Brian’s Restaurant is a hole-in-the-wall diner in Ivanhoe Village that Kevin and I used to always go to for weekend breakfasts. However, they recently shut down for a few months to undergo renovations, and we were eager to try it upon its return.
Brian’s is one of my favorite breakfast places in Orlando, but to be honest I’m not really sure why. They have a really big menu and everything always tasted good, but their biscuits are always too dry and I always felt like the place was really dirty. Yet, we kept going back, so I guess they were doing something right.
The new Brian’s looked pretty much the same on the inside but definitely cleaner. Their menu changed slightly but nothing major. Brian’s is known for their cinnamon rolls, and we ordered a basket for the table.
These are an old reliable. They were just as delicious as I remember. The sugar on the edges caramelize and get crunchy like hard candy.
For breakfast, I ordered the smoked salmon and eggs.
Their food doesn’t come out the prettiest, but it was good. The biscuit was still dried out, and the butter surrounding the grits prevented me from eating more than a couple bites, but the salmon and eggs were really delicious. I got to eat smoked salmon, so I consider my meal a success.
The rest of the table ordered typical breakfast fare.
It was really fun to all get together over breakfast. We went with Kevin’s brother’s family and our next door neighbor who is a new mommy. Kevin’s nephew, who is 15 months, was so sweet with the newborn Audrie.
Even sweeter than the cinnamon rolls.
Do you like dive restaurants? I definitely like to discover holes in the wall, but I have to do a silverware check. I need to make sure the silverware is clean or I get a little freaked out.