This article is your guide to the best breakfast in Universal Orlando! When planning any vacation, one of the biggest elements of planning is the food! Any Universal Orlando vacation means long hours in theme parks, plenty of thrills and walking … lots of walking. With all of that adventuring, anyone is bound to work up an appetite.
To get the most out of your day, it is so important that you start it off right with a great breakfast. Certainly, a delicious breakfast will give you that boost to make it through your entire day. That’s why we’ve complied the best places in Universal Orlando to have breakfast.
Best Breakfast in Universal Studios 2021
If you are a go getter you might want to maximize your time in the parks and grab breakfast once you’re inside. Both theme parks have some of the best breakfast in Universal Orlando Resort, with wonderful theming and yummy food.
What are the best breakfast options in Universal Studios?
- Today Cafe
- The Leaky Caldron
Best Quick Service Breakfasts in Universal Studios
If you’re looking for a quick, delicious breakfast bite to eat while inside of Universal Studios Florida, we would recommend the TODAY Cafe. Centrally located right upon entrance of the park, near the Hollywood section, TODAY cafe is brightly themed, just as if you’re right on the set in NYC. Just like the star of the show, you have a variety of items on set like, sandwiches, pastries, coffee, beer and more!
With affordable and delicious options and all day breakfast options, TODAY cafe continues to be one of the best places to eat breakfast in Universal Orlando.
TODAY Cafe Breakfast Menu
Egg White Florentine – $8.99
Cheddar cheese, oven-roasted tomato, spinach on ciabatta with fresh fruit
Bagel Toast – $8.99
Almond butter, Nutella cream cheese, bananas, strawberries, chia seeds, toasted almonds, semi-sweet chocolate chips with fresh fruit
Ham, Egg & Cheese – $8.99
Shaved ham, cheddar cheese on ciabatta with fresh fruit
Park Avenue Avocado Toast – $11.99
Smashed avocados, toasted cashews, shaved fennel, roasted tomato puree, lemon vinaigrette, arugula, radicchio, toasted artisan french bread with fresh fruit
Al’s Smoked Salmon Lox Bagel – $13.99
Smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, and red onions on a toasted everything bagel served with fresh fruit
Overnight Oats – $6.99
Old fashioned oats, almond milk, agave, chia seeds with seasonal berries, toasted coconut, and toasted almonds
Acai Bowl – $10.99
Topped with strawberries, organic granola, bananas, toasted coconut, and chia seeds
Fruit Bowl – $4.49
Croissants & Kruffins – $3.49
Assorted croissants, kruffins and palmiers
Muffins, Brioche & Cupcakes – $4.99
Assorted muffins, brioche, and cupcakes
The Leaky Cauldron
Breakfast – served until 10:30 am daily
If you are a Harry Potter fan and want to truly elevate your experience in the Wizarding World, try out The Leaky Cauldron. The Leaky Cauldron offers traditional English fare, like a traditional English breakfast or a Mushroom, Egg, and leak pastry. With all of these amazing choices, its no wonder that The Leaky Cauldron is one of the best places to eat in Universal Studios.
The Leaky Cauldron Breakfast Menu
Traditional Breakfast – $17.99 – Fresh scrambled eggs, sausage links, black pudding, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and breakfast potatoes.
Pancake Breakfast – $17.99 – Three fluffy buttermilk pancakes, crisp bacon and link sausage with butter croissant
American Breakfast – $17.99 – Fresh scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with butter croissant
Apple Oatmeal Flan with Yogurt & Fruit – $17.99 – Freshly baked flan of apples and oatmeal served with yogurt and fresh seasonal fruit
Egg, Leek, & Mushroom Pasty – $17.99 – Pastry wrapped scrambled eggs, mushrooms and leeks served with breakfast potatoes and fresh fruitKid’s Breakfast – $12.99
Related Article: Complete Guide to Dining in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Best Breakfast in Islands of Adventure
There are plenty of places to eat in Islands of Adventure park; but what about places to start your day?
What are the best breakfast places in Islands of Adventure?
- Green Eggs and Ham Cafe
- The Three Broomsticks
Best Quick Service Breakfast in Islands of Adventure
Green Eggs and Ham Cafe
The most unique quick service breakfast restaurant in Island of Adventure is the Green Eggs and Ham Cafe. Join Sam-I-am at the big, green, ham-shaped building to try out Seusstastic untraditional breakfast foods like the signature Green Eggs and Ham! There is plenty to choose from with this all day breakfast menu at Universal Orlando.
