The Plaza Restaurant in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a longtime favorite.
The Plaza Restaurant
Tucked at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., this small location (as compared to your usual table service restaurant) is completely packed with old-fashioned charm echoing Main Street’s turn-of-the-century feel.
The Plaza Restaurant is typically a spot for lunch and dinner, but this morning a new meal made its debut: breakfast! You can currently make an Advance Dining Reservation for breakfast from 7:45 – 10:30 AM. And, as of press time, The Plaza will be serving breakfast through March 2, 2019. (It is unknown at this time whether the meal will be extended beyond that date.)
So let’s start our Magic Kingdom day with breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant!
We can’t help but say that The Plaza Restaurant — filled with sunlight pouring in from the windows — is a perfectly charming space to begin the day!
You may be seated in the main dining area.
The other seating option is the solarium dining room, where we were seated this morning.
Decorative elements also help you feel like you’ve made the trip back in time as a citizen of Main Street, U.S.A.
But let’s get to what we came here for… because it’s time to dig in to BREAKFAST!
Breakfast at the Plaza features traditional breakfast classics alongside some specialty dishes. The All-American Classic Breakfast Platter and Steak and Eggs meet items like Mickey Waffles and Lobster-Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict among the choices. (Just click the image to enlarge.)
A la carte sides are available as well, including Biscuits and Gravy.
The kiddos can also choose a Kids portion of Mickey Waffles or a Breakfast Platter, or just some simple cereal for smaller appetites. You’ll notice the Kids Meals are served with drinks.
Care to start your Magic Kingdom day with a Specialty Cocktail, like the Plaza’s Mimosa or a Peach Bellini? Because you can do that.
Non-alcoholic selections include Smoothies. Choose from Berry Blast and Raspberry-Vanilla-Peach. (By the way, we did ask, but at this time the Plaza’s famous Milkshakes are not available during breakfast.)
But, of course, you can always begin with a simple cup o’ joe.
I mean, how could we resist Plaza’s Mimosa, especially when it’s made with POG Juice — that special Disney blend of passion, orange, and guava juices lending its tropical flavors?
For our first breakfast at The Plaza, we went with something sweet and something savory: Mickey Waffles and the Country Ham Eggs Benedict.
Now, we all know Mickey Waffles are great as is… they’re just a special morning treat whether you are at The Plaza or your Resort Counter Service location… ‘cuz MICKEY. At The Plaza, the waffles are sprinkled with powdered sugar and served atop a banana pastry cream.
Included sides are sausage, bacon, and a small bowl of fruit.
This particular batch of Mickey Waffles was nicely golden brown with a slight crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. Delicious, as always.
As you can see, they are served with syrup, if that’s your preference. But we really enjoyed the twist on the classic that came from the addition of the banana pastry cream. It was so yummy with the waffles, in fact, that it proved to be a highlight of the meal.
And that small side of fruit — just simple grapes and berries — helped the full entree to be a nice amount of food, overall.
The Country Ham Eggs Benedict takes two poached eggs, smoked Alpine ham, and creamy Hollandaise Sauce sprinkled with fresh herbs and places it all on top of buttermilk biscuits.
These are served with Breakfast Potatoes, which are given a bit of kick from onions, diced peppers, and herbs.
Truly, this is another winner, thanks to some great tang from the Hollandaise.
And though you can’t really see it due to the generous toppings, the buttermilk biscuits underneath were nice and fluffy! A fun change from the typical English muffin.
And with that… it’s time to start the rest of the day in the Magic Kingdom… where, by the way, the Christmas Tree is now on full display!
Nosh or Not?
You may want to try breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant if:
- You’d like to start your Magic Kingdom day in an absolutely classic setting.
- You are all about tasty variations on Eggs Benedict!
- You enjoy the idea of sipping on a POG Mimosa in view of Cinderella Castle.
You may want to skip breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant if:
- You are on the Disney Dining Plan and know that you can better maximize your table service credit at lunch or dinner versus the out-of-pocket prices.
- You prefer to head straight for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, or Big Thunder Mountain after rope drop!
Well, as we suspected when it was announced (and as did many other people, the way the Advance Dining Reservations have been filling up), breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant is a very pleasant start to the day. The morning view from Main Street, U.S.A. just steps away from Cinderella Castle offers a quintessential beginning to a day in Magic Kingdom. And the fact that you can enjoy some classic breakfast dishes with just enough of a twist to make them special — AND tasty! — makes it an even better option. Cheers to breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant!
The Plaza Restaurant is located on Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom. Take a complete Food Tour of the area in our DFB YouTube Video!
Would you like to try breakfast at The Plaza? Please let us know with a comment!