Where To Get the Best Breakfast at Disney World, a Complete Guide

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Disney World has many breakfast options at each of its theme parks. You can also find breakfast options at Disney Springs and each Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.

Disney categorizes its dining options into quick service and table service restaurants. Quick service dining, for instance, is less expensive and feels more like fast food or fast casual service model. 

Table service restaurants require advanced dining reservations at Disney. Guests are seated at a table in a dining room. A server delivers food and beverages to their table.

Booking in advance is highly recommended.

Disney has typically had several table-service breakfast options in each of its parks. However, several of these restaurants have not yet re-opened for breakfast during Disney’s phased re-opening. 

What Disney World restaurants have breakfast?

There are dozens of Walt Disney World restaurants in each park that serve breakfast. Some best and popular options are listed below:

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Main street bakery at Magic Kingdom
Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom offers Starbucks coffee (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

1. Breakfast at the Magic Kingdom

Stop by the Main Street Bakery when you first enter the park to grab your favorite Starbucks beverage and a breakfast treat. 

Sleepy Hollow, located in Liberty Square to the left of the castle, is known for its fresh fruit waffle sandwich.

Certainly, it’s one of my favorites!

Cinderella's Royal Table Entrance
Plan ahead with reservations to dine at Cinderella’s Royal Table (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Cinderella’s Royal Table is considered by some folks to be overrated. Also, it can be difficult to get a breakfast reservation here. So, if you’re looking for pancakes with princesses inside Cinderella’s castle, plan ahead.

The Crystal Palace also offers a character dining buffet featuring Winnie the Pooh. 

This breakfast service is expected to return in late October 2022.

Friar's Nook Magic Kingdom
Friar’s Nook offers an easy breakfast on the go (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

If you are looking for a quick service location, try The Friar’s Nook. This eatery serves breakfast sandwiches and tater tots which are perfect for breakfast on the go. 

Gaston's Ham Sandwich Magic Kingdom
Gaston’s Tavern’s ham and cheese sandwich is a delicious way start to your busy day (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Gaston’s Tavern, in the Enchanted Forest area, is best known for its humongous cinnamon rolls. However, the eatery also offers a ham and cheese sandwich and breakfast beverages.

a Cheshire Cat tail
The Cheshire Cat Tail can be found at the Cheshire Cat Cafe (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Named for the cat from “Alice in Wonderland”, the quick service Cheshire Cat Cafe serves Cheshire Cat Tails all day. As a result, it’s a great option for an anytime breakfast or snack. 

Located in Frontierland, the Westward Ho snack bar is also a good option. The menu includes bear claws, cinnamon-sugar donut holes and a breakfast sandwich served on a multigrain croissant. 

Joffreys at EPCOT
There are five Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea locations at EPCOT (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

2. Breakfast at EPCOT

There are FIVE Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea locations to choose from at EPCOT: Park Entrance, World Discovery, Showcase Plaza, American Adventure and Canada. 

Joffrey’s offers coffee and tea and other beverages, along with sweet rolls, muffins and donuts.

However, if you are craving your usual brew, Connections Cafe is EPCOT’s Starbucks, located near Spaceship Earth.

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe EPCOT
Try a Norwegian pastry and coffee at Kringla Bakery Og Kafe (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Kringla Bakery Og Kafe is in the Norway Pavilion. It is a great spot for a traditional Norwegian pastry and a cup of coffee. 

Oasis Sweets and Sip's Tea Slushie EPCOT
The mint tea slushie is a special treat on a hot day (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

On those especially hot Orlando mornings, try a mint tea slushie from Oasis Sweets & Sips. You can also choose from over a dozen middle eastern pastries and coffee or tea at this eatery.

Les Halles at EPCOT
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie offers a traditional French breakfast (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Meander toward the back of the original France Pavilion to find a traditional French breakfast treat in the morning or at any time during the day at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie.

Menu Board at La Creperie de Paris EPCOT
Table service dining is available with a reservation at La Creperie de Paris (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

For table service dining, we enjoyed La Creperie de Paris located in the France Pavilion expansion near the entrance to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

However, they require advanced dining reservations. 

Do Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Garden Grill offer breakfast?

In years past, Epcot has offered two character dining options during breakfast not currently available. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is located in the Norway Pavilion and featured several Disney princesses and a Norwegian-inspired menu. 

Garden Grill is located in The Land Pavilion. The characters featured here included Farmer Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale. It’s open for lunch and dinner with some menu items grown in the Land’s greenhouses.

As Disney continues its phased reopening, we could possibly see breakfast service resume at Garden Grill. 

carrot cake cookie
The famous Carrot Cake Cookie can be found at the Trolley Car Cafe (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

3. Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

The Trolley Car Cafe is Hollywood Studios’ Starbucks location. Also served at this cafe is the park’s famous Carrot Cake Cookie.

hollywood and vine
Hollywood and Vine now serves family-style breakfast (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

For a breakfast dining with characters experience featuring Disney Junior friends, look for Hollywood & Vine, which features an American-style buffet.

