Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gently fold in strawberries.
Whisk together eggs, milk, honey, remaining 1 teaspoon orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a shallow dish.
Spoon cream cheese filling onto a slice of bread, top with a second slice and sandwich together. Repeat with remaining slices.
Heat a tablespoon of butter in a large saute pan over medium heat.
Dip two sandwiches in egg mixture covering all sides and add to the hot pan. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches. Top with strawberry syrup and serve immediately.