Breakfast at Disney Springs; Best places to eat

Breakfast at Disney Springs can be a series of treats. (Photo by Bayley Clark/)
Breakfast at Disney Springs can be a series of treats. (Photo by Bayley Clark/magicalguides.com)

It is essential to start every Disney day off right with a good breakfast. For the long days of navigating Walt Disney World parks, you want to make sure you’re fueled up whilst even the chill days are exciting and adrenaline-filled. When it comes to dining, Walt Disney World has excellent and extensive options but at the heart of it all is Disney Springs. Walt Disney World’s vibrant leisure complex is a one stop shop for shopping, entertainment and dining. It is here you will find some of the most remarkable restaurants across the resort including dining locations you have never encountered and some well-loved establishments from across the US.

The seemingly endless list of dining options available at Disney Springs ensures that every taste bud is satisfied and every dietary requirement is catered for. There is no doubt that you will enjoy a mouthwatering breakfast in Disney Springs so don’t forget to stop by!

Dining at Disney Springs

Disney Springs offers over 60 different dining options and is continuously growing with new dining locations opening regularly. This foodie paradise is home to a wide selection of dining locations with something for everyone. A perfect mix of Disney owned eateries and third party restaurants, Disney Springs has an eclectic list of dining establishments to choose from. From well-known favorites such as Rainforest Cafe and Earl of Sandwich to celebrated Disney owned restaurants, you will be spoiled for choice with dining options at Disney Springs.

What are the quick service breakfast options at Disney Springs?

Earl of Sandwich - Breakfast Disney Springs
Earl of Sandwich – Breakfast Disney Springs, don’t forget passholder discounts! (Photo used with permission by Olde Hearth Bread Company)

Disney Springs offer numerous quick service dining locations that offer breakfast. These restaurants have staggered opening times so you will find a quick service dining location offering breakfast at a time to suit you.

  • Earl of Sandwich

Earl of Sandwich offers a breakfast menu daily between 9:00-10:30. The menu boasts a delicious array of breakfast hot sandwiches, burritos and bowls inspired by British breakfast classics.

Fun fact: The first Earl of Sandwich was started in what is now known as Disney Springs.

  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Opening daily from 10am, Erin McKenna’s Bakery offers a delicious sweet menu from opening until close. The menu features cinnamon rolls and tea cakes which are great sweet breakfast options whilst savory bagels are also available.

  • Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew

For early risers, Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew is a great choice. If you’re looking for a sugar or caffeine kick in the morning, this bakery is the one for you. Everglazed offers a variety of breakfast inspired donuts including Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles and Maple Double Bacon for a morning sweet treat. If you fancy something more savory, Everglazed also features the Breakfast Burger on its menu. The variety of coffee and cold brew on offer will also perk up your morning.

  • Joffrey’s

Disney Springs is home to two Joffrey’s locations, one at The Landing and one at Marketplace. Both locations are beverage only but if you just need a coffee to kick start your day, Joffrey’s is a firm choice. Joffrey’s Marketplace kiosk also offers a selection of smoothies.

  • Starbucks

Two Starbucks locations can be found in Disney Springs. The first can be found in Marketplace with the second on the West Side. Both Starbucks locations are classic choices to stop by for a morning coffee with both offering hot breakfast items, bagels and pastries.

Please note, opening hours are subject to change.

Are there table service breakfast options at Disney Springs?

Brunch at Homecomin' at Disney Springs
Grab some chicken biscuits at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ during brunch in Disney Springs. (Photo by Bayley Clark for MagicalGuides.com)

In addition to numerous quick service dining locations, Disney Springs also offers multiple table service restaurants. Table service restaurants often require reservations so it is best to book in advance to ensure your table is secured. There are currently no table service restaurants at Disney Springs serving breakfast on a daily basis, however, there are numerous dining locations serving brunch with breakfast options. The brunch menus at Disney Springs are offered on weekends only.

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

The Southern-style brunch menu features Chef Art’s famous fried chicken, breakfast bowls and house-made sugar donuts.

CityWorks Eatery and Pour House

The brunch menu is highly diverse with something to satisfy every taste bud. All dishes have a playful music inspired name such as Sweet Child O’ Mine, a stuffed brioche French toast with Bailey’s cream cheese and berry compote, and Easy Like Sunday Morning, a delicious breakfast flatbread.

House of Blues Restaurant and Bar

The Southern inspired weekend brunch includes all the fixin’s with menu offerings such as Chicken ‘N’ Donuts and Biscuits & Gravy . You can also enjoy bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s to spice up your morning.

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante

This mouthwatering Italian restaurant serves up an exquisite brunch menu with incredible breakfast twists on Italian classics. Enjoy the Frittata Al Forno, Eggs Benedetto and Spaghetti Carbonara Americana amongst a whole host of other delicious offerings.

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Bar

This traditional Irish pub boasts the best of Irish cuisine including a Full Irish Breakfast, Bangers & Mash and The Anglo Irish eggs benedict.

STK

The infamous STK takes up residence within The Landing at Disney Springs. For an upscale brunch, visit on a weekend to enjoy classic breakfast dishes plus the Wagyu Burger BKFT and Truffle Steak and Egg.

