Epcot is known for the many foods served inside the World Showcase, but breakfast at Epcot is often overlooked by guests.

There are plenty of table service and quick service restaurants serving great breakfasts inside Epcot. This guide will tell you everything you need to know to get the perfect meal to start your day at the park.

We’ve split this guide into three categories: Table Service Breakfast, Quick Service Breakfast, and Restaurants That Start Serving Lunch Before Noon.

Table Service Breakfast at Epcot

There are countless table service restaurants at Epcot (you can find lots of them in our big guide to the Best Disney World Restaurants for Adults), but most of them are only open for lunch and dinner. However, the two restaurants offering table service breakfast at Epcot are very good and are worth making a reservation.

Garden Grill
  • Table service
  • Reservations required
  • Between about $20 and $60 per person, depending on children or adult
  • Usually opens up at 8:00 AM
  • Pre-park opening dining

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Garden Grill is located in the Future World section of the park. It’s inside of The Land, a very large building that contains a handful of attractions and dining options. It’s one of the two true table service restaurants that serve breakfast inside Epcot.

The setting at Garden Grill is very unique. The whole restaurant is built on a rotating platform. You’ll spend your meal slowly circling different scenes built around the restaurant.

You’ll also get to enjoy characters roaming around during your meal. Chip and Dale are the featured characters, but Mickey and the gang are also part of the fun. Bring a good camera (we have some recommended options in our Disney World Gear Guide), because there will be plenty of photo ops!

The menu is reasonably large and everything is all-you-care-to-enjoy. That means that you pay the same amount, no matter how much you eat. Request more of any food item during your meal and you’ll quickly get a whole plate of it. Fluffy scrambled eggs, sticky buns and hash brown potato barrels are some of the most popular items at Garden Grill, along with all the usual breakfast staples.

One of the best perks of making a breakfast reservation at Garden Grill is the opportunity to enter Epcot before the park’s normal opening time. Garden Grill typically opens an hour before the park, allowing you to gain access before all other park guests. This is an awesome benefit. You not only get to enjoy your meal without cutting into your park time, but you also have the opportunity to be the first in line for attractions.

Just make sure to book your table for a time before the park’s official opening and you’ll be allowed in early.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Table service
  • Reservations required
  • Between about $25 and $60 per person, depending on children or adult
  • Usually opens up at 8:00 AM
  • Pre-park opening dining

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is located in the Norway Pavilion inside of Epcot’s World Showcase. It accompanies Garden Grill in being one of two table service breakfast options in the park.

Akershus is set inside a building themed after the Akershus Castle in Norway. In true World Showcase fashion, the theme is very well executed. Stone and wood are heavily used to really drive home that castle vibe.

One of the biggest selling points of Akershus is its character dining. It is one of the only locations at Disney World that has all of the princesses in one place. Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, and the other princesses will make their way around from table to table during your meal.

This is perfect for getting pictures with all of the princesses without having to wait in lines to see each one individually. The breakfast menu here is influenced by traditional Scandinavian cuisine and includes items like Jarlsberg cheese, mackerel, pork, gravlax, etc.

Everything is served buffet-style, so you won’t have to worry about leaving the restaurant without a full stomach.

Like Garden Grill, Akershus typically opens one hour prior to Epcot’s official opening time. This allows you to enter the park early, giving you an opportunity to save time and to be first in line for attractions after breakfast.

All in all, Akershus is a really cool experience and one of the things we recommend on our huge list of 110 Things You Must Do at Disney World. It’s an especially good option for anyone who had a hard time snagging a reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom.

Quick Service Breakfast at Epcot

Guests who don’t want to worry about reservations and would prefer quicker dining have plenty of options inside Epcot. From Future World to France, the quick service restaurants present a variety of dining.

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
  • Quick service
  • French cafe and bakery
  • Most items are well under $15
  • Usually opens with the park

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Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is one of the most popular dining establishments, not only in Epcot but in all of Disney World. It’s situated in the back of the France Pavilion in the World Showcase.

Les Halles is designed to have the look and feel of a typical Parisian bakery and cafe. Everything is counter service here and there are no reservations taken. This restaurant is known for serving a gigantic assortment of delicious French desserts and also for their small entrees. It is the perfect place for breakfast.

If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, you can’t beat Les Halle’s ham and cheese sandwiches. Brie and apples on multigrain bread is a slightly lighter option.  French staples like a Croque Monsieur or a simple baguette are always good choices.

Several quiches, such as a Quiche Lorraine, are very popular breakfast items here as well.

This is one of the few restaurants in the World Showcase that is open early and it’s definitely worth walking to get to. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better quick service breakfast at Epcot.

You can get some of Epcot’s best ice cream at the shop next door, but maybe save that for later!

Kringla Og Bakeri or Midnattssol Bakeri
  • Quick service
  • Norwegian cafe and bakery
  • Most items are well under $15
  • Usually opens with the park

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Kringla Og Bakeri is the favorite evening dessert stop for the Magic Insiders crew, but it’s also a top choice for breakfast. At the time of writing this article, Kringla Og is under construction. In the meantime, Midnattssol Bakeri is filling in. You can find Kringla Og right in the middle of the Norway Pavilion when it’s open.

The temporary Midnattssol Bakeri is located on the main walkway and is hard to miss.

The Bakeri is best for those who like to start the day with something sweet like a pastry. The School Bread is our favorite pastry at Epcot and is great in the morning. It is a large bread pastry filled with a cold vanilla custard and topped with coconut and icing.

