“The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Disney!” Breakfast!

We’re back for more fun with a brand new version of our hit series, “The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Disney”!

Best Thing I Ever Ate in Disney -- Breakfast

With your awesome input, we had tons of fun exploring our favorite Disney food categories a looong time ago. But Disney keeps adding amazing new dishes, treats, and foods! And so, it’s time to revisit these questions and add some of our new, and enduring, favorites to the mix!

Today, we’ll get the day started off right just like we should — with some delicious Breakfast! I’ll let you know a few of my favorites…and then it’s your turn to chime with in YOUR votes for “The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Disney — Breakfast”!

Let’s get to crackin’! (Like…eggs. Crackin’ eggs. Get it? :-) )

Waffle with Whipped Mascarpone at Trattoria al Forno

It’s a breakfast classic coupled with a dessert indulgence… the Waffle with Whipped Mascarpone at Trattoria al Forno on Disney World’s BoardWalk!

Trattoria al Forno Waffles

Trattoria al Forno Waffles

The generous dollop of smooth, rich, whipped mascarpone topping the crisp-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside waffles provides a truly decadent way to start the day. With espresso flavoring the cream and a light dusting of cocoa powder on top, it’s much like eating a tiramisu-topped waffle.

Waffle Topping -- Up Close

Waffle Topping — Up Close

And look… you can see the vanilla bean specks dotted throughout the cream!

Waffle Topping -- Inside

Waffle Topping — Inside

Upon first glance, you may — like I did — think something’s missing, and you may be tempted to request some syrup on the side. Don’t.

Waffle -- Cross Section

Waffle — Cross Section

This one’s terrific just as it is.

Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe

Classics become so for a reason. In Disney food circles, classics = awesomeness (and often over-the-topness) that just about everyone loves.

Case in point: Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe.

Tonga Toast with Bacon

Thick, fluffy bread is stuffed with banana yum, before it’s battered and deep-fried. After a roll in a ton of cinnamon sugar, it’s delivered to our table with a hearty helping of strawberry compote, ready for your enjoyment. This is the stuff that breakfast dreams are made of, and I guarantee you it will keep you going for hours.

It’s handy that we’ve got a recipe for Tonga Toast for those in-between-Disney-trip cravings. And by the way, if you prefer breakfast on the go, you can also get Tonga Toast at Captain Cook’s Snack Company, the Polynesian’s counter service spot (it’s cheaper there!).

Tonga Toast – Inside Close Up

Pecan Caramel Bread Pudding at Boma

Ask Disney fans their favorite places for breakfast, and Boma is likely to be on top of many lists.

The buffet spread at Disney’s Animal Kingdom boasts a beautifully-themed dining area and lots of exotic eats that makes your first meal of the day extra-special.

You won’t often find French toast as part of the spread there, but if you’re looking for a little dessert with your breakfast (and really…who isn’t??), then you will lurve this French Toast Bread Pudding.

Pecan Praline Sauce and French Toast Bread Pudding

And there’s no better way to indulge in this sweet breakfast casserole than with a thick layer of caramel-y-good Pecan Praline Sauce poured over top. This was my major winner from my recent Boma breakfast. Wish I’d eaten this FIRST! Be sure to get a BIG glass of milk to go with this one.

French Toast Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline Sauce

Mickey Waffle at Grand Floridian Cafe

So…yes. You can get Mickey Waffles at lots of places at Disney. And I love them! There’s a reason that this little guy is the face of DFB Social Media :-)

So good, with that crispy, malty goodness. And who can resist smiling back at that goofy expression?

But one of my favorite spots to grab one is Grand Floridian Cafe, where you can choose from two different versions: Multigrain or Malted. Guess which one I choose? Sprinkled with just a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, well..you know it’s just completely delicious.

Mickey Waffle with Bacon!

And Now It’s Your Turn!

I really want to hear from you guys! What’s the Best Thing You Ever Ate in Disney for Breakfast in your book? What morning meal has you dreaming of coming to the breakfast table miles away from the Happiest Place on Earth?

Chime in below in the comments. I can’t wait to hear your Best Things!


  1. Lisa says

    One of our newest favorites for breakfast is The Wave. I LOVE the bacon and cheese grits while DH can’t get enough of the cinnamon bread pudding and sweet potato pancakes. The bread pudding isn’t as jaw dropping as Boma, but it’s pretty darn good.

  2. Megan BL says

    The Boardwalk’s bakery makes the best breakfast sandwiches on fresh croissants with fluffy eggs, gooey cheese, and ham is you choose!!!! D-LISH! I was pregnant with my first child and I ate one everyone morning!

  3. N J says

    I second the breakfast lasagna at CP! I am not at ALL an egg person food wise (although my hubby and oldest daughter are). The puffed french toast was pretty dang good but the lasagna was a “total package” for me!

