Your Ultimate Coffee Guide to Disney World!
It’s comforting to have a cup of coffee in your hands. It’s much more than a morning drink. Coffee motivates you to crawl out of bed before the sun is up so you can start your morning commute. It gives you a high-five before your big meeting to say “you got this, kid.”
Disney may be the most magical place on Earth, but it’s also the most stressful. It’s a non-stop marathon of waiting in line, rushing the crowds, and standing in the hot sun. Yes, you should definitely drink a lot of water because you’ll dehydrate. Sometimes you need an extra kick to feel like you’re going to make it to your next FastPass though.
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Where to Find Coffee in the Magic Kingdom
One thing to know: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom have a Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea located outside each of the main gates. You can grab your coffee while waiting for the park to open! Magic Kingdom’s coffee stand is located at the Transportation and Ticket Center.
- Main Street Bakery A.K.A. Starbucks (Main Street U.S.A): This is a fully functional Starbucks. Hooray for Coffee Lovers everywhere! You’ll also find special Disney treats like Mickey rice crispies and seasonal cupcakes.
- Westward Ho Food Cart (Frontierland near the loading dock for Tom Sawyer’s Island): Cold brew and breakfast sandwiches in the morning or cold brew and candied bacon in the afternoon! They also have hot coffee and muffins.
- Gaston’s Tavern (Fantasyland near Be Our Guest restaurant): Drip coffee which goes best with the giant, warm cinnamon roll enjoyed in front of the cozy fireplace!
- Sleepy Hollow (Liberty Square across the bridge on the left side of the castle): Iced mocha, iced french vanilla coffee, or drip coffee served with funnel cakes, and waffle sandwiches. Snack credits are calling your name!
- Cheshire Cafe (Fantasyland near the Teacups): Pick up a special cold brew or hot coffee from the little kiosk in Fantasyland. The cold brew is served best with the famous chocolate-filled Cheshire Cat Tail pastry.
Magic Kingdom is one of the busiest theme parks at Disney World so you’ll definitely need to get your coffee fix here. Plus, there’s really nothing better than sipping on a Starbucks coffee and gazing at your favorite castle.
Where to find coffee in Epcot
This selection excludes coffee concoctions served at Epcot’s seasonal festivals. The menus change yearly, so I suggest you pick up a festival passport at the park entrance to see if there’s something caffeinated to enjoy! My favorite coffee drink is Food and Wine Festival’s Chilled Coffee with Godiva chocolate liqueur from the Belgium pavilion. Hopefully, it will come back next year!
- Traveler’s Cafe A.K.A Starbucks (Near the Entrance of World Showcase): This is EPCOT’s Starbucks. Unfortunately, it’s located in the middle of the theme park a the entrace of World Showcase. It takes a little bit of a walk to get there. You’ll reap the rewards once you do!
- Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Stand (Near Mission Space): Lattes (hot or cold), cappuccinos, cold brew, giant doughnuts, and pastries. You might find some special coffee cocktails and treats during EPCOT festivals too.
- Sunshine Seasons (The Land Pavilion): Sunshine Seasons is perfect for a hearty and healthy breakfast. They serve cold brew, cappuccinos, and a full breakfast menu. Great place for vegans or vegetarians too!
- Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie (World Showcase, France): Fun Fact: Technically World Showcase opens later than Future World, but small restaurants like Les Halles and Kringla Bakeri open early for breakfast! There’s nothing better than wandering through the nearly empty countries and stopping in France for some pastries. At Les Halles, you’ll find cappuccinos, lattes, drip coffee, and an expansive sweet & savory pastry menu.
- Tangierine Cafe – Morrocco Coffee (World Showcase, Morrocco): The Tangierine Coffee made with orange liqueur is so so good! (You’ll need a nightcap after your day at EPCOT anyway.) Tangierine Cafe also serves cappuccinos, lattes, pastries, sandwiches, and baklava.
- Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (World Showcase, Norway): The crowd-favorite drink here is the Viking Coffee flavored with Kamora Coffee Liqueur and Baileys Irish Cream. Pair it with a Troll Horn pastry or the famous cardamom School Bread made with custard and coconut shavings!
