By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, July 7th, 2016 10:00 AM CST
There is something glorious about finding a local gem when on vacation. That’s part of our love of travel and our wish to share our stories from the road. Who knew that we’d find love in the heart of Orlando’s Milk District at ‘Se7en bites.’ Self described as ‘a sweet and savory bakeshop specializing in nostalgic southern comfort foods, with a modern twist’ it lived up to the billing and not to mention a pretty tasty cup of iced coffee. Once a pasture filled with T.G. Lee Dairy’s grazing cows, the milk district is now filled with great local shops, food and a favorite Colonial Lanes.
But, we’re here to talk about Se7en Bites! First off, finding the sign that says Se7en Bites is not necessary with this waiting for you:
This beautiful mural of a lady holding a tasty pie is the sign you’ve made it. Also, you can tell we added a photo of the goodies waiting inside. First thing to know at peak times this place is packed and be prepared to share a table with strangers. It’s O.K. because the people of Central Florida are lovely and it’s often in these times you find the next gem.
Again, as we said with the Sofrito Latin Cafe review we needed a kid friendly place. Well, we found the perfect brunch meal for a 7 year old:
This too cute glass of milk and Apricot Scone was excellent and baked perfectly. The coffee is excellent but this is not a coffee shop. This is a bake shop that does great coffee. The baker and her staff are top shelf and deserve every award and accolade. this scone was perfect bliss on a Saturday morning. Now the wife and I tried this:
The Southern on top and Farmhouse on bottom from Se7en bites are wonderful. That iced coffee is brilliant. Now, one of their signature dishes is the Southern Morning Biscuit and it’s made with buttermilk garlic biscuit, baked egg in ham,pimento cheese, apple-wood smoked bacon, smothered in cheddar chive grits. The Farmhouse had the best ciabatta bread I’ve ever tasted and it’s freshly made sausage with local egg. I think there was a nice fried tomato that I sort of ignored because of the prior ingredients. We were stuff and couldn’t try anything in the bakery display:
Some other great breakfast grabs (which this place is not only breakfast since it’s open for lunch) that I heard oohs and aahs over were things like the 7th Trimester,egg, bacon, cheese, mac & cheese all piled on a biscuit (Photo via @orlandogastronomy on Instagram):
Via @se7enbites on Instagram they feature “Don’t Fudge With Me” made with Chocolate Chip Cookie, Brownie,Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge ,Raw Cookie Dough:
We tend to try places and they end up not living up to the local hype. THIS IS NOT THE CASE! We have a trip to Central Florida in October and this is already on the “must hit” list. Honestly, if carbs, sweets and southern food aren’t your thing you won’t like this. For the 95% other people who follow me, you need to make a trip to Central Florida. Find them on Facebook and Instagram!