    We grabbed a breakfast at our resort, Coronado Springs, this past fall and I fell in love with the creme brulee french toast. You know that drool sound that Homer Simpson makes when he thinks of donuts? It’s like that with me and this stuff.

  4. Megan says

    For my husband it’s the breakfast potatoes at Olivia’s! They are pretty tough to beat. I thought this past year at the Food and Wine Festival the Parisian breakfast was amazing!! Especially the ham and cheese baguette and the almond croissant! I love the beignets from Port Orleans! My kids love Mickey waffles! Some many wonderful things to choose from! Oh and the Boardwalk Bakery used to have cinnamon yummies! Omg this was a must do on evey trip! And I was so sad when they got rid of it! It was like a cinnamon roll, coffee cake combo. The bread/roll was a delicious smooth velvety cake like square with cinnamon streusel like topping drizzled with a ribbon of icing! Oh how I miss this yummy goodness!

  5. Sue Graham says

    For a lighter breakfast I love the freshly made raspberry, yogurt and granola parfaits from the BC Marketplace. For the days when you just have no room for a cinnamon roll :-)

  6. Meghann says

    For me it’s definitely just a classic Mickey waffle! But for the boyfriend, he was obsessed with the breakfast lasagna at CP!

  7. Essie says

    For me, it has to be the puffy French Toast at the CP. I love how crunchy and crispy it is; I look forward to it on every trip. If I was going for QS it would have to be the cinnamon roll from the former Main St Bakery (now at Gaston’s Tavern; I hope they’re just as good :( there).

  8. Essie says

    I forgot: I love the look of that Tonga Toast! Now that I know I can QS it at Captain Cook’s, I’m checking that out on my next trip. Thanks for the info!

  9. Michelle B. says

    Hands down it is the sweet potato pancakes with maple butter at the Wave in the Contemporary. Nothing else even comes close.

  10. Molly says

    We had Ohana breakfast last week during our trip, and that pineapple bread is so good, but the Mickey waffles there and at our resort are just to die for… They melt in your mouth and I wish I could have one evey day for breakfast.

  11. saucy says

    The chocolate croissants at tusker house – soft and chewy and chocolatey heaven!! Our favorite trick is to book a late breakfast reservation so we are there when they start to turn over the food for lunch, makes for a delicious “brunch”!!

  12. alexandra says

    Disney food blog always comes through with a new post right before I have a trip planned. Thanks for the tip on the Boma bread pudding. I’ll be sure to try it this weekend!

  13. Rochelle says

    For those of us that can’t metabolize so much sugar in the a.m. the Holly Jolly Bakery has amazing cheese and eggs croissants that are heavenly.

  14. John says

    My son would put the Breakfast Pizza from Chef Mickey’s #1 on this list. For me ? All I need for breakfast on a Disney trip is an English Muffin and cup of black coffee. I’m saving the calories for the later meals !

  15. Robb H says

    I’m going to kick it back waaaaaaayyy old school. It can no longer be enjoyed *sigh* but “Memere’s Famous French Toast” from Bonfamille’s cafe at Port Orleans resort (Now PO French Quarter) was the thing for which “mouthwatering” became an expression!! Props to portorleans.org who have an image of the original menu, this dish is described as “Thick French Baguette slices dipped in a rich custard, deep-fried and tossed in cinnamon sugar with sweet whipped butter and your choice of bacon, sausage, or country ham”. And the true kicker, again, quoted from this menu circa 1995, “prices range from $3.50 – $7.95 for breakfast” … now where did I put that dang time machine!!!???!

  16. Amy R says

    I would have to say strawberry soup from 1900 Park Fare, I had read good reviews about it and it lived u to its expectations it is gorgeous!!!!!

  17. Terese P says

    We MUST have the breakfast pizza from Wolfgang Puck Express at the Marketplace! They stopped drizzling ranch dressing over the top, but if you ask for it, they’ll do it. Trust me…ask for it. :^)

  18. Liana says

    I think this is my favorite post of all time here. I am so hungry for all things Mickey Breakfast right now I’m sweating.

  19. RoxC says

    We have been going to WDW since 1976 so needless to say we’ve had many a breakfast. After taking a poll in my family, we’ve agreed that the best breakfast is the Citrus Pancakes at Disney’s Grand Floridian Cafe – we never miss an opportunity to enjoy them during our visit

  20. Teri Dalco says

    I too am a puffed french toast lover. And Crystal Palace’s is the best. Somewhere I remember a puffed french toast also then covered in crystallized sugar. BUT I also WANT to eat protein to keep going past the sugar rush. I am not an egg lover (but I eat some) and cannot stand the taste of sausage (it is actually the sage in the seasoning that ruins everything) so I would llove to hear about other lower carb/higher protein things out there. The Grand Floridian’s lobster eggs benedict sounds great, and the steak and eggs I had once somewhere (Kona maybe??) were great. Boma had some awesome choices and their oats were fantastic! I dressed them up with fruit and other fun stuff. Keep suggestions coming!

