I don’t know about you but we love breakfast! Whether it’s a simple warm cinnamon roll with a steaming hot cup of coffee or a buffet style smorgasbord with everything from pancakes, fruit and omelets to loads of bacon and sausages, or a simple pastry and a piping hot cup of tea. We love it all at Disney with Dave’s Daughters!
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we agree. When you are at Disney World you should eat a good breakfast to help you get through the morning before the crowds get too big and the temperatures get too hot.
Disney World has some of the very best breakfasts imaginable as they combine some wonderful food with some Disney magic! We wanted to share some of our favorites with you so without further delay let’s get started.
17 Best Places for Breakfast in Disney World
There are many, many places to eat breakfast in Walt Disney World. This list consists of our favorite options in each of the three dining categories (quick service, table service, and character dining).
- Woody’s Lunch Box – Hollywood Studios
- Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie – Epcot, France
- Pongu Pongu – Animal Kingdom, Pandora
- Gaston’s Tavern – Magic Kingdom
- Boardwalk Bakery – Disney’s BoardWalk
- Kona Cafe – Polynesian Resort
- Captain Cook’s – Polynesian Village
- Grand Floridian Cafe –Grand Floridian Hotel
- Sleepy Hollow – Magic Kingdom
- Whispering Canyon Cafe – Wilderness Lodge
- Trattoria al Forno – Disney’s BoardWalk
- Boma – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Chef Mickey’s – Contemporary Resort
- Hollywood & Vine – Hollywood Studios
- Cinderella’s Royal Table – Magic Kingdom
- Topolino’s Terrace – Disney’s Rivera Resort
- Tusker House – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
If you want to eat breakfast at a location inside one of the four Disney parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Disney’s Hollywood Studios) you must have a theme park reservation. You can stop in at any of the resort restaurants without being a guest at that specific resort.
The Best Quick Service Breakfasts at Disney World
The biggest reason you may be looking at the Quick Service restaurants is because you don’t want to waste any time eating! You have attractions to hit and characters to see! You have a full day of excitement and who wants to sip on a cup of coffee…you need to get some fuel in your tummy and move the troops out to conquer the parks!
You my friends, are our kind of people! So is it possible to have your cake….um…..I mean Mickey waffles and eat it too? YES! Here are some fun delicious places to check out for great food on the run.
Woody’s Lunch Box
Located: Hollywood Studios
Why is it good: A super fun walk up style location which is a bit lite on selection but it really fits the bill with their Breakfast Bowl. This is a hearty bowl of potatoes, eggs, gravy and smoked brisket to move you through the morning without wasting much time. There is a kids breakfast bowl that is perfect for your little ones. Woodys Lunch Box also has holiday inspired foods – for example, the Halloween Lunch Box Tart is a Nutella flavored pop tart inspired breakfast dish with halloween colored sprinkles!
Bonus tip: Head over to Star Wars Land and grab a Ronto Wrap from Ronto Roasters! You can find out more about this delicious breakfast (or lunch) item here.
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
Located: Epcot (France Pavilion)
Why is it good: 2 words…France, Breakfast. They simply know how to do it right! Fresh baked sweets, croissants, beignet filled with chocolate and hazelnuts and we haven’t even mentioned the coffee yet! Oh my goodness, that alone will get you through your Epcot day!
One thing to note – if you are looking for the Mickey Mouse shaped beignets you will have to go Port Orleans resort.
Located: Animal Kingdom (Pandora)
Why is it good: Easy to eat on the go food like French toast sticks or a Pongu Lumpia which is a Pineapple Cream Cheese Spring Roll! Be careful eating this as the filling can squeeze out.
Pongu Pongu is a great place to stop if some people in your family want to try something fun, and some people just want some eggs. The food here is very good!
Timing tip: Get to Animal Kingdom during early entry and ride Na’vai River Journey or Flight of Passage. Then head over to Pongu Pongu and you will experience no wait!
This is very close to Satu’li Canteen which is one of our favorite quick service restaurants.
Located: Magic Kingdom (Fantasyland)
Why is it good: A tavern for breakfast? Well, let us be fully honest with you. They don’t have much but what they do have is out of this world, especially for a quick grab and go.
Your go to item here is a warm cinnamon roll and a hot cup of of Joffey’s coffee! We wish they served “three dozen eggs” but apparently there isn’t is a huge market for that.
