We’ve all had those mornings where we are rushing so much to get into Disneyland for rope drop or to maximize Magic Morning or Extra Magic Hour that we don’t take time for a proper breakfast. After the Frog Family has burned through the adrenaline rush, we find it’s time to refuel. It's how we keep our energy up and our frog legs hoppin’! The good news is that you can enjoy breakfast (and sometime brunch) inside the parks. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Investing in a good breakfast at Disneyland parks can mean saving money on a lot of snacks later. There are a number of restaurant choices available in the parks to meet every budget. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat on the go, or are looking for table service or even a character breakfast, it’s all available inside the parks.
If you have sprung out of bed early to take advantage of Magic Morning or Extra Magic Hour, you might find your crew slowing down. It's time for a nice breakfast to carry you through the rest of the day by mid-morning. With lunch still a ways off, it’s nice that there are several options for breakfast at Disneyland's parks. Sometimes it is hard to get froglets to eat early in the morning when they are excited to go to the park. However, once they build up an appetite by hopping around, they can sit down and clean their plates.
Where to Eat Breakfast at Disneyland Park
Some people need to sit down and eat a hearty breakfast. Others need to get moving first with a little snack and then eat a few hours later. Whatever your needs, Disneyland has you covered.
Disneyland Breakfast Quick-Service Options
If you are looking for a quick bite on-the-go, Market House on Main Street U.S.A. has your Starbucks, as well as breakfast sandwiches and wraps. If your breakfast budget is in the $5.00 range, this is the least expensive option for in-park breakfast sandwiches, wraps, pastries and more in the morning. Click here for some of the other cheapest food at Disneyland options to get you through the rest of the day!
In terms of quick-service restaurants serving full breakfasts, you have a few choices in regular Disneyland lands, plus some choices in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The Disneyland locations are all priced similarly, with entrees from about $6.00 to $10.00. Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, Red Rose Taverne and Galactic Grill all offer breakfast foods in the morning. Oh it’s a Jolly Holiday for breakfast lovers and people who may be hungry in the morning, but not necessarily lovers of breakfast food. Yes, you can get your Jolly Holiday combo of grilled cheese, but you can also find quiche, egg and bacon croissants and fruit. They have many tasty muffins and cinnamon rolls, as well. It’s a great place to grab a quick, reasonably-priced bite. At Galactic Grill, you can fill up with a breakfast burrito, loaded breakfast sandwich, French toast sticks or get the tadpoles a breakfast slider.
Over in Fantasyland, be their guest at the Red Rose Taverne with some creative and traditional breakfast foods. Start your day with Mickey pancakes and breakfast platters! Try a twist on tradition with garden vegetable hash with scrambled eggs, the Beast's breakfast burger or stuffed French toast. It’s food with French flair, but served up quickly so you can hop to it. If you are really in a hurry to eat and move on, all of these quick service locations offer Disneyland Mobile Ordering Service so that you can have your food hot and ready when you arrive.
When you wake up early to travel a galaxy far, far away (such as when traveling to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge), you might find yourself in need of provisions. The good news is that there are breakfast items in the land until about 10:00 a.m.
At Ronto Roasters, you can get the regular Ronto Wrap (one of our favorite food items in the land) and jerky in the morning, as well as all day long. The Ronto-less Garden Wrap (the plant-based version) is also available all day, including breakfast. Plus, the breakfast items include a breakfast Ronto Morning Wrap and the Rising Moons Overnight Oats. (The oats are also available at Docking Bay 7 and Oga's Cantina). Both Docking Bay 7 and Ronto Roasters offer Mobile Order if you want to skip the food lines or even order before you arrive.
Docking Bay 7 now offers only a small breakfast during the week, with the Rising Moons Overnight Oats and the Mustafarian Lava Roll. The menu says to check back for more items Friday through Sunday. Tad and Lily love their tasty juice blends (especially Moof Juice).
