Just a few years ago I published a post about this little bake shop over by the Orlando Executive Airport called Se7en Bites. This place is an Orlando favorite and a lot has changed since my first post. First of all, they moved into a much bigger location just up the street from their old home. Gone are the super long out-the-door lines and fighting for one of three tables. There is now plenty of parking, a separate line and space for meals and baked goods, and an abundance of tables in which to eat your food while it is still hot. What hasn’t changed is the food itself. All the innovative and unique choices for breakfast and lunch; plus the all the freshly prepared bakery goods that made this place so famous in the first place.
Secondly, Se7en Bites has joined a very exclusive and very small group of Orlando eateries that have been featured on Food Networks’ Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This is interesting to me as Se7en Bites is not a diner per say, and it is certainly not a drive-in or a dive. However, this bake shop is completely deserving of the spotlight. The world needs to know about this place. The world needs to know that Orlando has so much more to offer than a mousy theme park.
The Se7en Benedict is still a popular favorite with its fried green tomato and peppercorn hollandaise. And grits. Se7en Bites makes the best grits in the south. And this southern girl knows her grits.
Did I mention the grits? The cheddar chive grits are amazing. If you see this on the menu board, do not hesitate. Order these.
The vegetable quiche is another fan favorite. The quiche flavor changes daily, however, there is always something on the specials board for Vegetarians, and the kitchen is also graciously accommodating to those on special diets.
And one cannot pass up the freshly baked biscuits with honey butter and fruit jam.
Pimento, Sausage, and Egg sandwiches. Are you picking up what I’m throwing down here?
Sweet tea, orange blossom honey tea. Southern favorites.
And you know, shame on me. This last visit we didn’t save any room for the sweets. But favorites like homemade Swiss cake rolls, moon pie, scones, coffee cakes are always on hand. Our favorite from past visits is the Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pecan Cookie. The sweets are also changing on a regular basis so you can never claim to get bored with the selection.
I regret not having more pictures of their baked deliciousness, but I think after one visit you will see for yourself what makes this place an Orlando icon. I also regret that 5 sprouts is the highest rating I offer because Se7en Bites deserves 20 sprouts. I think Food Network picked a perfect spot in Orlando to showcase the amazing food this city has to offer.