Best Of 2018

Best Secret Coffee Spot

Foxtail at Dovecote in the Bank of America building

No matter how many there are, Orlando's best coffee shops can get a little crowded now that we're all working all the time, but one downtown spot remains relatively elusive due to being enshrouded in the financial mystique of the Bank of America building. Foxtail Coffee Co. partnered with downtown French brasserie DoveCote to open this jungle library fusion café area on the first floor of the building. Bring your friends for some delicious coffee under the soaring atrium, or keep the secret to yourself and study here quietly until 9 p.m. daily.

Food and Drink: Orlando's best coffee shops, restaurants, food trucks and more

Food and Drink
Best Bakery

1. Valhalla Bakery, valhallabakery.com

2. Se7en Bites, se7enbites.com

3. Buttermilk Bakery, buttermilk-bakery.com

Best Barbecue Restaurant

1. 4 Rivers Smokehouse, 4rsmokehouse.com

2. Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa, pigfloyds.com

3. Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ, bubbalous.com

Best Beer for Bands

Namesake beers for local bands at Ten10 Fest

ten10fest.com

Live music at a brewery isn't exactly a new concept, but Ten10 Brewing Co. on Virginia Drive went a step beyond for their Ten10 Fest this past October. In addition to inviting 10 mostly local bands to throw an all-day hootenanny in their back parking lot, they invited five of those bands to brew their own signature suds to serve. From American Party Machine's Fireball cinnamon whiskey-inspired red ale to Fat Night's hibiscus-infused pale ale, the variety of brews gave the festival a little extra local love that we hope to see replicated again.

Best Bloody Mary

1. The Hammered Lamb, thehammeredlamb.com

2. Dexter's, dextersorlando.com

3. Maxine's on Shine, maxinesonshine.com

Best Breakfast

1. Keke's Breakfast Cafe, kekes.com

2. Se7en Bites, se7enbites.com

3. Briar Patch, thebriarpatchrestaurant.com

Best Brunch

1. Santiago's Bodega, santiagosbodega.com

2. Briar Patch, thebriarpatchrestaurant.com

3. Se7en Bites, se7enbites.com

Best Burger

1. Teak Neighborhood Grill, teakorlando.com

2. Graffiti Junktion, graffitijunktion.com

3. Beth's Burger Bar, bethsburgerbar.com

Best Caribbean Restaurant

1. DaJen Eats, dajeneats.com

2. Caribbean Sunshine Bakery, caribbeansunshinebakery.net

3. Golden Krust, goldenkrust.com

Best Cheap Eats

1. Gringos Locos, gringoslocos.com

2. Black Bean Deli, blackbeandeli.com

3. Yellow Dog Eats, yellowdogeats.com