The Magic Kingdom Park is the heart of Walt Disney World, Orlando and with extra magic hours getting you in as early as 08:30 am (currently), grabbing breakfast in the park could be timesaving and a great option for your family, especially as the earliest breakfast reservation is for 08:00 – meaning even if you are not an onsite guest you can still get in to that part of the park early!
Magic Kingdom is split into 6 different lands, all with unique theming in their restaurants and throughout. Before we get into the different breakfast at Magic Kingdom options, we need to discuss the difference between table service and quick service restaurants.
TABLE SERVICE RESTAURANTS AT DISNEY
Table service restaurants at the parks are traditional restaurants where a server takes your order and delivers your food to an already allocated table. These restaurants do need to be booked in advance and Disney now allows you to do this up to 60 days before your trip. Table service is also available at the restaurants in Disney Springs.
QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS AT DISNEY
Quick service restaurants at the parks are kiosks dotted around the parks, you find your own table, order your food at a window and collect it by yourself. These restaurants are for all guests and you don’t need a reservation. It is important to note that some of these restaurants have limited or no seating, but they are good options if you want to grab and a quick bite and go. There are a limited amount of Quick Service restaurants also open for breakfast at Disney Springs.
KID FRIENDLY FACILITIES AT THE DISNEY RESTAURANTS
Highchairs can be found in all restaurants throughout the Disney parks and it’s best to ask a cast member if you need any assistance. Cutlery is only provided in adult sizes, and we’ve found it’s best to pack kids’ cutlery for our children should they need it.
Strollers can be rented at the main gate of Magic Kingdom and baby changing stations are found in most restrooms in the park. The baby care center is located in Tomorrowland at the Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress and if your children should get lost, they will be escorted here by a cast member.
Allergy menus can be found in table service restaurants and a trained allergy cast member can assist you in quick service restaurants to help you adapt any meal.
Dining plans are currently unavailable and it’s best to check the Walt Disney World website for any future updates regarding your trip to the parks.
With all that being said, let’s get started with the restaurants that serve breakfast in Magic Kingdom!
Main Street, USA.
Main Street Bakery
Nothing beats that first glimpse of Cinderella’s castle and Main Street Bakery allows you to eat breakfast and enjoy one of the best views Disney has to offer.
The bakery is a quick service restaurant with seating both indoors and outdoors (the outdoor seating is very limited though).
Main Street Bakery is open from 8:30 am and serves Starbuck’s coffees and breakfast sandwiches. Pastries can also be found on the menu as well as plenty of traditional Disney snack options.
This quick service restaurant makes a great starting point for your Disney day, especially if you’re in need of some caffeine and an easy breakfast that kids will love.
The full Main Street Bakery menu can be found here.
Sleepy Hollow can be found just across the bridge from the castle into Liberty Square. It opens from 9 am and if you’re a family that loves sweet breakfasts, this could be the stop for you. Breakfast with a view with little to no queues.
On the menu are fruit waffles, Mickey Waffles and funnel cakes, served with powdered sugar and fresh fruit. Iced coffees and hot beverages can be purchased and enjoyed at the seating area overlooking the castle.
Toilets can’t be found in Liberty Square as Disney wanted to accurately represent this land’s era. Indoor plumbing didn’t exist back then, therefore public toilets wouldn’t have either. If in need, toilets can be found in the neighboring lands of Frontierland or Fantasyland.
The full Sleepy Hollow menu can be found here.
Found near the Country Bear Jamboree is the Westward Ho quick service kiosk. It opens slightly later than other breakfast options in Magic Kingdom at 9:30 am.
The menu is incredibly small with only two things to choose from, a breakfast sandwich or powdered cinnamon-sugared donut holes.
Although it doesn’t have seating directly outside, nearby benches can be found close by, and it’s possible to stroll on the docks surrounding Tom Sawyers Island.
The full Westward Ho menu can be found here.
Found next to the Mad Tea Party ride in Fantasyland is the Cheshire Cafe. It’s a small quick service kiosk with outdoor seating and a limited menu.
Open from 9 am, you can choose between a Cheshire cat tail or a pepper jack pretzel. The cat tail is covered in pink and purple icing, making it a fun light breakfast for little ones.
The full Chesire Cafe menu can be found here.
The Friar’s Nook
If you’ve got a morning pass for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, then the Friar’s Nook could be a great breakfast starting point for your family. There is no indoor seating, and outdoor seating tends to be quite limited.
