Whether you want an unforgettable character meal, a superbly prepared fine dining experience or breakfast on the go, you can find the perfect morning meal in Disney World.
Try something different each day, and plan your breakfast menu around your travel itinerary. If you are heading to one of the water parks, a light breakfast on the go is your best bet. If you are taking advantage of the evening Extra Magic Hours, then head to a character meal or table service location and splurge on a filling breakfast first.
Edited by Dawn Henthorn, Florida Travel Expert since June 2000.
Best Character Meal: Chef Mickey's
While every Disney character meal offers great food in a fun atmosphere, Chef Mickey's is one of the best locations. Featuring Minnie, Donald, Goofy and the main mouse himself, this meal combines classic Disney fun with familiar and tasty food options for everyone in the family.
Chef Mickey's is conveniently located in the Contemporary Resort and is an ideal choice for breakfast if you plan on visiting the Magic Kingdom.
Traveling with a little princess? Visit the Storybook Breakfast in Norway at Epcot for a princess-themed character meal.
Fine Dining: Grand Floridian Cafe
The Grand Floridian Cafe is home to the best Eggs Benedict in Disney World—and a host of other great breakfast options as well. Enjoy the formal Victorian atmosphere of the Grand Floridian Resort and start your day with a flavorful and exotic breakfast.
The Grand Floridian Cafe is often overlooked in favor of some of the hotel's busier restaurants, so you can often snag a last minute reservation at this location.
For Coffee Lovers: Kona Cafe
If you want a great cup of coffee with your breakfast, look no further than the Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Resort. Disney World excels at many things, but coffee is not one of them—so finding an on-site restaurant that offers a great cup of coffee is a must for caffeine-addicted travelers.
The Kona Cafe is also the place to go for one of Disney World's most famous breakfast offerings—Tonga Toast. This sweet, buttery confection, a favorite of many frequent Disney World travelers, features multiple layers of bread stuffed with ripe banana, grilled to perfection and dusted with sugar. You'll likely want to skip lunch if you have Tonga Toast for breakfast!
Tip: Love coffee? Check out our list of the best places to grab a cup of coffee in Disney World.
Quick Service: Riverside Mill at the Port Orleans
Every Disney resort has at least one quick service location that offers a fast and tasty breakfast with standard menu items. What elevates the Riverside Mill at the Port Orleans Resort above the rest is the abundance of fresh food choices and customizable options. The Riverside Mill offers something for every member of the family, from granola and yogurt to Mickey waffles to customized omelets.
On the Go: Sleepy Hollow
Head to the Magic Kingdom for freshly prepared waffles, funnel cake and service with a smile at the conveniently located Sleepy Hollow snack spot. This location serves up Mickey Mouse waffles fresh from the griddle all morning—stop here and grab a waffle to go and you'll be finished eating before you hit Splash Mountain.
While all of the Disney World theme parks have great snack spots, the convenience of Sleepy Hollow can't be beat—and the food is prepared fresh while you wait, so it doesn't languish under a heat lamp.