The best brunch is never just about the food. It’s about the atmosphere, the views, and the presentation.
At Paddlefish, you can enjoy all three.
Set on a reimagined steamboat at Disney Springs, this venue offers panoramic waterfront views of Lake Buena Vista, complete with artfully prepared brunch, lunch, and dinner plates.
DINE ABOARD A BOAT
Paddlefish employs an upscale nautical theme to make diners feel as if they’re on a luxury dinner cruise. Navy blues and rich wood tones complement water views — an ideal pairing for a refreshing mimosa.
Outdoor decks on the first and third floors offer glimpses of swaying palm trees, mouse-ear-clad shoppers, and volcanic eruptions from the nearby Rainforest Cafe.
TIP: If you’re planning a celebration, the deck can be rented to host private and semi-private events.
ORDER ONE OF EACH, THANK ME LATER
The recently launched brunch offers a curated selection of vibrant choices in addition to the regular lunch menu, offered 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New items include:
Avocado Toast: baguette, bacon, tomato, shaved onion, Asiago and furikake
Cheddar Bacon Frittata: breakfast potatoes, bacon, salsa verde
Chilaquiles: green sauce, onions, queso fresco, cilantro cream
Mimosa: sparkling wine and orange juice
The Bloody Mary: EG Vodka, shrimp, shishito pepper, lime, olive, mini tabasco bottle (gluten-free, organic).
If you frequent brunch spots with high volumes of tourists, you may find brunch portion sizes leave you hungry. Paddlefish breaks the mold. The Avocado Toast is served with three pieces of toast, heavy on the toppings (a detail for which you’ll be grateful when you take your first bite).
The Cheddar Bacon Frittata, which is already a meal in and of itself, also comes with multiple pieces of perfectly-cooked bacon (just crispy enough), plus a hefty side of potatoes and the most incredible salsa verde in the world (I am willing to stake my claim on this).
In addition to the sizable helpings, the food itself is well-presented with expert plating. Each dish packs both flavor and color — and, unlike many brunch offerings, doesn’t come smothered in grease, so you can feel good about shopping in the sun afterward.
If you somehow still have room after your meal, I’d recommend sharing a dessert (or, if you’re like me, ordering multiple if you can’t decide). Selections include chocolate mousse cake, key lime pie (with the most magical homemade marshmallow topping), and strawberry cheesecake — all handcrafted in-house.
Though there’s plenty of seating, reservations are recommended and can be placed via OpenTable. Parking for Disney Springs is free, and the Orange Garage would be the closest option. Paddlefish is located at 1670 Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, FL 32830, between the Landing and the Marketplace.