2 New Winter Park Restaurants for Casual Breakfast and Lunch Meetings

By Mitra Sorrells December 19, 2011, 9:50 AM EST

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Two new restaurants have opened in Winter Park in recent weeks.
1. Truffles Grill took over the former Owen Allen furniture store space in Winter Park Village November 2. This is the first Florida location for the South Carolina-based chain. The menu has a southern flavor to it, with specialties such as chicken potpie and honey-barbeque glazed meatloaf.

The restaurant has a casual, contemporary feel with bright blue and green light fixtures and colorful posters on the walls. The dining room can seat about 100 people at four-top tables and small booths. There is also a bar on the left side of the venue with seating for 15 and two flat-screen TVs. A long, covered patio along one side of building has seating for 70. Dark-brown drapes provide some privacy from passersby on the sidewalk.

Truffles Grill is available for buyout, and management can create custom menus for groups.  

2. The former Barnie’s Coffee & Tea on Park Avenue reopened November 7 with a new name and a new concept. Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen still offers a wide selection of coffee and tea (more than 50 brewed-to-order coffees are available), but now there are also breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus focused on made-from-scratch offerings and locally sourced ingredients.  

The interior space has been remodeled to create seating for 35 people inside at wooden tables, more suitable for a business meeting that typical coffee shop lounge furniture. A brick courtyard has additional seating for 45 people. The company is in the process of remodeling four additional central Florida locations into Barnie’s Coffee Kitchens; it will also open a new location in the City Arts Factory in early 2012.

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