Audubon Park 

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One of Orlando's most organic neighborhoods has suddenly become one of its hottest. With the arrival of local food hub East End Market, the sleepy little enclave centered at the corner of Corrine Drive and Winter Park Road hit critical mass. Stardust Video and Coffee is the pioneer here – they've been holding it down since the 1980s, and while they aren't doing so many movie rentals these days, it's a very necessary caffeine and cocktail spot – but younger fixture Park Ave CDs is also a strong attractor, with coveted vinyl, collectibles, books and in-store performances. In addition to the robust area retail, Audubon Park is passionate about its leafy greens, encompassing Harry P. Leu Gardens' 50 acres of roses, camellias and flowering trees.


Txokos Basque Kitchen

3201 Corrine Drive, 321-972-8852,

The neighborhood's most upscale restaurant, serving up Spanish and Basque classics, is also a fine place for a cocktail, with a mouthwatering gin-tonic menu and a surprisingly wide selection of imported ciders.


3201 Corrine Drive,

Kappo wins the crown for most buzzed-about new sushi joint – their chefs' tastings at the tiny (just seven seats) counter have reached near-legendary status. If you can't score one of those hard-to-win dinner reservations, though, stop by for a chirashi-bowl lunch.

La Femme du Fromage

3201 Corrine Drive, 407-571-9947,

Belly up to the bar for decadent grilled cheese sandwiches and flatbreads, or take your pick from the case to assemble your very own cheese plate.

Junior's Diner

2920 Corrine Drive, 407-894-8871

Sometimes you just want a basic plate of eggs, and Junior's is here for you. Tried-and-true diner fare makes mornings right. 


Redlight Redlight

2810 Corrine Drive, 407-893-9832,

Under the vintage HVAC sign, find an amazing trove of beers and a nationally respected crew of beer specialists.

Winter Park Beer Co.

1809 E. Winter Park Road, 407-913-2739,

With live music, trivia nights, art openings and a pool table, there's more to do than just drink here. But you won't want to miss the beers brewed in-house, either.

Lineage Coffee Roasting

3201 Corrine Drive, 407-205-8096,

Sip exquisitely crafted pour-overs, presses and flat whites at this bean-obsessed shrine.


Palmer's Garden and Goods

2611 Corrine Drive, 407-896-5951,

Get some inspiration at Leu Gardens, then browse the winding, leafy paths of Palmer's and pick up the makings of your own earthly paradise.

The Lovely Boutique Market

2906 Corrine Drive, 407-270-7729,

Browse through the stalls of several on-point vendors selling well-edited vintage clothing and housewares in this airy emporium.

Audubon Park Community Market

6-10 p.m. Mondays, 1842 E. Winter Park Road,

Every Monday night in front of Stardust, the market brings together local organic farmers and food producers and the healthy people who want their stuff. Live music, beer and on-the-go bites make it a party.

Blue Jacket Park

2501 General Rees Ave., 407-246-2283,

Bring a dog, a frisbee, your running shoes or just a blanket and enjoy 75 acres of sunny green space.


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