Whether you just fancy a quick latte in the morning or want to cozy up for breakfast with some of your favorite Disney characters, Epcot certainly has something to suit. Visitors can choose from delectable Norwegian dining with much-loved Disney Princesses to wholesome home-grown cuisine at Sunshine Seasons. Here’s our rundown of Epcot breakfast destinations that you’ll want to be sure to include next time you pay a visit to the Mouse.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall– Each morning this Castle-themed restaurant at the Norway Pavilion packs in princess lovers young and old. Its Princess Storybook Dining breakfast starts as early as 8am providing lucky guests with an opportunity to enter Epcot before the park starts to fill up. A worthy alternative to Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella’s Royal Table, guests at Akershus will get to have their pictures taken with Belle before being escorted to their tables for a combination of a continental breakfast buffet and a cooked breakfast with skillets heaped high with potatoes, eggs, sausages and bacon delivered directly to the table. Princess lovers will be pleased to know that they will be visited by an all-star round-up of Disney royalty including Snow White, Cinderella, Princess Aurora, Ariel and sometimes Mary Poppins. The Disney Dining Plan is excepted with the meal taking up 1 table service credit. If paying out of pocket guests should expect to drop around $35.00 – $59 per person. With the Frozen Ever After ride opening next door to Akershus in the Summer of 2016 as well as an Anna and Elsa meet and greet, this restaurant is about to become even more of a hot ticket. Make reservations early as walk-ups will be a thing of the past.
The Garden Grill Restaurant- Located in the back of the Land Pavilion this rotating restaurant not only serves delicious cuisine with ingredients cultivated in the Living With the Land greenhouses, it is also home to Chip ‘n’ Dales Harvest Feast. Guests will enjoy all the traditional breakfast fixins served family-style (brought to your table in one large central portion). Breakfast items may include biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, Mickey Waffles and Chip’s famous Sticky Bun Bake. Diners will enjoy the changing landscapes as the restaurant rotates to show thunderstorm, prairie, farmhouse, rainforest and sandstorm themes. Visitors should also have their autograph books at the ready as Chip, Dale, Farmer Mickey and Pluto make the rounds. The Garden Grill is on the Disney Dining Plan and takes 1 Table Service credit. Those paying should expect breakfast to be around $29.00 for adults and $17 for children 9 and under.
Sunshine Seasons- Speaking of The Land Pavilion, this location also boasts one of the best Quick Service dining locations on Walt Disney World property. Located on the ground floor, Sunshine Seasons is a great stop for those with morning Fastpasses for Epcot’s newly updated Soarin’ attraction. With a range of breakfast options including grab-and-go pastries, cinnamon french toast, breakfast bircher muesli, breakfast paninis , and mini breakfast platters for the kids, this spot is a fan favorite with seasoned Disney veterans. Like the Garden Grill it also features ingredients sourced from Living with the Land and its spacious dining area means that you won’t struggle to find a seat. Those on the Dining Plan will find that meals are covered as a Quick Service credit and that quick options like pastries or muffins when purchased on their own will take up a Snack credit. Other guests can expect to pay anywhere from $2.50 – $8.00 per breakfast item.
Fountain View- If nothing makes you happier than carrying around an Iced Caramel Macchiato while visiting the exhibits at Epcot’s Innoventions than look no further than Fountain View. Those die-hard Starbucks fans will find that their favorite morning beverages are available whether its a drip coffee or frappuccino. There’s also a range of breakfast bites including a Bacon and Gouda Sandwich or the Spinach, Feta & Cage-free Egg-white Wrap. However like most Starbucks locations, Fountain View is not an ideal choice for those who want to sit and have a leisurely meal. Though there is a small standing room and seating area- these tables are pretty hard to come by so only choose this option if you like your lattes on the run. Those on the Dining Plan will be able to use both Quick Service and Snack credits at this location. Those paying out-of-pocket can expect to pay normal Starbucks prices.
Epcot’s World Showcase opens each day at 11am and with it a range of lovely little shops around the world to have a quick late breakfast bite. However, two of the fan favorites Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe and Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie have also been known to open their gates as early as 9am. Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe- is filled with amazing Norwegian inspired pastries, coffees, and a special delicacy called School Bread which is a sweet roll filled with vanilla custard and topped with vanilla icing and coconut. It’s a delightful donut done Disney style. Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie also serves up some amazing breakfast options. First-time visitors may indulge in macrons, eclairs, and a delicious range of tarts. Additionally the Croissant Jambon Fromage is an utterly decadent croissant filled with ham, cheese and béchamel sauce. The beauty of this pastry is that at $4.25 or 1 snack credit its an affordable little breakfast item that eats like a meal.
Our readers were also quick to inform us that La Cantina de San Angel also serves up some delightful breakfast items including Tamal Verdi which is corn dough filled with pork chorizo, egg and green tomatillo sauce. The option is perfect for those want to have a quick bite in the World Showcase but remain close by for all of their Future World Fastpasses.
With the World Showcase not opening until 11am, many people don’t consider Epcot to be a breakfast destination but with its lovely combination of character dining, Starbucks and quick service locations serving up locally sourced ingredients and World Showcase early birds, those opting to skip the in-room breakfast and head straight to this park will not be disappointed.
If you’re planning an upcoming holiday and would like other Disney World helpful hints why not consider working with a Disney Travel Agent? As an agent with MickeyTravels, I can help with everything from booking your holiday, to making dining and Fastpass reservations. As a regular visitor to the theme parks, I am always eager to pass on what I’ve learned to make sure my clients’ Disney vacations are magical from start to finish. And best of all, my services are absolutely free- you’d pay the same as if you were to book directly with Disney. To find out more ring me toll free at 1.800.801.4025, drop me an email at email@example.com or follow along on Facebook.
- What Happens to my Reservation if Disney Prices Increase? - January 8, 2020
- Are There any Buffet Character Dining Experiences at Disney World? - December 30, 2019
- When is the best time to book my flights? - June 18, 2019