Gaston’s Tavern was open during early entry so we zipped over there and got our cinnamon roll and LeFou’s Brew drink with zero lines! You can see other quick service options in Magic Kingdom here.
Located: Disney’s BoardWalk
Why is it good: This is an especially great place to run into when you are headed to Epcot. Delicious fresh bakery delights and a steaming hot cup of coffee will put a smile on your face as you move ahead with your day.
Be sure to check out their breakfast sandwiches – these delicious and hearty egg sandwiches are a great choice for a quick breakfast as you make your way to Epcot!
Located: Magic Kingdom (Liberty Square)
Why is it good: Located in a quaint brick cottage by the Cinderella Castle, Sleepy Hollow is a great place to eat while visiting the Magic Kingdom. Known for one of best breakfast items in all of Disney World, the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich.
This sandwich is served with strawberries, blueberries, and bananas and a delicious chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella). It is amazingly good!
Located: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Why is it good: If you read our review below for Kona Cafe you know we are all about the Tonga Toast. Captain Cook’s has the toast as well… and you can get out a bit quicker. You can also get the iconic Mickey Waffle here served with bacon or sausage.
The Best Table Service Breakfast Options in Walt Disney World
Sit down dining doesn’t have to be real slow but if speed is your over all goal, make sure you look into these restaurants a bit more closely to see if you can chow down and head out quickly.
There are great table service restaurant options for breakfast located at the resorts rather than the parks. We are listing some here but if you are staying on the Disney Property, check out your the restaurant and dining options available at your Walt Disney World Resort. Resort table service breakfasts are great options if you have a rest day planned.
Located: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Time: Breakfast is served 7:30am – 11:00am
Why is it good: Kona Cafe onsidered one of the best breakfast restaurants. Beautiful surroundings, relaxed atmosphere and absolutely wonderful breakfast food. Check this out: Macadamia-pineapple pancakes!
Or our absolute favorite menu item… Tonga Toast! Tonga Tonga Toast is deep friend sourdough bread that is filled with bananas and topped with cinnamon and sugar. This is really a great place all around!
Grand Floridian Cafe
Located: Epcot Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Time: Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 11:00am
Why is it good: Eggs Benedict is their specialty! Delicious! This is a wonderful, quiet, elegant restaurant with amazing food and might be just what you are looking for on a mid week relaxing day.
This is a great spot if you are visiting Disney World without kids. The Grand Floridian is accessible from the monorail.
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Located: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
Time: Breakfast is served from 7:30 am – 11:25am
Why is it good: Whispering Canyon cafe has one of, if not the most hearty breakfast options in all of Disney World! Western Themed food is abundant with skillets full of waffles, bacon, potatoes, biscuits and much much more!
Unless you are staying here it might be a bit out of the way for breakfast on a park day. It may be worth the trip for your family as you will definitely get your money’s worth here and you may not even be hungry for lunch. (This is fine, because you can enjoy some of Disneys’ best snack options!).
Trattoria al Forno
Located: Disney’s BoardWalk
Time: Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Why is it good: You will find a delicious breakfast including omelets, pancakes and a special breakfast calzone with scrambled eggs! This is a great way to fuel up for Epcot as you can walk right over after you finish eating.
The breakfast here used to be a Little Mermaid themed character meal featuring Ariel, Prince Eric and others. Right now the characters are not available, but Disney has not removed the info from the restaurant’s web page which gives us hope that they will return soon!
Located: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Time: Breakfast is served from 7:30 am-11:30 am
Why its good: Boma might be the best breakfast buffet in all of Walt Disney World. You will find African inspired fare as well as classic American food. You will find made to order omelettes as well as Mickey and Simba waffles! Boma is one of our favorite restaurants and the breakfast gets rave reviews from Disney guests.
Consider getting 7:30 reservations and then spending the day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You can snag some Genie+ rides while you eat!
Best Character breakfasts at Disney World
Character meals are a wonderful way to “kill two birds with one stone”. You can eat a good breakfast before venturing out to the parks and allow your child to see their favorite Disney Character at the same time.
Advanced dining reservations are highly recommended by us, and often required by Walt Disney World depending upon the restaurant. You should plan on NOT getting into a character dining experience unless you have a reservation.
Located: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Time: Breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Why is it good: We have written much about Chef Mickey’s but in a nutshell, this is a fun character buffet where Mickey Mouse and friends come in to visit you at your table with singing and dancing. Mickey is dressed up like a chef, so Chef Mickey literally is at Chef Mickey’s.