The sandwiches at Kringla Og are also very good, especially the Norwegian Club Sandwich. The Norwegian Club is made up of ham, turkey, Jarlsberg and Muenster cheese with lingonberry mayonnaise. It’s one of our favorite quick sandwiches at Disney World, period.

We love everything at Kringla Og and we always highly recommend it for any meal, breakfast included. Definitely try the School Bread if you’re in the mood for a sweeter breakfast.

Sunshine Seasons
  • Quick service
  • Extensive food court-style dining
  • Most items are around $15 or less
  • Usually opens with the park

Sunshine Seasons can be found inside the main room of The Land Pavilion inside Future World. It’s a large foodcourt-style area, so it’s very hard to miss. You’ll also see Garden Grill right across from it.

The theme of Sunshine Seasons is consistent with the rest of The Land Pavilion. It offers up fresh food options, many of which come straight from inside The Land’s own greenhouses. If you’ve ever gone on the Living with the Land ride, then you’re already familiar with these greenhouses.

You’ll find all of the normal American breakfast foods in Sunshine Seasons. The menu also includes things like wraps and souflees. Croissants, cinnamon rolls, and Danishes are available for those who prefer a sweeter breakfast. The cinnamon toast bread pudding is awesome.

Sunshine Seasons is considered to be one of the best places to eat at Epcot for a quick meal, no matter the time of day. The food quality is very good and the “fresh” theme here lends itself perfectly for a good breakfast.

Fountain View
  • Quick service
  • Is essentially a Starbucks
  • Most items are well under $15
  • Usually opens with the park

Starbucks lovers will rejoice in knowing that they can get their morning coffee fix within Epcot. Fountain View is located at front of Future World, so it’s one of the first places you’ll encounter when you enter the park.

A full Starbucks drink menu combined with Disney’s own baked goods makes for a perfect quick breakfast with a side of caffeine. It’s easy to get to, easy to find, and has just the right amount of food to get your day started if you’d prefer not to eat a gigantic meal before walking all over the park.

La Cantina de San Angel
  • Quick service
  • Mexican-style breakfast
  • Most items are well under $15
  • Usually opens within an hour or so after the park

La Cantina de San Angel can be found at the front of the Mexican Pavilion in the World Showcase. It is situated directly on the World Showcase Lagoon.

This one is for those who like to deviate from basic American breakfast food. Most of the breakfast items are a combination of tortillas and eggs with the usual Mexican breakfast ingredients like chorizo.

The quality of food here is very good and has good outdoor seating. Almost all of the tables are within perfect view of the World Showcase Lagoon, making for a really nice view to start your day at the park.

La Cantina de San Angel usually opens about an hour after the park opens. Not quite as early as some other restaurants, but still earlier than the majority of the other World Showcase restaurants.

Epcot Restaurants That Start Serving Lunch Before Noon

We’re also including on this list all of the restaurants at Epcot that open before 12:00 PM. Most of them open between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Even though they don’t have breakfast menus, they can still be good options for guests who would like to have a late morning meal.

Electric Umbrella
  • Quick service restaurant in Future World
  • Serves a variety of normal lunch food such as burgers, chicken, etc.
  • Good for a quick meal upon first entering Epcot
Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Table service restaurant in The Seas section of Future World
  • Serves an assortment of seafood, along with normal American lunch food
  • Really cool spot to eat with incredible views of the gigantic saltwater that surrounds the restaurant
San Angel Inn
  • Table service restaurant in the Mexico Pavilion in the World Showcase
  • Traditional Mexican food in a unique setting inside the giant Mayan pyramid
  • The theming is designed to make you feel like you are sitting beside a Mexican volcano at twilight
Lotus Blossom Cafe
  • Quick service restaurant in the China Pavilion in the World Showcase
  • Serves an assortment of seafood, along with normal American lunch food
  • Decent Chinese food, but nothing extraordinary
Sommerfest
  • Quick service stand in the German Pavilion
  • Traditional German fare, including bratwurst, pretzels, nudel gratin, apple strudel, etc
  • Good for getting a quick bratwurst sandwich to hold you over until lunch or dinner
Tutto Italia Ristorante
  • Table service restaurant in the Italy Pavilion in the World Showcase
  • Traditional Italian food, including pasta dishes and meat dishes
  • The dishes here can be a little much early in the day, but are still good
Via Napoli
  • Table service restaurant also in the Italy Pavilion in the World Showcase
  • Serves outstanding Neopolitan style pizza and other Italian family favorites
  • A good option for anyone who loves starting their day with pizza
Liberty Inn
  • Quick service restaurant in The American Adventure Pavilion in the World Showcase
  • Typical American lunch food like burgers, chicken nuggets, and salads
  • Nothing special, but has consistent food and a menu that can satisfy most everyone
Tangerine Cafe
  • Quick service restaurant in the Moroccan Pavilion in the World Showcase
  • Serves Meditteranean foods like schwarma, curry chicken, lamb, and tabouleh
  • A more adventurous option for those who are bored with basic meals
Spice Road Table & Restaurant Marrakesh
  • Both are table service restaurants in the Moroccan Pavilion in the World Showcase
  • Both serve a variety of Mediterranean and Arabic dishes including meats and seafood
  • Again, a more adventurous option, especially early in the day
Yorkshire County Fish & Chips Shop
  • Quick service restaurant in the United Kingdom Pavilion in the World Showcase
  • Serves some of the best fish and chips you can get
  • The fish and chips here make a surprisingly good breakfast item
Refreshment Port
  • Quick service window at the front of the World Showcase
  • Serves simple items like Poutine (a Canadian french fry dish with bacon and cheese) and croissant doughnuts
  • Very easy to order a really quick bite at the window

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