In competition with its bitter rival breakfast, lunch has tried to garner recognition as the "most important meal of the day" by going on strike, bringing in candy for the whole office, and caterwauling its frustration at late-night karaoke. Cast the deciding vote with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of café fare for breakfast or lunch at The Garden on Park in Apopka.
The Garden on Park provides the Apopka community with breakfast and lunch crafted from local produce and ingredients whenever possible. Let eyes tickle the menu until it finally reveals its delicious secrets of designer oatmeal—mixed with your choice of raisins, dried cranberries, walnuts, or brown sugar ($2.99)—and Lindsey's power pita, a protein one-two punch of creamy peanut butter and tangy honey, with granola, fresh strawberries, and bananas sprinkled in ($5.25). A full array of coffee, lattes, and tea ($1.80–$3.75) and espresso ($1.50–$1.80) provoke roosters into an operatic fantasia of lost love, thirst for vengeance, and fear of heights. Lunch options include a host of salads, including the summer salad—a mix of tender spring greens, crunch almonds, tart mandarin oranges, sweet raspberry walnut vinaigrette, and desperate late-winter delusions. All salads are $2–$5 and can be made into wraps upon request. Prevent flatbreads from lying fallow with a variety of crops, from classic toppings of olive oil, garlic, parmesan, and tomato ($4.75), to the zesty breaded buffalo chicken with secret-recipe buffalo sauce, blue cheese, and green onions ($5.99).
- The chicken is served hot, on the salad and blends so nicely with the fresh greens. The Flatbread is almost sinful! – Erica AkaRita Franco, Urbanspoon
- The rich lobster bisque had ample flecks of shellfish meat and a lovely color and consistency. The thick creamy mushroom soup squashed the day's chill nicely with subtle peppery undertones. – Heather McPherson, Orlando Sentinel