If you are looking for a Bloody Rancor to quench your thirst in the morning, you'll find it at Oga's Cantina, along with other morning alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There are a few food items (such as oats and a roll). Oga's Cantina is not really a quick-service location, but since you may have to stand at a bar and eat or drink, it doesn't feel much like a relaxing table-service restaurant, either. (It's an alien bar, so it doesn't follow the rules of Disneyland's planet.) Hop over to our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland for full menu details for the restaurants and more tips for visiting the land. You'll want a to make reservations at Oga's Cantina. If you have early morning reservations right at park opening, arrive at the park entrance about 25 minutes early and use the special entrance to access the park.
Our favorite on-the-go quick breakfast is a new item in Frontierland — the breakfast chimichanga. A grilled tortilla filled with eggs, bacon, potatoes and cheese? Yes, please! (There is a vegetarian version too.) For $5.49, you can pick up a hot breakfast chimichanga pretty quickly from the Ship to Shore Market Place. You can eat it while in line for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or on your way to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. It will keep you hopping!
Disneyland Breakfast Table-Service Options
In terms of table-service restaurants offering breakfast at Disneyland park, you have two options. You do not have to venture very far into the park before coming to the Carnation Café in the middle of Main Street U.S.A. CarnationCafé serves “All-American Breakfast,” Mickey-shaped waffles with strawberry topping, country-fried steak and eggs, frittatas, eggs Benedict, oatmeal and apple granola pancakes. You can eat while you people-watch the crowds streaming into the park for the day. The food is a little fancier and the prices a little steeper than the other options ($9.00 to $15.00 for entrées). You might be able to walk in, but reservations are recommended. Even though it is a table-service restaurant, we’ve found service to be quick. This location offers the perfect blend of a relaxing meal and an accelerated pace so we don’t have to sweat about whether we can make our next FASTPASS reservation window.
Finally, you have the character breakfast. The Minnie and Friends Character breakfast is at the Plaza Inn. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Disney hotel guests have preferred reservation access. Breakfast is served buffet style. It includes cereals, made-to-order omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, Mickey waffles, biscuits and gravy, French toast, muffins, Danishes and croissants. You can meet several characters who come greet you at your table while you eat. This is one of the the pricier in-park breakfast options, ranging from $35.00 to $59.99. But getting to spend all that time with some popular favorite and rare characters is priceless. If you have early reservations, be sure to allow plenty of time to get through security and the park entrance! Bring your dining reservation confirmation with you. There is a separate entrance for Character Dining before the park opens.
Where to Eat Breakfast at Disney California Adventure
Over at California Adventure, there are fewer breakfast choices, but you can find cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, wraps, baked goods and Starbucks coffee at Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe. In Hollywoodland, Schmoozies has fruit smoothies and coffees to-go, as well (sometimes doughnuts, too)!
In Cars Land, Flo’s V8 Café, one of our favorite quick-service restaurants, offers you diner breakfasts from $5.50 to $9.50 per entrée. The toadally awesome view from the back patio is included. Offerings include decadent brioche French toast (with salted caramel sauce and bananas!) and chicken tamales with scrambled eggs (quite tasty). Kids can get car waffles with turkey bacon. The American breakfast comes with eggs, potatoes, bacon and a biscuit. Drive in to fill your tank before or after the big race at Radiator Springs Racers (but definitely make a pit stop to get your FASTPASSes next door to Flo’s before pulling in for breakfast)!
Egg-citing news! The Lamplight Lounge now offers brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Brunch is available from park opening until noon in the downstairs dining room. We recommend making a reservation, but you can wait in a standby line. With mouth-watering dishes such as indulgent French toast, egg-white frittata bake, crab and potato cake Benedict, New York avocado toast, a brunch burger, chilaquiles and more, it's worth hopping in to enjoy a nice meal with a view of the water. Plus, where else can you get a cinnamon toast cocktail (BTW it's delicious), beermosa, morning glory or a flight of colorful and seasonal fruity mimosas in a theme park? Brunch at Lamplight Lounge is one of the most expensive options. This is especially true if you add in alcoholic beverages. But if you eat late morning, your meal counts as breakfast and lunch!
Breakfast at most locations is usually served until 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. If you forget which restaurants are serving breakfast, you can check the boards at the main information kiosks in each park. They post breakfast information along with the ride times so that you can plan your park day accordingly. Note the new location of the Main Street U.SA. kiosk. It has moved from the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café towards Plaza Inn.
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