March 04, 2022

The most anticipated restaurants coming to Orlando this spring

Our new restaurants guide is out this week, pointing out the best of what's already opened this year (and the best of what's to come).

While we have jobs where it makes sense to keep calendars of new restaurants marked months in advance, we know the average Orlandoan doesn't think that way. With that in mind, we pulled out the best restaurants that will open in the next few months.

Here are the best restaurants coming to Orlando this spring.

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The most anticipated restaurants coming to Orlando this spring
Anejo Cocina Mexicana
The upscale cantina going into the old New Standard space in Winter Park's Ravaudage complex will feature a bevy of traditional Mexican fare along with a sizable list of tequila and cocktail offerings.( Opening March, 1035 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, anejococinamexicana.com)Photo via Anejo Cocina Mexicana.

Anejo Cocina Mexicana

The upscale cantina going into the old New Standard space in Winter Park's Ravaudage complex will feature a bevy of traditional Mexican fare along with a sizable list of tequila and cocktail offerings.

( Opening March, 1035 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, anejococinamexicana.com)

Photo via Anejo Cocina Mexicana.
The Bandbox
A 1920s, Art Deco-inspired, spirit-free speakeasy will certainly be a unique and, perhaps, much-needed addition to the Ivanhoe Village bar scene. Apart from the nonalcoholic craft cocktails, Bandbox will offer a variety of vintage and collectible goods for sale.
(Opening April, 1817 N. Orange Ave., bandboxorlando.com)Photo via Instagram/Bandbox

The Bandbox

A 1920s, Art Deco-inspired, spirit-free speakeasy will certainly be a unique and, perhaps, much-needed addition to the Ivanhoe Village bar scene. Apart from the nonalcoholic craft cocktails, Bandbox will offer a variety of vintage and collectible goods for sale.

(Opening April, 1817 N. Orange Ave., bandboxorlando.com)

Photo via Instagram/Bandbox
Bitebound
A variety of "chef-inspired" bowls is what's promised by this eatery run by a couple of working moms. Craving carnitas? Then the "Cravin' Carnitas" bowl should do the trick. (Opening April, 1100 Orlando Ave., Winter Park, bitebound.com)Photo via Bitebound/Facebook

Bitebound

A variety of "chef-inspired" bowls is what's promised by this eatery run by a couple of working moms. Craving carnitas? Then the "Cravin' Carnitas" bowl should do the trick.

(Opening April, 1100 Orlando Ave., Winter Park, bitebound.com)

Photo via Bitebound/Facebook
Café-Boutique Piano
A restaurant across from Hannibal's on the Square featuring the very wide breadth of "European" cuisine as well as nightly piano shows sounds like a match made in ... well, somewhere. If anything, it'll add a bit of intrigue to the Hannibal Square dining scene.
(Opening spring, 558 W. New England Ave., no website) Photo via Google Maps

Café-Boutique Piano

A restaurant across from Hannibal's on the Square featuring the very wide breadth of "European" cuisine as well as nightly piano shows sounds like a match made in ... well, somewhere. If anything, it'll add a bit of intrigue to the Hannibal Square dining scene.

(Opening spring, 558 W. New England Ave., no website)

Photo via Google Maps
Café Don Juan
The Puerto Rican chain will serve its tostadas, empanadas and coffee out of the City Place mixed-use complex across the street from Krispy Kreme in Winter Park. A full breakfast and lunch menu will also be offered.(Opening April, 1100 Orlando Ave., Winter Park, cafedonjuan.com)Photo via Adobe

Café Don Juan

The Puerto Rican chain will serve its tostadas, empanadas and coffee out of the City Place mixed-use complex across the street from Krispy Kreme in Winter Park. A full breakfast and lunch menu will also be offered.

(Opening April, 1100 Orlando Ave., Winter Park, cafedonjuan.com)

Photo via Adobe
Chick'nCone
The global chain specializing in handheld waffles stuffed with fried chicken will make its foray into the Central Florida market when it opens in the old George's Gourmet Cookies space in Winter Park. Six sauces, three sides and three waffle crunch milkshakes are also offered.
(Opening March, 501 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, chickncone.com)Photo via Facebook.

Chick'nCone

The global chain specializing in handheld waffles stuffed with fried chicken will make its foray into the Central Florida market when it opens in the old George's Gourmet Cookies space in Winter Park. Six sauces, three sides and three waffle crunch milkshakes are also offered.

(Opening March, 501 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, chickncone.com)

Photo via Facebook.
Chiffon Culture Bakery Café
Winter Springs will soon be home to one of the most popular bakeries in the city, serving the following and more: Japanese mochi donuts, chiffon cakes, egg tarts, cream puffs, boba tea and gourmet coffee.
(Opening March, 5256 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs, facebook.com/chiffonculture.bakerycafe)Photo via Facebook/Chiffon Culture Bakery Café.

Chiffon Culture Bakery Café

Winter Springs will soon be home to one of the most popular bakeries in the city, serving the following and more: Japanese mochi donuts, chiffon cakes, egg tarts, cream puffs, boba tea and gourmet coffee.

(Opening March, 5256 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs, facebook.com/chiffonculture.bakerycafe)

Photo via Facebook/Chiffon Culture Bakery Café.
Colbie's Southern Kissed Chicken
The fried chicken boom shows no signs of stopping, and Colbie's is going all in. They put fried chicken in buns, wraps, waffles, donuts, biscuits, salads, dumplings and chili. If you ask real nice, they might blend it into one of their shakes, but probably not.
(Opening March, 3267 Vineland Road, Kissimmee, eatatcolbies.com)Photo via Colbie’s.

Colbie's Southern Kissed Chicken

The fried chicken boom shows no signs of stopping, and Colbie's is going all in. They put fried chicken in buns, wraps, waffles, donuts, biscuits, salads, dumplings and chili. If you ask real nice, they might blend it into one of their shakes, but probably not.

(Opening March, 3267 Vineland Road, Kissimmee, eatatcolbies.com)

Photo via Colbie’s.
Coyoacán Cocina & Tequila
The folks behind Daytona's Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant will open this colorful, upscale concept in the former Lale Turkish Cuisine space in the Park Place plaza in Heathrow.
(Opening spring, 7025 County Road 46A, Lake Mary, no website)Photo via Adobe.

Coyoacán Cocina & Tequila

The folks behind Daytona's Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant will open this colorful, upscale concept in the former Lale Turkish Cuisine space in the Park Place plaza in Heathrow.

(Opening spring, 7025 County Road 46A, Lake Mary, no website)

Photo via Adobe.