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Sunday Funday: A bunch of boozy brunches for all tastes



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  • Photo by Rob Bartlett
  • Segafredo Cafe

All You Can Eat

Because sometimes you just can't make up your mind

All-you-can-eat brunch buffets run the gamut from high end to low end, but they have in common an embarrassment of riches. When you don't feel like making decisions or you just want to shake off all limits, you can always queue up at Sideshow, the Porch, Hamilton's Kitchen, Kasa Restaurant & Bar or the Boheme.

Segafredo Café (1618 N. Mills Ave., 407-930-6568, is probably the newest of the AYCE brunch bunch: Slotted neatly into Mills Park, it's outgrown its espresso-bar-only reputation to build steam as a chic weekend hang. The line of shining chafing dishes and trays is replenished regularly with eggs, hash browns, fresh fruit, pastries, quiche – all the usual suspects, plus an omelet station.

There's also a build-your-own bloody mary bar and unlimited mimosas for $5 (!), but the true star is their rooftop patio. Once the weather calms down a bit, those umbrella tables are going to be a key spot to catch a brunch breeze.

The name that comes up the most when talking brunch in Orlando, though, is Santiago's Bodega (802 Virginia Drive, 407-412-6979, Brunch at Santiago's isn't just a chance to sit down and gorge – it is a spectacle.

With boisterous tables crowding the dimly lit but massive all-you-can-eat buffet (which includes pasta and other comfort food reimagined Santiago's style, typical fixings like biscuits and gravy and bacon, and elite enticements like leg of lamb, prime rib and giant crab legs), the endless graze is startlingly social. The buzzy noise level adds spice that more reserved brunches lack.

You don't even have to leave your table if the buffet intimidates you. Servers refill bottomless mimosas or sangria until you beg no more, and they'll take your order for a custom omelet or, if you're in the know, for their memorable and stellar French toast, which beckons fans back nearly as much as the party that's always served on the side at Santiago's Bodega.

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