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Favorite Breakfast Finds at the Disneyland Resort

posted on January 17th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

When we’re up and at ‘em in the theme parks at the Disneyland Resort, a hearty breakfast is a great way to start the day – maybe a little brioche French toast or biscuits and gravy with that first cup of coffee.


In Disneyland park, we often start with the spinach and tomato egg white frittata at Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A. With a side of crisp potatoes and fresh fruit ($10.99 plus tax), we’re ready to face the Matterhorn Bobsleds (or maybe just relax on “it’s a small world”).

Cinnamon French Toast At River Belle Terrace In Disneyland Park Biscuits And Gravy At River Belle Terrace In Disneyland Park

Just around the corner, River Belle Terrace is another favorite morning stop – their cinnamon roll French toast drizzled with cream cheese frosting and served with scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage is a vacation indulgence ($8.99 plus tax). The country-style biscuits and gravy is served with eggs and sausage ($7.99).

We have heard raves about the breakfast burrito at Tomorrowland Terrace – scrambled eggs, chorizo, potatoes, queso fresco, black beans, tomatillo sauce, and fresh pico de gallo all wrapped in a wheat tortilla ($7.49).


At Disney California Adventure park, Ariel’s Grotto is the only spot where we try to be a little healthy – but that’s because the bircher muesli is such a treat, made with rolled oat, yogurt, granola and fresh fruit and included on the family-style breakfast menu.

Fruit Plate At Flo’s V8 Café In Cars Land Tamale Breakfast At Flo’s V8 Café In Cars Land

Or it’s off to Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land for delectable favorites such as brioche French toast smothered with salted caramel sauce and topped with fresh bananas ($7.99 plus tax). At the other end of the calorie spectrum is Flo’s seasonal fruit plate with juicy cantaloupe, honeydew, red grapes, strawberry and low-fat yogurt with an oat bran muffin ($5.49). If you love savory, try the hearty chicken tamales with fluffy scrambled eggs, verde sauce and fresh pico de gallo ($8.49). And some mornings just call for the old-fashioned all-American breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted potatoes and a buttermilk biscuit ($8.49). If the kids are along, they insist on Flo’s buckwheat waffles with bacon and fresh fruit ($6.49).

Ah, for us, a zesty breakfast tamale or gooey French toast are just as much a part of the theme park experience as any thrill ride. Do you have a favorite (edible) way to start your day at the Disneyland Resort?

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Mariah from CA on January 17th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I love Storyteller’s at the Grand Californian for breakfast! Meet with all the critters, do the buffet, and get some gluten free goodies too.


Robert on January 17th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

There are so many great options for breakfast at Disneyland!!! I only hope that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will expand their breakfast options. I wasn’t able to find many restaurants open in Magic Kingdom on my last visit.


Gabriela on January 17th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Hi Pam,
Just wondering…is the cinnamon roll French toast at the River Belle Terrace new? We usually feast on The Mark Twain or The Steamboat, but we have never seen French toast on the menu. If so, my husband will be super happy! And yes, the breakfast burrito at Tomorrowland Terrace is delicious!


Sean from WA on January 17th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

It’s not a trip to Disneyland without a Mickey Waffle from Carnation Cafe. We also can’t forget the PB & J Pizza at Goofy’s Kitchen!


Emily on January 18th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

When in comes to breakfast at Disneyland I go for the Apple Granola Pancakes at Carnation Cafe. The Tomorrowland Terrace burritos are great for a quick breakfast too!


Steven on January 19th, 2014 at 1:31 am

I am crazy about Oscar’s Choice at the Carnation Cafe and of course the classic Cinnamon Role from Main Street, USA!


Jennifer on January 25th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I don’t see either of those items on the menu at The River Belle Terrace on the Disney site. Is the menu on the website incorrect? Because they look delicious and I’m going in two weeks, look for a breakfast spot!


Kevin from AZ on January 25th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Got to have the Steamboat from River Belle Terrace at least once a trip!