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Disneyland has some amazing places to dine. In fact, it’s hard for us to narrow a day down to just three meals.
Some places are perfect for sampling small bites and that way you can go to a lot more of these carefully planned themed environments for tasty Disneyland morsels.
When it comes to Lunch and Dinner, choices abound and there are very few places we would discourage anyone from trying out.
However, breakfast inside the parks is much harder to come by.
We get it. Most people want to rush onto the nearest attraction as soon as the park opens.
However, there are a few remarkable places that serve breakfast in Disneyland and California Adventure and we have our favorites.
For those who like to enjoy your first meal of the day inside the Disneyland parks, here are our ranked favorites.
We only wish River Belle Terrace still served breakfast. It would top the list!
Breakfast in Disneyland: Our Top Restaurants Inside the Parks Ranked
#9 Oga’s Cantina
This is one of–if not the– most surprising places to have breakfast in Disneyland. It is a bar after all.
However, this bar changes its menu in the morning to serve breakfast cocktails. Of course, non-alcoholic breakfast beverages like coffee and tea drinks are also available.
In addition, you can actually order a couple of breakfast items while you are in the cantina.
The Mustafarian Cinnamon Roll (Formerly Lava Roll) is now self-explanatory. The Rising Moons overnight oats include dragonfruit, yogurt, and seasonal fruit.
#8 Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
A more traditional place for a quick-service breakfast on “Batuu” is the counter service restaurant Docking Bay 7.
Here you can get the same breakfast as the Cantina without the lounge atmosphere or the alcohol.
On weekends, there are other potential breakfast options that are not listed on the menu, so you may get a Bright Suns Morning which features a uniquely prepared egg, sausage, purple potato hash, and a Mustafarian Cinnamon Roll.
The more complete breakfast entree was removed as part of Disney’s rapid back-peddling from odd-looking dishes and alien nomenclature.
#7 Galactic Grill
A consistent counter service location for a quick and balanced breakfast in Disneyland, Galactic Grill is the only place east of Main Street to grab some morning grub.
It’s a go-to place for a handheld breakfast, but you don’t have to take it on the go. There are plenty of tables covered by the overhead shelter.
In addition to a breakfast burrito or sandwich, you can have french toast sticks, fruit, or enjoy one of the seasonal offerings.
For the 2019 holiday season, you can get a coffee slush or a Caramel Pecan Brownie Parfait.
#6 Red Rose Taverne
Red Rose Taverne is where it starts to get really pretty good for breakfast available inside Disneyland.
Formerly Pinocchio’s Village Haus, the new Beauty and the Beast motif seems here to stay.
Hopefully, the breakfast will be as well. It’s currently the only place where you can order a Mickey Mouse Shaped Pancake. If you like more eggs and bacon with your breakfast, they have that too.
In our opinion the menu is incredibly well rounded, offering vegetable hash, stuffed french toast, a breakfast platter served with a petit croissant, and “Beast’s Burger” which is topped with maple cream cheese, hickory-smoked bacon and scrambled eggs.
There are plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and both have a remarkable atmosphere.
#5 Jolly Holiday
If you decide to linger in the plaza after a stroll down Main Street, Jolly Holiday is the perfect place to stop for a small breakfast and an outdoor table with views of the castle, the Matterhorn and the Tomorrowland entrance.
This bakery offers a variety of tantalizing sweet and savory treats and serves sandwiches as well. One of the staples here is the Matterhorn Macaron.
Jolly Holiday is located near the entrance to Adventureland, so save room for a Dole Whip if you decide to go here for breakfast in Disneyland.
#4 Carnation Cafe
For the lovely street atmosphere, there is no better place in Disneyland to dine than at Carnation Cafe.
This classic Disney restaurant offers American breakfast favorites and specialties such as apple granola pancakes and Mickey Shaped Waffles.
Carnation Cafe is the only Table Service restaurant that is not a buffet/character meal.
You can enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast and watch the activity on Main Street USA as you plan your day in the park.
#3 Flo’s V8 Cafe
Flo’s is one of the best-themed dining locations at the Disneyland Resort. Flo’s is a quick-service restaurant nestled into the fantastically imagineered Cars Land.
It’s the best in-world expansion Disney has made to date in terms of immersing guests in an off-the-screen cinematic environment.
When you pull into the world of Cars and park yourself at Flo’s you become part of the story.
Memorabilia decorates the walls to show more about Flo and where she came from, but the best part of the restaurant atmosphere is the fantastic view of Ornament Valley and the Radiator Springs Racers.
Breakfast is almost secondary, but they always serve up great meals too.
The narrow selection has a dish for every taste: America Breakfast (a traditional favorite) Fruit Plate (with yogurt and a bran muffin) Chicken Tamale Breakfast, and a Brioche French Toast (served with bananas and salted caramel sauce).
#2 Lamplight Lounge
Lamplight Lounge just launched a weekend brunch earlier this year and it’s fantastic!
It’s among the top places to dine in Disney’s California Adventure and our pick for the second-best breakfast in either of the two Parks.
This restaurant is where Ariel’s Grotto used to be. It’s now transformed into a cool, Pixar-themed lounge with indoor booth seating and incredible outdoor patio seating.
The food is really good, but people usually come here for the fancy drinks and to gawk at the Pixar memorabilia.
They have boozy brunch cocktails and also a large array of non-alcoholic beverages.
#1 Plaza Inn
Breakfast in the Park with Minnie and Friends is the Plaza Inn Breakfast Buffet.
It’s perfect for families with young children who want to meet the characters and don’t have a huge list of rides they “have to go on.”
It’s a standard buffet with all the breakfast staples, plus plenty of interaction with Disney favorites such as Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too).
The characters are not advertised and often you will get a grab bag variety with the likes of Captain Hook or Rafiki showing up among the more regular characters.
For us, that makes it even more fun and exciting when we see who comes to our table.
The Plaza Inn stands right at the edge of Main Street overlooking the castle. It’s an especially nice place for breakfast in Disneyland if you book an early reservation before the park even opens.
What about you? What is the best Disneyland breakfast for you? Let me know in a comment below!