As you know, I think that anything cinnamon roll related in Disney parks and resorts is a breakfast of champions. So when I was headed to the Magic Kingdom to meet a friend at the Main Street Bakery for breakfast recently, I decided I’d get a cinnamon roll.
When I arrived a bit early, I took my time scoping out the goodies available, which included these beauties:
…and realized that I haven’t really done a review of the Bakery, per say. It was part of the bakery throw down (speaking of, head over to that post to see lots of pics of atmosphere at the Bakery), of course, but as for really digging into the food options there, it’s been a while! So I took advantage of the situation.
I suppose it should have been a warning when the cast member at the check-out counter started pulling out the take-out containers, but when I got over to my table, I had this:
I got some pretty weird looks from folks, but I’m pretty used to that by now. And don’t worry, I took the food I didn’t eat back to the hotel room. And I subsequently found out that a cinnamon roll from the Bakery tastes surprisingly good even when stale. We kept nibbling at it for several days (don’t judge).
Yep — cinnamon roll with extra icing, apple turnover, ham and cheese croissant, and yogurt and granola. I felt it gives a pretty good overview of what’s available without my actually buying out the whole store. (Now, I have heard about some great bread pudding over at the Bakery, which I’ll have to check out, so stay tuned for another review sometime soon, I hope!)
The Main Street Bakery cinnamon rolls are massive and gorgeous. I, of course, always ask for extra icing/frosting, and I’ve never been denied! On this day, the cast member was particularly generous (yes, that’s a pool of icing at the bottom)!
These are sticky, cinnamon-y, warm, heavenly goodness on a plate. There’s no better way to start your day in the Magic Kingdom as far as I’m concerned. Of course, plan for the sugar crash-induced nap mid-day!
Ham, Egg, and Cheese Croissant
An airy, buttery croissant enveloping, fluffy eggs, savory ham, and melty cheese…it’s a beautiful thing. Seriously, though, even without the “ad-speak,” this breakfast sandwich is awesome. While large, it doesn’t at all taste too heavy. And there’s enough protein to keep you going through all three Mountains!
At $5.99, it’s not cheap, but it is big enough to split between two members of the family. And the aforementioned protein can definitely be a boost.
The first thing you notice about the turnover is the sparkly little sugar crystals on top. Then you notice the yummy icing, flaky pastry, and sweet apples inside. Gorgeous.
While this, sadly, isn’t served warm, it is still quite good. The pastry is fantastic. But, as you know, I’m not a huge fan of those canned-pie-filling apples in their gooey, gel-like sauce. While I’ll eat ‘em, they’re not my favorite. An apple turnover with homemade filling would pretty much be a huge winner here. And while this one serves its purpose, I’d pick the cinnamon roll or the croissant sandwich over it.
Yogurt and Granola
One of my very favorite breakfasts in the world is yogurt and granola. I practically lived on this stuff when I was in college, so I have very fond memories and tend to always get some yogurt and granola at Disney breakfast buffets.
What I wish they wouldn’t do, though, is put that granola on the top hours before I buy it. Don’t they know by now that the yogurt moisture gets soaked up by the granola so you end up with some very soggy — and not crunchy — granola?! It’s not bad, but it’s not great either.
That said, I’m still glad they offer it. My college granola was usually pretty soggy, too.
Boardwalk Bakery breakfasts are a great way to start the day in Disney World, but be aware that everyone else has the same idea! The place is packed as the morning crowds keep pouring into the Magic Kingdom.
My advice? Head there right after the gates open when everyone else is scrambling for fastpasses and Fantasyland queues, or wait it out until around 10:30 or 11am, when folks are starting to think about lunch instead of breakfast.
Do you have a favorite from the Main Street Bakery? Let us know in the comments section below!