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- Photo courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar
- Huevos Bulla: eggs, potato chips, and Serrano ham
OPEN-AIR BRUNCH310 Lakeside
It's no wonder that the patio of 310 Lakeside on Central Avenue, across from Lake Eola, is one of the city's most sought-after wedding venues. It's gorgeous and airy, with lots of natural light for excellent Instagramming, with tables under swaying live oaks, perfectly situated for farmers marketing or a stroll around the lake right after sipping the last swig of your Bellini. The pear-and-brie omelet is extremely popular, as is the crispy-crunchy French toast and the tenderloin Benedict, topped with rare slices of filet mignon.
SEE ALSO: the leafy neighborhood vibe of Maxine's on Shine, beachy shenanigans at the Waterfront
WILD CARD BRUNCH DISHBulla Gastrobar
Nothing against pancakes, French toast or eggs Benedict, but frequent brunchers need to mix it up occasionally. That's where Bulla comes in with their namesake egg dish. Huevos Bulla sounds weird on paper – eggs mixed with potato chips, draped with paper-thin slices of Serrano ham and dolloped with potato foam and truffle oil – and looks weird on the plate. Sort of a Spanish take on chilaquiles, perhaps? But it's hearty and delicate at the same time, and you just have to try it to appreciate it.
SEE ALSO: the Dutch baby at Pizza Bruno, often a special; Domu's Benedict bao and boba-mosa; the drippy, gooey, stretchy majesty of Dovecote's croque-madame
MEXICAN BREAKFASTTienda Mexicana Jalisco
Google calls it "Restaurant Jalisco," but Yelp calls it "Tienda Mexicana Jalisco" – either way, it's where you want to go for the kind of Mexican desayuno found regularly from SoCal street vendors. There's scrambled eggs with crumbly, spicy chorizo folded in, chilaquiles divorciados covered with both red and green salsa and topped with fried eggs, and huevos rancheros, of course. Occasionally they'll have pastries, too, like the pale pink conchita, pillowy inside with a crust of sugar fluted like a seashell on top.
SEE ALSO: the superior liquor selection at Reyes Mezcaleria, breakfast tacos at Fuzzy's Taco Shop
DINER BREAKFASTChristo's Café
It might be the closest thing you'll find in Orlando to the classic Greek diners in New York and Chicago – family-owned, vinyl booths, massive plastic menus and all. College Park's Christo's has been soothing hangovers since 1970, though a spiffy renovation a few years back swept away the old-timey scuffs and chips; you're going to want to at least try to sit up straight. There's a plethora of straight-ahead choices, but omelets are the move at Christo's. The Greek omelet with gyro slices, feta, tomato and onion is one of our favorite nap-makers.
SEE ALSO: Daybreak Diner, Shakers American Café
DIM SUMPeter's Kitchen
For those who just can't seem to make the dim sum window, Peter's Kitchen is offering dim sum deliverance. Not only do they offer the small plates from traditional carts on weekend mornings, perfect with a Tsingtao hair-of-the-dog first thing, but the dim sum menu is available at all hours, even for take-out and on UberEats, just in case you can't peel yourself out of bed. Newcomers don't have to practice the old point-and-pray tactic – Peter's Kitchen can provide a card with photos of each dish on request so you can eat with your eyes first.
SEE ALSO: carts roll freely every weekend at Ming's Bistro, Chan's Chinese Cuisine and Lam's Garden