8 Places for Breakfast at Disney Springs

Some people like to get an early start to the many happenings at Disney Springs, especially considering that on most days shopping and pursuable activities are open and in full operation by 10 a.m. sharp. And for the many adventurers who like to leave their resorts early enough with plenty of time to spare, the thought of breakfast may not be so far from the mind. Sure, Disney Springs is renowned for a phenomenal dining scene, primarily famed in lunch and dinner offerings, but what can you expect to find here early in the day? Fortunately, there are several great options where you can get your breakfast fixing prior to starting your day. Here are eight great examples.

1. D-Luxe Burger

It may just surprise you upon arrival to find this renowned Disney Springs favorite burger stop open bright and early, with the grill already sending out sizzling and satisfying scents. That’s because D-Luxe Burger delivers up a host of delicious works just in time for breakfast between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each day, prior to switching over to their renowned lunch and dinner menus. Stop by and try some of their decadent exclusives, ranging from breakfast burgers and sandwiches, to unique sides with a more breakfast-friendly approach, like French fries served with sausage gravy or béarnaise sauce. From the classic Egg White Frittata Sandwich to the fiery El Diablo Breakfast Burger, you’ll find plenty on the menu to start off the day on a most mouthwatering note. And remember, you can still find the restaurant’s well-known selection of artisanal shakes and floats available, both with and without alcohol during the two-hour breakfast window as well.

2. Earl of Sandwich

Fan-renowned Earl of Sandwich is another early bird operation you can count on for delectable breakfast fixings. Dishing up the goods between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. daily, Earl of Sandwich is the go-to place for hot and hearty filling breakfast sandwiches, breakfast bowls, breakfast burritos, and even made-to-order omelets. Other options include different muffin varieties, oatmeal, fruit cups, and strawberry yogurt parfaits.

Earl Of Sandwich

Earl Of Sandwich

3. Raglan Road

If you want to know what a traditional Irish breakfast is all about then make it a point to head on over to Raglan Road one weekend for their Rollicking Raglan Brunch. This Emerald Isle-themed eatery, known for its vibrant live music and step dance in addition to hearty helpings of that nation’s classic regional cuisine favorites, is a palate-pleasing staple for many Disney Springs visitors any time of day. But on weekend mornings they pack an extra special punch with bountiful breakfast fixings to boot. Some of the menu’s featured favorites include: An Irish Egg (a Guinness and onion sausage crusted egg with pickled cabbage and saffron aioli), Salmon Prone to Waffling (grilled and smoked salmon with house made waffles, poached eggs, and maple butter sauce), the Anglo Irish (Eggs Benedict with sliced ham and spinach, served on an English muffin and topped with hollandaise sauce), Pancakes Diaspora (homemade pancakes with crème fraiche, maple syrup, and mixed berry compote), The Happy Marriage Omelet (slow-braised chicken, bacon jam, sautéed spring onions, and crispy potatoes), and plenty of other restaurant exclusive novelties and classic cuisine favorites alike. Another top pick for many is the Full Irish, which comes complete with sausage, black and white pudding, bacon, roasted tomato, mushrooms, and fried eggs with “roasties.” The Full Irish is also available in sandwich format, served with Ballymaloe gourmet ketchup. Many of the restaurant’s renowned lunch hits are also available during the Rollicking Raglan Brunch as well. And in true Raglan Road tradition, you can expect great music and award-winning dance to accompany your meal. The Rollicking Raglan Brunch is available weekends only between the times of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

4. STK Orlando

While many Disney Springs visitors know STK Orlando for its signature lunch and dinner offerings, complete with decadent steaks, seafood, and other enticements, this modern-chic establishment also just so happens to be another surprising go-to favorite for weekend brunch. Doors open at 11 a.m. on weekends, with a delightfully innovative brunch menu that’s part traditional breakfast and part house original specific, offered through 3 p.m. Start off with a helping of tasty Cinnamon Monkey Bread with cream cheese icing, then choose from the range of scrumptious entrée features they’re known for. Fans of crab cake will love the Crab Cakes Benedict, served with poached eggs, whole grain mustard béarnaise, and asparagus salad, while soul food lovers may satisfy their taste buds with traditional Fried Chicken & Funnel Cake, served with sriracha honey, lime, and burnt onion-powdered sugar. The Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes plate is another specialty favorite here, consisting of marinated berries, lemon curd, and whipped cream. Then for the traditional breakfast lover there’s Old School-a plate full of eggs, thick-cut bacon, fingerling potato home fries, and add on options that include your choice of skirt steak, king crab, or lobster. Delicious brunch featured cocktails are also available to accompany your dining pleasure. These include Mimosas, Cucumber Stilettos, and Frosé. Do take note that if you decide to dine at STK Orlando for brunch or at any other time, it’s always a good idea to make reservations well in advance.

5. Paddlefish

Another unexpected sea of possibilities for Sunday brunch favorites can be found aboard Disney’s iconic Paddlefish. This signature fine dining venue, housed within the permanently anchored Lilly Belle boat, was voted “Best Seafood Restaurant” in Orlando Magazinefor 2018, so you know you can expect the very best of the best. And this refining aim rings true when it comes to their breakfast-themed inspired classics and original house concoctions, alike. One of their famed bestsellers is The King Meets the Captain—a breakfast plate consisting of peanut butter and banana-stuffed French toast, crusted with cereal and fresh berry compote. Another widely acclaimed favorite is the Crab and Eggs Benedict, which comes as two poached eggs, jumbo lump crab, asparagus, grilled Nueske bacon slab, and hollandaise sauce. The Monte Cristo is another hit, comprising of French toast, ham, applewood bacon, fried egg, Swiss cheese, fresh berry compote, and maple syrup. Other raved-about traditions here, which have all been taken up a notch, include the Steak & Eggs plate, with two poached eggs, hash browns, and hollandaise sauce, and Corned Beef Hash, served up with red skin potatoes, caramelized onions, bell peppers, and poached eggs. The Omelet may sound like a standard enough name, but this option goes above and beyond the usual, comprising of three cage-free eggs and home fries, your choice of ham, shrimp, or chorizo, plus two of the following options: bell pepper, jalapeño, onion, mushroom, tomato, and cheddar cheese. Brunch at Paddlefish is offered Sundays at the usual 11:30 a.m. opening time, with original lunch menu items also available as well.