The buffet gets a tough review from most people but if you pick out what you really like (load up on the bacon) and watch your little ones have a great time, we feel the bad rap is a bit overplayed.
Hollywood & Vine
Located: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Time: Breakfast is served from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
*You will need a park ticket and Hollywood Studios reservation to be let in to the park.
Why is it good: This is a great place to eat if you have little ones who enjoy Disney Junior because the stars of the show come out for a fun interactive dining experience. There is some great food here including caramel money bread (yum) and a four egg omelet.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Located: Magic Kingdom (Inside Cinderella’s Castle)
TIme: Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM to 10:15 AM
*You will need a park ticket and Magic Kingdom reservation to be let in to the park.
Why is it good: Similar to Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in which the Princesses make their way around the tables as you are eating visiting with you. This is a wonderful Disney moment to be in the famous Castle eating with the Princesses.
You are not there for the food but the food is decent. Menu items include traditional eggs and bacon, but consider the carmel apple stuffed French toast or beef tenderloin.
Pro tip: If you get an early morning reservation for Cinderella’s Castle you get early entrance into the Magic Kingdom and will enjoy a quiet Main Street. The photo opportunity and ability to take in the castle without crowds is worth the early morning alarm.
An early reservation here (before rope drop) would put this on our “best character breakfast” list for the ability of early entrance to the park. Breakfast starts at 8:00am.
If the princesses aren’t your thing, another Magic Kingdom character breakfast option to consider is the Crystal Palace. You can enjoy a breakfast buffet with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet.
Topolino’s Terrace, Flavors of the Riviera
Located: Disney’s Riviera Resort
TIme: Breakfast is served from 7:30-12:15
Why is it good: Mickey and the gang show up and most people agree that the food that is served is a bit more elegant than most of the other character breakfasts. Conveniently located on the Disney Skyliner as well! You have a wonderful view out the window and a very pleasant dining experience.
You will enjoy a pastry basket as well as an entree. Entree options include lighter faire such as avocado toast, or get the sour cream waffles or quiche gruyère. Jen and Katie ate here on our last visit to Disney World. We stayed at POP and rode the Skyliner to the Riviera for breakfast. We then jetted off to EPCOT – it was truly a perfect morning!
Located: Animal Kingdom
TIme: Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
*You will need a park ticket and Animal Kingdom reservations to be let into the park.
Why is it good: Donald Duck and friends in Safari gear are there to entertain you as you partake in some absolutely wonderful cuisine in a stellar jungle environment. The usual breakfast fare is available but we highly recommend the Jungle Juice to go along with whatever you are having. Simply delicious!
Coffee at Disney World
Located: All four parks and two stores at Disney Springs
Why is it good: Since you are in the section of getting something quick to get to your park itinerary, we thought we needed to include the Starbucks locations for you.
They are indeed quick (although there can be extremely long lines) and have some continental type treats to go along with the Joe. As you can see from the photo below, sometimes everyone just needs a very large cup of Starbucks to get through a long day at Disney.
Here’s where you can find Starbucks:
- Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom
- Traveler’s Cafe at Epcot
- Creature Comforts at Animal Kingdom
- Trolley Car Cafe at Hollywood Studios
Joffrey’s coffee is sold throughout Walt Disney World. You can often find it at stand alone carts and kiosks through the four theme parks. The main location is at The Landing in Disney Springs.
FAQ about Breakfast in Walt Disney World
No, you do not get a complimentary breakfast at your Walt Disney World hotel. Each Disney hotel has food available for purchase.
If you are staying in a club level room you will find breakfast options available in the morning in the lounge.
The best character breakfast at Disney World is Cinderella’s Royal table as you get to dine with the princesses inside Cinderella’s Castle. As a runner up we would choose Topolinos or Chef Mickey’s.
Guests can make their Walt Disney World Dining reservation up to 60 days in advance. Disney Resort hotel guests can book the length of their stay for up to 10 days. Non Disney resort guests can book day-by-day.
The food options at Walt Disney World are plentiful and it is hard to figure out where to spend your limited time and money. We hope this has helped you narrow down what options are the best for you and your family!
We recommend checking menu items on the Disney website prior to making firm plans as menu items can change without our knowledge.
Of course, you can always order groceries to your hotel room and eat an inexpensive breakfast at your resort! For more information on food in Walt Disney World, be sure to check out: