7 of Our Favorite Places to Grab Breakfast at Epcot
For those planning a visit to Epcot, you’ll know that it pays to arrive early. Arriving in the morning means shorter wait times for key attractions like Soarin’, Test Track and Frozen Ever After as well as a few hours of slightly lower crowd levels before the things start to pick up mid-day. But if you’re arriving at the park early, you’ll probably also be on the lookout for some early morning grub.
Because of sheer size and scale of the Epcot, finding a place that serves breakfast can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But, not to worry! We here at MickeyBlog are pleased to share with you 7 of our favorite spots for early morning Epcot dining!
1. Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie
Because of it’s more remote location nestled away in the France Pavilion, a lot of guests don’t realize that this is a fantastic place to go for early morning eats Parisian-style. You can dine like the French with delicious coffees, croissants and other incredible pastries! Unlike the majority of restaurants in the World Showcase which don’t open until 11:00 am, Les Halles actually opens with the park.
Some of our favorite early morning treats include the Quiche Lorraine (made with Ham and Gruyere), Croissant Jambon Fromage (Ham, Cheese and Bechamel Crossiant) and the Pan Au Chocolate (Chocolate Croissant). Any of these pairs wonderfully with the delicious coffees on offer. This location also boasts a nice-sized dining area perfect for relaxing and studying those park maps! This is a quick service eatery and they do accept credits for those on the Disney Dining Plan.
2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
We here at MickeyBlog think this is a wonderful alternative to the Princess Dining over at Cinderella’s Royal Table. The Princess Storybook Dining breakfast offered each morning starts as early as 8 AM giving lucky guests an opportunity to enter the Epcot before it opens to the general public. The cuisine is a combination of a continental breakfast buffet and cooked breakfast skilled heaped high with potatoes, eggs and sausages delivered family-style to your table.
But let’s be honest, the real draw is the Princesses. Guests will be visited by many of Disney’s much-loved Royals including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel and Belle. This is a Table Service location and costs 1 Table Service Dining Credit for those on the dining plan. Paying out of pocket will set visitors back between $35 – $59 per person. With Frozen Ever After located just next door, this dining experience is a pretty hot ticket meaning advanced reservations are essential.
3. Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe
This Quick Service cafe is a great option for those making a beeline to Frozen Ever After in the morning but who want to skip the Princess Dining at Akershus. What you’ll find here is a tasty array of Norwegian patisserie items. Some of our favorites are the Salmon and Egg Bagel which is made up of an Everything Bagel, Smoked Salmon, Tomato, Hard Boiled Egg, Red Onion and Herb Cream Cheese or the Sweet Pretzels with Almond (pictured above) which taste like a big delicious almond croissant!
There is a wide range of coffees on offer as well as other light breakfast items like fruit cups and yogurt parfaits. Items are a la carte with most under $6.00. There is also ample outdoor seating making it a nice place to people watch! Dining Plans are accepted.
4. The Garden Grill Restaurant
This has to be one of our favorite character dining experiences in all of Walt Disney World! Located in the back of The Land Pavilion, this rotating restaurant serves hearty breakfast fare with many ingredients locally sourced from the Living With the Land greenhouses. Guests will enjoy a traditional breakfast served family style at your table.
Breakfast items typically include biscuits, gravy, bacon, eggs, Mickey Waffles and our favorite Chip’s famous Sticky Bun Bake. Guests will also have an opportunity to mingle with some familiar Disney friends as Chip, Dale, Pluto and Farmer Mickey will make the rounds while you dine. For those on the Disney Dining Plan, a meal here will set you back 1 Table Service dining credit. Those paying out of pocket should expect to pay around $29 per adult and $17 per child.
5. Sunshine Seasons
For those looking for a Quick Service breakfast before tackling the line for Soarin’ we recommend Sunshine Seasons located in the bottom of The Land pavilion. This eatery has a massive dining room meaning that you won’t have to scramble for a place to sit and has a nice array of slightly outside of the box breakfast items that make for a fun start to the AM.
Some of our favorites include the Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding, the Breakfast Power Wrap (filled with Wild Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Avocado an Tofu) and the Vanilla and Flax Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Pecans. Breakfast here is a la carte with most entrees around $8.00. For those on the dining plan, you can have breakfast here for a quick service credit.
6. Fountain View
For those looking to satisfy your Starbucks cravings first thing in the morning we give you Fountain View! Located in the heart of Future World you’ll find all of your favorite Starbucks beverages here from drip coffee to frappuccinos. They also offer a range of pastries, muffins and other tasty morning treats that provide the perfect light breakfast before tackling a day at the parks.
For those on the Disney Dining Plan, you can even use your snack credits toward one of the amazing coffees on offer. However, like most of the Starbucks locations that you’ll find throughout Disney, Fountain View is hardly the spot to stop and have a relaxing breakfast. There is a small standing room and seating area but this option is more suited to visitors that like to have their breakfast on the run!
7. Bon Voyage Breakfast- Trattoria al Forno – Disney’s Boardwalk
You’re right, technically this breakfast option is not within Epcot but it is the perfect start for families looking for an unforgettable character dining experience before heading to Epcot for the day. Located at Trattoria al Forno on Disney’s Boardwalk, guests dining here in the morning have only a short walk to Epcot via a special entrance in the World Showcase.
We think its worth it for the opportunity to meet Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel, and Prince Eric during this relatively new breakfast offering. Your meal begins with a mixed berry parfait or a fresh fruit salad along with a frying pan of pastries. Guests then get to choose a main entree from a creative menu featuring items like Shipwreck al Forno (a breakfast calzone with scrambled eggs, soppressata, bacon, sausage and cheese) or the Little Royal Breakfast (eggs, bacon and toast.) you’ll also find the classic Mickey pancakes or Mickey Waffles.
During your meal, the Royals will visit each of the tables to sign autographs and pose for photos. Dining here for breakfast will set you back $35 and up per adult and $17 and up per child. Advanced reservations are essential.
Advanced dining reservations for the Table Service Restaurants listed above can be made via My Disney Experience, by contacting your travel agent or by calling 407.WDW.DINE.
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