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- Photo by Rob Bartlett
- Santiago's Bodega
Catch a Breeze
Feel the sun on your shoulders and the wind in your hair
Not all, but many of the brunches we've already described happen in restaurants with stellar outdoor settings. We called out Segafredo's rooftop, but they also have cool comfy couches and tables on the patio that surrounds two sides of the lounge. Likewise the all-you-can-eat buffet brunch at Santiago's Bodega; the rooms inside are cool and easy on the eyes, but the brick patio outside is an altogether rowdier affair if you're in the party mood. And we recommended the Hammered Lamb for their huge bloody mary bar, but we'll reiterate: Their shady, dog-friendly patio just across from Lake Ivanhoe has some of the best views and vibes of any in the city.
Other outstanding outside brunches: 310 Lakeside (on the picturesque shore of Lake Eola), Barnie's Coffeekitchen in Winter Park (chef Camilo Velasco outdoes himself with every plate), Cocina 214 (upscale Texas-style Mexican breakfast on a very shady patio), Hamilton's Kitchen at the Alfond Inn (a la carte farm-to-table creations from a very skilled kitchen, a build your own mary and mimosa bar and, yep, a sunny patio surrounded by pretty plantings), and last but not least, we can't forget the ultra-homey neighborhood vibe that permeates the patio at 903 Mills Market (they serve their breakfast menu until 4 p.m. on weekends; beer and wine are available). It's a perfectly Lazy Sunday.