Green Eggs and Ham Cafe Breakfast Menu
Pizza Tots – $9.99 – Pepperoni, sausage, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce over tater tots
Green Eggs & Ham Tots – $9.99 – Green eggs, diced ham, white cheese sauce over tater tots
Buffalo Chicken Tots – $9.99 – Chicken tenders, mozzarella cheese, ranch and buffalo sauce over tater tots
Brisket Philly Tots – $9.99 – Shaved brisket, onions, peppers, and white cheese sauce over tator tots
Who Hash – $14.99 – Corned beef, onions, white cheese sauce, scallions and tater tots in a Who Hash can
The Three Broomsticks
Breakfast – served until 10:30 am daily
The Three Broomsticks all Harry Potter fan’s favorites place to get breakfast at Universal Orlando. This restaurant is located in Hogsmeade, and has a sit down feel, while still being a quick service option. This rustic tavern is home to traditional British fare and theming to transport you right into the Harry Potter Universe.
The Three Broomsticks Breakfast Menu
Adult 17.99 Children 12.99
Traditional English Breakfast – Fresh scrambled eggs, sausage links, black pudding, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and breakfast potatoes.
Child Traditional English Breakfast – Fresh scrambled eggs, sausage links, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and breakfast potatoes.
Porridge Breakfast – Old fashioned steamed oats with fresh fruit and butter croissant.
Child Porridge Breakfast – Old fashioned steamed oats with fresh fruit and butter croissant.
Continental Breakfast – A colorful array of fresh fruit served with croissants accompanied with assorted jams.
Child Continental Breakfast – A colorful array of fresh fruit served with croissants accompanied with assorted jams.
Pancake Breakfast – Three fluffy buttermilk pancakes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with butter croissant.
Child Pancake Breakfast – Two fluffy buttermilk pancakes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with butter croissant.
American Breakfast – Fresh scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with butter croissant.
Child American Breakfast – Fresh scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with butter croissant.
Best Universal Orlando Resort Breakfast
If you are wanting to enjoy every aspect of your Universal Orlando Resort stay, certainly there are plenty of breakfast options to choose from. For instance, there are over 15 breakfast restaurants to choose from at Universal Orlando Resort. So, let’s talk about the best breakfast places in Universal Orlando Resorts.
Best Full Service Resort Breakfast
Islands Dining Room
Mon-Fri 7 am-11 am
Sat-Sun 7 am-12 pm
Located in the Loews Sapphire Resort, the Islands Dining room has made the best Universal Orlando breakfast list easily. You will feel like an islander dining upon exotic South Sea specialties, although, traditional American fare is available, as well. Order a la carte Eggs Benedict and signature Hawaiian pancakes to start your morning off with breezy ease.
Islands Dining Room Breakfast Menu
Since the Islands Dining Room breakfast is sit-down, the menu is large with many choices. We recommend that you peruse the Islands Dining Room Breakfast Menu here.
Featured Islands Dining Room Breakfast dishes:
TWO EGGS ANY STYLE $14 – Served with choice of bacon, pork sausage or grilled ham.
CUSTOM OMELET $15 – Choice of up to three of the following: tomato, spinach, onions, bacon, pork sausage, ham, chorizo, American cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, peppers.
AVOCADO TOAST $14 – Multigrain toast, mashed avocado, buttermilk blue cheese and two poached eggs.
BLACK ANGUS STEAK** & EGGS $19 – 6 oz. sirloin, two eggs any style and bacon.
Located at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando, The Kitchen is known for its incredible Sunday brunch option (temporarily suspended) and their mouth watering Elvis themed french toast. The Kitchen offers the best breakfast buffet in all of Universal Orlando, with AYCE waffles, omelets and more.
There is no doubt you will feel like a rockstar after eating at one of the best breakfasts in Universal Orlando.
The Kitchen Breakfast Menu
Since the The Kitchen breakfast is sit-down, the menu is large with many choices. We recommend that you peruse the The Kitchen breakfast menu here.
Featured The Kitchen Breakfast Menu Items:
TWO EGGS $15 – Any style with Applewood smoked bacon, smoked ham or country sausage.
CUSTOM OMELET $16 – Choose up to three: tomatoes, spinach, onions, bacon, sausage, ham, cheddar cheese, American cheese, Swiss cheese, mushrooms, peppers.
THE SPA FRITTATA & CHICKEN SAUSAGE $16 – Egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheddar cheese.
THE REMEDY $14 – Butter toasted Kaiser roll, two eggs over hard, Applewood smoked bacon and American cheese.
CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT $19 – Poached eggs, Canadian bacon, toasted English muffin, hollandaise sauce.
Best Quick Service Resort Breakfast
Beach Break Cafe
Available Daily • 7am – 11:30am
This laid back Universal breakfast option has interesting SoCal fare with a vast variety. There are plenty of hearty breakfast options for the whole family at Beach Break Cafe, setting you up for a sunny success.
