Looking for Downtown Orlando Restaurants? Check out Spooky's Black Cat Cafe!
Downtown Orlando restaurants are ever-changing. One day they’re here and the next they’re gone. Of course there are a few that stand the test if time. Not without hard work and dedication and of course great food!
One of my newest favorite downtown Orlando restaurants is called Spooky’s Black Cat Café and Lounge. It’s located on Primrose (not truely downtown, but close enough) in the middle of the milk district (they call it the milk district because it’s near the TG Lee distribution center.)
207 N Primrose Dr.
Orlando, Florida 32803
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday through Thursday: 5pm - midnight
Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 2am
Sunday: 5pm - midnight
Spooky’s Black Cat Café used to be the Sandwich King. I had probably passed by it more than 100 times with little or no acknowledgement.
But, one day when Chris and I were headed to
we passed by this little, unassuming place and the smell drew me in. It’s got this wonderful aroma that just wafts out into the air, and it smells delicious!!
When you pull up to Spooky’s you’ll see this little restaurant that has a Halloween feel to it. It even says Happy Halloween on the side. Along with a scared black cat and a pumpkin. I love it, it’s totally unique!
There’s also 5 or 6 high backed leather chairs that are awesome. All they are missing is my butt and the TV remote!
Unfortunately, for the person that doesn’t snag this awesome chair first, there’s only a mix of iron chairs that aren’t the most comfortable.
If you are uncomfortable being close to other people while dining this may not be the place for you. If there’s more than 20 people it may be hard to find a place to sit, let alone spread out.
*This’s one of those downtown Orlando restaurants that’s locally owned and operated (the same owner also owns the Milk Bar.)
With that in mind you have to forgive more than you would at big corporate Orlando, Florida restaurant because it’s not unusual to go to Spooky’s Café and find that they are out of some things. *
One of the things that makes this one of the best downtown Orlando restaurants is not only the unique menu but also that fact that it’s always changing.
There’s a brunch menu that has something different and interesting every time. For example, they have a bacon skillet that has roasted red potatoes, red peppers, artichoke hearts, red onions, and Monterey jack cheese all mixed with scrambled eggs. That’s enough for anyone that loves bacon and eggs!
Oh, and they sub the roasted red potatoes for sweet potato. It’s a true vegetarian delight!
If you were looking for something a little sweeter you could always try the Tri-berry Crepes which has homemade strawberry whip with fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberry and strawberry puree and the topped with whipped cream and maple syrup. Yum!
Unfortunately this day we went in for dessert (a warm piece of apple pie...which was delicious) and a few ciders so I didn’t get to try this dish. Next time!
Lucky for us there’s a great variety on the everyday menu as well. Some inexpensive appetizers like the wasabi dragon eggs which are deviled eggs with wasabi which delivered a nice kick.
However, they only give you three which is hard to share. Naturally with two people you would expect at least four. But for $3.00 how can I complain?
This downtown Orlando restaurants’ best menu item is the flatbread pizzas.
There’s one that has a black bean hummus base that’s topped with fresh veggies and served with a sweet chili sauce. It doesn’t have cheese (which is how I like my pizza) and it is so outta this world I can’t help but eat every bite!
Lucky for them (and me) my husband is pretty easy to please so he is always willing to pick something else. They have this really awesome Blackberry cider that I really like.
I’m not a beer or wine drinker and sometimes I’m not in the mood for liquor so this cider does the trick!
If it's busy the food may take a little extra time. The servers have to hand write and total checks manually. Plus the food is made from scratch so it takes a little extra time to add in the love.
If you are someone that expects perfection I wouldn’t think you’d like it here. But, If you like the comfy, cozy feel of locally owned and operated downtown Orlando restaurants and you’re willing to overlook small flaws, then I think you’ll really enjoy Spooky’s Black Cat Café and Lounge!