waffles and hot honey, is a must try, along with the biscuits and sausage gravy. The most intriguing dish is the mushroom toast which puts a twist on the classic avocado toast. This version is topped with mushroom mousse, sautéed mushrooms, radish and pickled red onion.
Wine Bar George
The Wine Country Brunch puts a spin on some old brunch classics. The avocado toast, served on buttery ciabatta bread with thick slices of bacon, tomatoes and creamy burrata, is a crowd favorite. Other staples include French toast topped with decadent caramel sauce, steak & eggs frites with a spicy sriracha hollandaise, and a classic wine country omelet with artichokes, asparagus and an olive medley. Wash it all down with a selection of wine or brunch cocktails, including the Dole Whip mimosa. Aperol Spritz and sangria are offered by the carafe. You can indulge in the flavors of wine country every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.