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17 Mar

Bougie Foodie: Sunday Brunch at The Stubborn Mule

Brunch without Mimosa's is just plain ole breakfast, so I always opt to go bottomless

Exploring different restaurants has become a bit of a hobby for me, it’s one of the things I look forward to doing on Sunday.  Orlando has some awesome attractions and delectable bites is no exception. Sunday Brunch at The Stubborn Mule, is a foodies playground. This newly established gem specializes in New American Cuisine and it was on my Bougie Foodie hit list, so I had to check it out. I’m happy to report that it did not disappoint.

The Stubborn Mule is a fun upbeat restaurant located in the Thornton Park area, of what is known by locals as the #GrownUpDowntown. It’s  the ideal spot for unwinding from the work week and catching up with your girlfriends over drinks. The laid back ambience is perfect, it’s just what I needed to decompress before starting a new work week.

My boss babe blogger boo Pam (from 2 Chicks and 1 Old Lady) and I spent our morning hanging out on the patio, sipping mimosas and indulging in tastings from the Menu. Boy oh boy, does time escape when you’re having fun.

Pictures of The Stubborn Mule




Our Bougie Menu Pickings (pictured below)

” Our food menu sources locally.  We partner with local farmers, fisheries and small businesses to create our playful food and cocktail menus.”


Scallops and Grits ($16):

jumbo sea scallops, smoked gouda, kale and cherry tomato grits finished with scallion oil

Steak & Eggs ($16):

marinated flat iron steak, two eggs & home fries

The Frenchman ($10):

Cinnamon toast crusted french toast, fresh berries & dusted powered sugar served with maple pepper syrup.

Gouda Grits ($7)

Drinks, Anyone?

” The Stubborn Mule is a fun new American restaurant  featuring hand crafted mule cocktails, craft cocktails, draft beers, wines and a fun new American food menu.”

Bottomless Mimosa Menu ($10):

Pineapple. Cranberry. Grapefruit. + Orange Juice

I recommend adding peach or mango mimosas to the drink selection for more variety

Hangry Yet?

Here’s the scoop on this bougie brunch locay:


Make a reservation:

The Stubborn Mule opens at 11:00 and there were people lined up at  the door well before then, when you have a reservation, you get to skip the wait. Brunch is served on Saturday & Sunday from 11:00-2:30pm, you can also check out their happy hour menu here

What to Wear:

There was a mixed approach to attire so there’s lots of wiggle room. If you’re feeling fine and flirty you can dress up for brunch, but if it’s more of a jeans and graphic tee kinda of day, roll with it. Either way you’ll be dressed appropriately for brunch at The Stubborn Mule. Truth is, you’re the boss of your Sunday, right? So that means you get to make the executive decisions… do you Boo!  😉

Headache free parking:

If you live in Orlando, you already know how ridiculous parking can be at times, but parking is plentiful at The Stubborn Mule. There’s a parking garage just steps from the restaurant  and a few parking lots less than a block away but since we’re getting our bougie brunch on, I recommend valet which is totally convenient… decisions, decisions.

 The recipe pairings hit the spot:

They nailed it, the food is just ridiculously tasty and I appreciate that they take risks with their pairings, theres nothing boring about this Menu, even the traditional pickings have fun flare-hence the New American Food Selection

Top Notch Customer Service:

This one is huge for me. No matter how busy our server was, she still managed to be attentive to our needs… my glass stayed full and my grits were served hot, just like I like ’em.

The food presentation was everything:

You eat with your eyes first so details matter and they did an outstanding job with plating the food. – Kudos to TSM Crew!

Cucumber water:

Yes, please! I love surprises and I was pleasantly surprised to see the cucumber round floating in my glass as opposed to the traditional lemon garnish that you typically get when you order a glass of water.

Besides,  lemon water is so yesterday, hahahah! 

Party of 12, maybe?

This cute little private room is perfect for hosting get togethers. It looks like they can host around 10-12 guests which is an added bonus, especially if you’re in need of a social space to host an off site meeting. There is no cost to rent the room but there is an minimum purchase requirement of  $250.  Considering that fact that the bill for 2 was roughly $80 (tip included) I’d say that’s easily achievable with a group of 10+ folks.



Fun Foodie Friday Fact- As Told By Wiki:

New American cuisine, is also known as Modern American cuisine, or Contemporary American cuisine, and is a term referring to the wave of modernized cooking predominantly served at upscale fine dining restaurants in the United States, originating in the 1980s. New American cuisine is generally a type of fusion cuisine which assimilates flavors from the melting pot of traditional American cooking techniques mixed with foreign and sometimes molecular gastronomy components.


Cool, huh? What are some of your favorite foodie spots to frequent? Next weeks Bougie Foodie adventure takes place at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Enjoy your weekend and remember to do something that feeds your soul. Muah! 💋




  • Nikki

    Yumm this place looks great!! We need to do brunch soon babe!! <3

    Xo, Nikki

    03.17.17 at 4:12 pm Reply
  • Riva Treasure

    Wait. Did I read that correctly, bottomless mimosas for $10?? I’m driving from Wisconsin now! Love all the photos you shared!

    03.17.17 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Tessa B

    Ok, thanks a lot! Now I’m drooling!! These picks look absolutely amazing.


    03.17.17 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • Toba Knopfler

    omggg this is mouthwatering! this place has the perfect brunch vibes. come check out my blog girl i would love to hear your input xx toby

    03.17.17 at 5:56 pm Reply
  • Jannine Pampu

    That place sounds amazing! If I lived around there I would definitely stop by for some bottomless mimosas with brunch!

    xo Jannine |

    03.17.17 at 6:09 pm Reply
  • Christianne

    This is such a nice place. Thanks for sharing.

    03.17.17 at 6:31 pm Reply
  • chante

    Oh my gosh YUM! That french toast is calling out to me! I’m all of a sudden SO hungry ha! Thanks for sharing, looks like a perfect little spot 🙂

    Chanté xo |

    03.17.17 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Stacie LaMothe

    I am drooling over those picks! That place looks amazing!


    03.18.17 at 12:42 pm Reply
  • Deepti

    This is great. The Stubborn Mule seems like an amazing place and Mimosas are my absoaute favourite!! I live in Dubai and love trying out new cafes and restaurants here! In fact, I just started a new section on my blog where I review a new cafe every Friday!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other’s blogs and social media?

    Deepti xx

    03.19.17 at 2:33 am Reply
  • Andi

    Well this looks amazing and exactly what I need this lazy Sunday morning! Love your blog and will definitely seek you out for a brunch date if I’m ever in your city girl!


    03.19.17 at 11:50 am Reply

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