30 Best Breakfasts 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. Think “grab and go”.

Table service restaurants will usually advanced dining reservations. With table service, guests are seated at a table in a dining room. A server delivers food and beverages to their table. Disney has typically had several table-service breakfast options in each of its parks.

What Disney World restaurants have breakfast?

There are dozens of Walt Disney World restaurants in each park – both table service and quick service options – that serve breakfast.

Some best and most popular options are listed below in no particular order, grouped by park. Let’s start with the Magic Kingdom:


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A mickey shaped cinnamon roll
A Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll from Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

1. Main Street Bakery (Magic Kingdom)

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

Mickey Waffle Magic Kingdom Sleepy Hollow
A Mickey Waffle topped with strawberries and whip cream from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

2. Sleepy Hollow (Magic Kingdom)

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

cinderella's royal table
Cinderella’s Royal Table, located inside Cinderella’s Castle, offers a character dining experience. Reservations are highly recommended (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

3. Cinderella’s Royal Table (Magic Kingdom)

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.

Kids With Piglet at the Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace is another character dining experience. This table service restaurant features an American-style buffet (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

4. The Crystal Palace (Magic Kingdom)

The Crystal Palace also offers character dining with an American breakfast buffet featuring Winnie the Pooh and friends. Reservations are highly recommended for this table-service restaurant.

Friar's Nook Hot Dog and Tots Magic Kingdom
The Friar’s Nook serves breakfast sandwiches with sausage and gravy for breakfast. They serve hot dogs, brats and tater tots for lunch (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

5. The Friar’s Nook (Magic Kingdom)

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. 

a cinnamon roll in front of gastons tavern
The cinnamon roll at Gaston’s Tavern is a bit different from other cinnamon rolls in the park (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

6. Gaston’s Tavern (Magic Kingdom)

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 iconic Cheshire Cat Tail at Disney (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

7. The Cheshire Cat Cafe (Magic Kingdom)

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.

Westward Ho Magic Kingdom
Westward Ho offers bear claws, donut holes, and breakfast sandwiches in the early morning hours (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

8. Westward Ho (Magic Kingdom)

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 epcot
Grab a coffee and a breakfast pastry at any Joffrey’s location inside EPCOT (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

8. Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea (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.

Epcot's Connection Cafe Entrance
The EPCOT Connections Cafe is actually a hidden Starbucks (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

9. Connections Cafe (EPCOT)

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

School Bread on a Plate EPCOT
The School Bread at the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe is my favorite snack in Norway (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

10. Kringla Bakery Og Cafe (EPCOT)

Kringla Bakery Og Kafe is in the Norway Pavilion. It is a great spot for a traditional Norwegian pastry and a cup of coffee. However, I highly recommend the School Bread.

11. Oasis Sweets & Sips (EPCOT)

Try a mint tea slushie from Oasis Sweets & Sips on those, which is especially satisfying on a hot Orlando morning. You can also choose from over a dozen middle eastern pastries and coffee or tea at this eatery.

croque monsieur
This croque monsieur at Les Halles reminded us of dining in Belgium (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

12. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie (EPCOT)

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.

a simple chocolate and hazelnut crepe
A simple chocolate and hazelnut crêpe from Crepes Exporter Paris is a light but satisfying snack (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

13. La Creperie de Paris (EPCOT)

For table service dining, we enjoyed La Creperie de Paris located in the France Pavilion expansion near the entrance to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. This restaurant serves savory galettes and sweet crêpes all day. However, advanced dining reservations are recommended. 

Dine with Disney Princesses including Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora and Elsa at Akershus in the Norway Pavillion (photo by James Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

14. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (EPCOT)

During breakfast hours, Norway’s Akershus Royal Banquet Hall offers a princess-themed character dining experience and serves breakfast pastries, casseroles, eggs, bacon, sausage, and, of course, Norwegian waffles. Reservations are highly recommended.

three kids with Chip
The Garden Grill – a rotating character dining experience – offers traditional American fare for breakfast (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

15. The Garden Grill (EPCOT)

Garden Grill is located in The Land Pavilion. The characters featured here included Chip and Dale alongside some of their best Disney pals.

This is one of the more unique places to eat at Disney World as the restaurant slowly rotates as you dine and entertain guests with scenes from Living with the Land such as rainforests and thunderstorms.

The menu features an American-style breakfast. As with all character dining experiences, reservations are recommended.

the earl gray cupcake
The Earl Grey Cupcake can be found at the Trolley Car Cafe (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

16. The Trolley Car Cafe (Hollywood Studios)

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

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

17. Hollywood & Vine (Hollywood Studios)

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

Overnight Oats at rontos Roasters
Rising Moons Overnight Oats at Rontos Roasters are a great vegetarian option, and surprisingly tasty (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

18. Ronto Roasters (Hollywood Studios)

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. They also serve breakfast wraps.

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)

19. Woody’s Lunch Box (Hollywood Studios)

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. They also serve a variety of loaded nacho tots (aka “Totchos”)

an iced coffee from joffreys at the tower of terror
This Joffrey’s is located near the Tower of Terror and is typically slightly less crowded than some of the other snack kiosks at the park (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

20. Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea (Hollywood Studios)

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.

The Little Mermaid Shake
After breakfast, Hollywood Scoops resumes its normal ice cream and desserts menu which includes the ever-popular Little Mermaid Shake (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

21. Hollywood Scoops (Hollywood Studios)

Hollywood Scoops can be found at the end of Sunset Boulevard. Start your busy day here with their Mickey waffle platter.

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

22. Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea (Animal Kingdom)

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.

an iced coffee
Enjoy an iced coffee from Isle of Java at Animal Kingdom (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

23. Isle of Java (Animal Kingdom)

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. It’s nestled behind a bit of greenery so look for the signs else you might miss it (photo by James Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

24. Rainforest Cafe (Animal Kingdom)

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

Creature Comforts at Animal Kingdom
Creature Comforts is a Starbucks in disguise, located inside Animal Kingdom (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

25. Creature Comforts (Animal Kingdom)

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

french toast sticks in animal kingdom
Pongu Pongu offers Pongu Lumpia and French toast sticks for breakfast (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

26. Pongu Pongu (Animal Kingdom)

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
The Kusafiri Coffee Shop is another great grab-and-go pastry, breakfast sandwich and coffee shop at Animal Kingdom (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

27. Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Animal Kingdom)

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

pineapple dole whip
Tamu Tamu serves beverages and pastries in the morning, and Dole Whips in the afternoon. Pictured: A pineapple Dole Whip (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

28. Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Animal Kingdom)

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

Child Poses With Goofy at Tusker House
Tusker House offers one of the best character dining at Disney (photo by Elizabeth Cooper/HeyOrlando.com)

29. Tusker House Restaurant (Animal Kingdom)

Tusker House Restaurant is a character dining experience that features Daisy and Donald all dressed up in their Safari gear. Both African and American-inspired breakfast items are on the menu. It’s located in the Africa section of the park and reservations are recommended. 

Yak & Yeti to go
This breakfast bacon bowl is filling for your long day ahead (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

30. Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe (Animal Kingdom)

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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