The Friar’s Nook is a hit with the little ones because of its souvenir Mickey Hat Bowls that come with most of the breakfast options. Egg and bacon sandwiches, sausage and gravy tots, and cinnamon sugar donuts come with the hat bowl, whereas the breakfast sandwich option does not.
The full Friar’s Nook menu can be found here.
Gaston’s Tavern at the back of Fantasyland is open for breakfast at 9 am. It has air-conditioned indoor seating and a snack-type menu of turkey legs, cinnamon rolls, and cupcakes.
A popular order from Gaston’s Tavern is the LeFou’s Brew, a frozen apple juice with a hint of Toasted Marshmallow and topped with a passionfruit mango foam.
Toilets are found in the Enchanted Forest restroom behind the tavern.
The full Gaston’s Tavern menu can be found here.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
The most unique dining experience in the park is found at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Breakfast reservations are open from 8:15 am and what better place to have breakfast than in the castle itself?
Disney princesses visit your table during the meal and children aged 3-9 get a gift of a princess wand or sword. As this is a table service restaurant, prices are higher than what you would pay elsewhere in the park. Kids’ meals start at $27 and adults at $42.
Children can choose between egg white frittata, Mickey-shaped waffles, fruit and seed oatmeal, or assorted cereals.
Adults have a larger selection of meals such as a traditional breakfast, avocado toast, and beef tenderloin.
If you have Cinderella fans in tow, the Royal Table dining experience is a must!
The full Cinderella’s Royal Table menu can be found here.
The Lunching Pad
The name gives it away that this is a lunch destination, however, The Lunching Pad opens at 10 am, so it is possible to visit for a late breakfast.
Pulled pork sandwiches, beef hotdogs, and pretzels are available from open to close. Outdoor seating is found directly in front and The Lunching Pad is the perfect place to grab a bite before heading on Space Mountain.
The full Lunching Pad menu can be found here.
There are currently no breakfast options in Adventureland and its main restaurants begin with a lunchtime menu at 11 am.
What is the Best Quick Service Breakfast for Families at Magic Kingdom?
In my personal opinion, there are two Magic Kingdom quick service breakfast destinations that stand out, and those are Main Street Bakery and Friar’s Nook.
Main Street Bakery has simple breakfast sandwiches that are suitable for even the fussiest of eaters, they have a large selection of Starbucks coffee to get you started with your day and indoor seating is widely available. Another plus is that it is at the front entrance, so the little ones won’t be dragged around half the park just to find somewhere to eat breakfast.
At Friar’s Nook, on the other hand, you can dine in their outdoor seating area in the early morning Florida sun. A slightly smaller menu but with easy breakfast foods that kids will enjoy, especially as they’re served in souvenir Mickey Hat Bowls!
Both restaurants’ prices are reasonable and their locations are easily found in the parks.
What is the Best Table Service Breakfast for Families at Magic Kingdom?
Cinderella’s Royal Table breakfast takes the spot for the best breakfast in Magic Kingdom. Its menu has a selection suitable for everyone in the family and it is customisable. Children can choose the main part of their meal, along with 2 extra sides.
Young children aged 3-9 also receive a gift of a wand or sword that they can then take round the park with them. Cinderella’s Royal Table is a truly unique experience of a Magic Kingdom breakfast with princesses, what more could a little girl/boy dream of?
Magic Kingdom breakfast reservations are required, so it’s best to book ahead of time.
Is breakfast at Cinderella’s Castle worth it?
If you’re wanting to treat your children to a special meal in the parks, but you’re on a slight budget, then breakfast at Cinderella’s Castle could be a good option for you.
Cinderella’s Castle is the main focal point of Magic Kingdom and its breakfast menu is quite a lot cheaper than its lunch and dinner menus. I’m sure every child would be thrilled to eat in the castle itself, with two little girls of my own, I know it made their Disney trip on this occasion to pretend to be a princess for the morning.
Currently, the princess interaction in the castle isn’t as it normally would be due to the pandemic, so that’s something to keep in mind.
How do you get into Magic Kingdom early for breakfast?
Magic Kingdom is typically open from 9 am every day, however, if you’re staying in one of the Walt Disney World Resorts, you can enjoy an additional 30 minutes in the park each morning. Alternatively, book breakfast at a Table Dining restaurant from 08:00 to get that bonus time inside with less crowds!