Aardvark Beverage's story goes back over 30+ years,
a beverage store nestled in the SODO District of Orlando. The convenience store may be gone but you can still pick up beer, wine, and get your CO2 refilled. In 2017, the convenience store transitioned into a coffee shop and a bottleshop. In early 2020, new ownership changed The Aardvark concept from quick service to full service. With the new ownership, came new inspiration to give customers fresh, seasonal food with friendly service. The Aardvark tries to stay away from labels but if you were to label us, we just hope it will be as your favorite neighborhood restaurant.
We aim to take quality and freshness to a new level. Your old neighborhood beer store in Orlando, FL is taking a turn to bring new light to our City Beautiful! The Aardvark “Seasonal, Fresh, and From Scratch” is our motto, and there is no settling for less! All locally sourced fish, meats, and produce creating our take on Florida Gulf inspired cuisine and having fun while we do it. All of our sauces are made fresh daily by Chef Hugh except the mayo because you just can’t beat Duke’s Mayo! The Aardvark strives to make sure that every guest feels like they’re family. We hope you will enjoy our establishment enough to not only continue to enjoy our food but bring future generations for us to meet. We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your loyalty because we do all of this to give you the greatest food and experience forever!
You can say the restaurant life was always there for Emmie. Born in Asia and raised overseas (with her military family). Her Japanese grandmother owned a pub in Yokohama, Japan. She remembers the joy of watching her grandmother entertain customers while having fun. In the mid-80's, her family moved from Sicily to the United States. She is a graduate of the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida. Emmie has worked on and off in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over 20 years so it was only natural for her to return to the restaurant business.
The Aardvark has over 200 beers curated by Daniel Menezes. A beer connoisseur, beer specialist, beer expert or whatever you would like to call him...He is the beer man! Daniel is originally from New Jersey before moving to Florida. He worked in a brewery down in Brazil, as well as, in scratch kitchens tuning in both his food and beer.
We have an amazing brunch in Orlando, FL all weekend.
By locals, for locals. Owned and staffed by Conway's finest. We're here to provide one of the best experiences Orlando has to offer!
Seasonal, fresh, and from scratch. That's our motto, and there is no settling for less. All locally sourced fish, meats, and produce. Creating our take on FL. Gulf inspired cuisine, and having fun while we do it.
Providing kegs, and CO2 refills to Orlando for over 30 years. We added a large variety of craft beer and wines to the mix to give you one of the widest selections this side of our city has to offer.