Over the last few years, the most popular meal across the country he become brunch where diners can relax and leisurely enjoy classic combinations on weekends. Foodies who travel to Walt Disney World are sure to love indulging in the hundreds of dining locations found throughout the property and many restaurants are also now serving up some delicious brunch options! From down home Southern classics to upscale cuisine inspired by the flavors of the West Coast and American favorites, there are plenty of brunch options to choose from. Here are the top eight places to enjoy a relaxing brunch while enjoying a Walt Disney World vacation!
1. California Grill
One of the most popular restaurants on property is situated at the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and typically is only open for dinner. The California Grill opens its doors early every Sunday to host an unforgettable brunch that features the flavors of the Pacific Coast combined with sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom. Guests can sip complimentary mimosas while listening to live jazz and taking in the views upon arrival. Once seated, guests can start their culinary journey with small bites for the table including the Assortment de Patisserie and Custom Roast California Grill Blend French Press Coffee. Guests can then venture to the self-serve area where delicious options including fresh cheeses, House-Made Charcuterie, Hardwood-Smoked Salmon, Soba Noodle Salad, Shrimp Tempura, and more are available. In addition, guests are then served an entrée selection from options including Buttermilk Pancakes, Crispy-Fried Chicken Thigh, Grilled Hangar Steak, Eggs Benedict, and more.
2. Cape May Café
Disney’s Beach Club Resort is home to a wonderful buffet style location that serves up fresh breakfast options perfectly paired with favorite characters. Cape May Café features Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast where guests can score a later seating and enjoy a wonderful brunch with Minnie and friends who are dressed in their beach attire. In addition to a wide array of coffee, juices, and morning cocktails, guests can enjoy the extensive buffet that features options such as Mickey Waffles, cereals, breads, fresh fruit, yogurts, a selection of cheeses, fresh-baked pastries, sliced meats, and more.
3. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante
Disney Springs is home a wonderful eatery that serves up brunch inspired by the classic flavors of Italy. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante is themed to feel like an airline terminal from the 1930s and features charming details and vintage accents. Brunch at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante is a decadent full meal that begins with Antipasti & Zuppa including options such as Arancini, Calamari, and Proscuitto di Parma. Guests can then dine on light salads such as the Chopped, Cesare, Burrata Caprese, and others. The main courses are the highlight of brunch at the restaurant and some options include Spaghetti and Meatballs, Swordfish, Chicken Parmigiana, Salmone, and Three Cheese Ravioli.
4. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
Another popular location in Disney Springs is known for its live entertainment and delicious food. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is open for brunch on the weekends only and serves up delicious starters such as the Rack of Heaven, Suave Smoothie, Soul Soup, Dalkey Duo, Scallop Forest, and Crock O’ Pate. After the starters, guests can dig into the main courses including delicious brunch options such as Eggs Benedict, Pancakes Diaspora, Pork Hash Tagged, Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes, Burger ‘R’ Way, Sod the Stew, Bangers & Booz, and Kevin’s Heavenly Ham. Amazing food combined with liv entertainment makes Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant the ideal brunch location.
5. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Also open on weekends for brunch in Disney Springs is a popular dining location that serves up classic Southern options with plenty of heart. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is extremely popular with guests who love the comfort food and fried chicken on the regular menu. The brunch menu also features some amazing and indulgent options such as Biscuits, Church Lady Deviled Eggs, French Toast, Short Rib Hash, Hush Puppy Benedict, Shrimp & Grits, and Fried Chicken & Doughnuts. Paired with delicious cocktails and hearty sides such as Potato Gratin Mash and Pecan-Smoked Bacon, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is a fantastic option for brunch in Disney Springs.
6. Chef Mickey’s
In addition to the California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to another dining location that is open daily for brunch. Chef Mickey’s is located in the main concourse of the Disney Resort just underneath the beams of the monorails. This classic location is open daily for breakfast, brunch, and dinner and allows guests to dine on American classics while meeting Mickey and friends. Some brunch buffet options include Smoked Salmon, Breakfast Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Pot Roast, Chili-Cornbread Casserole, Mickey Waffles, and more. Brunch at Chef Mickey’s also ends on a sweet note with options such as Mickey Mousse Domes, brownies, cookies, and more.
7. House of Blues Restaurant
Every Sunday, one location in Disney Springs serves up a special brunch that requires an admission ticket to get in. The House of Blues Restaurant hosts the Sunday Gospel Brunch where guests can listen to local gospel groups while enjoying all they can eat options from the brunch buffet. Diners are sure to love buffet options such as croissants, pasta salads, fresh fruit, shrimp, mac n cheese, fried catfish, smoked BBQ chicken, and more. This combination of American and Southern classics is perfectly paired with wonderful gospel music each Sunday.
8. Trail’s End Restaurant
A great brunch option that is considered by many to be off the beaten path can be enjoyed in a rustic setting with wonderful food. Trail’s End Restaurant is located at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and features a hearty buffet with American classics served up in a welcoming hall with wooden accents. Guests are sure to love the all you can eat buffet with choices such as Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Pizza, Chili, Mickey Waffles, Cheese Grits, Fresh Fruit, Oatmeal, French Toast-Custard Pudding, and Specialty Country Pork Dish.