8 Places to Brunch at Disney…Outside and Inside of the Parks

Brunch at Disney - Sunday brunch at the top at California Grill

Disney is a magical place filled with wonder, fun and food! Brunch is no exception when it comes to Disney’s fabulous offerings. The best part is there are great options inside and outside of the parks! We’ve rounded up a few favorites to help you plan the perfect brunch on Disney property.

Tip: make sure to book reservations in advance. Most restaurants below will not be able to accommodate walk ins.

Outside the Parks

House of Blues 

Showcasing local talent, the weekly Sunday Gospel Brunch at House of Blues (Disney Springs) will help you start your day feeling bright and energized. The Gospel Brunch includes a huge variety of foods, all served buffet style. You will see biscuits and gravy, seafood and carving stations – not to mention a full bar!  Enjoy live entertainment and get ready to be called up on stage at a moment’s notice. The brunch takes place at 10:30am and 1pm.

Where to brunch at Disney - House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch
House of Blues | Image credit: Walt Disney World Resort

Boma

Rich with African culture and flavors, Boma does not disappoint. This location is inside the Animal Kingdom Lodge and offers a full buffet for brunch. Make sure to try the Jungle Juice; go ahead and ask for a pitcher from the beginning because you will want refills! At Boma, you will find traditional brunch favorites like Mickey waffles and a carving station alongside traditional African dishes and the restaurant’s famous bread pudding. This unforgettable dessert is served with a warm walnut caramel sauce that is the perfect way to end your meal. Afterwards, walk off some of those calories by exploring the hotel to see the giraffes and other animals in the African-inspired savannah.

California Grill

If you want an exclusive experience with breathtaking views, head to the Contemporary Resort and visit California Grill for Sunday brunch. Mimosas and live music are included in the price. Here you can dine on charcuterie, sushi, salads and seasonal menu items all made with the freshest ingredients. There’s even a Bloody Mary bar (pictured in feature image)! They also have delicious dessert options like macarons and truffles. The best part of this meal is the view! You can see all of Magic Kingdom from the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows.

Disney Monorail Pub Crawl: California Grill
California Grill

Kona Cafe

Kona Cafe is located inside of Disney’s Polynesian Resort, which is beautiful to explore on its own (on a monorail pub crawl, perhaps?). Breakfast options are aplenty, but order the Tonga Toast and you will be in paradise. Similar to French toast but fluffier and 100 times better, this dish is stuffed with bananas and served with a sweet strawberry compote. Another dish to try is the Loco Moco, which consists of rice, a hamburger patty, gravy, and eggs. Come hungry and you will definitely leave happy. Afterwards, stick around to check out the Polynesian’s beach and work up an appetite for a Dole Whip. The Poly is one of the only places outside of the parks that you can get one!

STK Orlando

Located in Disney Springs, STK Orlando is a hip and trendy steakhouse…and a go-to brunch spot. You must try their Monkey Bread for a sweet brunch treat. This brunch is also set up as a buffet which includes shellfish, omelets and New York Strip steak. Enjoy a mimosa or refreshing glass of frosé and relax in this beautiful restaurant for Sunday Funday.

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STK Orlando brunch
Fried Chicken & Funnel Cake | Image credit: STK Orlando

Inside the Parks

Be Our Guest

Want to dine in Belle’s castle and feast on Gaston’s favorites? Make a reservation for breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant located within Magic Kingdom Park. The Croque Madame is a buttery ham sandwich with melty gruyere cheese that will leave you super satisfied. If you have a sweet tooth, try the savory croissant doughnut with a banana caramel sauce and chocolate ganache. The theming in the castle is beautiful and you will enjoy strolling the castle to discover the numerous Beauty and the Beast references.

Akershus

If you consider yourselves Disney fanatics and are into character experiences, Akershus in the Norway Pavillion of Epcot is for you. This brunch-friendly spot offers breakfast skillets with options like bacon, eggs, potatoes, sausage and more delivered directly to the table. Start off with some bubbly mimosas and get ready for the royal treatment. The Disney princesses circle the restaurant and spend time with each table. Their interactions are so fun and they do not shy away from adults so be ready!

Crystal Palace

Located in the Magic Kingdom, the Crystal Palace is a nostalgic buffet with all of your Disney favorites like Mickey waffles and breakfast classics like sausage and bacon. A fan favorite is the made-to-order omelette station. This is another character meal where Winnie the Pooh and his friends come to each table for guest interactions.

Feature image credit: Walt Disney World Resort Orlando (Kent Phillips, photographer)


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