For those couples with kids, it’s way easier to get childcare on a Saturday morning than on a Saturday night.
Venturing out on your first date? Inexpensive and casual breakfast/brunch dates are great icebreakers. Plus, they’re quicker, which means if it doesn’t go well, you can hightail it out of there in just over an hour.
Here are a handful of great brunch and breakfast spots to check out for your next QT session:
Hue: Sunday brunch at this Thornton Park eatery is always a hip and delicious affair (love the DIY Bloody Mary bar) but the time to go is during the Disco Brunch (3rd Sunday of the Month, 11am – 4pm) or the Acoustic Brunch (1st Sunday of the Month, 11am – 4pm).
Maxine’s On Shine: Get boozy in the a.m. at Maxine’s on Shine, where quirky signature cocktails like Warnin’ in Da Mornin’ (Bloody Mary w/ beer floater & bacon stir stick & smoked shrimp olive skewer) prelude artisanal omelets and waffles covered with berries.
Dexter's : All the Dexter’s location— Winter Park, Thornton Park, and Lake Mary—feature a Sunday brunch menu packed with delicious grub (especially the Eggs Benedict). Careful… the champagne heavy mimosas, which are probably the reason brunch always feels like a party, will keep you smiling well into the day.
Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill & Griddle House: This DIY pancake house, tucked inside DeLeon Springs State Park, supplies its guests with pitchers of homemade pancake batter and then you do your own pouring and flipping on your personal table-top grill. Specialty toppings like bananas, peanut butter, pecans and apples are also available along with an assortment of breakfast favorites like sausage and eggs to accompany the delicious, fresh pancakes. There is a park entry fee of $5.00 per car.
House of Blues Gospel Brunch: Down-home, southern inspired cuisine is complimented by soulful gospel performances every Sunday (10:30 and 1pm ) at the House of Blue Gospel Brunch, Downtown Disney. Besides the endless buffet filled with everything from bacon to jambalaya, the event features great jazz and soul musical performances that will have the crowd jumping to their feet shouting “Halleluiah.”
Want some more ideas? Check out Scott Joseph’s picks for Orlando’s best brunches.
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