January 27, 2017

The 25 best tiny Orlando restaurants you should’ve tried by now

Orlando is home to some of the country's biggest, most over-the-top places to eat. However, we also have quite a few small, under-the-radar restaurants serving some incredible dishes. What we're talking about here is Orlando's best tiny restaurants, where you can feel the heat from the kitchen, the tables are crammed too close together, and you can overhear every conversation from nearby tables. These Orlando restaurants may be small, but the flavor they serve on a daily basis is anything but.

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 Mynt
535 W New England Ave, Winter Park, (407)-636-7055
Mynt may be small, but it is far from any “hole-in-the-wall joint.” This Indian restaurant offers the pleasures of a more upscale aesthetic without the loud, intruding and impersonal vibes of a larger space. The plates are pretty and the food is unique, a good place to be if you want to try Indian food in a nicer setting. 
Photo via Mynt/Instagram

Mynt

535 W New England Ave, Winter Park, (407)-636-7055
Mynt may be small, but it is far from any “hole-in-the-wall joint.” This Indian restaurant offers the pleasures of a more upscale aesthetic without the loud, intruding and impersonal vibes of a larger space. The plates are pretty and the food is unique, a good place to be if you want to try Indian food in a nicer setting.

Photo via Mynt/Instagram
The Donut King
3716 Howell Branch Ct, Winter Park, (407)-316-4817
Make your Instagram donut dreams a reality with a half dozen, (or dozen, we don’t judge) of Donut King’s airy, frosty donuts with all the toppings. 
Photo via Donut King/Facebook

The Donut King

3716 Howell Branch Ct, Winter Park, (407)-316-4817
Make your Instagram donut dreams a reality with a half dozen, (or dozen, we don’t judge) of Donut King’s airy, frosty donuts with all the toppings.

Photo via Donut King/Facebook
 The Soda Fountain
2525 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, (407)-540-1006
This cute little ice cream joint has that 50’s soda shop vibe that makes it the perfect oasis during a warm afternoon in Winter Park. They’ve even got a nutella milkshake called “The Elvis,” so feel free to wear your best greaser jacket when you go. 
Photo via The Soda Foundation/Facebook The Soda Fountain
2525 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, (407)-540-1006
This cute little ice cream joint has that 50’s soda shop vibe that makes it the perfect oasis during a warm afternoon in Winter Park. They’ve even got a nutella milkshake called “The Elvis,” so feel free to wear your best greaser jacket when you go. 
Photo via The Soda Foundation/Facebook

The Soda Fountain

2525 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, (407)-540-1006
This cute little ice cream joint has that 50’s soda shop vibe that makes it the perfect oasis during a warm afternoon in Winter Park. They’ve even got a nutella milkshake called “The Elvis,” so feel free to wear your best greaser jacket when you go.

Photo via The Soda Foundation/Facebook

The Soda Fountain

2525 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, (407)-540-1006
This cute little ice cream joint has that 50’s soda shop vibe that makes it the perfect oasis during a warm afternoon in Winter Park. They’ve even got a nutella milkshake called “The Elvis,” so feel free to wear your best greaser jacket when you go.

Photo via The Soda Foundation/Facebook
Trevi Pasta
2120 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, (407)-985-2577 
If you’re tired of Italian restaurants over-charging you for pasta straight from a box then make your way to Trevi Pasta, where they literally cut the fresh pasta right in front of you when you order. Don’t fall too hard for one dish though, Trevi Pasta updates their menu daily. 
Photo via goepicurista/Instagram

Trevi Pasta

2120 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, (407)-985-2577
If you’re tired of Italian restaurants over-charging you for pasta straight from a box then make your way to Trevi Pasta, where they literally cut the fresh pasta right in front of you when you order. Don’t fall too hard for one dish though, Trevi Pasta updates their menu daily.