EPCOT is huge and you’ll need all the energy you can get to make the walk around World Showcase. Thankfully, Disney has provided places to get coffee at almost every country pavilion. Check the menus to see if there is a coffee place nearby!
Where to find coffee in Hollywood Studios
You’ve made it to the land of Hollywood stars, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and Toy Story characters! Magic Kingdom is busy, EPCOT is big, and Hollywood Studios can be a little stressful. The theme park has the newest attractions and lands at Disney World. Many guests make Hollywood Studios a priority because it’s been really exciting lately! You’ll be able to find coffee to energize your day while you bounce from place to place.
- The Trolley Car Cafe A.K.A Starbucks (Hollywood Boulevard): Disney did us all a favor and located the Starbucks near the park entrance. Take a little stroll down Sunset Boulevard and you’ll find the location. Be aware that this is one of the busiest Starbucks in Disney World! (Second only to the Main Street Bakery.) The line dies down around the early afternoon but can be backed up in the morning.
- Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea (Exit of Tower of Terror): This Joffrey’s kiosk feels like a hidden secret. It’s located at the exit of the Hollywood Tower of Terror and usually has a short line. You can find another location at the entrance of Toy Story Land too. You can order a rummy cocktail at either of these locations!
- Woody’s Lunch Box (Toy Story Land): At Woody’s, you can get a cold brew and match it with a gourmet Pop-Tart. Or, skip the formalities and go straight for the Grown-Up Lemonade. It’s never too early for a drink on vacation!
- Oga’s Cantina (Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge): You might be lucky enough to snag a reservation for Oga’s Cantina. It’s here you can jam out to remixes by DJ R-3X and sample an adventurous Black Spire Brew. The coffee mocktail is made with Joffrey’s Cold Brew, honey, falernum, passion fruit, and citrus.
- Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (Table Service): Plenty of coffee choices are available at Mama Melrose’s! This is an Italian-inspired restaurant where you can choose from frozen or hot cappuccinos, lattes, espresso, mochas, or a french press pot. For the best coffee dessert, try the Tiramisu!
Light speed to Coffee-ville! Hollywood Studios may be a busy place but at least you’ll feel fueled and ready for anything!
Where to find coffee in Animal Kingdom
The wildest theme park in Animal Kingdom also happens to be super chill. However, you’ll have to be up early to Rope Drop the most popular ride, Flight of Passage. Otherwise, the line gets crazy in the afternoon! There are a few kiosks and lounges that can perk you right up!
- Creature Comforts A.K.A. Starbucks (Near Discovery Island bridge): The Starbucks at Animal Kingdom is tucked to the left of the Tree of Life. It’s on your way into Africa and veers off the path that leads to Pandora – World of Avatar. You might want to find this Starbucks after you hit up Flight of Passage. You’ll need to regroup after running to the ride and standing in line!
- Royal Anandapur Tea Company A.K.A. Joffrey’s Coffee (Asia near Yak & Yeti Restaurant): This is a one-of-a-kind Joffrey’s Coffee kiosk! The coffee and tea stand serves specialty iced teas, lattes (hot or cold), cappuccinos, cold brew, and some sweet pastries.
- Isle of Java (Near DinoLand bridge): This is a coffee stand devoted to french vanilla and mocha iced coffees, cappuccinos, espresso, Elephant Ear pastries, and apple cider donut holes. For an extra kick, try one of the spiked coffees!
- Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Africa near Kilimanjaro Safari): This one of the best places to grab a quick breakfast at Animal Kingdom. Choose from drip coffee, espresso, cappuccino, iced french vanilla latte, or iced mocha. For food, Kusafiri usually serves hot breakfast wraps, giant cinnamon rolls, and various pastries.
- Nomad Lounge (Discovery Island near Pandora): Nomad Lounge is the connecting bar inside the full-service restaurant, Tiffins. This lounge is a hidden gem within Animal Kingdom. You can order small bites, cappuccinos, and anything from the bar. The real star is the Traditional Mustang Coffee cocktail made with Crown Royal, brown sugar, and butter.
