The Plaza Restaurant in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a longtime favorite.
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!
Breakfast looks awesome…
The Plaza Restaurant has always been one of our favorites. The Staff is friendly, the food selections are varied and tasty; and the atmosphere is awesome. Sounds like a wonderful review of The Plaza Restaurant breakfast ~ all the food pictures look amazing. Hope they decide to keep this serving so that we can also enjoy the selections. Very much appreciate your time and effort in sharing your thoughts and comments. Thanks much…
What time do they let people into the park? I got 8 am reservations as I hoped to get a few empty main street shots at around 7:45 when they let us in for the reservations. But I have seen they are letting EVERYONE in at 7:40. So you get no early access??
We went today at 10:15. The food was mostly great but the service was a mess. They don’t have enough waffle makers so it was 20 minutes between our first plate and last plate of food for our party of 6 to be delivered to the table. The ham eggs Benedict was great. Do NOT get the biscuits and gravy. My husband had to send it back cause he couldn’t eat more than 2 bites then spent the next hour in the rest room. You would think this was a brand new restaurant and not one that does very well with two other meals a day. Very disappointing. I will be back for lunch or dinner but not breakfast for a while.
I’ve always felt that the Plaza Restaurant is a hidden gem in Disneyworld. I’ve been eating there for years. It’s affordable (as Disney parks go), it’s always had great food and it’s never been all that hard to get a table.
Elysabeth Stack says
How long did it take from sit down to out the door? We have reservations at 8am in a few weeks and just trying to time it out with trying to get photos in front of castle. Thanks!
DFB Sarah says
Ben, that’s pretty much correct. Now that the opening show is on the Castle stage, an empty Main Street is hard to come by. But you’ll certainly miss the bulk of the entering crowds, and it can’t hurt to check into the reservations line as early as you can on the chance that you’ll be allowed in even earlier! Either way, enjoy!
I have a reservation for the Plaza early breakfast this Saturday. I’m not staying at a resort and was told by Disney customer service to catch an Uber to a resort to then catch the early morning shuttle bus to the Magic Kingdom. Does anyone know if this is the best way to get there early without parking onsite? Is there a specific resort we should Uber to in order to minimize our wait time for a shuttle?
DFB Sarah says
Tracy, if you don’t want to worry about a bus/shuttle, you could take the ride share to the Contemporary, then walk from the Contemporary to Magic Kingdom (there’s a path connecting the two!). Uber drivers are also able to drop guests off at the Transportation and Ticket Center, and from there you could take the Monorail or Ferry to Magic Kingdom. The Monorail and Ferry typically run 30 minutes before park opening. Hope this helps!
Do the Main Street citizens visit during breakfast? Trying to decide between late breakfast here or early lunch at skillet canteen. Thanks