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Complete Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in Disneyland

This article is your complete guide to the best places to grab Disneyland coffee! We’ve all experienced the rush of getting up before the sun, ready to start our magical Disney day. If you’re like us, you wouldn’t think twice about waking up at 6am, and rushing out of your resort to spend the maximum time inside of the theme parks. Once that morning excitement wears off, you might realize that you started your day without the most important part: coffee.

Running around in theme parks, staying up late for nighttime shows – all of it combined could be making you wonder, “Where is the best Disneyland coffee?” Lucky for us, Disneyland knew that nearly every adult would be asking that question and has plenty of places to get coffee in the parks.

Best Coffee Shops in Disneyland Overview

Disney parks have come a long way when it comes to our favorite caffeinated drinks. With how much there is to do in a Disney day, it was almost necessary to have Disney parks coffee for guests. Its not a secret of how good an idea it was to add coffee into the parks. Almost anytime you visit, you can see a long line at the Disneyland Starbucks, with guests needing their boost.

But, if you’re a coffee connoisseur, you’re most likely wondering where is the best coffee in Disneyland. You might not be able to find the most gourmet coffee in the parks, but we like to think you can grab a delicious cup of joe regardless. So, let’s get into where to get good coffee in Disneyland.

Best Coffee in Disneyland Park

Many guests are shocked to find out that there are Starbucks inside of Disneyland. It was a big win for Disney coffee lovers in 2012, when Disney decided that adding Starbucks into the parks would be a great idea.

Especially in the original theme park, with such a focus on Disney nostalgia, guests today still ask, “is there Starbucks in Disneyland?” The question is, yes! Disneyland was able to seamlessly incorporate the major coffee chain right into the park! You can get almost any Disneyland Starbucks drink just like you would outside of the parks. When it comes to coffee in Disneyland, Starbucks isn’t going to be your only choice when it comes to caffeine.

Where is the Starbucks in Disneyland?

So now, where is the Starbucks inside of Disneyland? Once inside of Disneyland park, you can find the Starbucks in the Market House on Main Street, USA. Here you can order your Starbucks favorites, along with pastries, breakfast sandwiches and Disneyland exclusive treats.

Disneyland Starbucks Prices

Here is a quick overview of the current Disneyland Starbucks prices:

Are there other places to get coffee in Disneyland?

Yes, of course! We actually think that the best coffee in Disneyland Park is not at a Starbucks location.

Coffee locations in Disneyland Park

  • Docking Bay 7 – the BEST coffee in Disneyland
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
  • Oga’s Cantina

Of course, this list doesn’t include that at most Disneyland restaurants you can get a hot cup of Joffrey’s regular or decaf coffee with a meal. Our list is including more of the specialty coffees that are Instagram worthy.

In our opinion, Docking Bay 7 has the most exciting and delicious coffee item out of every other place in Disneyland. While it is only one option, the Cold Brew Black Caf, is so yummy and super fun and creative. It is a cold brew coffee topped with sweet cream cheese and chocolate puffs.

If you’re looking for more of an iced coffee at Disneyland or a specialty latte, there is always Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe. This quick service location offers many different espresso beverages, as well as frozen coffee choices. Oga’s Cantina is probably the worst place to go in Disneyland if you’re looking for a quick cup of coffee in the morning. You will need to snag a reservation or join the walk-up list to get inside. There are a few coffee options at Oga’s Cantina, where we think Docking Bay 7 right around the corner is much better.

Related Article: The Best Place to Have Breakfast at Universal

Best Coffee in California Adventure Park

Heading across the esplanade, you’ll find yourself in Disney’s California Adventure park, which surprisingly has great Disneyland coffee options within the park. When it comes to the best coffee shops in Disneyland as a whole, DCA might have the original park beat. And of course, there is a Starbucks in California Adventure, so you aren’t missing out in either park.

Where can I get coffee in Disney’s California Adventure park?

  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe (Starbucks)
  • Schmoozies!
  • Cappuccino Cart (Joffrey’s)
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant
  • Ghirardelli’s Chocolate Shop

There are a handful of places that serve delicious coffee options, and even a variety of options for those who are 21+. Which is especially why we think Carthay Circle has some of the best drinks in California Adventure. It is important to note that Carthay Circle does require a reservation or to join the walk-up list. But, if you want a delicious adult coffee drink, it will be worth it. Here you can enjoy an Irish Coffee, a Vintage Coffee (with Bailey’s, Tuaca, and cinnamon) or a B-52’s coffee (with Grand Mariner, Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream.)

If you’re looking for the best drinks in California Adventure to escape the California heat, you might want to try Schmoozies! or Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop. Ghirardelli’s offers different types of frozen coffee choices, like latte chills or frozen mochas. Schmoozies! has been named one of the best places to get coffee in all of Disneyland because of their Epic Coffee Menu. You can get a mocha almond fudge shake, a cold brew smoothie or a variety of coffee creations. It beats out Starbucks any day and has a great location right in Hollywood Land.

Best Coffee in Downtown Disney

So, we’ve heard all of the best places coffee shops in Disneyland, but what about outside of the parks? If you’re looking where to get good coffee while visiting Downtown Disney, don’t worry, there are places for you too. While it might not be as exciting as some of the options inside of the parks, coffee is coffee! Especially if you are marathon shopping in Downtown Disney, it’s important to know all the places to get coffee.

There are two Starbucks locations in Downtown Disney, one that is near World of Disney and the other, which is near Earl of Sandwich. Which is perfect if you’re shopping down the long stretch of Downtown Disney and need a second coffee once you reach the end. Lastly, La Brea Bakery Cafe has a few menu items like cold brew, espresso drinks and regular coffee. While it is a good place to get coffee, you must have a reservation to get inside!

Best Coffee in Disneyland Resorts

Lastly, let’s talk about the best Disneyland coffee, which could be hidden in one of the three Disneyland resorts. This is super important to those who are staying at a Disneyland resort and are looking for that perfect cup. But, don’t fret if you don’t have a stay booked at a Disneyland hotel, you can still venture in and order from these Disneyland coffee locations.

Disneyland Resort Coffee Locations

  • The Coffee House – Disneyland Hotel
  • Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar
  • Storytellers Cafe

The Disneyland hotel may have the Grand California beat when it comes to coffee, due to the fact that you have to have a reservation at Storyteller’s Cafe to get in. It is also a fixed price of $49 just to get a meal, therefore, coffee might not be high priority when visiting. The Hearthstone Lodge at the Grand Californian used to be a great place to get coffee before noon, as it was a full blown cafe before noon. Unfortunately, it seems as if Hearthstone’s morning service is still temporarily closed.

The Coffee House in Disneyland Hotel would be our number one pick for Disneyland coffee spots for many reasons. First off, coffee is in the name! Looking through the menu, we can see that they have an array of seasonal offerings, as well as, a huge amount of coffee beverages available to purchase. You can also mobile order your Disneyland coffee, which makes it that much easier!

Coffee Shops in Disneyland Conclusion

Your day at Disneyland doesn’t have to be sluggish, as we’ve clearly seen there are plenty of places to get your coffee fix. Whether it be you want it to be the perfect iced coffee in Disneyland, or a scrumptious coffee shake in Disney’s California Adventure, there is something for you.

We hope that this article helped you find your newest coffee shop in Disneyland and that if you’re heading to Disneyland soon that you have magical trip!

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