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The Most Underrated Breakfast Spot In Walt Disney World

When it comes to great breakfast spots around the Walt Disney World Resort, you are never short for choice. In fact, you could say that you are spoiled for choice when it comes to Disney dining.

Character Dining

Breakfast with Disney characters is always an awesome day to start a Disney day. Dining with Disney princesses in the storybook setting of Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in EPCOT provides the ideal fuel you need to make your way around World Showcase. Alternatively, score a reservation at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and dine with the cutest Wilderness Explorers you’ll find as Mickey Mouse, and friends don their safari gear.

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If you’re staying in a Disney Resort, you even have the opportunity to experience character dining without leaving your hotel. Chef Mickey’s in Disney’s Contemporary Resort has always been a Disney Guest favorite, serving up a buffet breakfast with a view of the Monorail. More recently, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera has opened, providing Guests with a bird’s eye view of Barefoot Bay and EPCOT, whilst enjoying breakfast with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy in their creative attire.

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Quick-Service Stops

We love that breakfast doesn’t always have to be the same when dining at Walt Disney World. Quick-service locations offer Disney food that will fit every breakfast category: sweet, savory, or healthy meals that will fill you up for hours. The spots that we always like to grab breakfast from include:

  • The Mara – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Grab a helping of Mickey-shaped Waffles, served with mixed berries and whipped cream. Not to forget, a side of Zebra Domes – they can be enjoyed at any time of day!
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  • Capt. Cook’s – Disney’s Polynesian Village. The Kona Cafe-famous Tonga Toast is served up here to enjoy even when you’re a little short on time.
  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory – Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. Keep it simple with an egg and cheese bagel sandwich. We love to enjoy breakfast outside, admiring the romantic streets of this Disney Resort, inspired by New Orleans.

Something on the Go

Disney snacks can make for a perfect breakfast to enjoy on the way to your first ride of the day. Eating them for breakfast also means you don’t have to miss out on the incredible snacks on offer because you’ve eaten too much already!

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Fine Dining for Breakfast

Cinderella Castle is not only the centerpiece of Magic Kingdom but is often the icon that comes to mind when Guests think of Walt Disney World. You don’t just have to admire the outside of Cinderella Castle; it seconds as an idyllic place to enjoy breakfast. It’s not just any breakfast that is served up at Cinderella’s Royal Table; you’re in for a fine dining experience overlooking Fantasyland. 

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The Underrated Spot you need to enjoy Breakfast in

Amongst the wide variety of places to enjoy breakfast around the Walt Disney World Resort, there’s one place that, we believe, is completely underrated. A spot that you don’t really need a reservation for yet offers a relaxing dining experience with stunning views and a delectable menu.

Located on the ground floor of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, overlooking the Courtyard Pool and rose gardens, is Grand Floridian Cafe. We’d say this is a hidden gem in terms of a Walt Disney World restaurant. Serving up breakfast from 7:30 a.m. through 11:00 a.m., this is an elegant yet unpretentious dining place. Dishes are reasonably priced, and the Grand Floridian Cafe menu offers a mix of breakfast and lunch favorites, known as ‘Blunch’ in the Grand Floridian.

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Our Recommendations

Our choice of beverage for breakfast at the Grand Floridian Cafe is always a pot of English Breakfast Tea. We love to start the morning in a typically British fashion while dining in the Disney Resort that showcases Victorian elegance. Ask for milk with your tea to drink it just like the British do. If you prefer another blend of tea, there are plenty to choose from; just ask your server for your favorite flavor. And, of course, there’s always coffee on offer if you’re in need of the caffeine-hit in the morning.

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We also love to enjoy a Tropical Splash when the tea has run out. This non-alcoholic specialty is a blend of strawberries and orange juice. It’s a refreshing way to finish off breakfast.

When it comes to choice of food, there are two dishes that we recommend feasting upon.

The Traditional Eggs Benedict is delightful if you’re more of a savory person. Served as you would expect, two poached eggs and Canadian bacon sit upon a toasted English muffin. This dish is finished with Hollandaise sauce and served with a tomato salad on the side. If you’re vegetarian, you can still enjoy this dish; just ask for it to be served without bacon.

If you have a sweet tooth, then you have to order the Brioche French Toast. Madagascar vanilla bean-scented brioche French toast is served with your choice of bacon or sausage. Alternatively, ask for a side of fresh fruit instead. This makes for a perfect accompaniment to this sweet and tasty dish. If a Mickey Waffle is more your thing, you’re in luck! This Guest favorite features on the Grand Floridian Cafe menu for everyone to enjoy!

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Make sure to enjoy the surroundings of this elegant yet relaxed dining location. We love to have a Grand Floridian Cafe breakfast ahead of a Disney Cruise or when taking a slower morning away from the Disney theme parks. Finish up your Walt Disney World dining experience with a wander around the stunning grounds and lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. If you’re feeling a little full after breakfast, pause in the lobby and take in the incredible details that surround you.

About Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!