Which five Orlando restaurants are best for brunch?

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Susan Barnes

Don’t reserve brunch just for Mother’s Day or Easter; Orlando has enough mid-morning meal options to get you out of bed (even if you slept int) for a delicious meal. Here are our five best brunch options in Orlando:

1. Dexter’s: If you’re in downtown Orlando, go where the locals go - Dexter’s in Thorton Park. The casual restaurant offers up a comfortable brunch menu, including corned beef hash and eggs, a breakfast bahn with scrambled eggs, grilled shrimp and marinated Asian vegetables on a toasted baguette, and a blue corn waffle, among many other items. No reservations required.

2. B-Line Diner: For a Sunday brunch served at a diner with clout, make a beeline for the B-Line Diner at the Peabody Orlando. In addition to champagne or mimosas, the prix fixe brunch features sorbet with seasonal fresh fruit, toast or breakfast pastry, choice beverage and an incredible array of desserts. Your brunch entrée choices: applewood benedict, Belgian waffle, huevos poblanos, omelet or smoked Atlantic salmon and bagel.

3. La Coquina: If you’re looking for a brunch to really linger over, many hotels in the Orlando area offer just that, including La Coquina at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. Table after table of delectable dishes include standard brunch favorites such as fresh fruits and cheeses, a waffle and pancake station, salads and pasta dishes, chicken and seafood dishes - and don’t forget about dessert. Reservations are suggested.

4. Villa de Flora: Brunch at Villa de Flora at the Gaylord Palms is a real treat, whether a fun way to spend a lazy Sunday or a special occasion. Omelets are made to order and the other 100 or so brunch items will surely fill your plate time and time again. Strolling musicians and unlimited sparkling wine. add the perfect accompaniments and you can add to your meal.

5. Blues: The only thing more inspiring than the music you’ll hear is the offerings on the southern-style brunch menu, including Creole chicken jambalaya, cornmeal crusted catfish and more.

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