With the obvious family friendly T-rex and Rainforest Cafe only opening for lunch and dinner, it’s good to know which places are open earlier for breakfast and where to find the best breakfast at Disney Springs for kids and families.
What started out as a shopping village in 1975 has since transformed into an entertainment spot with four distinct areas that each have a neighborhood feel. These areas are the Marketplace, The Landing, Town Center, and West Side.
Simply put, Disney Springs or Downtown Disney is a haven at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, offering something for everybody. Geared towards kids and adults alike, there are economical options for shopping, entertainment and eating. It’s perfect for when you need a break from the excitement of the Disney parks or are looking for alternative things to do with kids in Orlando. There are even free things in Disney Springs too!
The extensive promenade is situated around bubbling springs, with cute waterfront towns, natural scenery and gorgeous historical buildings.
With three new parking garages, (5 in total, Grapefruit, Lime, Orange, Lime, Strawberry and Watermelon) simply drive down and park for free. Disney Springs does offer preferred spots and valet services for an extra cost if you’d like. However, make sure you arrive at least an hour before any scheduled events as slots fill up very quickly!
If you are staying at the Disney Resort hotels, don’t stress, just hitch a ride on a complimentary bus. Some select hotels even offer ferries or pedestrian bridges to reach the Springs.
Here are our top choices for whether you just want to grab a quick bite or if you prefer brunch and a sit-down table service meal.
Best Disney Springs Restaurants for Breakfast and Brunch
Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew (Quick Service)
if you are not eating a Mickey donut at Magic Kingdom for breakfast, then consume your weight in sugar with these sweet delicacies that are simply out-of-this-world! Starting your mornings with classic and seasonal donuts, savory sandwiches with fries, and fantastic cold brews is the best way to vacation if you ask me.
Not only are the treats at Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew yummy, but also totally Insta-worthy. Vibrant colors and creative presentations make them a treat for the eyes as much as one for the tastebuds, which is all the more reason to visit before noon (better for photos!).
Parents will also be thrilled to uncover Everglade’s well-kept little secret – their spiked coffee. Get there quick as these fresh baked and brewed goodies and beverages are limited and sell out fast! View the full snack menu here.
Earl of Sandwich (Quick Service)
Try the Earl of Sandwich for reasonably priced breakfast burritos, oatmeal, fruit, sausage and egg sandwiches and more. You are sure to find something for breakfast at Disney Springs here. Also try the artisan bread, bacon, egg and cheddar sandwich or wraps, then pop over to the merry-go-round carousel. Open from 0900, see the full breakfast menu here.
For bagels, muffins or our favorite Spinach, Feta, and cage-Free Egg White Wrap, familiar Starbucks has something for everyone. There are two locations in Disney Springs; Marketplace and Westside.
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ (The Landing)
Possibly number one on our list of best places to eat in Disney Springs, the food here is simply – “chef’s kiss!” Featuring the finest Southern cuisine prepared from native Floridian ingredients, dining at this farm-themed restaurant will feel like a feast for the family. Ok, it doesn’t open til 11am for brunch, so it’s not the place for when the kids wake you up super early, but if everyone can wait a bit, it’s worthwhile!
Doughnuts, French Toast, Eggs any style, Fried Chicken, Rib Hash, the Art Burger, and more such carefully curated delicacies by the award-winning celebrity chef Art Smith soothe the homesick southern soul. Sit down for breakfast on weekends for the Rise n’ Shine Brunch where the kids can color in with the sheet and pencils provided whilst you wait for your meal. Add a little moonshine to your meal for an extra kick, you will definitely end the meal with plans to return! See the brunch menu here and best of all,it opens at 0900 – perfect for breakfast or brunch!
Best Brunch at Disney Springs For Kids
With only four locations open before 10am, brunch at Disney Springs may be an option instead. Several places open from 10:00 which we have included below for breakfast/brunch.
House of Blues Restaurant and Bar (Table Service)
This legendary restaurant offers the best breakfast at Disney Springs, with nice Southern-inspired food for the soul. Gracing the walls are musical curios and African American art that enhance the understated ambiance.
Dig into the weekend Cajun brunch that caters to all kinds of diets. Some of the popular orders include burritos, hash, grits and bottomless mimosas for adults, all at very reasonable prices. Friendly vibes, lip-smacking food and live blues performances – what more can you ask for? Open from 10:00
Raglan Road (Table Service)
Open for weekends, with the Rollicking Raglan brunch starting at 10:00, this fun Irish bar with an authentic dark wooden interior shipped over is a bustling place due to the live entertainment. Expect the staff to have an Irish accent too! Breakfast food consists of a full Irish breakfast, pancakes, salmon, bacon and eggs and more! Adults will find plenty of beer, lager and other options, but despite all the alcohol options, it’s still a family friendly venue and a great restaurant for families in Disney Springs.
The dance entertainment starts at noon, so this may be a little late if you are super hungry for breakfast, but worth it as some kids get to join in with special kids dance lessons! Kids who are chosen to participate receive a personalized certificate. Choose to dine indoors or on the patio. The restaurant is positioned in The Landing section of Disney Springs and is full service. Closest parking is the Lime garage.
City Works Eatery & Pour House
Open from 10:00, the City Works Eatery is a popular sports bar with classic American fare. Breakfast options include doughnuts or bagels, steak, breakfast tacos and more! Guests can make sure they don’t miss a game with the state-of-the-art HDTVs or dine al fresco on the patio.
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