Dining at Disney Dining Plan

Weekend Brunches

Do you love heading out for brunch on the weekends? You don’t have to forgo this meal during your Disney vacation. Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort has brunch every single day of the weekend. Here you can enjoy breakfast food and lunch food, all at the same place. Plus you get to meet five classic characters. For more details on this restaurant click here. There are quite a few restaurants that offer brunches on the weekends. None are found at the parks, they are either found at resorts or at Disney Springs. Take a look at your options.

Contemporary Resort

California Grill

This Signature restaurant is open every Sunday for a special brunch. Featuring live entertainment, diners can enjoy endless mimosas and choose between a variety of brunch entrees. You’ll also be able to help yourself to a selection of eats, including Deviled Eggs, yogurt, California Rolls, Bacon and Egg salad. This is an extremely popular dining experience so you’ll need to grab that reservation 180 days out. Brunch is from 10am until 1pm.

Old Key West

Olivia’s Cafe

Olivia’s Cafe is found at the Old Key West’s hospitality house and hosts brunch every Saturday and Sunday. During brunch, Olivia’s has a special menu that has breakfast items and lunch items. I strongly recommend the Crab Cake-Eggs benedict. Brunch is from 7:30am-3:00pm. Olivia’s is a restaurant you can always grab a last minute reservation at, and this resort has so much to offer, with shuffleboard, a great pool and bike rentals. Having brunch here and then spending the remainder of your day here could be the perfect non-park day.

Fort Wilderness Resort

Trail’s End Restaurant

This buffet restaurant has brunch offerings on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30am until 2pm. Enjoy plates full of waffles, eggs, bacon as well as pasta, fried chicken and of course their incredible desserts. Don’t miss out on the moonshine drinks featured at this restaurant. You can find Trail’s End Restaurant at the northern part of this moderate resort. Grab transportation by boat at the Magic Kingdom. Again, another restaurant that doesn’t require reservations too far in advanced.

Disney Springs

House of Blues – Gospel Brunch

Most Sundays, at 10:30am and 1pm, guests can enjoy some delicious southern fares while singing along to their Sunday favourites. The gospel choir will be up on the stage, while diners will be seated around tables. You’ll go and help yourself to the food of your choice. You can expect to find eggs, biscuits and gravy as well as BBQ chicken and jambalaya. You need to get tickets to this special dining experience.

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante

On Sundays only, this restaurant found at Disney Springs’ The Landing, hosts a delicious brunch. From 10:30am until 2:30pm, diners will be pay one price to help themselves to both breakfast and lunch choices and of course some dessert options. This restaurant only requires 1 table service meal credit for those on the dining plan and last minute reservations are easily found.

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

On Saturdays and Sundays, come by this Irish restaurant for a delicious brunch. Open at 10am and serving brunch until 3pm, this brunch is not a buffet. You’ll choose from the many choices on the menu, with waffles, eggs, omelettes, potatoes cakes, eggs benedict making up the breakfast side of the menu. At 12pm entertainment will start, so I’d recommend getting reservations closer to this time.

STK Orlando

Another Signature restaurant hosting weekend brunch. This brunch has the most limited menu of all the restaurants on this list. There’s only four choices for brunch at STK Orlando: Crab Cakes Benedict, Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes, Fried Chicken & Funnel Cake and Old School. These menu items are only $14-25 so I would not recommend going here on the dining plan because it will cost you 2 table service meal credits.

These next couple of restaurants don’t have official brunches, but they do serve breakfast until noon. So I would consider it brunch and they are open for late breakfast everyday of the week. Bonus, they both are character meals.

Polynesian Village Resort


This all you care to eat meal features Lilo, Stitch, Mickey Mouse and Pluto. Your server will come to your table and fill your plate until you say you’ve had enough. You’ll be served scrambled eggs, potatoes, pork, Mickey waffles, breakfast bread and fruit. This restaurant has beautiful views of the Magic Kingdom in the distance. You can get transportation here via the monorail or the boat transportation from Magic Kingdom. Breakfast is served from 7:30am-12pm and is very popular so be sure to grab an advanced reservation.

Boardwalk Inn & Villas

Trattoria al Forno

Meet Ariel, Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder and Prince Eric at this character breakfast. Start your meal off with a basketful of pastries and then choose between egg dishes, pancakes, or skillets. This breakfast meal is served from 7:30am until noon.

Most quick-service resort restaurants offer breakfast food until noon on the weekends, so you can still enjoy waffles, eggs and bacon even if you sleep in. So if you don’t want to fork out the extra cash for a sit down restaurant or are on the quick-service dining plan you can still enjoy brunch on the weekends.

For more information on dining at Disney World check out these previous posts:

Breakfast at the Magic Kingdom

Breakfast at Epcot

Breakfast at the Animal Kingdom

Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Tips for last minute reservations

Read this before making breakfast reservations

Why you should eat at as many buffet restaurants as possible when you’re on the Disney Dining Plan

Happy Planning, Friends.