Disney World is famous for many things, but even the most die-hard Disney fan will tell you that for many years coffee wasn't one of them. Many of the restaurants in Disney World used to serve the same bland brew — making it a tough place to visit if you need a daily caffeine fix.
That has all changed since Starbucks arrived at Disney World. You can now get your favorite Starbucks fix, whether it be a latte, espresso or refresher in multiple locations throughout Disney World, including:
- Creature Comfort's in Discovery Island at Disney's Animal Kingdom
- Fountain View in Future World at Epcot
- Mainstreet Bakery on Main Street U.S.A. in Disney's Magic Kingdom
- The Trolley Car Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard in Disney's Hollywood Studios
- and, at select Disney resort and Disney Springs locations.
Thankfully, there are a few other spots in the Disney resorts and theme parks that serve great coffee that is flavorful and fresh — everything you need to start your day off right.
The Trolley Car Cafe (Disney's Hollywood Studios)
Step into The Trolley Car Cafe and you'll feel like you are in a cafe in your own neighborhood (or a cafe you wish was in your neighborhood). This lovely spot is often overlooked as people rush by to get to more popular parts of the park, but you'll find some great treats — and some of the best coffee in Disney World inside.
Starbucks espresso, cappuccino, lattes, take your pick, and the in-shop barista will whip it up for you on the spot. While you wait, grab a Mickey Mouse sugar cookie (his ears are dipped in chocolate) or some of the best pastries you'll find on property.
Kona Cafe (Polynesian Resort)
One of the best kept secrets in Disney World, the Kona Cafe is located in the Polynesian Resort. It is often overshadowed by the nearby O'Hana restaurant, but it is worth visiting if you are a coffee fan.
In addition to a great selection of mild Kona coffee beverages, the Kona Cafe is home to the famous "Tonga Toast," a stuffed French toast that will keep you coming back to the Polynesian again and again.
You don't need to be a guest at the Polynesian to dine at the Kona Cafe — just take the monorail from the Magic Kingdom and stop in for one of the best breakfasts you'll find in Disney World.
Sleepy Hollow (Magic Kingdom)
When most visitors think of coffee in the Magic Kingdom, they head right for the Main Street bakery. This location will be packed with customers from park opening until mid-morning. You'll find the same coffee at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square. Speed right down Main Street, and loop around the castle to the left.
While Sleepy Hollow serves the same basic Disney coffee as any other location in the Magic Kingdom, it has a much better location, waffles and funnel cake prepared to order and much shorter lines.
You will also be centrally located to some of the Magic Kingdom's best attractions. Continue into Liberty Square to head for Splash Mountain, or head towards Cinderella Castle for Fantasyland and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
Your Disney Resort
Pack along a bag of your favorite coffee and you'll never be without. Use the in-room coffee maker to prepare as much coffee as you need before you head out to the parks. When you check in, visit the resort's main general store to pick up some cream for your coffee; store this in the in-room refrigerator.
Your coffee maker will be supplied with mugs, an absolutely frightful coffee blend and little bags with coffee stirrers, powdered creamer and sweeteners. Grab the sugar or sugar substitutes from these complimentary packets, but skip the powdered creamer for best results.
Check out our list of the 10 best Disney World beverages for some great alternatives!