The server told us that this cocktail was added to the menu by Joe Rhode, the Imagineer behind many concepts and attractions at Animal Kingdom. Rhode said he was served this same drink when visiting Nepal on his research trip for Animal Kingdom.
Pro-Tip: One of the best places to enjoy your coffee is at the Discovery River Amphitheater near Expedition Everest. The huge outdoor theatre has ample seating for sipping on drinks or enjoying a meal!
Where to Find Coffee in Disney Springs
Disney Springs is the ultimate shopping and dining center located in Disney World. Naturally, some of the best food (and coffee) can be found here. There are plenty places for your coffee fix and snacking needs while you shop!
- Joffrey’s Tea Traders Cafe: There are two places to get Joffrey’s Coffee in Disney Springs. The large coffee shop is where you can pick up the most Instagram-worthy latte in Disney World. Baristas can print a picture of Disney characters or your own picture on the foam! The coffee tastes the same as any other Joffrey’s latte, but it’s way cuter. You can also find a Joffrey’s Coffee kiosk outside of World of Disney. This kiosk specializes in fruit smoothies as well as coffee.
- Amorette’s Patisserie: For dessert and coffee, Amorette’s serves cappuccinos and lattes along with decadent cakes and cookies. You can also stop in for lunch and grab a hearty salad or fresh sandwich.
- Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew: Another new kid on the block! Everglazed serves up crazy donuts topped with ingredients like Fruity Pebble or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The coffee menu is just as creative! You can order concoctions like the Reese’s Nitro Cold Brew made with peanut butter cups, chocolate, and topped with a Reese’s donut!
- Starbucks: You can find two Starbucks in Disney Springs. There is one located on the West Side near DisneyStyle (which tends to be less busy) and one in the Marketplace near World of Disney. Both offer Mobile Ordering which can be a huge timesaver.
- Gideon’s Bakehouse: I’d like to write a love letter to Gideon’s. The bakery moved in and stole the hearts of many Disney guests. The cookies are a half-pound each and the cake slices are enormous. The portions are big but the taste is even better. This place is dangerously good. What makes it even better is the Cold Brew Coffee. You can order the Peanut Butter Cold Brew that tastes like a sweet, nutty dream and is sprinkled with cocoa. Or, try the Ginger Snap that tastes like a ginger cookie treat. Too sweet? Opt for the Classic White!
The bakery uses a virtual line system and be prepared for a long wait. As of now, the shop is experiencing 3-hour wait times and they can run out of space throughout the day. I advise getting to Disney Springs in the morning around 9:30 AM. You can get in line right away and the wait for cookies will usually be about an hour long. I promise you won’t forget waiting for these delightful cookies and coffee!
insider Disney Coffee Tips
1. Iced beverages in Florida can sometimes taste a little off. This is due to the nasty Florida tap water they freeze for ice. Just know that the taste of your coffee may be affected by this. I find that Joffrey’s iced blends like the Shakin’ Jamaican taste a little weird.
2. Get authentic Disney coffee sent to your home! Joffrey’s Coffee creates special Disney blends for various signature restaurants in Disney World, Disneyland, and Aulani. All of these blends are available for order online! This is the perfect way to bring some of that cozy Disney feeling into your home. A couple of great blends are the Kona, Sanaa, and Napa Rose.
3. My Favorite Place for Coffee: If I had to choose one place to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee it would have to be California Grill at The Contemporary. You can order a French Press full of coffee to share with desserts. After coffee, venture outside to the observation deck where you’ll get a bird’s eye view of Magic Kingdom. The enjoyment of drinking coffee is not about taste. It’s about sharing a cozy moment with you, coffee, and the people you care about!
Next time you’re in the parks, remember that there is always time to slow down and enjoy a coffee break. A Disney vacation can be a long process and sometimes all you need is a break from the crowds and stress of your vacation. You gotta fit in these breaks if you want to make it to the fireworks. Taking a moment to connect with your loved ones over a comforting cup of magic might be just what you need.
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