First Watch in Maitland, after more than 27 years, will be flipping its final pancake this Sunday, February 21 at 2:30pm. The restaurant has been serving the Maitland community breakfast, brunch and lunch since 1993 and is a long-time favorite of local residents. The restaurant, along with most of the staff, will be relocating to a new location just down the road in Winter Park.

The move comes after the Maitland restaurant’s lease was nearing expiration and the decision was made to relocate to a nearby space in Winter Park that accommodates an updated design, outdoor patio and a bar.

The iconic Maitland art will be donated to a local church.

The new First Watch in Winter Park opens at 7am on Monday, March 1, and is a mile down the road from the Maitland restaurant at 140 Orlando Ave, across the street from Trader Joe’s.

The location – formerly Cinco Tacos and Carmel Cafe, just across from Trader Joe’s – will serve as a new flagship for First Watch in the region, featuring an expansive outdoor dining and lounge area and a new, separate dedicated to go and delivery entrance. The new flagship prototype restaurant will also offer First Watch’s crafted cocktail program that recently rolled out in locations across Central Florida.

Here is a Sneak Peek at the new First Watch in Winter Park

Construction is ongoing…and signs went up this week.

There are new light fixture designs, including “egg beater” inspired lights…so cool!

There are two lines for the kitchen area now – one for dine in and another for take outThere’s a separate room for Uber Eats/Delivery / etc for pick up so that people can grab and go.

Loving the textures…

More scenes inside and outside…

First Watch in Winter Park will be hosting a soft-opening, invitation-only fundraising event on February 27 & 28.

For more information, interested guests can visit the restaurant’s website at www.firstwatch.com/locations/winter-park to sign-up to receive an exclusive invitation to the soft opening and be among the first to preview the new flagship restaurant.