To the joy of so many parents, the coffee situation at Walt Disney World has improved by leaps and bounds. For a place that does so many things right, it’s hard to believe that once upon a time it was hard to find a good cup of coffee, and even harder to find a calm place to sit and enjoy that coffee. Now though, you actually have a few places to grab a cup of coffee at Disney, and it is even possible to choose from among the best options.
These are among the best spots in Disney World for grabbing a coffee to help you get through a busy day.
There are now several Starbucks restaurants in the parks, as the chain was recently added to the lineup of recognizable brands to join Disney. The new location at Main Street Bakery is by far the most popular and most used, with lines forming at the start of the day and never really getting short until closing time. The Epcot location, right under Spaceship Earth is another fan favorite and has a futuristic feel to match the theme of the park and nearby rides. You can expect to find all of your Starbucks favorites here, from drinks to snacks to sandwiches.
Joffrey’s is the main coffee option at Disney, and there are fast serving kiosks all over the parks where you can grab a great cup of coffee. This option doesn’t necessarily give you a place to sit and enjoy your coffee, but most of them are located near plazas and open areas that are filled with benches and seating. Locations that are attached to resorts or specific sections of the parks create special blends that feature the flavors that go with each destination. The blends found at Tusker House and FLying Fish Cafe are among the favorites around.
The Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Resort is one of the best places to grab a pot of coffee with your breakfast. Not only can you grab a delicious house blend, but you can sit and relax with your coffee every morning, just like you do at home. Coffee comes in a pressed pot too, so it really gives the freshly ground beans time to give off their best flavor.
Trattoria al Forno
You should expect to find great coffee at an Italian themed establishment, and you will get just that on the Boardwalk at Trattoria al Forno. This spot has pressed pots filled with their signature style brew that guests have been raving about since the restaurant opened. Pots are shared, and while it is a full service restaurant, you are more than welcome to head in solely for the pleasure of enjoying a great cup of coffee.
Boma is one of the popular Animal Kingdom Lodge restaurants, so it’s not often a place folks go to grab great coffee, but they do serve the special house blend of Kenyan coffee. Early morning and late evenings, after the rush of meal times are best for grabbing a pot of pressed coffee, especially when you do not have a meal reservation.
Where do you grab coffee when you are at Disney World?