  21. heidi says

    Liana-I know! My mouth is watering. I’ll be there on the 25th and can NOT wait!

    I do want to try the sweet potato pancakes this trip.

    I tried the French Toast at Wolfgang Puck Express last year and really liked it but so far NOTHING is as good as the Macadamia Nut Pancakes at Kona Café (IMHO).

  22. Lisa says

    The Juice at Boma is the best juice ever! I love all the meat choices and the options to have a low sugar low carb breakfast!

  23. Sherry Calcagno says

    The Kona Toast with the strawberry compote from the Kona Cafe is my favorite breakfast in Disney World, but the Kona also has the Fruit Plate. It is a mixture of fresh fruit served in a fresh pineapple which includes warm Banana Nut Bread.
    The Kona coffee is also teriffic.
    I miss waking up in the land of magic.

  24. Bernice says

    Breakfast Lasagna-Crystal Palace MK
    Lobster Eggs Benedict-Grand Floridian Cafe
    The Big Kahuna, French Press coffee, and Lilikoi Juice-Kona
    Plantains, Cornbread w/ corn beef hash, and Jungle Juice-Tusker House AK
    The Cinnamon Roll-Main Street Bakery MK

  25. Trish says

    We are not huge breakfast fans but have found that Olivia’s at least once each trip is soooo worth it. Hands down – Olivia’s Conch Republic Omelet for me. My daughter – their blueberry pancakes. We make reservations each time we go to Disney to make sure we get them at least once. It is worth the bus ride over. Yum.

  26. Julie says

    Corned Beef Hash at Boma or Tusker House- heavenly!!!! Or breakfast potatoes at Olivia’s. I’d go there just for those cheesy, well-seasoned potatoes

  27. Robin Montgomery says

    The best breakfast was at The Wave at the Contemporary. You can either order off a menu or have the buffet. My family and I chose the buffet. This was the first time eating there in November and we will be returning in July. The sweet potato pancakes were fantastic. My kids whom are picky loved them and I am not a huge sweet potato fan either, but these were awesome. I also enjoyed the eggs benedict.

  28. Mary says

    I have a Disneyland one…Mickey Mouse pancakes at the River Belle Terrace. I wish they had that at WDW!

  29. Ivis says

    The Samoan at the Kona Cafe. I don’t care for bananas so the tonga toast doesn’t appeal to me but this pulled pork, poached egg, hollandaise, arugula bomb is amazing!!!!

  30. Rune says

    The key lime eggs benedict at The Wave and also the sticky Mickeys and sweet pitato pancakes.

    The breakfast lasagne at CP!

    Nutella and frsh fruit waffle at Sleepy Hollow… their ice cream sandwiches make a great brekky too, right?

  31. Tracy says

    Going back in time to the Concourse Steakhouse at the Contemporary and the Sticky Mickey…a HUGE Mickey shaped gooey sticky cinnamon bun concoction of deliciousness. I miss it.
    My present day fave? The quiche at the French bakery in EPCOT. :-)

  32. Elaine says

    We always have the waffles with strawberries and whipped cream at Sleepy Hollow at the MK. Yes it’s sweet and it is enough sugar for the whole day but we only do it once while at Disney and enjoy every bite.

  33. Marie says

    Are the flavors of the waffles at Grand Floridian Café new? We had breakfast there on our honeymoon (back in 2010) and I got the Mickey waffle and I didn’t have a choice of flavors at the time. It was still a delicious waffle though!!!

  34. Denise says

    The french toast (on the breakfast buffet) at Storyteller’s Cafe in the Grand Californian. It sits in this amazing syrupy, saucy, deliciousness. I dream about the stuff.

  35. Neil says

    Big Kahuna at Kona Cafe.

    It has something from every part of the food pyramid:

    Grain: French toast
    Vegetable: Home fried potatoes.
    Fruit: Pineapple sauce pancakes
    Oils: Macadamia Nuts
    Milk: Well, you have to wash it down with something
    Meat: Ham
    Meat: Bacon
    Meat: Sausage

    Probably the most balanced meal at Walt Disney World.

  36. alicemouse says

    Strawberry Soup at 1900 Park Fare…great for dunking Mickey waffles or delicious on it’s own. Where can I buy this by the gallon?

  37. John Bjork says

    Crème Brulee French Toast although I do not believe they offer it anymore, but it was mouth watering amazing and it couldn’t be easy to make either

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