Heading to the Happiest Place on Earth? If you’re getting to the park early, then breakfast is going to be first on your agenda. These are the BEST Disneyland Breakfast Options!
Let’s talk Disneyland food. If you’re hitting the park for rope drop (aka opening) then you’re going to be hungry and wanting breakfast. And let me tell you, food is an important part of preparing for the full day at a theme park especially Disneyland. From the perfect Disneyland outfits for all weather to a list of Disneyland rides to planning out your must see characters…….you need to plan out your meals. For a long day? We normally do a larger breakfast and then a lighter lunch since we’re in the thick of rides and such by then.
These? Some of our favorite options. We’ve got both parks (Disneyland and Disney California Adventure) and we’ve got all meal types (quick service, sit down and character dining). These restaurants are all in park options. There are also some great options for Disneyland Breakfast at the hotels……but I’ll outline that separately in a different blog post.
The Best Disneyland Breakfast Options
Quick Service Breakfast Options:
These are great options if you’re in a hurry. If you want to order at the counter and eat quickly, moving along to other things on your agenda……a quick service breakfast is your best bet. There are also Starbucks locations in each park (on Main Street in Disneyland and Buena Vista Street next to the fountain in Disney California Adventure) if you want to grab coffee and keep going.
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: The Jolly Holiday Cafe is one of my favorite spots inside of Disneyland. They make great coffee, and their breakfast sandwiches are DELISH. They also have pastries and great outdoor seating (perfect for people watching). Bonus? They have mobile ordering, so if you’re REALLY in a hurry? Mobile order your food as you enter and pick it up en route to your favorite Disneyland Rides.
Flo’s V8 Cafe: Spoiler: the brioche french toast at Flo’s is literally the BEST I’ve ever had. Yes, you’ll have to sit down to eat it after ordering at the counter. But it’s one hundred percent worth devoting a few minutes to. If you’re headed to Disney California Adventure, it’s in Carsland and perfect for starting your day.
Sit Down Breakfast Options:
Have a little more time? Sitting and eating a full breakfast is often our most relaxed part of a Disneyland day. I love having the time to eat, let Lydia relax and to drink as much coffee as possible before a busy day begins.
Carnation Cafe: We actually tried Carnation Cafe breakfast for the first time recently, and I loved it. It’s smack dab in the middle of Main Street, and has GREAT classic breakfast options. Lydia loved the Mickey waffles (obviously) and the egg white frittata is DELISH!
Lamplight Lounge: The Lamplight Lounge brunch is fairly new, and the food is amazing! If you’re going to Disney California Adventure, it’s at the top of Disneyland Breakfast list. The Chilaquiles are SO SO SO good and so is the Egg White Frittata Bake.
Character Breakfast Options:
Disneyland Character Dining is an amazing and unique experience. And there are a ton of options (both at the hotels and in the park). We do have a full character dining guide, but I wanted to share a personal favorite for a Disneyland Breakfast IN PARK.
Plaza Inn:During the morning hours, the Plaza Inn is home to Minnie and Friends – Breakfast in the Park. This character breakfast is home to Minnie and a whole cast of classic Disney characters. Plus, it’s the perfect way to start your day with a character encounter and to be IN PARK. The breakfast is buffet, and we love sitting for an hour or two while our daughter gets those character moments in. We always spend a little extra time sipping on coffee, and go back for seconds (or even thirds).
What do you think Disneyland friends? What are your favorite Disneyland Breakfast options?