Disney Travel


January 7, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I like to start my day with a nice cup of coffee.  I do not discriminate – for I enjoy lattes, cappuccinos, iced coffee, and hot coffee.

While visiting that happiest place on Earth, I like to continue this morning ritual at the following spots:

Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Animal Kingdom – Africa)

Quick-service coffee shop and bakery with an outdoor counter-window at Disney's Animal Kingdom park


guests like this coffee shop because they sell “real” coffee, and a great
selection of breakfast treats like fruit turnovers and hot breakfast
wraps. They also have options for coffee lovers – iced
coffee, iced coffee with Amarula Cream Liqueur, espresso, double
espresso, cappuccinos, and double cappuccinos.

Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie (Epcot – France Pavilion)

Display cases and chandeliers leading to the ordering counter at Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie 
French truly know how to bake….and how to make a good cup of coffee.
This location has a plethora of coffee drinks to try – espressos, cappuccinos,
lattes, café (coffee), thé (tea), cappucino glacé (iced cappuccino), granité à la fraise (strawberry smoothie), and more!

Starbucks Reserve (Downtown Disney – West Side)

 Green Roofs & Inhabitat
Starbucks is my favorite place to get coffee for a number of reasons. It
is the first Starbucks Reserve store at Disney World. A Reserve store
sells rare small-batch coffees from around the world. The decor at this
cafe is amazing! This place is huge! There are multiple areas for indoor
and outdoor seating. There is even an
in-store interactive touchscreen that uses built-in cameras to create
chalk sketches of guests and their surroundings. Customers in the Disney
World Starbucks will be able to interact with those in the Disneyland
location.   You can find a large living moss wall, and all of the furniture
is made from recycled materials. Everything here is so environmental
friendly that this Starbucks is LEED certified.

Note: There are four other regular (not Reserve) Starbucks locations at Disney World:  
1. Marketplace in Downtown Disney
2. Fountain View in Future World at Epcot
3. Trolley Car Cafe in Hollywood Boulvard at Hollywood Studios (Feb 2015 opening)
4. Main Street Bakery in Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom – I would not go here. It is right at the entrance of the park on the main drag in Main Street USA. You can bet this location will be packed most of the time!

Kona Cafe (Polynesian Resort)

Banquette booths, tables and chairs in dining room at Kona Café


Polynesian Resort is and always will be my favorite Disney resort. I stayed here during my first two vacations to Disney World. Back to my point – Kona Cafe sells coffee brewed from Kona beans. You may want to come here hungry, because this place is known for their cinnamon and banana-stuffed Tonga Toast. Coffee is sold at the coffee bar at Kona Cafe. You will find it outside of the main dining room.

Fun Fact: The morning coffee bar turns into a sushi bar in the evening.

Sleepy Hollow (Magic Kingdom – Liberty Square)

Outdoor sign for Sleepy Hollow Refreshments


If you are at Magic Kingdom, chances are that most of you will want to head to the Starbucks in Main Street Bakery for your coffee – which is exactly why you should not go there – that location will be packed! Sleepy Hollow does not sell any specialty coffee, but they are on my list because this location is guaranteed to be crowd-free and relaxing. They make funnel cakes to order, so you know they are good! They are so delicious though, that they are not considered a snack on the Disney Dining Plan. Keep that in mind if you purchased a dining plan for your stay at Disney World. Sleepy Hollow is centrally located to some of the best attractions at Magic Kingdom – Splash Mountain, Cinderella’s Castle, and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

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1 Comment

  • Reply My Appetizer. January 7, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Right now I would love to hop on a plane and get to Orlando, when arriving in Orlando I want to find my way to the Disney Magical Express and go to the happy place! Oh my goodness, this post just made me miss Disney so much. Now I am going to read more Disney posts on your blog, you've definitely reeled me in.

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