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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you’re going to be walking around a theme park for hours. You’ll need a lot of energy to get you through all those steps and the crowds, so make a smart decision and start the day off right at one of these 5 Great Places to Eat Breakfast at Disneyland! While there’s breakfast options at Disneyland that can be as magical as any ride, there are also options for those in a hurry to get going. Whether you’re a regular breakfast eater or not, here are some of the best suggestions of what to eat when you start your day at the happiest place on earth.
At Carnation Cafe on Main Street USA, you can take in the timeless scenery while you enjoy a classic American breakfast at Disneyland. Country Fried Steak and Eggs, Pancakes, or Mickey Waffles are also on the menu. Kick back and gear up for a full day of fun by stopping here before you begin your adventure. It’s also a great location to sit outside in the shade and watch all the excited, eager faces as they make their way into the park!
This Mary Poppins inspired bakery is a lovely place to enjoy a fast breakfast pastry and some coffee. It has such darling charm to it! There’s a patio that overlooks the hub for you to relax at (as long as you aren’t too anxious to get going) – but you can also walk with your food if you need to make time while enjoying breakfast at Disneyland.
If one thing will keep the kids entertained while you get fueled up for a long day of excitement, it’s character dining. The Plaza Inn offers pastries, cereals, eggs, breakfast meats, french toast, Mickey waffles, biscuits and gravy, as well as made to order omelets. They’ve got the bases covered, and classic Disney characters come around to the tables. Plaza Inn is also on the hub at the end of Main Street on the right side, near the entrance to Tomorrowland.
Red Rose Taverne
If you decide to get a little bit of a head start on the rides, one of the best plans is to do a few attractions in Fantasyland and then take a break at Red Rose Taverne. Afterwards, you can explore more of Fantasyland, or continue west toward Frontierland. The Red Rose Taverne is inspired by Belle’s provincial town in Beauty and the Beast! There’s a warm and cozy indoor atmosphere as well as plenty of outdoor seating with a view of Casey Junior. The food is quick service, but this is one place where you can get seasonal treats mixed in with the regular menu – as well as Mickey Mouse pancakes.
River Belle Terrace
A more formal dining experience awaits at the River Belle Terrace on the outskirts of Adventureland. This restaurant exists at the three point intersection of Frontierland, Adventureland and New Orleans Square. Among the unique breakfast offerings here are the Mark Twain (eggs, breakfast meat, potatoes, biscuits), short rib skillet, and again Mickey Mouse Pancakes. Never take a Mickey waffle when you can have a Mickey Mouse pancake – not everybody does it! River Belle Terrace is in such a great location for a late-morning breakfast after experiencing either Frontierland or Adventureland. Plus, it’s right in front of the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean. Don’t forget to make a reservation for this one!