Planning on grabbing breakfast before you get into the Disneyland Parks? Find out the yummiest places to get breakfast in Downtown Disney. Scroll down to see them all!
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We like to get an early start at Disneyland, so we typically grab coffee and breakfast in Downtown Disney.
Downtown Disney is the main access point for those staying at the Disneyland resort hotels.
If you are passing through in the morning and have skipped the character buffet at the hotel, you may be looking for some other way to fill your stomach before you reach those main gate “turnstiles.”
Unfortunately, it isn’t that obvious where you can get a bite to eat, but there are so many great places right under your nose that are much better than your typical coffee-run sandwiches and pastries.
Here are the best places to get breakfast in Downtown Disney to stop for a quick delicious and nutritious bite before you begin your day.
Don’t have time to read a bunch of Disneyland blog posts and reviews? Here are some of our top picks for visiting Disneyland with kids.
Where to Stay at Disneyland
- Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (it’s expensive but has a private entrance to Disney California Adventure)
- Howard Johnson Hotel & Water Playground (the water park is pretty fabulous)
- Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance (amazing water park and has bunk beds)
- Fairfield by Marriott Anaheim Resort (it’s so close to the park, and the rooms are awesome)
- Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn (this is my favorite Disneyland budget hotel)
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Tastiest Places to Get Breakfast in Downtown Disney
Earl of Sandwich
Temporarily in the former La Brea Bakery spot lies a popular eatery known for its high value: Earl of Sandwich. It’s conveniently located just a few steps from the park entrances.
You can eat great for less and the food is terrific, so it’s a crowd favorite, especially among families who are looking to stretch their dollars at Disney. Who doesn’t want a good breakfast at a great deal?
Breakfast sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich come with a variety of meats and cheeses. You can get egg and cheese, ham and swiss, ham egg and cheddar, or bacon egg and cheddar. There’s even a BLT.
All of the breakfast sandwiches are under $7.00. You can also get a ham breakfast burrito or oatmeal with dried cranberries.
A lot of the breakfast in Downtown Disney is served up express style at counter service locations. If you are eating on the go, there is no better place to stop along the way than Jamba.
At Jamba, you can order from a variety of delightful fruit smoothies and grab a nutritious quick breakfast while you are at it.
Jamba is officially a snack location, but their bowls contain fruit, granola, and more, for a flavorful and fast way to start the day off right.
If you are looking for a light breakfast that will make you feel good and not weigh you down, Jamba is an excellent choice for a quick bite.
Aside from the delicious smoothie bowls, you can incorporate boosts to add to your energy, immunity and more.
While you may roll your eyes at seeing such a popular coffee spot on my list, I’m including it because it’s fairly quick and you probably already know what to order.
The line is usually shorter at their Downtown Disney location than inside either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure.
They actually have a lot of breakfast options for the whole family.
We’re big fans of their sous vide egg bites because we can eat them on the go and they are pretty tasty.
Also, parents will want their favorite coffee beverage to kick off a day at Disneyland!
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express
There are not a lot of places in Downtown Disney to have a table service breakfast, even though most of the restaurants in Downtown Disney do have table service.
That’s because Downtown Disney doesn’t usually come to life until midday and most guests are simply passing through to the park gates.
That’s why it’s so lucky that such a fine establishment as Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen has an express option that includes a breakfast menu.
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is the place to go for Creole cooking with New Orleans flair.
If you stop by the express window, you get a breakfast menu that is half beignets with powdered sugar. You have to order them even if it’s to share, although you won’t want to.
Ralph Brennan’s is currently re-branding to Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio and it will feature a new menu TBD.
Taqueria at Tortilla Jo’s
Another excellent stop as you tumble through Downtown Disney on the way to the parks in search of a balanced meal is this express counter.
Tortilla Jo’s is the premier Mexican restaurant at the Disneyland Resort and the Taqueria makes it possible for early birds to have a delicious and quick breakfast before heading into the crowds.
Unlike the other breakfast places which only have one breakfast burrito on the menu, Taqueria has six! Choose between bacon, beans, no beans, shredded beef, steak, and chorizo.
Breakfast entrees are also available, including chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, breakfast bowls, and Mexican oatmeal which is served in a cinnamon sugar-coated flour tortilla bowl.
Restaurants Serving Breakfast in Downtown Disney FAQs
Downtown Disney is just a short walk from the park entrances as well as Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and the Disneyland Hotel.
Unfortunately, Catal in Downtown Disney closed in April 2023.
Ballast Point Brewing Co. offers a weekend brunch menu featuring items like breakfast burritos, loco moco, red chilaquiles, and even a breakfast burger. Tortilla Jo’s also has a brunch menu with breakfast foods like avocado toast, Belgian waffles, huevos rancheros, and buttermilk pancakes.
Unfortunately, La Bakery has closed in Downtown Disney and the spot is now the Earl of Sandwich.
No, Disney Springs is located in Walt Disney World in Florida. While Downtown Disney (in California) and Disney Springs do have a few of the same establishments, Disney Springs is much larger.
The only coffee shop in Downtown Disney is Starbucks. However, you can easily walk to the Coffee House at the Disneyland Hotel.
You can get breakfast sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich or Starbucks.
Right now, we’re not sure when it will open. But we do know it will be in the old La Brea Bakery spot (temporarily the Earl of Sandwich pop up shop). We can’t wait to eat breakfast here!
Where to Eat Breakfast in Downtown Disney Wrap Up
Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal as it fuels your exciting day at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure.
Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast or quick baked goods to eat on the go, we’ve got you covered!