Rise and Shine, my friends… It’s time for breakfast in Disney Springs!
The Daily Poutine
What? You don’t particularly think of Disney Springs as a breakfast destination? Granted, when I think of dining in Disney Springs, my mind immediately jumps to a lot of great spots to grab some dinner and take in some of the revitalized nighttime atmosphere in the area since its transformation from Downtown Disney. In fact, some spots like Morimoto Asia are even focusing on the night owls with menus dedicated specifically to Late Night Dining.
But with all the new additions over the past year or so, Disney Springs is becoming a place where you really can spend a huge chunk of a day if you enjoy strolling around and shopping or taking in some of the outdoor entertainment. So guess who’s got you covered for some earlier-morning eats?
Not exactly what you were expecting? I mean, what could a kiosk that focuses on the classic Canadian dish of Poutine (French Fries, beef Poutine gravy, and white cheddar cheese curds) possibly have to offer for breakfast? Well, let’s not forget… The Daily Poutine also serves three variations on the traditional version. And to those, we can add one more: the new All-Day Breakfast Poutine!
Yep, it’s served all day. So whether you’re on the hunt for Breakfast or Brinner in Disney Springs, you’re all set at The Daily Poutine. But instead of French Fries, the Breakfast Poutine is served with a base of Fried Potato Puffs (TOTS!!!) topped with Sausage Gravy, Cheddar Cheese Curds, and a Fried Egg. Pretty much the only thing it shares in common with the Classic Poutine is the inclusion of white cheddar cheese curds.
Let’s start with the base — the Potato Puffs are well-seasoned with salt and also have a really nice crunch, especially when you consider all the gravy poured on top. I was happy to see plenty of each ingredient throughout the whole mix… including those cheese curds!
That Sausage Gravy, by the way, is packed with flavor thanks to plenty of black pepper and sausage pieces throughout.
I was pleasantly surprised with how well-prepared my fried egg was, served a little on the runny side and topped with chives. But if you like your egg on the hard side, just say the word to the Cast Members who can cook the eggs a little more to meet preferences.
Oh, and they also mentioned that you can sub out the Potato Puffs for French Fries if you want something closer to the Classic Poutine experience… only with a start-of-the-day twist.
Now, I may be biased because I could eat breakfast foods all day, every day. But this was just seriously awesome. A nice amount of flavorful food, and another fun variation on the original!
So, remember, you can now add The Daily Poutine to the list of places you can find some breakfast in Disney Springs — a list that already includes spots like Earl of Sandwich, Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC (try the Donuts!!), the West Side Starbucks (with a smaller array of items at the Marketplace Starbucks as well), and Wolfgang Puck Express (Marketplace). Note that opening times of these spots can vary, with some opening as early as 9:00 am and others around 10:00 am. (It looks like, in the opening days for this dish, The Daily Poutine has been opening at 9:00 am instead of its typical 10:00 am to see how things go). So there’s no need to go without the Most Important Meal of the Day in Disney Springs… no matter what time you start it 😉 .
Do you have a favorite spot for breakfast in Disney Springs? Please let us know with a comment!