16 delicious places for the best breakfast in Orlando

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It’s well known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s no better way to wake up than with a hearty meal to fill your belly and give you fuel for exciting adventures ahead. Breakfast in Orlando comes in all shapes and sizes, so whether you’re a fan of something light and healthy, craving a gut-busting treat, or looking for something a bit special, there’ll be a place where you can start your day with a full belly and a happy heart.

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For those looking to get out and explore, here are our top picks for incredible Orlando breakfasts!

Best cafes, and restaurants for a light and relaxing breakfast in Orlando


Briarpatch Restaurant

With a menu showcasing seasonal Floridian ingredients, Briarpatch Restaurant is one of the best breakfast spots in Orlando if you’re looking for authentic local flavors. The varied menu includes healthy and hearty options for all sizes of appetites. There is a ‘small plates’ section on the menu dedicated to dishes such as fried green tomatoes, fresh fruit medleys, and refreshing Greek yogurt bowls. For something more substantial, there are freshly griddled waffles, scrambles, burritos, and benedicts. Briarpatch is a particularly popular breakfast spot in Winter Park, so it’s worth getting there early to minimize wait time, particularly if you’re keen to get out and about to explore Orlando. If you have a bit more time on your hands or you fancy a long and leisurely breakfast or brunch, then Briarpatch Restaurant is a great place to sit and watch the world go by while tucking into some delicious Floridian dishes.

  • Address: 252 Park Avenue North Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Website: The Briarpatch Restuarant
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 07:00 AM – 04:00 PM. Saturday, 07:00 AM – 05:00 PM. Sunday – 08:00 Am – 05:00 PM.
  • Price point: $$ – $$$
  • Must-try menu item: Canadian Bacon Eggs Benedict

The Glass Knife

An elegant eatery in Orlando’s beautiful Winter Park, The Glass Knife is one of the best breakfasts in Orlando for fans of food that looks as good as it tastes. Insta-feed worthy menu items range from fresh, uplifting, and healthy shakshuka and avocado toast to decadently gorgeous pastries and cakes. A weekend brunch menu is also available, with dishes to tempt both savory and sweet fans. The Glass Knife is a great spot for couples or friends looking for a relaxed and sophisticated start to their day. The restaurant is also dog-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friend along as well.

  • Address: 276 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL, 32789
  • Website: The Glass Knife
  • Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Friday – Saturday, 08:00 AM – 11:00 PM.
  • Price point: $$
  • Must-try menu item: Any of their delectable cakes; The Glass Knife produces some of the best tasting (and looking) cakes in Orlando. They can be bought by the slice, or as an entire cake if you’re planning a special celebration.

The French Cafe

Even though there are nearly 4500 miles and an entire ocean separating the two cities, you can still enjoy a chic Parisian breakfast in Orlando at The French Cafe. Far from being a gimmick to lure in Francophiles, the menu items at The French Cafe are freshly prepared daily and offer an authentic French experience. It is a great breakfast spot in Orlando for those with smaller appetites, who want something a bit smaller and lighter than the pant-stretching fare on offer at many traditional diners and US-style restaurants. Croissants, quiches, and crepes are some of the delightfully European treats on offer, alongside great coffee, or mimosa flights for when the brunch mood takes hold. It is a fantastic place for those with food allergies and intolerances, as drinks at The French Cafe are customizable with a range of dairy alternatives and sugar-free flavor options.

  • Address: 5855 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Suite # 160, Windermere, FL 34786
  • Website: The French Cafe
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 07:00 AM – 05:00 PM
  • Price point: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Breakfast Croissant

Orlando is full of breakfast spots that are perfect for a light snack or quick coffee to start your day off just right. To find out more, take a look at our guides to the best bakeries in Orlando and Orlando’s top coffee shops.

Best places for breakfast in Orlando for families

Avocado toast

Hash House A Go Go

“Twisted farm food” is the self-proclaimed vibe at Hash House A Go Go. Fresh, fun, family-favorite food with a unique spin is the flavor of the menu, and their famous brunch menu is jam-packed full of tempting dishes inspired by hearty midwestern cuisine. Waffles, pancakes, scrambles, and, of course, hashes are just a handful of items available. Hash House A Go Go is one of the best Orlando breakfasts for families and those with big appetites craving something wholesome and hearty. Aside from fantastic food, the restaurant is also an active and positive force in the community, supporting multiple charitable causes and giving back as much as possible.

  • Address: 5350 International Dr, Orlando, FL, 32819
  • Website: Hash House A Go Go
  • Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 02:00 PM. Friday – Saturday, 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM.
  • Price point: $$
  • Must-try menu item: Any restaurant named ‘Hash House A Go Go’ is guaranteed to do a mean hash, and any of the options on the brunch menu will be delightful. Their pancakes are also award-winning.

@ The Diner

Home-cooked quirky comfort food is the calling card of this friendly family diner, which has two locations in Orlando. @ The Diner’s breakfast menu features old favorites such as omelets, french toast, benedicts, and some more unusual menu items that put the fun into your Orlando breakfast. Waffle tacos and pancakes layered with cereal are two standout menu items, sure to be a hit with the kids, and there is also an option to build your own breakfast from various individual menu items. If you’re veggie, there are many options here for you to choose from, and there is a lighter menu section as well if you prefer something less heavy for breakfast.

