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Although Central Florida is known for its theme parks and other popular tourist attractions, there are a lot more things to do, such as cool eating spots and modern local businesses! The amazing thing about Central Florida is that there is always something new opening, so you never get bored! Below we have highlighted some new and different spots that have opened up this year in 2021!

HAMPTON SOCIAL

This brunch spot opened up near the convention center at Pointe Orlando, February 2021. Not only do they have a cute neon sign and other instagrammable displays,  but they have a “Rose All Day” lounge and bar, coastal-inspired food, and live music and dining! This is the perfect place for your next brunch outing or girls night out!

WHITE CASTLE

The world’s largest White Castle opened up here in Orlando at the beginning of May. Opening day brought hundreds of fans camping out overnight, going super early, or waiting 4-5 hours just to get their infamous food. 

This spot also has outdoor seating and 2 drive thru lanes. This restaurant brought over 100 more jobs to Orlando, will bring in more tourists and real estate investors, and is not too far from Disney and other major attractions. In the future, they will be opening a new high school right across the street!

ALOHA BEAUTIFUL

This is a new karaoke Tiki Bar in the downtown area! It has a cute, tropical theme and is located where Joysticks videogame bar used to be. They opened up mid-March, complete with a stage and private rooms. Their modern tiki vibe and strong karaoke angle makes them stand out from other bars around downtown Orlando. They also have live entertainment, hula hoop competitions, and a delicious food menu!

ILLUME

This is a new restaurant that opened up at the JW Marriott near Disney. This rooftop bar has 360-views, outside and inside seating, and the perfect view of Disney’s fireworks that they display everyday at 9pm! It is the perfect spot for your next dinner outing. Their menu is japanese inspired with asian-style tapas, sushi, craft cocktails and so much more! Illume just opened up May of this year and it is already capturing a lot of attention.

THE ROBINSON ROOM

What makes this place different is it took a very historical building and turned it into a modern, vibrant two story cafe and cocktail lounge perfect for either a business meeting or a night out on the town. 

Their first story is the coffee room and the second story has their cocktail bar. Complete with beautiful architecture and instagrammable walls, this place is sure to provide a nice modern atmosphere! Their goal is to be an inviting gathering spot for any occasion, and they even have their own specialty drinks! 

MATCHA HOUSE TEA & CREAMERY

This modern spot with a beautiful neon sign and grassy backdrop sells everything matcha. From matcha teas and lattes to soft serve ice cream and so much more, this is the perfect spot for your sweet tooth! 

This place is the newest one on our list, because it just opened at the very end of June in the Mills 50 district. Although COVID-19 raged and closed down a lot of restaurants and businesses, it has also surged the growth of others! So come on out and try a matcha tea, and dont forget to take a picture in front of their infamous backdrop!

As you can see, Orlando has so much to offer! From the attractions, to the modern restaurants and bars opening up all over town, and so much more, who wouldn’t want to visit or move here? Make sure to add these amazing spots to your bucket list!