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6. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante

While more commonly hailed as the ultimate go-to evening dinner spot for authentic Italian cuisine, Maria & Enzo’s is also another surprising brunch stop on our list. Door open early at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday here, featuring a flavorful and abundant prix fixe brunch menu ranging in more traditional offerings as well as lunch-oriented items, like salads, featured plated items, a carving station, and more. But in keeping with straightforward breakfast trends, guests seem to thoroughly enjoy such available offerings as scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, Italian sausage, brioche French toast, assorted frittatas, and even specialty rosemary-parmesan roasted potatoes. A popular pick to start things off is of course the pastry basket, which consists of chocolate croissants, butter croissants, and various assorted muffins. There is even a dessert station featured during brunch, which includes a decadent chocolate fountain with myriad accompaniments, ranging from mini cannolis, marshmallows, brownies, fruit, mini raspberry cheesecakes, tiramisu, and so much more. Whatever you choose to indulge in, remember that there are also a wide range of cocktail offerings to set off your brunch as well, like Bellinis, Mimosas, Rossinis, and even Elevated Bloody Marys. Sunday brunch remains open through 2:35 p.m. every Sunday.

7. Wolfgang Puck Express

Wolfgang Puck Express, located at Disney Springs Marketplace, is another great suggestion for that most important meal of the day—breakfast. The grill is fired up bright and early here daily, with doors opening at 9 a.m. sharp to allow early bird visitors the chance to start their day with delectable gourmet. Traditional well-loved classic items along with unique house originals make up the mouthwatering menu. From different options for omelets to hearty Belgian waffles with fruit or even chocolate chips, steel cut oatmeal to cornflake French toast, you’ll find plenty of picks to choose from. Their house specialty Breakfast Pizza is another highly raved about suggestion, comprising of scrambled eggs, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, and caramelized onions. There’s also the Sunrise Sandwich with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar, tomato, and garlic aioli. Then for the true hearty classic breakfast fan there is the plate rightfully known as “Classic Breakfast,” which delivers on its name with a grand presentation of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, crispy potatoes, and your choice of either sourdough or whole-grain toast.

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8. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

There’s no denying it that Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is the epitome of hearty and soulful farm-to-fork cuisine classics. So it comes as no surprise that this nationally renowned celebrity chef delivers an outstanding take on traditional breakfast favorites and cleverly crafted original concoctions alike in his one-of-a-kind brunch presentation. The Rise ‘n Shine Brunch is featured every weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a mouthwatering showcase of Southern-style favorites you’re sure to love. Start off on a satisfying note with fresh Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits, Bee Haven Bay Fried Green Tomatoes, Church Lady Deviled Eggs, or famed House-made Doughnuts. In fact, their doughnuts are so widely acclaimed that they even get featured in various other mealtime offerings as well, including the popular Fried Chicken & Doughnuts plate. Other bountiful brunch bites to be enjoyed here include Hush Puppy Benedict, Short Rib Hash, the Hallelujah Biscuit, French Toast, Fried Egg and Avocado Toast, and Fried Green, Eggs and Ham, which comes as a large open-faced biscuit, topped with griddled country ham, fried green tomatoes, over easy eggs, shaved country ham, dressed arugula,rémoulade sauce, and your choice for a side. There is also what’s called the Grand-Daddy Platter, a blend of breakfast classics that includes three eggs (any way you want them), pecan-smoked bacon, griddled country ham, a cheddar cheese drop biscuit, and your choice of two sides. As for these savory sides, options here are hearty and bountiful and include such possibilities as Bradley’s Grits, Pecan-smoked Bacon, Seasonal Fruit, Griddled Country Ham, and Potato Gratin Mash. And because some people like to start their day with something other than coffee, there are a number of house specialty cocktails also available during the Rise ‘n Shine Brunch. From the Florida Crush to various Mimosas and Sangrias, both the Proud Mary and Southern Mary to moonshine-specific concoctions like the Sweet Tea Shine or the Moonshine Mash, and of course there’s the Local (made from RumHaven coconut rum, lime, and simple syrup and pineapple) all here to present the perfect pairing to top off the perfect brunch. Also note that regular lunch menu items are additionally available by 11 a.m. while the Rise ‘n Shine Brunch is still in full swing.

Heading to Disney Springs for breakfast isn’t something most people immediately consider doing, yet as we have highlighted here, there are numerous options for doing just that. In addition to the aforementioned venues proudly dishing up breakfast food favorites, the House of Blues also offers up their special reservation-only Gospel Brunch every Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. And for those looking for quick on-the-go options, many bakeries and café stops within Disney Springs (including Joffrey’s and Starbucks) open bright and early for the convenience of guests. Just remember, your breakfast at Walt Disney World can be the most magical meal of the day wherever you choose to have it, whether in the parks, at a resort, or even in the heart of bustling Disney Springs.

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Laura Catherine aka “LC” is a writer who resides in Maryland with her family and several pets. She visits Walt Disney World whenever she can. Additionally, she is a published author of three novels, a children’s book, and has a passion for gardening.

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