Foodie Life Guide
Looking to shake up your usual Sunday brunch in Winter Park? We’ve got you covered. Round up your crew and keep your brunch game strong by visiting one of these five brunch favorites.
You’ll know you’ve found The Briarpatch when you see a line snaking down Park Avenue on Sunday morning. Briarpatch is continuously referred to as having the best breakfast in Winter Park, and the consistently long lines are a testament to that fact. Infact, breakfast or brunch at Briarpatch is almost like a right of passage for local foodies and brunch enthusiasts. The menu is full of classic breakfast offerings like decadent pancakes and waffles, and hearty eggs benedict, but try it for brunch at least once to see what all the fuss is about. The brunch cocktails, like the blood orange mimosa, are the perfect compliment to your Sunday.
You can find The Briarpatch at 252 N. Park Ave. Breakfast is served Monday-Saturday beginning at 7:00am, and 8:00am on Sundays. The menu is available online here.
I’ve got two words for you: mimosa flight. Mimosas are a staple of brunch and The Parkview has them in abundance. Choose from your classic champagne and orange juice (local and organic) combo to more interesting flavors depending on what’s in season. If you can’t decide, order a mimosa flight for $10 which includes 4 samples and a full pour of your favorite. The brunch menu includes everything from egg frittatas and croissant sandwiches to chef’s specials like the roasted tomato tartine and a savory baked brie. Many of the ingredients are sourced from local farmers, making this a brunch you can feel good about. With an extensive brunch menu, endless mimosa options, and a chill atmosphere, The Parkview is a no brainer for brunch.
You can find The Parkview at 136 S Park Ave. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am – 4:00pm and the menu is available online here. Arrive on the early side if you’re hoping to snag a table outside.
A friend introduced me to Pepe’s Cantina, a somewhat new Mexican restaurant tucked away in the Hannibal Square area of Winter Park. The tacos Al Pastor are delicious and the drink offerings, including the spicy mango margarita, are refreshing and one of a kind. Pepe’s Cantina is known for their fresh table-side guacamole (so good!) and excellent Mexican cuisine, but they also offer a unique Sunday brunch. As detailed in Brunch Bros, offerings include those tacos Al Pastor (mmm) alongside huevos rancheros, and more. You may also indulge in bottomless mimosas for a mere $12.99. If you’re looking to shake up your typical brunch, Pepe’s Cantina is definitely worth a try.
You can find Pepe’s Cantina at 433 W New England Ave. in Winter Park. Brunch is served Sundays from 11:30am – 3:00pm and while there’s no menu posted online, you can keep up with their Facebook and Instagram pages for info.
Although the COOP doesn’t offer a special brunch menu, it’s still a guaranteed win for brunch. The COOP was opened by John Rivers, the same man who brought 4 Rivers Smokehouse to Orlando. The atmosphere is fast-casual with a focus on home-style Southern comfort food. While a hearty breakfast is available as early as 7:00am, it’s served until 2:00pm so feel free to sleep in a bit. Each menu item is crafted with signature Southern flair, from the chicken & waffle to the low country omelet. (And yes, there are biscuits.) If you’re craving something sweet and savory, opt for pancakes or french toast. If it’s good food, a casual atmosphere, and brunch with a Southern twist you’re after, round up your crew and head to The COOP.
You can find The COOP at 610 W Morse Blvd. Breakfast is available Monday-Saturday from 7:00am – 2:00pm, and the restaurant is closed Sundays. The menu is available online here.
Food Tour of Winter Park
If you want to do something different while squeezing in a little exercise and a whole lotta’ food, then a food tour is a great alternative option for your weekend brunch. Expect plenty of food (including some brunch), VIP tastings at our favorite local shops, and double dessert. You may even pick up some new information as your tour guide shares some interesting historical facts about Winter Park.
Food tours run every Saturday and Sunday at 11:15am, starting and ending on Park Ave. You can check our tour schedule and availability here.
Get your tickets!
Fall is the perfect time to join us on one of our walking food tours! Allow someone else to do the cooking, and relish in a nice break from all that holiday meal planning and prep. Tickets are available online through our website.