Beach Break Cafe Breakfast Menu
BACON, EGG & CHEESE CROISSANT $8
SURF-WICH $8 – Croissant, Egg, Canadian Bacon, Cheddar
CRISPY CHICKEN & WAFFLE SANDWICH $9
BAJA BURRITO $9 – Chorizo, Potatoes, Egg, Colby Jack Cheese
CHALLAH BREAD FRENCH TOAST $9 – Powdered Sugar, Bacon
BELGIAN WAFFLE $9 – Maple Syrup, Strawberry Sauce
JUMBO BUTTERMILK PANCAKES $8 – Maple Syrup, Bacon
BLUEBERRY PANCAKES $9 – Lemon Curd, Powdered Sugar, Bacon
SEASONAL PANCAKES $9 – Sweet Potato, Piña Colada, Apple Cinnamon
Best CityWalk Breakfast
CityWalk is the hot, bustling mega complex comprised of various shops, restaurants and more. Grabbing breakfast in CityWalk before entering the theme parks can beat the crowds, which makes it that much better! Lets talk about the best breakfast in Universal CityWalk Orlando.
Best Full Service CityWalk Breakfast
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen Breakfast
Technically, the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium offers the best brunch in CityWalk Universal with tasty crepes, waffles and quiches. The brunch menu is huge and is one of the few that offers breakfast all day at CityWalk Universal.
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Breakfast Menu
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium breakfast menu is very large, and we encourage you to read through the entire menu here.
Best Quick Service CityWalk Breakfast
This incredible wacky all day breakfast spot, Voodoo Doughnut, serves over 50 different variety of donuts, therefore, making it THE BEST quick service breakfast option. This is a one of a kind opportunity with rotating specialty doughnuts and cult classics like:
Oh Captain, My Captain – $2.75 Raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting and Captain Crunch
Dirt – $2.95 – Raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting and Oreo cookies
ODB – $3.00 – Raised yeast doughnut with chocolate frosting, Oreo cookies, and peanut butter
Grape Ape – $2.20 – Raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, grape dust, and lavender sprinkles
Chuckles – $3.50 – Raised yeast doughnut with chocolate frosting dipped in mocha powder and topped with peanuts, caramel and chocolate drizzle
You can see the entire Voodoo Doughnuts menu here.
Best Character Breakfast Universal Orlando
The best part of visiting Universal Orlando Resort is being able to meet all of your favorite characters! Luckily, Universal has combined two of our favorite things: characters and breakfast! Let’s talk about the best character breakfast in Universal Orlando Resort.
Despicable Me Character Breakfast – Temporarily Suspended
Start your Saturday at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, with the best buffet character breakfast in all of Universal Orlando Resort. Enjoy a buffet of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and more as the characters wander and greet guests at their tables. Meet all of your Despicable Me favorites, including Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the Minions.
Prior to the pandemic, guests could purchase tickets for $34.99 for adults, $20.99 for children aged 3-9. Annual pass discounts are available.
Grinch and Friends Character Breakfast – Temporarily Suspended
On select dates during the Grinchmas holiday season, you can dine at the most mischievous breakfast buffet at Universal Orlando Resort. Located in Islands of Adventure park, this Grinch character breakfast offers plenty of zany options like green eggs and ham and GIANT delicious pancakes. You will be able to meet the Grinch, Cat in the Hat and plenty of Whoville residents right inside of the Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous.
With this in mind, it is a ticketed event which may or may not return for the 2021 holiday season. Cost for 2019 is $34.99 plus tax for adults and $20.99 plus tax for children ages 3-9.
View the Grinch character breakfast menu here.
Honorable Mention Universal Orlando Breakfast
While all of the above breakfast options are wonderful, there are a few chain restaurant options that serve just as well as the rest. Universal Orlando Resort is packed with quick, affordable international chain restaurants. Therefore, if you’re on the go, these will be perfect for you.
Starbucks is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat and your favorite caffeinated drink. Most importantly, it is affordable and most Universal guests have been there before. Choose from pastries, sandwiches, wraps and so much more with a Starbucks located in each park and almost every Universal Resort Hotel.
Who doesn’t want the most enormous, warm and gooey cinnamon buns that Cinnabon has to offer? You can stop by Cinnabon in Universal CityWalk for a sweet breakfast. Straight out of the ovens and under $10, the Cinnabon cinnamon roll can be perfectly paired with a simple latte.
Best Breakfast Near Universal Orlando
Lucky for us, Universal Orlando Resort is close to the I-4, hence making it very easy to take a rental car or Uber to nearby breakfast joint. Disney Springs is only a 15 minute car ride away and has plenty of restaurants that offer breakfast menus. Universal Orlando is also very close to Orlando’s Icon park which is a very touristy area, thus, packed full of restaurant choices.
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