Five of our favorite boozy brunches in Orlando 

click to enlarge Santiago's Bodega

Hannah Glogower

Santiago's Bodega

As any occupant of the Facebook hive mind knows, Sunday Funday is the greatest opportunity to boast about last night's walk of shame, somebody's endowment, a weird dance, a dark alley or whatever else made Saturday night so memorable – there are always stories to be told the morning after. Here are some places to don your sunglasses, order a mimosa and spill your gorgeous guts for brunch. Carry on.

Artisan's Table

22 E. Pine St., 407-730-7499,

Dressed gorgeously and sparsely at the same time, this recent addition to the downtown thoroughfare brings the brunch brilliance in a manner that seems almost effortless. The food is amazing – um, hello, prime rib with ramen – but the specialty cocktails seal the deal.

Dexter's Thornton Park

808 E. Washington St., 407-648-2777,

We're singling out this particular Dexter's location because it's our favorite place to see downtown dwellers eating alone at the bar with heads in hand. The food is amazing and all over the place, with changing brunch menus, and the bar is stacked for your stomach lining's pleasure. We had our first flavored mimosas there!


2611 Edgewater Drive, 407-420-1144,

Perfectly perched for your stumble home should you live in College Park, Paxia offers a modern Mexican take on all things bright and beautiful and requiring sunglasses because, OMG, last night. Even the menu for the Brunch Unlimited brings the humor, with "La Cruda" ("The Hangover") and "La Manana Siguente" ("The Morning After") leading the bill, alongside all manners of beans, eggs, plantains and bacon.

Santiago's Bodega

802 Virginia Drive, 407-412-6979,

A fairly dressed-up tapas joint that's part of the Ivanhood explosion just north of downtown, Santiago's throws down an impressive all-you-can-eat brunch buffet.

White Wolf Café

1829 N. Orange Ave., 407-895-9911,

This is a bustling go-to for brunchers of all makes and models. The legendary White Wolf gives you every liquor-absorbing food option your ailing liver could want, along with the mimosas meant to ruin it. There are benedicts for days (lobster! beans and rice!), even if you only have one afternoon to take it all in.


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