Photo via goepicurista/Instagram
 Mediterranean Deli
981 W Fairbanks Ave, Orlando, (407)-539-2650
Mediterranean Deli is a lunch time favorite among many Orlandoans. This is your place if you’re looking for cheap that doesn’t taste cheap. The hummus is made fresh daily and the gyro sandwich is a must try. 
Photo via Mediterranean Delli/Facebook

Mediterranean Deli

981 W Fairbanks Ave, Orlando, (407)-539-2650
Mediterranean Deli is a lunch time favorite among many Orlandoans. This is your place if you’re looking for cheap that doesn’t taste cheap. The hummus is made fresh daily and the gyro sandwich is a must try.

Photo via Mediterranean Delli/Facebook
 King Bao
710 N Mills Ave, Orlando, (407)-237-0013
This tiny restaurant packs a big taste and is the ideal lunch special for hungry customers ballin’ on a budget. If the variety of steamy, soft bun baos isn’t enough to satisfy you, the truffle tots definitely will. 
Photo via kokocooks/Instagram

King Bao

710 N Mills Ave, Orlando, (407)-237-0013
This tiny restaurant packs a big taste and is the ideal lunch special for hungry customers ballin’ on a budget. If the variety of steamy, soft bun baos isn’t enough to satisfy you, the truffle tots definitely will.

Photo via kokocooks/Instagram
 Latin Square
250 S Orange Ave, Orlando, (407)-608-4181
If you’re looking to start off your day with a little spice, this tiny Latin restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Orlando will help you kick up the heat with some breakfast burritos and homemade chimichurri sauce.
Photo via Latin Square/Facebook

Latin Square

250 S Orange Ave, Orlando, (407)-608-4181
If you’re looking to start off your day with a little spice, this tiny Latin restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Orlando will help you kick up the heat with some breakfast burritos and homemade chimichurri sauce.

Photo via Latin Square/Facebook
Black Bean Deli
325 S Orlando Ave #1-1, Winter Park, (407)-628-0294
Black Bean Deli is perfect for the get in, get out quickly lunch customer, especially if you’re in the mood for some authentic Cuban food.  There is small bar seating if you’re looking to stay out of the office for lunch, but Black Bean is definitely more of a takeout joint. 
Photo via Black Bean Deli/Instagram

Black Bean Deli

325 S Orlando Ave #1-1, Winter Park, (407)-628-0294
Black Bean Deli is perfect for the get in, get out quickly lunch customer, especially if you’re in the mood for some authentic Cuban food.  There is small bar seating if you’re looking to stay out of the office for lunch, but Black Bean is definitely more of a takeout joint.

Photo via Black Bean Deli/Instagram
Bikkuri Sushi
1915 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, (407)-894-4494
Sushi and takeout might not always sound great together, but this little restaurant on Colonial specializes in sushi on the go, offering up fresh fish in place of settling for a microwave meal or monotonous salad for dinner.
Photo via thenorthernlord/Instagram

Bikkuri Sushi

1915 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, (407)-894-4494
Sushi and takeout might not always sound great together, but this little restaurant on Colonial specializes in sushi on the go, offering up fresh fish in place of settling for a microwave meal or monotonous salad for dinner.

Photo via thenorthernlord/Instagram
Blue Bird Bake Shop
3122 Corrine Dr, Orlando, (407)-228-3822
This cute little bakery in Winter Park will bring some sweetness to your day with its array of cupcakes and pastries to choose from. The comfy-chic atmosphere and adorable painted plates will make you feel more like you’re having afternoon tea time than a Monday afternoon coffee break.
Photo via Blue Bird/Facebook

Blue Bird Bake Shop

3122 Corrine Dr, Orlando, (407)-228-3822
This cute little bakery in Winter Park will bring some sweetness to your day with its array of cupcakes and pastries to choose from. The comfy-chic atmosphere and adorable painted plates will make you feel more like you’re having afternoon tea time than a Monday afternoon coffee break.

Photo via Blue Bird/Facebook