Clearly Disney Doesn’t Agree That This is the Most Important Meal of the Day

It takes a lot of fuel to get through a long day at Walt Disney World, and for a lot of people that means starting your day not just with the best cups of coffee at Disney World, it means breakfast.

‘Ohana Mickey Waffle

Breakfast is frequently referred to as the most important meal of the day, and there are still some great Disney breakfast options at the hotels like Grand Floridian Cafe, Everything POP, and Kona Cafe. But, you’ll also notice that many in-park Table Service options are not available for breakfast right now.

See, a lot of breakfast standbys at the parks are still closed, like Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Crystal Palace breakfast service at Magic Kingdom, and Garden Grill breakfast at EPCOT.

Garden Grill Breakfast

You can always pop by a Joffrey’s Coffee Cart for a coffee and a doughnut (and they’re GOOD doughnuts), but if you want something a little more substantial at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom, these are some options that are available!

Magic Kingdom

Friar’s Nook

Though its best known for its tater tot bowls and hot dogs, Friar’s Nook at the Magic Kingdom is open starting at 8AM.

Friar’s Nook breakfast

In the morning, you can get a breakfast sandwich of bacon, egg, and cheddar on a croissant with tater tots, sausage and gravy tots, or cinnamon-sugar doughnuts.

Friar's Nook Restaurant

Rating: 5.00 / 10 Recommended By: 100%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Quick Service

Gaston’s Tavern

Sometimes, you just want a big, fluffy cinnamon roll. And at Magic Kingdom, your spot for that is Gaston’s Tavern.

Cinnamon Roll from Gaston’s Tavern

Start your day this sweet, carby way with a cinnamon roll and a big cup of Joffrey’s coffee at Gaston’s Tavern, which opens at 7:30AM or with the park.

Gaston's Tavern Restaurant

Rating: 8.36 / 10 Recommended By: 94%
Menus: All Day
Services: Quick Service

The Lunching Pad

A Cheshire Cat Tail is the BEST way to breakfast at Magic Kingdom, but Cheshire Cat Cafe isn’t always open, so The Lunching Pad is your spot for Cheshire Cat Tails and Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwiches,

Cheshire Cat Tail is one of our favorite Magic Kingdom snacks!

The Lunching Pad serves breakfast from 9AM to 10:30AM during peak times at Magic Kingdom, so catch that tail while you can!

Lunching Pad Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: Snacks, Breakfast
Services: Quick Service , Take Out or Walk-up Window

Main Street Bakery

Main Street Bakery, a.k.a. Starbucks at Magic Kingdom, is, well, a Starbucks! So you’ll be able to get all your Frappuccinos, macchiatos, cold brews, teas, and the like there. In the mornings, Main Street Bakery also has a variety of pastries and breakfast sandwiches ready to go for easy fuel-your-day options!

Nothing like a coffee to make the day better!

Just make sure you’re ready to brave the lines, because they can be LENGTHY in the mornings!

Main Street Bakery - Starbucks Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: All Day
Services: Take Out or Walk-up Window

Sleepy Hollow

The Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich is one of our all-time favorite snacks at the Magic Kingdom, and you can find it during breakfast time at Sleepy Hollow!

Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich

This Liberty Square spot also has classic Mickey Waffles, which can also be topped with Strawberries and Powdered Sugar! Sweet breakfast fans, unite!

Sleepy Hollow Restaurant

Rating: 8.67 / 10 Recommended By: 94%
Menus: All Day
Services: Quick Service


Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

EPCOT doesn’t open until 11AM most days, but that’s still before noon. If you want breakfast type foods on your EPCOT day, your best bet is going to be one of our go-to quick service spots: Les Halles in the France Pavillion!

Les Halles sandwiches are a delight

We love basically everything here, but if you’re feeling breakfast-y, Quiche Lorraine, Croissant Salé (that’s a bacon, egg, and cheese croissant) or any number or croissants or other sweet pastries! The world is your French oyster here!

Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles Restaurant

Rating: 8.35 / 10 Recommended By: 93%
Menus: All Day
Services: Quick Service

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

If breakfast pastries are your thing, stop by Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe first thing.

School Bread

You can certainly sip on a Viking Coffee to start your day off right, and after that, pair it with some School Bread, a Troll Horn, or an Eplekake. How is any of that different from a doughnut, anyway?