  • Address: 5072 Doctor Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 and 9938 Universal Blvd
  • Orlando, FL 32819
  • Website: @ The Diner 
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 07:30 AM – 02:00 PM
  • Price point: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Sunday Funday Waffle Taco

Dixie Cream Cafe

Wholesome, hearty, and fun are the three words that best describe Dixie Cream Cafe’s menu of American classics. Their breakfasts are wonderfully varied, with fantastic omelets, including build-your-own from a huge variety of fresh ingredients, scrambles, and healthy options all on offer. There are options for vegetarians, meat-eaters, sweet and savory fans.

  • Address: 434 Main Street Windermere, FL 34786 
  • Website: Dixie Cream Cafe
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 08:00 AM – 02:30 PM
  • Price point: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Bananas Fosters French Coast

Family dining is all about the fun factor; trying something new and bonding over delicious meals. If you’re looking for more family dining places in Orlando, perhaps for lunch or dinner, then take a look at our guides to fun restaurants in the city and dining at Disney.

Best chain restaurants for breakfast in Orlando

Pancakes with blueberries

First Watch

This beautiful breakfast spot in Winter Haven has got a menu developed to celebrate the changing seasons, with flavors and dishes changing as the year turns around. Their fresh juices are just the fruity, healthy kick you need to set you up for the day (even they do look almost too pretty to drink), and their range of healthy food makes First Watch one of the best breakfast spots in Orlando for people that prefer a clean, wholesome start to their day. It is also a great spot for veggies, vegans, and those who need a gluten-free menu. Granola bowls, avocado toast, and frittatas are some of the lighter dishes on offer. If you prefer something a bit naughtier, don’t fret, because First Watch has got some seriously tempting treats on the menu as well, including Floridian french toast and lemon ricotta pancakes.

  • Address: 140 N. Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Website: First Watch
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 07:00 AM – 02:30 PM
  • Price point: $$
  • Must-try menu item: Frittata Rustica

Keke’s Breakfast Cafe

With locations across Florida, Keke’s Breakfast Cafe is a Sunshine State institution. Popular with locals and visitors alike, diners return time and time again for the extensive menu, which is stuffed with breakfast favorites including waffles, pancakes, french toast, and eggs. Portions are generous, and food is lovingly prepared in a style more akin to a hometown diner than a chain restaurant. There is a kid’s menu available for smaller appetites. Keke’s Breakfast Cafe is one of the best breakfast places in Orlando for those with a sweet tooth, families with kids, as well as those who want something quick and filling before heading off on a busy day. 

  • Address: Various, including 4 in Orlando
  • Website: Keke’s Breakfast Cafe
  • Opening hours: 7:00 Am through 2:30 PM, closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day 
  • Price point: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Blueberry stuffed french toast

Best breakfast places near Orlando Airport

Hash with egg

Dixie Belle’s Cafe

Cozy, family-owned, and comforting are just a few words that are often used to describe Dixie Belle’s Cafe. This relaxed eatery is sure to be a hit with the whole family, with a menu chock-full of biscuits, scrambles, and pancakes, plus a ‘little bellies’ menu for kids. The food may be simple, but it is done well, as the glowing reviews and general business of Dixie Belle’s confirm. The restaurant is only a 6-minute drive from Orlando International Airport, so it’s a fantastic spot on your way to or from the terminal.

  • Address: 7125 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809
  • Website: Dixie Belle’s Cafe 
  • Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 06:00 AM – 01:30 PM. Saturday – Sunday, 06:30 AM – 01:30 PM. Closed Mondays.
  • Price point: $ 
  • Must-try menu item: The Dixie Slam

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Breakfast staples are combined with creative ingredients to create Another Broken Eggs Cafe’s eclectic and irresistible menu. The packed menu features such delights as the Louisiana-inspired Mardi Gras omelet, huevos rancheros, french toast croissants, Broken Egg biscuit sandwiches, and many more exciting and unexpected flavor combos to get your taste buds tingling. There are also seasonal specialties that make the most of ‘of-the-moment’ ingredients, including guava jam french toast and Boston cream pancakes. At just under 7 miles from Orlando International Airport, it’s a great place to refuel before or after your flight.

  • Address: 6324 S. Semoran Boulevard, Suite 1001, Orlando – FL – 32822
  • Website: Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 07:00 AM – 02:00 PM. 
  • Price point: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Lobster and Brie Omelet

Best breakfasts in Downtown Orlando

French toast

FK Your Diet

You can probably guess what sort of food is on offer at FK Your Diet – hearty and flavorsome, and plenty of it. But it isn’t just the food that’s wholesome here. The FK actually stands for ‘Foster Kids’, as the owner, Doug Miller, spent his adolescent years in the foster system. He grew up in the homes of different ‘chefs’ (i.e. foster moms) ensuring that, while he didn’t have much, he was always fed and happy. FK Your Diet is his way of giving back to the fostering community. The menu is inspired by the meals that he remembers from his childhood, and 5% of the proceeds are donated to local foster kids, along with work experience opportunities. As for the food, it’s pretty awesome. Think American comfort food classics like eggs benny, pancakes, and biscuits with gravy.

