Where to Have Brunch at Disney – No Park Ticket Required

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Where to Have Brunch at Disney - No Park Ticket Required

There's something so comforting and indulgent about brunch. The savory meets sweet meal is a perfect excuse to put on some comfortable pants so you can take your time and enjoy the delicious food and drinks.

Brunch at Walt Disney World is a great date idea, allowing you to relax and reconnect in a magical place without feeling like you need to splurge on a special dinner. Or make it a much-needed outing with dear friends you need to catch up with. These places to have brunch at Disney do not require a park reservation. But, be sure to book your dining reservation as soon as possible.

Disney Springs Restaurants for Brunch

There are so many places for brunch at Disney Springs it can be overwhelming. In fact, you can even do your own brunch crawl at Disney Springs. To help you narrow it down to the best places to sit down and have brunch, here are my top picks.

Important Note: Most Disney Springs restaurants offer brunch on weekends only, be sure to double check their website when making reservations.

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'

If I absolutely had to pick a favorite place for brunch at Disney Springs, I am going with Homecomin' by Chef Art Smith. As a Florida native I may be biased since Homecomin' is a tribute to Chef Art Smith's upbringing in Florida. Comforting Southern brunch eats include pimento cheesy grits, buttermilk fried chicken, biscuits, and pecan smoked bacon. And if the delicious brunch menu isn't enough to entice you the potent cocktails will seal the deal.

Wine Bar George Wine Country Brunch

The best date night spot in Disney Springs according to many of us here at Orlando Date Night Guide is Wine Bar George. It's classy, it's approachable, and everything is delicious. On Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am – 2:00pm a Wine Country Brunch is offered. Doesn't that just sound delightful?

Kick things off with a Wake Up Call cocktail with Espresso-Infused Barsol Pisco and Caffè Borghetti Espresso Liqueur. Or order dole whip mimosas and select specialty cocktails by the carafe. The brunch menu does have some items that are on the regular menu, like the meat and cheese boards, the warm olives, and hummus. But the real brunch highlights include exclusive dishes like the Mascarpone French Toast, Wine Country Omelete, and the Bacon Burrata.

Disney Springs brunch at Wine Bar George - Dole Whip Pineapple Frozcato Mimosa
Frozcato Mimosa with Dole Whip Pineapple | Image credit: Arlene Laboy

Maria and Enzo's Sunday Brunch

Escape to Italy together, with a trip to Maria and Enzo's at Disney Springs. While their brunch is only available on Sundays from 10:00 am – 1:30pm, it is worth it to clear your schedule and make it happen. Feast on dishes with a twist like a brunch adaptation of spaghetti carbonara with a poached egg, and an Italian style frittata.

House of Blues Weekend Brunch

The days of the incredible Gospel Brunch at House of Blues Orlando are still a thing of the past for now. However, a new Weekend Brunch at House of Blues is in its place, and it should not be overlooked. Starting at 10:00am on Saturdays and Sundays, this brunch features live local music and Southern-inspired cuisine with a brunch twist. Highlights of the menu include The Morning Smash Burger, Tennessee Toast, and Chicken N' Donuts. Oh, and perhaps I should have led with the unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys?

Additional Disney Springs brunch options:

Disney Resort Hotels for Brunch

A reminder about parking at Disney-owned hotels: A confirmed dining reservation is required along with photo identification in order to park at any hotel owned by Walt Disney World.

Boma at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

My favorite Disney resort, especially for a Disney date without going into a theme park, is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is a cultural adventure housed in a beautiful resort with African art and incredible African animals all around the outdoor areas. Boma – Flavors of Africa is my favorite spot for an indulgent breakfast. Whether you're an early riser or prefer to sleep in, breakfast at Boma is a great way to start the day. Everything is served at an impressive buffet which has  exotic offerings like Turkey Bobotie (similar to a quiche) alongside traditional omelets and other breakfast favorites. The Glazed Ham with Mustard Sauce is a signature dish you must try. And since it is a buffet you can try many different foods.

Looking Down at the Buffet of Boma at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - this photo was taken from a landing on a set of stairs that overlooks Boma buffet restaurant, which has rich earth tones and African animals as part of its decor
Looking Down at the Buffet of Boma at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Topolino's Terrace at Riviera Resort

Okay fair warning, Topolino's Terrace is a character dining spot with a prix-fixe menu. However, you don't really have to worry about a bunch of hyped-up kids running around. This spot is a favorite among Disney fans, with and without kids, because of its delicious breakfast options like Wood-fired Butchers Steak and Sour Cream Waffle. Mickey and his friends do make appearances throughout the meal, and they each are in artist-inspired costumes.

Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Start your day in an enchanting way at the Grand Floridian Cafe. The elegance of the Grand Floridian Resort is yours to explore before or after indulging in brunch. The atmosphere is classic at the Grand Floridian Cafe, with ground-level views of the resort. Highlights of the brunch menu include Roasted Tomato and Feta Quiche and Lobster ‘Thermidor' Burger. You can also sip on a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa, both of which are elevated with premium spirits.

Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort

Imagine you're waking up in Key West, with tropical music softly wafting through the air. Located at the super-relaxed Old Key West Resort, Olivia's Cafe is a favorite among longtime Disney Vacation Club Members. You don't need to be a DVC Member to head to this resort and enjoy the Florida and Caribbean-inspired brunch menu. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and afterward walk around the resort or take the ferry boat over to Disney Springs.

Disney's Old Key West Resort - Home to Olivia's Cafe and a Ferry Boat - This photo shows the DVC Ferry sign in the foreground with beige and dark blue colors, and the boat dock in the background with a blue umbrella on the dock and a roadway bridge in the very back of the photo and blue skies above.
Ferry dock to Disney Springs

Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Enjoy an Italian spin on indulgent breakfast fare. At Trattoria al Forno you can stroll throughout the Boardwalk Resort in one of the most picturesque spots in all of Walt Disney World. The breakfast menu includes unique items like Oak-grilled Steak and Eggs, Caprese Omelet, and Tiramisu-style French Toast. After your relaxing breakfast, continue to explore the Boardwalk area, or if you have theme park access and a park pass reservation head into EPCOT via the International Gateway entrance.

Good Morning Breakfast With Goofy and His Pals at Four Seasons

A character breakfast may sound more like a family outing than a date idea, but at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando you can expect a more upscale experience. It is on the pricier side, but you'll enjoy a selection of classic American breakfast items with an elevated twist. Plus, Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy not only make appearances, but their stylish resort outfits are unique to Ravello. There is a lovely terrace for outdoor dining, which is not very common, and you can upgrade your experience with fresh-pressed juice and specialty drinks.

Disney Theme Park Restaurants for Brunch

Although this list is about where you can get brunch at Walt Disney World without needing a theme park ticket, you may be curious about places to enjoy brunch at Disney inside the theme parks. There are not as many breakfast spots inside the Disney theme parks as there used to be, but here are some options:

 

Important Note: You may have noticed that California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort is not on this list. At the time of writing, California Grill is no longer offering brunch and is open for dinner only.

 


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