☕ Foodies Cafe in Parramore is a quaint breakfast and lunch spot, but Aminah the owner prides herself on the coffee and espresso drinks. Pair a cup with good conversations and you’ll be there for hours.
☕ Deeply Coffee is a new spot that just opened up a stone’s throw from Lake Eola. In addition to coffee and tea, they have savory and sweet waffles that you can eat by hand. Yes, they are delicious.
☕ CFS Coffee in Winter Park serves Colombian coffee and killer arepas, plus acai bowls. From the food to the ambiance, it’s so good you may just break out dancing.
☕ New General serves Lineage coffee to wash down their tasty toasts and breakfast bowls.
☕ Zanzibar Coffee House transports you to Africa with its ambiance and offers plenty of patio seating for cooler days. Coffee, teas, smoothies, and baked goods are all on the menu.
☕ Achilles Art Cafe’s unassuming exterior makes its colorful, artistic interior even more delightful. Plus, you can also enjoy wine and beer if it’s too late for coffee.
☕ Paloma on Windermere’s main street is a small, but welcoming neighborhood shop, with a friendly staff, an IG-worthy sitting space, and an abundance of greenery.
☕ House Blend Cafe in Ocoee donates 100% of its proceeds to the local community and special projects. If the waffle, panini, and coffee menu isn’t reason enough to go, their mission certainly is.
☕ Susan’s Courtside Cafe in downtown Kissimmee is a real coffee “house” (inside an old house) with flatbreads, sandwiches, breakfast, salads, and more.
Katie: Drunken Monkey is my go-to, old-school favorite. It’s like a cozy sweater. A close second is The Sanctum — they’re known for their “real, damn good food,” but it’s their flavored lattes that really do it for me. Nothing cheers me up like their lavender or rose latte. On my list: Mercantile Coffee Co and Cups and Pups.
Yadia – Credo and Lineage are, of course, in my tops. Craft & Common that just opened downtown is my new favorite, though. For all of them, the ambiance and baristas’ personalities are what keep me coming back. (Plus the coffee, of course.)
Olivia – I have to shout out Baldwin Park’s Tutto Cafe where I got my first barista job – the mocha and nitro cold brew are my faves. You’ll also often find me at The Drunken Monkey because there is always an eclectic group of people around. And when Foxtail opens in SODO, I’ll probably be there quite often, since it’ll be within biking distance from my house.
Still need more coffee? Check out this map of 60 shops around Orlando, made by Obassador Erik Deckers.
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Our country could be run by children. This past weekend at DEFCON 26, the world’s largest hacking conference, an 11-year-old was able to hack into an imitation Florida state election website and change voting results – in less than 10 minutes. Emmett Brewer was one in a group of about 50 children who attended the conference and were able to hack into replica government websites and tamper with party names, candidate names, and voting results. The National Association of Secretaries of State pushed back on this element of the conference, saying that state election systems, networks or physical security are not represented at the conference. The Facebook community weighs in, of course. Thanks to Riaz for sending us this news early yesterday. (PBS, Buzzfeed)
True heroes help their neighbors. While making rounds in the Carver Shores neighborhood installing smoke detectors, several Orange County firefighters met an elderly man struggling to fix leaks in his roof caused by Hurricane Irma. The next day, eight firefighters bought $3,000 worth of equipment with their own money and fixed the couple’s roof. Felix Marquez, who organized the repairs, said he hopes people will hear this story and help their own neighbors. (My News 13)
Tampa and Orlando unite … on ice. Orlando’s hockey team, the Solar Bears, just entered a three-year contract to become the Tampa Bay Lightning’s primary ECHL affiliate. (The ECHL is the league tier below the NHL.) Solar Bears President Chris Heller hopes that this partnership will aid the Solar Bears’ on-ice performance and ice hockey’s profile in Central Florida. (Click Orlando)
Real monopoly. Two formidable forces have joined together to fund an amendment in November’s elections that would curb efforts to expand gambling in Florida. Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida each contributed $5 million to Voters in Charge, the political committee behind Amendment 3. If passed, voter approval would be needed to introduce casino-style games outside of casinos run mostly by the Seminole tribe. (Orlando Weekly)
Pets on wheels. A $30,000 donation from Marjorie Grimmett, an Englishwoman who lived for a period of time in Sanford, just funded Seminole County Animal Services’ new mobile adoption unit. The unit will house adoptable pets in its 12 air-conditioned compartments, host rabies and microchipping events, and can transport emergency supplies in case of a natural disaster. (Click Orlando)
♪♪ Shake your hips with Shakira (Parramore)
🌮 All you can eat tacos (Milk District)
🌇 Paddleboard at sunset (SODO)
🍔 Who remembers Good Burger? (Maitland)
🚲Did you have something to say about the Curry Ford Diet? Bring it (Curry Ford)
👗 Retromended is having their six-year anniversary sale (Audubon Park)
🎤 It’s open mic night at The Falcon (Thornton Park)
🚙 Own a Jeep or a truck? Head over to Ace Cafe (Downtown)
🍻 Yoga and beer? Don’t twist our arms (Metrowest)
🎉 Celebrate the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Anniversary (Sand Lake/I-Drive)
🎬 Who remembers Scarlett O’Hara (Sanford)
🎵 Join us at this free community concert (Milk District)
🖼 Enjoy the 3rd Thursday Art Market, now also at the history center (Downtown)
🎵 If you remember Pink Floyd, this is the event for you (Sanford)
🖼 Check out this show at the Ford Kiene building (Downtown)
🎵 Fan of Eli Brown? Check out his rooftop show (Downtown)
🏍 Every third Friday of the month, get your hops and Harleys fix (Millenia)
🍦 Enjoy ice cream paired with coffee or tea (Oakland)
🎉 Throwing it back to the 80s (Downtown)
🕶 Get your AR/VR-learn on (Full Sail)
💅 The kids are back to school, give yourself a break (Winter Park)
🎭 Fan of Macbeth and the Enzian? This event is for you (Maitland)
🔬 Science is always fun (Loch Haven)
👟 Celebrate the joys of running (Loch Haven)
🌶 In search of a good farmers market? We got you (Winter Garden)
🚚 If you like big trucks and cannot lie (Downtown)
🤓 Nerds and nudity (Ivanhoe)
🎭 Ever wanted to learn improvisation? This is the event for you (Mills 50)
🍩 Doughnuts, ice cream PLUS arts and crafts (Audubon Park)
🥓 On Sundays, we brunch (College Park)
🎵 Old school night with the B-52s (Disney)
🍻 Beer pairs well with yoga (Sanford)
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