Bungalower was invited to a press preview Wednesday morning to sample some of the food and see the new interior of the completely renovated space. The design team at Gravity Architecture and Design (Website), has completely transformed the building from its Italio Modern Italian Kitchen days and created a Wes Anderson-worthy pastry box of a design, filled with Instagrammable gold-leafed goodies.
Inspired by Brown’s mother and her collection of vintage 1920’s era glass cake knives, the new 3,000 SF + baker/coffee shop/sandwich restaurant is a marriage of counter and table service; with the guests ordering at the counter and having their food delivered to their tables with a corresponding number. Guests simply plug their number card into the little pedestal that greets them at their table and wait. Don’t put your drink on it. It’s not a coaster.
The menu has both savory and sweet items including toasts, salads, and sandwiches. Cakes and artisanal doughnuts are front and center at the order counter. They also have a good selection of tea, wine, champagne, and craft beer.
Editor’s Note: We actually stumbled across their entry in the gingerbread house competition at the upcoming Orlando Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees right after leaving the press event today. Check it out.
The coffee is by Arkansas-based Onyx Coffee Lab (Website) and made with an innovative Modbar brewing system located under the service counter.
The Glass Knife is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with breakfast being served between 7-10:30 a.m. In the coming months they will be launching an online order option and an app where you can order ahead and pickup your food at the counter upon arrival. Cakes can be ordered in advance by contacting 407-500-CAKE.
They are located at 279 S. Orlando Avenue in Winter Park and have plenty of parking on-site as well as in the parking garage behind Chuy’s Tex Mex [GMap].
We first wrote about the Glass Knife HERE back in May.