Some of the best table service options at the Walt Disney World Resort are located not in the Disney Parks, but in the Disney Resorts. These restaurants all feature unique menus and settings where Guests can enjoy delicious meals throughout each day while also taking a break from the business of the Parks.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day at the Walt Disney World Resort as Guests need to be sure to fuel up and energize themselves for a long day in the Disney Parks, and certain table service restaurants at the Disney Resorts are amazing options for breakfast. From classic American favorites to international flavors served up as family-style feasts or individual meals, these table service restaurants at the Disney Resorts offer up some of the best breakfasts for Guests to enjoy any morning!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is very popular with Guests thanks to its serene setting that brings the charm and romance of the South Seas to life all found just across Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom. Guests who visit the Disney Resort for breakfast can enjoy a meal at Kona Café, a table service restaurant on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House that serves up American favorites infused with some of the tropical and exotic ingredients and flavors of the islands.
The breakfast menu at Kona Café is relatively limited, but each item packs some serious flavor including the very popular Tonga Toast which puts an island spin on traditional French toast by stuffing a massive piece of Sourdough bread with bananas and coating it in cinnamon sugar. Guests can also enjoy breakfast entrees including Two Eggs-Any Style, the Plant-based Loco Moco with plant-based eggs, sausage, coconut milk, rice, and pico de gallo, and the delicious Macadamia Nut Pancakes with macadamia nut butter and pineapple sauce.
Grand Floridian Café
A very popular table service restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa welcomes Guests to continue enjoying the Victorian charm and elegance of the Disney Resort while also dining on delicious breakfast favorites. The Grand Floridian Café is open daily for breakfast and serves up a blended menu with lunch favorites dubbed “blunch” that Guests can enjoy while looking out large windows to the gardens and walkways outside.
The breakfast menu at the Grand Floridian Café is extensive, with appetizer options including Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail and Heirloom Apple Salad and lighter entrée options such as Avocado Toast, Roasted Tomato and Feta Quiche, and Caesar Salad. Guests who are looking for more indulgent options can order up Steak and Eggs, the Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger, Miso-glazed Salmon, Brioche French Toast, or Traditional Eggs Benedict.
Ale & Compass Restaurant
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort evokes the nautical charm of a New England seaside Resort, complete with wonderful amenities including several popular restaurants. Ale & Compass Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves up a menu of coastal cuisine mixed with classic American options served in a unique dining room that is modeled after the interior of a lighthouse.
Guests who enjoy breakfast at Ale & Compass Restaurant can enjoy the Breakfast Buffet which features an assortment of fresh fruit, pastries, yogurts, granola, biscuits, and more plus one individually ordered entrée choice. The entrees at Ale & Compass feature a wide range of flavors, but all are totally indulgent and Guests can enjoy options such as Dark Chocolate Waffle, Crab Cake Benedict, Salted Caramel-Apple French Toast, Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes, Shrimp and White Cheddar Grits, and Breakfast Protein Bowl.
Whispering Canyon Café
A favorite Disney Resort of many Guests is Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, which is nestled on the shores of Bay Lake and offers up the rustic charm of the National Parks just steps from the Magic Kingdom. Whispering Canyon Café is found in the main lobby building of Wilderness Lodge and the table service location serves up hearty American favorites with some good-natured antics provided by the Cast Members who work there.
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Whispering Canyon Café is famous for its all-you-care-to-enjoy signature skillets, and Guests who dine there for breakfast can dig into The Heritage, The Carnivore, or The Lighter Side which feature items like maple-chipotle barbecued slow-smoked pork, egg white spinach frittata, hickory-smoked bacon, buttermilk-cheddar biscuits, and citrus-herb chicken. The menu also features individual entrée options like a Belgian-style Waffle, Ham and Cheese Omelette, Chopped Bison Burger, Slow-smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, “Jacked Up” Avocado Toast, and ‘Burnt Ends’ Nachos.
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Character dining experiences have always been a favorite of Guests thanks to unique interactions with favorite familiar faces paired perfectly with delicious menu options. Chef Mickey’s is a beloved table service restaurant located on the Grand Canyon Concourse in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and the open-air dining area is brightly colored and serves up family-style American favorites with the monorail gliding by above.
Guests who dine at Chef Mickey’s for breakfast can enjoy bountiful platters of family-style items including classic Mickey Waffles, chicken sausage, scrambled eggs, pork sausage links, slow-roasted beef brisket, and tofu scramble. More indulgent family-style platters that no one will want to share include “Loaded” Potato-Cheese Casserole, Banana Bread French Toast, and festive “Celebration” Mickey Pancake, making Chef Mickeys a great character dining experience to enjoy.
Also found at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is Steakhouse 71, a table service restaurant located on the lower level of the main building that honors both the year that the Walt Disney World Resort opened as well as Walt Disney himself. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, Steakhouse 71 features menus that highlight favorite meals from the 1970s as well as contemporary steakhouse favorites and sides.
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Guests who score a reservation for breakfast at Steakhouse 71 have their choice of relatively healthy menu options with choices such as Fresh Fruit Plate, Veggie Omelette, Floridian Eggs Benedict, and Avocado Toast. Those looking to indulge a little more can order the Steakhouse 71 Seasonal Pancakes, Steak and Eggs, Walt’s Prime Rib Hash, or The Steakhouse 71 Feast which is a massive serving of eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, Mickey Waffles, bacon-cheddar grits, breakfast potatoes, and fruit.
Breakfast buffets are a wonderful way to kick off any day at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to a popular table service buffet option that Guests love. Boma is themed to feel like an African marketplace and features a buffet of American and African favorites that Guests can enjoy in a vibrant interior with vaulted thatched ceilings and beautiful views out into lush vegetation.
The buffet spread for breakfast at Boma is bountiful, and Guests can enjoy plate after plate of wonderful options such as Pancakes, Coconut Steel-cut Oatmeal, Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Turkey Bobotie, Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes, and Sticky Buns. There is also a selection of freshly made omelets and Guests can choose from options such as Ham and Swiss, Egg White with Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach, and Feta, or Western with Ham, Peppers, Onions, and Cheddar.
Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
One of the most difficult breakfast reservations to obtain for a table service restaurant at a Disney Resort is for Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort. The Disney Resort evokes the romance and beauty of the Riviera through stunning grounds and architecture as well as this charming restaurant that serves up French and Italian classics with beautiful views from the top floor overlooking the surrounding areas.
Breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera features a limited menu of entrée options that feature amazing flavors and indulgent ingredients including the popular Sour Cream Waffle which features roasted apple, Chantilly, orange-maple syrup, and a side. Other delicious options on the breakfast menu are the Wood-fired Butchers Steak, Wild Mushroom Scramble, Smoked Salmon, Spiced Sausage Hash, Quiche Gruyere, and Two Eggs-Any Style.
Trattoria al Forno
Disney’s BoardWalk is one of the most charming areas at the Walt Disney World Resort and it transports Guests back to the turn of the century on the classic Atlantic boardwalk. Guests who visit the area can also enjoy several popular restaurants including the table service Trattoria al Forno where the flavors and ingredients of different regions of Italy are on display in unforgettable breakfast options.
The breakfast menu at Trattoria al Forno is broken down into several categories with egg options such as Al Forno Eggs, Caprese Omelet, Poached Eggs, and Two Eggs Your Way as well as lighter options including Avocado Toast and Florentine Frittata. Also available are heartier breakfast menu choices including Buttermilk Pancakes, Tiramisu-Style French Toast, Oak-grilled Steak and Eggs, and Sunrise Breakfast Pizza.