They require reservations.

Overnight Oats at rontos Roasters
Rising Moons Overnight Oats at Rontos Roasters is a great vegetarian option (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

Located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Ronto Roasters serves one of my very favorite breakfast treats: Rising Moons Overnight Oats. 

This nutritious oat treat is served with Boba and is also topped with seasonal fruit.

a banana rasberry tart from woodys toy box
Woody’s Lunch Box tarts are basically like gourmet Pop-Tarts. Pictured: A banana-peanut butter fudge tart (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

If you like Pop-Tarts, you will enjoy the homemade version at Woody’s Lunch Box. This nostalgic breakfast spot is located in Toy Story Land. 

For the quick snack breakfast at Hollywood Studios, there are two Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company locations.

One is in Pixar Place and the other is at the Tower of Terror.

Hollywood Scoops
Hollywood Scoops is located next to the Tower of Terror. This ice cream shop serves Mickey waffles for breakfast (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Hollywood Scoops can be found at the end of Sunset Boulevard. Start your busy day here with their Mickey waffle topped with blueberries, syrup and whipped cream.

Read Also: Breakfast at Hollywood Studios: Best places to eat in the morning

Isle of Java in Animal Kingdom
The Isle of Java on Discovery Island offers a quick snack breakfast (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

4. Animal Kingdom’s breakfast

If a quick snack and beverage is your jam, try Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company with locations at the park’s entrance and in Asia.

Another quick snack and beverage cart is the Isle of Java on Discovery Island.

rainforest cafe at animal kingdom
Animal Kingdom’s Rainforest Cafe is located across from Joffrey’s before you actually enter the Animal Kingdom park (photo by James Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

For an immersive dining experience, head for the Rainforest Cafe. The Rainforest Cafe requires advanced dining reservations. The cafe is located near the park entrance. 

Animal Kingdom also has a Starbucks. Creature Comforts is located at Discovery Island near the entrance to Africa.

The popular Pongu Lumpia from Pongu Pongu (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Located in the Pandora section of the park, Pongu Pongu is famous for its Philippines-inspired Pongu Lumpia, which is a pineapple and cream-cheese-filled spring roll.

They also serve French toast sticks as well. 

Kusafiri Coffee Shop Animal Kingdom
Grab a coffee, sandwich or pastry at Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery is one of two quick-service breakfast options in Africa serving coffee and a variety of pastries and breakfast sandwiches.

Tamu Tamu's Kings Cooler Dole Whip Animal Kingdom
Tamu Tamu’s Kings Cooler Dole Whip is served later in the day for those who prefer a late breakfast (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Tamu Tamu Refreshments is the second quick service location in Africa offering a variety of beverages and pastries during breakfast hours.

Later in the day, Tamu Tamu changes its menu and serves Dole Whips. 

Tusker House is a character dining experience (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Tusker House Restaurant is a character dining experience that features Daisy and Donald all dressed up in their Safari gear.

It’s located in the Africa section of the park. 

Yak & Yeti Animal Kingdom
For a full, hearty breakfast, try Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Finally, grab a breakfast bowl with hashbrowns, eggs, veggies and cheese (with or without bacon) at Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe.

This is the place to get a hearty breakfast in the Asia section of the park. 

Read Also: 10 best snacks in Animal Kingdom, an underrated park for foodies

What time is breakfast served at Disney World?

Hours change seasonally and with adjustments to theme park hours, but breakfast is typically served from around 8:30 am-10:30 am.

Breakfast service at Disney Resort Hotels will typically begin earlier around 7 am. 

As always, you can find the most up-to-date information regarding park and restaurant hours on the My Disney Experience app.

If you’re not an early bird and need a later breakfast, bakeries and coffee shops are going to be your best bet. There are several coffee shops in each of the parks that serve pastries all day. 

Do you get free breakfast at Disney World Resorts?

Each of the Disney World Resorts does offer breakfast options. However, breakfast is not included in your stay.

Historically, Disney has offered a dining plan for an additional cost. However, these plans are not currently available for new bookings. 

At any rate, Disney World Resort Hotels have some truly incredible breakfast and brunch experiences. 

For example, in the Crescent Lake Area, you’ll find Trattoria Al Forno at the Disney Boardwalk. Across the lake at the Beach Club, you can enjoy a character breakfast buffet with Minnie’s Beach Breakfast Bash at Cape May Cafe

Other Disney resorts offer character dining experiences as well. Guests can meet Donald, Goofy, Pluto and Mickey at Chef Mickey at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you can visit Ohana in the morning for a Hawaiian breakfast feast. Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto make their rounds as guests enjoy platters of eggs, sausage, bacon and Mickey waffles. 

And also, the kids are invited to join in a special parade around the dining room with their favorite characters, too. In fact, this is one of my family’s favorite places to make breakfast reservations on a Disney vacation.

What is your favorite breakfast venue at Disney World? Let us know in the comments.

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Kirby Russell

Kirby Russell is a freelance contributor for TheSmokies.com LLC – the parent company of TheSmokies.com and HeyOrlando.com.

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