Festive Holiday Brunches in Orlando

Here is our guide for 7 festive brunches to help make the most of the holidays.

The holidays are the best time—and the busiest time—of the year. Brunch is the perfect way to slow down, order a mimosa and celebrate the season. Say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet. Here is our guide for 7 festive brunches to help make the most of the holidays.

Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel
Filled with Victorian charm and memory-making moments, the Supercalifragilistic breakfast buffet is fun for the whole family. Kids delight in tableside visits from Mary Poppins and Mickey waffles, while made-to-order omelets, prime rib, sushi, strawberry soup and plentiful desserts will please everyone. Linger to enjoy the life-sized gingerbread house (and purchase some treats), elegant Christmas tree and piano music in the lobby. 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, breakfast daily

Villa de Flora
Work up an appetite snow tubing, sliding down ice and wandering through ICE—a winter wonderland carved from two million pounds of ice at the Gaylord Palms Hotel. Warm up inside the Mediterranean-inspired dining room with traditional breakfast favorites or enjoy Sunday brunch, with an international marketplace of antipasti, seafood paella, couscous, Kalamata olive bread, made-to-order pastas and table-side sangria. 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee

Le Café de Paris
Treat yourself to a perfectly poured cappuccino, a flakey almond croissant and a visit with good friends. This jewel-box French bistro tucked away in a Dr. Phillip’s shopping center offers a slice of Paris with Nutella crepes, potato and brie quiche, and a selection of pastries. French owners Claude and Chantal don’t miss a beat with the Croque Madame—a grown up grilled cheese with an egg on top. 5170 Dr. Phillips Blvd., breakfast daily

Toojay's Gourmet Deli
Got a craving for smoked whitefish, bagels and lox or crispy potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce? Or how about some sweet cheese blintzes lightly fried and topped with fresh fruit?  Belgian waffles and Bananas Foster French toast share the menu with corned beef hash and salmon benedict at this New York style delicatessen near restaurant row. Don’t forget to pick up a loaf of challah, cinnamon rugelach pastries or some black and white cookies – perfect for entertaining holiday guests. 7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, breakfast daily

House of Blues Gospel Brunch
If you need a little spiritual nourishment this holiday season but don’t have time for church and brunch, put on your Sunday best and feed your soul and your appetite at Downtown Disney’s House of Blues Gospel brunch. The Creole chicken jambalaya, beef brisket and crawfish omelets will have you singing hallelujah (or at least clapping your hands). After brunch, get up and dance to the foot-stomping, napkin-waving gospel music spectacular. 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Sunday Brunch

The Grand Bohemian Hotel
Sunday Jazz brunch inside this swanky downtown hotel is a favorite for its lavish buffet and a la carte crab cakes, eggs Benedict and bananas foster. On Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day expect a first-class brunch buffet with unlimited mimosas, a raw bar with seasonal seafood, a carving station, breakfast favorites and dessert. After brunch, feast your senses in the Grand Bohemian Gallery, with works by local and internationally known artists. 325 S. Orange, brunch every Sunday

Cask & Larder
Resolve to eat local, starting with Cask & Larder’s New Year’s Day champagne brunch. James Beard Award nominated chefs James and Julie Petrakis showcase locally sourced, seasonal comfort food with southern hospitality at this Winter Park pub. Look for a la carte classics like chicken and waffles and innovative Breakfast Ramen and Pork Belly Banh Mi. Late night last night? Try a Corpse Reviver cocktail or a croissant donut hole (recently featured with goat cheese, roasted cherries and cinnamon glaze) for a jump start. The diet can wait. 565 West Fairbanks Ave. Brunch every Sunday

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