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe Restaurant

Rating: 8.73 / 10 Recommended By: 97%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner
Services: Quick Service

Traveler’s Café

Traveler’s Café is the Starbucks at EPCOT, and like the Starbucks at Magic Kingdom, it features all your favorite coffee beverages and the breakfast sandwiches you know and love.

Traveler’s Cafe

If you’re looking for a quicker breakfast, you can always nab a Starbucks pastry too. Even when you’re a world traveler, sometimes you want something familiar!

Traveler's Cafe - Starbucks Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: All Day
Services: Kiosk

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood & Vine

Table service options at the theme parks for breakfast, well, they don’t exist. But you CAN get breakfast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood & Vine!

Hollywood & Vine breakfast!

The breakfast JUST opened back up at Hollywood & Vine on March 22nd, and it’s a character breakfast featuring fan-favorite Disney Junior Characters!

Hey there, Doc! Good to see you!

Breakfast is served from 8:30AM to 10:30AM, and a la carte entrees include Hazelnut Spread-stuffed French Toast, House-made Pancake Stack, and a Plant-based Egg Frittata (among others)! Just make sure you make your reservations in advance if this is an experience you want to have!

Hollywood and Vine Restaurant

Rating: 7.32 / 10 Recommended By: 74%
Menus: Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Ronto Roasters

The Ronto Wrap is one of the MOST iconic snacks at Disney World, and it has many, many forms.

Breakfast Ronto Wrap!

But we’re especially fond of the Ronto Morning Wrap, which has eggs, grilled sausage, cheddar cheese and a peppercorn sauce in pita! It’s like a breakfast sandwich but out-of-this-world good! If you want something sweet, you can also get the Rising Moons Overnight Oats. Both of these items are available from park opening until 11AM.

Ronto Roasters Restaurant

Rating: 8.53 / 10 Recommended By: 89%
Menus: All Day

Trolley Car Café

Trolley Car Café is the Starbucks spot at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and it’s one of our favorite spots to grab a coffee at Disney World.

Trolley Car Cafe

You’ll find your standard Starbucks fare here, including espresso drinks, breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and other pastries.

The Trolley Car Cafe - Starbucks Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: All Day
Services: Quick Service

Woody’s Lunch Box

Woody’s Lunch Box is one of our FAVORITE spots for a quick breakfast at Disney World thanks to its Breakfast Bowl featuring Potato Barrels, Smoked Brisket Country Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, and Green Onions!

Woody’s Lunch Box

There’s also a child-sized version of the bowl, which comes with Mandarin Oranges and MORE Potato Barrels!

Woody's Lunch Box Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Quick Service

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Isle of Java

Isle of Java is one of those spots that’s ONLY open for breakfast and lunch, with hours posted as closing at 2PM.

Isle of Java

Here, you’ll find Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits as well as Danishes, muffins, and the Animal King’s seriously underratedTiger Tails!

Isle of Java Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: All Day
Services: Kiosk

Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts isn’t just one of the best places for snacks at Disney World right now, it’s also Animal Kingdom’s Starbucks location.

Creature Comforts pastries

You’ll find plenty of pastries here for breakfast as well as tons of caffeinated beverage options, which are HUGE when Animal Kingdom opens at 8AM!

Creature Comforts - Starbucks Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: All Day
Services: Quick Service

Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes

Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes, the Quick Service Yak and Yeti spot, has plenty of breakfast options, including two breakfast bowls, an Egg White English Muffin, and a Sausage and Egg English Muffin.

Yak and Yeti breakfast sausage bowl

If you’re looking for lighter breakfast options, they have you covered with Yogurt Parfaits and Fruit Salads. Kiddo options include a Pancake and Sausage Stick or French Toast! Truly, there’s something for everyone here.

Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafes Restaurant

Rating: 7.62 / 10 Recommended By: 87%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Quick Service

Overall, Disney World theme parks are currently lacking in Table Service breakfast options, with the only sit-down breakfast option being Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may also spot rogue breakfast options and sandwiches around the parks! And when we spot new breakfast foods (or when those deeply missed table service spots open back up), we’ll let you know!

The Best Places for a Fast Breakfast at Walt Disney World

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