Editor’s Note: With the opening of Trolley Car Cafe, Fairfax Fare is no longer serving breakfast.
Breakfast time!!! Today we are at Fairfax Fare in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a quick nosh.
One of my favorite things to do when I’m in Disney World is combine exercise with research, so while I was on a morning walk on the BoardWalk during a recent trip, I headed in to the Studios to scrounge up some breakfast.
Since Fairfax Fare is one of the only quick service locations for a hot breakfast in the Studios — and it’s fairly close to the front of the park — it seemed like a good choice! Let’s see how it goes…
Fairfax Fare is located in the Sunset Ranch Market area of Hollywood Studios. This super convenient spot is at a crossroads of sorts between Tower of Terror and Rock n Roller Coaster. It’s the perfect place to await your fastpass time!
The counter service location, like all of the Sunset Ranch Market stops, is a tiny walk up counter, and features a small menu.
Seating for Fairfax Fare is shared with other Sunset Ranch Market locations, and is made up of outdoor pavilions and tables with umbrellas. I prefer the pavilions, since they’re fitted with fans overhead.
Much of the seating is covered, although the early morning sun does tend to spill in anyway. It’s perfectly fine though for a quick stop.
We’ve stopped by Fairfax Fare recently for a review of some seriously good gourmet hot dogs. But this time, we were visiting a bit earlier in the day.
If you’d like to sample their breakfast menu though, you’d better get here early. Like most of the park breakfast spots, they only serve the meal until 10:30am! (Yup; I was rushing to get here on time!)
Among other options, you can choose from fresh Fruit and Cereal. An assortment of Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereals are available in small boxes or those handy bowls. (The chips are for later, I’m guessing. :-))
You can also choose Yogurt. The standard Dannon Light & Fit in a variety of flavors is available in 6-ounce portions.
But the real star of the menu is the Egg and Cheese English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich. You can choose your meat here — either bacon or sausage.
Now, the price may seem a little high when compared to your standard fast food breakfast. But consider this: the sandwich is a double decker version, with the twice the meat and egg of your normal Egg McMuffin. At least it was on MY visit! Personally, I think that makes a difference. A sandwich this substantial will keep you going all morning long!
They also offer a few pastries, including a danish and this enormous Cinnamon Roll, which we sampled.
And you know, it was fine. But you know me — I’m all about the frosting on a cinnamon roll. And this little drizzle on top didn’t really cut it.
Add to it that there really wasn’t much of that ooey gooey cinnamony wonderfulness in the middle of the twists of dough, and you have a somewhat disappointed AJ. That said, the taste was good, and I was surprised by the moistness of the roll.
No way is this standing in for other superior cinnamon rolls, like the maple-flavored one at Gaston’s, or the (may it rest in peace) Main Street Bakery’s version. But it’ll do in a pinch! Plus, it’s definitely big enough to share or save some for later.
When you don’t want procuring the day’s first meal to interfere with getting your Toy Story Mania FastPass, then Fairfax Fare is a great option. While the breakfast menu isn’t extensive, they certainly offer something for just about everyone. Cereal or pastries, fruit or yogurt, even a breakfast sandwich — you’ll find them all here. And these are eats that you can down quickly, or even in many cases consume while en route to your next stop.
So even though you won’t find anything amazing for breakfast at Fairfax Fare, the choices are solid. And really, it’s just nice to know that a hot breakfast is indeed there if you need it. That said, we might still head over to Starring Rolls for a cupcake on those not-so-hot-breakfast days.
Have you grabbed breakfast at Fairfax Fare? Let us know what you thought of their menu in comments!