Happy Mickey Waffle Monday, friends! I hope all of you had a great weekend! Right now I'm really wanting some Mickey Waffles from Roaring Fork at Wilderness Lodge. They come with the most amazing banana's foster sauce and it just makes the waffles so much better! (As if you could make Mickey Waffles any better, right?!) So today because of that waffle need, yes it's a need not a want, I'm going to be talking about my favorite spots at Walt Disney World for breakfast! There are some really spectacular hidden gems, and some really obvious choices on my list, but if you ever make a reservation for any of these, I promise you will not be disappointed!
Guys, Boma is my FAVORITE buffet at Disney, and is located at Animal Kingdom Lodge! I've been many times for breakfast and dinner (they are closed for lunch) and each time it's been just as wonderful as the time before. I love that the chefs at Boma are constantly adding new items to the menu, and that the menu changes seasonally and daily. So you will not get the same exact meal twice! Some of my favorites for breakfast are the fresh baked banana bread slices with homemade nutella, fried plantains, scrambled eggs with goat cheese and spinach, french toast bread pudding, and corned beef hash! Friends, all of these things are great and definitely worth trying, but you cannot go to Boma without checking out their carving station and the hand-carved ham! That ham will give you life in the morning!
Boma has a huge open open kitchen, which is really cool to see as you're walking down the buffet line. Along with your multiple trips to the buffet, your meal price include coffee (or any other drink you like) and jungle juice! If you've never had jungle juice before, you are in for a treat! It's a magical combination of orange, guava, and passion fruit juice, and so so good!
Kona Cafe is located at Disney's Polynesian Resort, and is a special gem of a place that has gotten VERY popular recently. When I first started going to Kona, we would be able to walk up to the hostess stand and be seated right away, or with minimal wait, and now it requires a reservation if you want to be seated during prime breakfast hours. The menu at Kona is really great and goes far beyond the typical breakfast faire of eggs and potatoes. (Though they do have that for the less adventurous eaters in the group.)
If you're going to Kona Cafe go with an appetite or a buddy because the portions are huge. Some of my favorite things on the menu are the pineapple and macadamia nut pancakes, and Tonga Toast! What I suggest doing if you're going with a group is everyone getting a breakfast of their own, and getting a Tonga Toast for the table to share. But what exactly is Tonga Toast? Well it's a type of french toast stuffed with bananas, fried, and rolled in cinnamon sugar, and served with a magical strawberry sauce. If you want to be bouncing off the walls then crash from a sugar high later in the day, this is what I suggest. They also have a breakfast called The Big Kahuna, which has a sampling of regular french toast, pineapple-macadamia pancakes, eggs, home fries, ham, bacon, and sausage.
You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu at Kona Cafe! And if you're lucky you'll be seated by the window facing the monorail so you can see it take guests to and from Magic Kingdom!
Whispering Canyon is one of those places that is a real hidden gem at Walt Disney World. You never have to fight for a reservation there, they usually take walk ups, and the food is great! My favorite thing on the menu at Whispering Canyon is the Banana Bread French Toast, and I sub out the bacon for their cheese grits. This is seriously one of the best breakfasts if you want something sweet and savory and can't decide.
What I love more than the food at Whispering Canyon is the atmosphere. The waitstaff are "cousins" and so playful with guests. I've seen people put in jail for stealing sugar off of another table, I've seen people get gallon mason jars of soda or water because they are "really thirsty" and I've also seen people get a Fast Pass for the bathroom after finishing those gallon mason jars of soda. If you have kids, or just like a fun breakfast, this is the place to go.
Magic Kingdom: Hub Grass
One of my favorite places at Walt Disney World is the hub grass at Magic Kingdom, specifically the side by Adventureland! I think I like this one the most because it's right next to Casey's Corner and I usually eat corndog nuggets on the hub grass. But one of my new favorite things is to get Mickey Waffles and eat those on the hub grass!
Because Magic Kingdom changed the way they do their opening procedure, guests are allowed on Main Street USA before the park actually opens. So you can grab Starbucks, some Mickey Waffles, and head straight for the hub grass for a relaxing breakfast as you people watch, listen to the Main Street music, and wait for the park to be officially opened by Mickey and his friends!
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
Les Halles is the bakery in France at Epcot. Friends, you can eat there before World Showcase opens starting when Epcot opens at 9:00! All you have to do is walk back to World Showcase, tell the security guard you're going to eat breakfast in France and they will let you pass. There will be one more guard at International Gateway, tell them the same thing. Guests who just say they "want to look around" get pointed to the front of the park, so you must be eating at the bakery to get back there. But I promise you won't be disappointed.
It's the same food they have any other time of day, but the line is much shorter, as in usually just you and maybe one other guest. And you can sit ANYWHERE you want! This never happens in the France pavilion since it's very popular to eat at. My favorite thing to get is the ham and cheese croissant toasted, of course, and the bacon and cheese wheel. There's really nothing better than bacon, cheese, and bread for breakfast. Be sure to ask for that toasted as well.
Friends, I hope this helps you decide where you're going to eat breakfast next time you go to Walt Disney World! Let me know in the comments your favorite breakfast spot!
Be Magical Today!
Currently Listening Too: "How Does a Moment Last Forever" from Beauty and the Beast