One of the best breakfast foods of all time are waffles. Warm, crunchy on the outside, slightly soft on the inside, and endlessly versatile with different shapes, ingredients, and toppings, waffles are a breakfast food that virtually every person loves.
The Walt Disney World Resort is home to countless dining locations, including many options that are open for breakfast each morning and welcome Guests to dine on delicious items to begin their days. Many of these locations serves up waffles with presentations ranging from traditional and sweet to unique and savory. Here are some of the absolute best waffles that can be found at the Walt Disney World Resort and enjoyed for breakfast any day of the week!
Obviously no list about waffles at the Walt Disney World Resort is complete without mentioning Mickey Waffles. These iconic breakfast bites are shaped like Mickey’s head and are perfectly cooked and served up at countless quick service and table service locations throughout Walt Disney World.
Guests can find Mickey Waffles at nearly every location on property that serves breakfast, and they come paired with a variety of sides as well as in dietary-friendly variations such as gluten free or plant-based, allowing for all Guests to have the ability to enjoy them. Mickey Waffles are a must enjoy breakfast on any Walt Disney World Resort visit!
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Sleepy Hollow – Multiple Options
Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom is home to Sleepy Hollow, a quick service location that is housed inside of a charming colonial brick building with a name that pays homage to Ichabod Crane from the 1949 Disney animated film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Sleepy Hollow is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is very well known to Guests who love to stop by to enjoy some amazing waffle options.
Throughout each day at Sleepy Hollow, Guests can order the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich which features a perfectly cooked waffle topped with chocolate-hazelnut spread, strawberries, bananas, and blueberries for the perfect combination of healthy fruit and indulgent chocolate. Guests can enjoy this filling waffle option on the outdoor patio adjacent to Sleepy Hollow which offers a quiet spot to enjoy any meal with beautiful views of Cinderella Castle.
During lunch and dinner hours, Guests can also enjoy a more savory take on a waffle that is the perfect option to fuel up for a long day in the Magic Kingdom. The Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken-Waffle Sandwich features the same perfect waffle base that is topped with a generous portion of fried chicken, broccoli slaw, and honey-sriracha glaze and served with a side of chips, making it a great value for a quick service meal.
Aristocrepes – Multiple Options
The Marketplace area of Disney Springs is home to several quick service locations including Aristocepes, a convenient outdoor kiosk right on the shores of Lake Buena Vista. Aristocrepes features a limited menu of sweet crepes as well as a pair of unique bubble waffles that take a traditional waffle batter and cook it so that each waffle has bubble shaped pockets of softer dough surrounded by crispier bites.
Guests who enjoy a stop at Aristocrepes can order the Salted Caramel Bubble Waffle which tops the perfectly cooked waffle with chocolate ice cream, pretzel pieces, whipped cream, crispy pearls, and caramel sauce for the perfect combination of salty, crunchy, and sweet. The other option at Aristocrepes is the Strawberry Bubble Waffle which features vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and strawberry pearls for a sweet and refreshing waffle option to enjoy in Disney Springs.
Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera – Sour Cream Waffle
Disney’s Riviera Resort has quickly become a favorite of many Guests thanks to its beautiful architecture and theming that brings the romance and charm of the Riviera to life. There are several restaurants at Disney’s Riviera Resort including Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, a table service restaurant located on the very top of the Disney Resort that offers up stunning views from large windows and an outdoor patio.
The menu at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera focuses on a blend of Italian and French cuisine, and breakfast features several delicious options that Guests are sure to remember. The Sour Cream Waffle is one of the most popular breakfast options to choose from as it features a subtle tang in a perfectly prepared waffle topped with roasted apple, Chantilly, and orange-maple syrup and the choice of smoked bacon, ham, sausage, or plant-based sausage as a side.
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Ale & Compass Restaurant – Dark Chocolate Waffle
Another popular table service breakfast spot is Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. The restaurant is themed to feel like the interior of a lighthouse with dark blues and purples, nautical windows, high vaulted ceilings, and modern light fixtures that immediately make Guests feel relaxed and ready to enjoy an indulgent meal.
Ale & Compass Restaurant focuses on a menu of New England-style comfort foods including a delicious and sweet breakfast waffle that Guests can’t miss. The Dark Chocolate Waffle infuses rich chocolate flavor inside of a griddled waffle and tops it with dried cherry compote, espresso-mascarpone cream, chocolate shavings, and a side of bacon or sausage for the perfect combination of tart cherries, rich chocolate, and hint of espresso. The Dark Chocolate Waffle is the perfect sweet start to any day at the Walt Disney World Resort!
Grand Floridian Café – Buttermilk-fried Chicken and Waffle
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to several breakfast options including the popular Grand Floridian Café which continues the Victorian theming of the Disney Resort with intricate white molding, bright and cheerful colors, and stunning views of the grounds through large windows. Grand Floridian Café features unique menus for breakfast and lunch dubbed “blunch” that combine classic sweet breakfast options with savory ingredients and flavors.
While there are plenty of wonderful breakfast and lunch options to enjoy at Grand Floridian Café, Guests should not miss out on the perfect waffle which perfectly combines sweet and spicy for an unforgettable meal. The Buttermilk-fried Chicken and Waffle tops a malted waffle with hand-beaded chicken breast that has the perfect crunch and drizzles it all with a sriracha-honey drizzle for a bold finishing flavor.
STK Orlando – Hot Chicken & Waffle
The Landing area of Disney Springs is home to several very popular table service restaurants including STK Orlando, a two story eatery that features a clean and modern interior design that pairs perfectly on updated versions of steakhouse classics. STK Orlando also keeps Guests entertained throughout each meal period with beautiful views out large glass windows and lie music being spun by an in-house DJ.
STK Orlando is open each day for lunch and dinner, but continues its mission of modernizing steak house favorites for brunch each weekend with a menu of indulgent options. The Hot Chicken & Waffle serves up perfectly crispy buttermilk waffles that are topped with a fried hot chicken thigh, pickles, coleslaw, and a maple barbecue sauce for the perfect savory combination of brunch ingredients that Guests will enjoy to the last bite!
Olivia’s Café – Waffle and Eggs
A traditional approach to breakfast waffles can be found at Olivia’s Café at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. The table service restaurant welcomes Guests into a laid back dining area that evokes the relaxed vibe of Key West and serves up favorite meals infused with local Florida ingredients and flavors as prepared by a local of Conch Flats, the fictional town that the Disney Resort is located in.
Olivia’s Café offers up a wonderful spot for Guests to enjoy breakfast as the laid back atmosphere is the perfect way to wake up each morning and the delicious menu items provide some great energy to enjoy a full day at the Walt Disney World Resort. The restaurant features a Waffle and Eggs entrée option that features traditional waffles served with two eggs prepared in any style, the choice of bacon, sausage, or ham, and the choice of either whipped cream or mixed berry sauce.
Roaring Fork – Chicken and Waffles
The final waffle offering that can’t be missed at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Roaring Fork over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The quick service restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves up hearty offerings that pair perfectly with the rustic theme that the Disney Resort is known for.
Roaring Fork features several menu items that are served the entire day, including one savory and sweet waffle option that is absolutely worth a trip to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for. The Chicken and Waffles feature several Mickey-shaped waffles that are topped with a generous portion of chicken, decadent pecan butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup. With the perfect blend of savory and sweet, the Chicken and Waffles at Roaring Fork are a great meal to enjoy before heading out to the Disney Parks for the day!
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