  • Address: 5406 Hansel Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32809
  • Website: fk your diet
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 07:00 AM – 03:00 PM. 
  • Price point: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: “Doug”hnuts

Se7en Bites

Serving up irresistible southern comfort food, Se7en Bites is a super-homely restaurant that is one of the most popular breakfast places in Orlando. Fans of savory and sweet breakfasts are both catered to at Se7en Bites, with an extensive menu including breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and chicken, eggs, and pancakes. There is also a range of delicious daily specials and a kid’s menu. The restaurant has surged in renown and popularity since being featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, so get there bright and early before their most popular dishes sell out. Se7en Bites is one of the best breakfast spots in Orlando for fans of classic American food and those who want a big, hearty meal to set them up for the day ahead.

  • Address: 617 N Primrose Drive, Orlando, FL, 32803
  • Website: Se7en Bites
  • Opening hours: Thursday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 03:30 PM. Saturday – Sunday, 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM.
  • Price point: $-$$
  • Must-try menu item: Signature Chicken Biscuit

Best vegetarian and vegan breakfasts in Orlando


Ethos Vegan Kitchen

Located in Winter Park, Ethos Vegan Kitchen is one of the mainstays of Orlando for plant-based dining. The menu is 100% vegan, with tempting options including burritos, pancakes, and scrambles. The restaurant is a no-fuss kind of place, favoring simple, scratch-made meals where the ingredients are allowed to speak for themselves. If you’re a vegan in Orlando, they are also open for lunch and dinner daily.

  • Address: 601-B South New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Website: Ethos Vegan Kitchen
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Price point: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Breakfast Skillet

Best places for breakfast at Universal Studios

Voodoo Doughnuts

Get your sugar rush in for an action-packed day at Universal Studios with a visit to Voodoo Doughnuts. Located at Universal CityWalk Orlando, this grab-and-go eatery almost always has a line of donut fans (top tip, you can preorder your donuts via email, text, or phone and skip waiting), hungry to get their hands on one of over 50 delicious varieties, baked fresh on-site each morning. There are all shapes, sizes, and flavors available, including several vegan varieties.

  • Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando 32819
  • Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday, 07:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Friday – Saturday, 07:00 Am – 01:00 AM
  • Price point: $ 
  • Must-try menu item: Voodoo Doll

The Leaky Cauldron

Not just for Potterheads, The Leaky Cauldron is one of the best and most atmospheric eateries in all of Universal Orlando. It is in Diagon Alley in The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter and serves traditional British cuisine. Diners can chow down on dishes including traditional full English breakfasts, egg, leek and mushroom pastries, and apple oatmeal flans.

  • Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando 32819
  • Opening hours: Same as park opening hours; breakfast served until 10:30 AM
  • Price point: $$ 
  • Must-try menu item: Traditional English Breakfast

Universal character breakfasts in Orlando

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast

He might be a mean one, but the Grinch makes for a fun breakfast companion in this festive character breakfast at Universal Studios’ Seuss Landing. During the annual Grinchmas holiday event, guests can enjoy breakfast items including eggs (not green ones), pancakes, and fruit. It’s not the food that’s the star of the show here, but the larger-than-life characters from Dr. Seuss’ timeless tale and interactions with the green and grumpy Grinch will surely be a vacation highlight that will make everyone’s heart grow three sizes.

  • Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando 32819
  • Opening hours: Selected dates and times during the Grinchmas events, see Universal’s website for more information.
  • Price point: $$ – $$$

Despicable Me Character Breakfast

Start your day with hijinx from the Minions and other characters from the Despicable Me franchise. Join Gru, Margo, Agnes, and Edith, and of course, those ubiquitous yellow minions at the Royal Pacific Resort on most Saturday mornings, to have a fun-filled breakfast to remember. Food choices are pretty standard breakfast fare, including fruit, pastries, and eggs.

  • Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando 32819
  • Opening hours: Most Saturdays, with seatings at 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, and 11:00 AM.
  • Price point: $$ – $$$
Bacon and scrambled eggs

Best places for breakfast at Walt Disney World 

Disney World is one of the most famous theme parks in the world, so it’s no surprise that there are restaurants of all types made to cater to hungry guests at any time of day. From quick-service light bites to sit-down breakfasts with favorite characters, there are so many options for breakfast at Disney World. For a comprehensive overview of dining at Disney World, including our top picks for breakfast, check out our guide to the Best Restaurants at Disney World.

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Orlando is full of fantastic breakfast spots for all, whether you’re into full-sized feasts or light and healthy dishes to kickstart your day. When you book an Orlando vacation rental with Top Villas, you’ll be able to explore all of these and more, as well as enjoy the convenience of having your own space to prepare delicious meals for the whole family.