Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially at the Walt Disney World Resort, where Guests spend hours on end on their feet exploring the Disney Parks in the heat of Central Florida. It’s very important that Guests make sure that they are properly hydrated at all times as well as eating well to make sure that they have enough energy to feel great throughout a long day.
One of the most quintessential breakfast foods that Guess love to indulge in at the Walt Disney World Resort is pancakes. With the perfect blend of fluffy batter and wide range of toppings, who can blame them? Pancakes can be traditional and off the griddle or prepared in inventive ways with unique mix-ins, toppings, and sauces. Here are some of the best pancakes to begin any memorable day at the Walt Disney World Resort!
Kona Café – Macadamia Nut Pancakes
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of the most popular Disney Resorts and is home to several very popular table service restaurants including Kona Café which is located on the second level of the Great Ceremonial House. The restaurant features an open-air dining room that looks out into the main area of the Great Ceremonial House, allowing for Guests to enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the Disney Resort while dining on breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Breakfast at Kona Café features a menu of traditional American favorites that have been upgraded and infused with unique flavors from the islands. The indulgent Macadamia Nut Pancakes are the perfect beginning to any day at the Walt Disney World Resort as they top perfectly fluffy buttermilk pancakes with macadamia nut butter, chunky pineapple sauce, and the choice of bacon, sausage, ham, or spiced ham.
Ale & Compass Restaurant – Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes
Another popular table service restaurant that serves up some delicious pancakes can be found at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, which brings nautical elegance and seaside charm to life. Ale & Compass Restaurant features a nautical-inspired interior reminiscent of a lighthouse with rounded windows that look like portholes, blue and purple accents to represent the water, and comfortable seating.
The menu at Ale & Compass Restaurant focuses on coastal cuisine and fresh seafood, and breakfast in particular serves up American comfort favorites that Guests love to indulge in. The Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes are the perfect combination of sweet and savory to begin any day, and they feature whole blueberries and chunks of bacon cooked inside the pancake batter, served with a side of either sausage or bacon.
Steakhouse 71 – Steakhouse 71 Seasonal Pancakes
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is located just steps from the Magic Kingdom on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and features a modern design that continues through every area of the Disney Resort, including some great dining locations. Steakhouse 71 is one of the newest restaurants at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Guests can enjoy a retro-inspired interior that pays homage to the year that the Walt Disney World Resort first opened through bright colors and patterns and historical black and white photos on the walls.
Steakhouse 71 is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features a unique menu of American favorites from the 1970s, as well as favorite foods of Walt Disney himself. Guests who dine there for breakfast love trying the Steakhouse 71 Seasonal Pancakes which in the past have featured a pumpkin spice pancake batter topped with maple-bourbon syrup and a side of bacon, pork sausage, or chicken sausage. The Steakhouse 71 Seasonal Pancakes are updated with fresh ingredients as the seasons change, so Guests can return time and time again and enjoy a new flavor combination each time!
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant – Pancakes Diaspora
One of the most popular dining options in Disney Springs is Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in The Landing area. The table service restaurant is themed to feel like an authentic Irish pub in the heart of Dublin, with a welcoming interior that is always energetic thanks to live music and traditional Irish step dancers who perform throughout each meal.
Brunch at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant features a lengthy menu of totally indulgent options, all of which feature humorous and cheeky names. The Weekend Brunch Brunchy Stuff menu features Pancakes Diaspora, which are homemade buttermilk pancakes with crème fraiche, maple syrup, and an indulgent topping of sweet and tart mixed berry compote. The Pancakes Diaspora are a great way for Guests to begin any day and pair perfectly with some shopping in Disney Springs afterward!
Primo Piatto – Blueberry-Lemon Pancakes
Delicious pancakes at the Walt Disney World Resort aren’t only found in table service restaurants. In fact, there are plenty of great quick service options to choose from, including a popular one located at Disney’s Riviera Resort. Primo Piatto is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves up American favorites in a fast and convenient setting.
The interior of Primo Piatto features an elegant atmosphere with large curved windows that look out at the grounds of the Disney Resort, bright booth seating, and opulent lighting fixtures. Breakfast is the perfect time to enjoy a meal at Primo Piatto, as plenty of specialty coffees are offered to wake Guests up, as well as the delicious Blueberry-Lemon Pancakes. Guests will love fueling up for the day with three perfectly made blueberry pancakes topped with mascarpone cream and lemon zest and served with a side of bacon, Italian sausage, or overnight oats.