Wine Bar George

The Wine Country Brunch perfectly explores the flavors of wine country with artisanal meats and cheeses, charcuteries boards and unique cocktails.

Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill

Wolfgang Puck offers a delicious brunch menu but as the timing is slightly later in the day than other brunch menus, a limited number of breakfast dishes are available. Expect to find avocado toast, chicken & waffles and an Old School Breakfast with the rest of the menu focusing on pizza, pasta and meat dishes.

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Can I experience a Character Breakfast at Disney Springs?

At present, there are no Character Breakfast options available in Disney Springs. However, you can enjoy Disney Character Breakfasts close to Disney Springs. Character Breakfast is offered at three Good Neighbor hotels in the Disney Springs Resort Area. All three hotels are within walking distance of Disney Springs and whilst specific Character appearances are not advertised or guaranteed, official Disney Characters attend the breakfasts with Mickey, Pluto and Goofy all regular visitors.

The Character breakfasts at these hotels do not take reservations and are a great choice for those having difficulty securing a reservation for Walt Disney World Character breakfasts. Character breakfasts are offered at the following:

  • Lakeview Restaurant at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort – Tues/Thurs/Sat 7:30-10:30
  • Letterpress Restaurant at Hilton Buena Vista Palace Hotel – Sun 8:30-11:30
  • Covington Mill Restaurant at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel – Sun 8:30-11:00

Can you get breakfast earlier at Disney Springs than 9AM?

Crossing the bridge to get to Gideons Bake house
Here I am crossing the bridge to get in line at Gideon’s Bakery before anyone else. (Photo of Bayley Clark/magicalguides.com)

The standard opening time of Disney Springs is 10am but if you’re up early and raring to go, this may be a bit late in the morning for you. For those looking to get an early start on the parks or need to head to the airport, an earlier breakfast would be extremely beneficial. So, how do you get early breakfast at Disney Springs?

Each restaurant at Disney Springs is operated individually and therefore, they all have their own opening hours. There are a number of dining locations in Disney Springs with earlier opening times that welcome diners before Disney Springs officially opens.

Disney Springs dining locations with earlier opening hours:

  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ – Sat/Sun 9:30
  • Earl Of Sandwich – 9:00
  • Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew – 9:00
  • Starbucks at Disney Springs Marketplace – 9:00
  • Starbucks at Disney Springs West Side – 9:00

If 9am is not quite early enough for you, breakfast options are also available at Good Neighbor hotels in the Disney Springs Resort Area. Dining locations at Good Neighbor hotels open as early as 6am.

Please note, opening hours are subject to change.

What if I want breakfast later in the morning at Disney Springs?

As each restaurant is operated individually, opening hours vary, however, Disney Springs opens at 10am and most dining locations open in line. Where offered, breakfast is typically served at Disney Springs restaurants from 10am-12pm with some offering brunch or all day breakfast menus. There is always somewhere in Disney Springs to enjoy breakfast no matter how late in the morning you rise.

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What’s so special about Gideon’s Bakehouse? Is Gideon’s Bakehouse good for breakfast?

Gideon's Bakehouse Coffee Cake Cookie
First in line at Gideon’s Bakehouse, this beats waiting the sometimes 2-3 hour virtual queue they have. (Photo of Bayley Clark/magicalguides.com)

Since opening at Disney Springs in 2021, Gideon’s Bakehouse has quickly acquired a cult following of Walt Disney World guests. This mouthwatering bakery is famous for its almost half pound cookies and unique creations. Gideon’s Bakehouse is so popular that it operates more like a Walt Disney World attraction than a bakery. Lines start to form at least an hour before opening and queuing is expected regardless of the time of day you visit. On the busiest days such as weekends and public holidays, Gideon’s Bakehouse utilizes a virtual queue, it is that popular.

So is Gideon’s Bakehouse worth the hype? Well, honestly, that all comes down to your personal preference but there is a reason why the bakery is so popular. If you have a sweet tooth and enjoy a delicious treat, it is likely that Gideon’s Bakehouse will hit the spot for you. Gideon’s Bakehouse has not only perfected the cookie recipe but the bakery also plays on traditional flavors and mixes things up with unique and unusual creations. Whilst the bakery offers resident favorites such as the classic chocolate chip cookie, every month, Gideon’s Bakehouse releases a limited edition flavor of the month.

Gideon's Bakehouse Coffee Cake Cookie
Gideon’s Bakehouse Coffee Cake Cookie only available in the morning (photo by Bayley Clark/magicalguides.com)

Whilst Gideon’s Bakehouse offers incredible sweet treats, is it the place to head for breakfast? If you want to begin your day with sugar, then sure, stop on by! Gideon’s Bakehouse also whips up some unique and delicious coffee flavors so if you need that caffeine kick in a morning, it is definitely a worthy coffee contender. However, the menu at Gideon’s Bakehouse is not designed for breakfast so if you’re looking for something more substantial and less sugar overload, then Gideon’s Bakehouse is not a top breakfast option. Definitely stop on by and pick up a mouthwatering cookie or delicious treat, just maybe visit somewhere else for breakfast.

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