Bacon, and eggs, and Mickey waffles, OH MY!
Does anyone else find themselves craving breakfast food constantly? Just us?? Well, we’re so dedicated to “the most important meal of the day” that we decided to do some digging to see if there’s a place in Disney World that serves breakfast all day! So put on your stretchy pants and let’s go on a (scrambled) egg hunt!
Let’s start by getting the obvious out of the way — Disney World doesn’t have any breakfast-themed restaurants à la IHOP or Waffle House. The restaurants that DO offer breakfast menus will begin to change over to lunch around 10:30-11:00AM. And that goes for both quick service and table service locations!
So, as far as an all-encompassing, all-day breakfast eatery, sadly, that option is OUT. But let’s see what we can dig up instead. Now, let the sleuthing begin!
Weekend Brunch Options at Disney World
Brunch is becoming an increasingly popular trend, as is evident by countless Instagram photos of omelets and mimosas probably all over your feed! 😉 And some locations at Disney World have gotten in on the action as well! In our searching, we found several restaurants with brunch offerings that will at least get you breakfast a little further into the afternoon — spoiler alert, most of them are at Disney Springs!
Now, we admit that the brunch menus we found definitely come with some limitations. First, each of these places only serves brunch on the weekends — with some offering it on both Saturday and Sunday, and others sticking just to Sunday. Also, the brunch menus aren’t served all day — but they are available past the typical 10:30-11:00AM breakfast cut off, so we’re getting closer!
So, where can you get your brunch fix? At Disney Springs, STK Orlando, Homecomin’: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine, House of Blues, and Raglan Road Irish Pub serve brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. You’ll also find Sunday brunch at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante.
Outside of the Springs, you can grab Sunday brunch at California Grill, located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Fair warning, this is a hard (and pricey — brunch is $95 per adult!) reservation to snag, so you’ll definitely want to try for an Advance Dining Reservation when the window opens 180 days ahead of time (but butter-poached Lobster Benedict and all you can eat sushi for breakfast? Worth it!).
So, we haven’t found all-day breakfast yet, but at least we’re getting closer!
This Restaurant Has Unofficial “Brunch” Options Every Day of the Week
Looking for some brunch on a weekday? Well, even though they don’t offer a “brunch” menu, Grand Floridian Cafe has an identical menu for both breakfast and lunch, so we’re considering them an unofficial brunch location!
Their lunch menu includes some more “basic” items like Avocado Toast, Banana Foster-Style Steel-Cut Oatmeal, and Fruit and Yogurt.
But here’s where we really start to get excited about the “breakfast-y” options — they offer Eggs Benedict during lunch! They serve three different styles — Traditional Eggs Benedict, Lobster Benedict, and Spicy Chorizo Benedict. Can’t decide on just one?? Us either! Which is why we love the Benedict Flight, which includes a tasting of all three options!
The lunch menu also includes an entrée called The Grand Breakfast, with bacon, eggs, sausage, and cheesy hash brown casserole. Plus, you’ll find pancakes, french toast, and waffles. Including one of our all-time favorites — the Buttermilk-Fried Chicken and Waffle! This incredible meal includes Hand-Breaded Chicken Breast and an Applewood-Smoked Bacon Malted Waffle topped with Sriracha-Honey Drizzle. So, it’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty, with a little kick of spicy to really bring it home!
The menu does switch over for dinner, so we can’t get these yummy breakfast options alllll day. But at least we can get them through lunchtime any day of the week!
Disney World Restaurants with Breakfast Items All Day
Okay, so we established that there are no strictly breakfast-focused restaurants in Disney World. BUT, there are some places with “breakfasty” items that are offered all day — you just won’t have a full breakfast menu to choose from! The spot with the most choices is Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in Magic Kingdom!
For those of you who haven’t enjoyed a delicious treat at Sleepy Hollow, this quick-service spot in Liberty Square is known for their waffles! You’ll find a handful of breakfast options here all day, including the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich, the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich (that sounds like breakfast to us!), and, of course, the iconic Mickey Waffle!
While we’re on the subject of sweet options, there are a number of places in the parks you can find pastries and baked goods all day! In Disney’s Hollywood Studios, stop by The Trolley Car Cafe for a selection of bakery treats (and Starbucks coffee!). We also love the bakery case at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot.
Pastries and baked goodies are pretty easy to come by, so there’s a silver lining in our breakfast food search — at least when it comes to sweet options!
Epcot also has a few savory breakfast items offered in the World Showcase all day. You can snag a Ham and Cheese Croissant or a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Croissant at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in the France Pavilion. Or, stop by Kringla Bakeri og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion for a Salmon and Egg Bagel!
If you’re looking for a savory breakfast option after those AM hours have passed, Epcot is your best bet as far as the parks go!
Late Night Breakfast
We also found a few places that serve breakfast options on their late-night menus — in case your need for bacon is keeping you awake! Over in Disney Springs, you can still snag the Clothesline Bacon appetizer at The Edison! This is one of the few items offered on their late-night menu, so you can indulge in this salty treat up until midnight from Monday-Thursday!
There are three quick-service spots at the resorts that are open 24-hours a day — Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Picabu Buffeteria at the Dolphin Resort, and Captain Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
They don’t have any made-to-order breakfast options on the late-night menus, but they both offer assorted baked goods like bagels and muffins. Plus Gasparilla Island Grill also has cereals, yogurt parfaits, and fresh fruit.
It may not be gourmet, but if you’re looking for some late-night breakfast bites, it’s better than nothing!
Where Did We Find the Most All Day Breakfast Options??
Alright, now for the big finale! Where did we find the widest range of breakfast options available all day?? Brace yourself for this answer Disney fans because our big winner is…McDonald’s! Yup, we’re serious, there is a McDonald’s on Disney property — it’s near Disney’s All-Star Resorts! And even though this location is currently closed for remodeling, it’s open 24/7 when it is operational!
McDonald’s offers a limited breakfast menu all day, so this spot will give you a variety of options to choose from! Plus, since it’s open 24 hours a day (again, when it’s not under construction!), you won’t have to worry about making it there before they lock the doors on you.
Hey, it might not be the most glamorous option, but we’ll take what we can get! McGriddles ALL DAY, ERRYDAY!
Well, it’s been a long and delicious journey, but we’re glad you could join us on the hunt! And the next time you’re in Disney World, check out one of these spots to satisfy your breakfast cravings outside of the AM hours! We hope the rest of your day is sunny-side-up!
What’s your favorite breakfast food in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!