It’s time to face the music now: when you’re on a Walt Disney World vacation, you’re probably going to want to be early to rise in order to accomplish that theme park to-do list.
During the early hours in the park, we like to grab a cup of our favorite Joffrey’s or Starbucks coffee concoctions to re-energize. There are plenty of spots to grab your morning dose of caffeine at Disney World, but which ones should you try first?
Here are our favorite places in Disney World to grab a cup of brew!
Trolley Car Cafe
You’ve probably passed by the Trolley Car Cafe several times on your way to Slinky Dog Dash or Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This recreation of a trolley car station hosts the popular Starbucks coffee in Hollywood Studios.
Inside you’ll find the usual assortment of Starbuck brews and pastry options in addition to some Disney baked goods. The appeal of Trolley Car Cafe lies in its location.
Sitting on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard, it makes for a great pit-stop before deciding whether to make for Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster or the rest of the park. Because everyone will be high-tailing it for the major attractions in the morning, you might also avoid the crowds by stopping in early.
Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort deserves at least one visit for those in search of delicious coffee. That’s because the coffee here is made with a special blend of Kona coffee beans — and you can get it in a French press.
The beans are grown in the volcanic soil of the Hawaiian islands which gives the coffee a smoother and richer flavor. If you’re here for breakfast, don’t miss out on the Tonga Toast, too. This famous French Toast creation is a Kona Cafe staple and makes for the perfect pairing for your coffee.
When most people think coffee in the Magic Kingdom, they probably run straight for the Main Street Bakery and that sweet Starbucks. Next time you’re at the Most Magical Place on Earth, skip forward (or backward, depending on how you look at it) to Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square.
You can get both hot and iced versions of your coffee here, but it’s also worth stopping by for the many varieties of waffle you can grab here to snack on. We’re talking giant Mickey Waffles topped with strawberries or waffle sandwiches with sweet and spicy chicken. Plus, you’ll be in a perfect spot for a morning selfie with Cinderella Castle!
Boulangerie-Patisserie Les Halles
Les Halles may be the one spot on this list that you may not know about. Tucked all the way back into the France pavilion at Epcot, this indoor market functions as a French cafe and pastry shop, and we never miss the chance to stop in.
One of the best things about Les Halles is the sheer variety of pastry and sandwich options that you can get to go with your coffee. From tarts to croissants to macaroons and more, they’re all made in-house.
Because it’s kind of a hidden, this can a nice quiet place to grab your cuppa in the morning (especially if you’re entering the Park from the International Gateway and Skyliner). This cafe also opens much earlier than the rest of World Showcase — 9AM versus 11AM — so you can hurry back here while everyone rope-drops Test Track or Soarin’ Around the World.
What’s your favorite stop for coffee in Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!