Is this the best breakfast at Disney World? We think so! Disney World has some excellent breakfast options, but this Morning Flatbread is a must!
I’ll preface this post by saying that I’m not a breakfast person, and dinner is my favorite meal. Most breakfast menus are underwhelming, and my whole family agrees. We usually eat something small in the room and have an early lunch, avoiding breakfast altogether. I rarely get excited about breakfast, but that changed the first time I tried the Morning Flatbread at Capt. Cook’s! THIS dish excites me and has quickly moved to the top of my list as the best breakfast at Disney World!
I grew up about an hour and a half away from Disney and have visited the parks for over 40 years. As you can imagine, the food at Disney has changed drastically in that time. Thirty years ago, the food scene at Disney wasn’t anything to get excited about. Sure, there were some fun treats like churros and Mickey ice cream bars, but now Disney World has become a foodie destination, and we are here for it.
Best Breakfast at Disney World
My best will probably not be your best, especially when it comes to food. We are quick service people and believe some of the best dishes at Disney World are not at table service restaurants. You can find some hidden gems at quick-service restaurants, kiosks, carts, and pool bars, and they’re much more affordable, which is the premise of my entire site. I’m always looking for ways to save money and enjoy life without spending a fortune, and you don’t have to pay $40 and up (way up) for a great entree at Disney World.
So, understanding that we like a more casual dining experience and unique breakfast options, this is the Morning Flatbread from Capt. Cook’s inside Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and I declare it the BEST breakfast at Disney!
Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
The flatbread is fantastic, but for a dish to be “the best,” it’s not just about the food. It’s a whole vibe, and we LOVE the vibe at Capt. Cook’s!
Capt. Cook’s is located on the first floor of the Polynesian Grand Ceremonial House in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It’s a quick-service restaurant, and it does participate in the Disney Dining Program, which is returning on January 9, 2024.
It’s open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, making it a great place to stop before heading out to the parks early or when you return after a full day and want something good to eat!
With dishes like an Aloha Pork Sandwich, a Polynesian Salad, and a Big Kahuna Sandwich, the menu has an island-inspired tropical flair. For those less adventurous, it includes some basics like waffles, burgers, hotdogs, and chicken strips.
The ambiance at Capt. Cook’s is cozy and inviting, especially in the morning before all the humans arrive. The low and warm lighting makes you want to relax and stay a while. We never feel rushed here!
The restaurant has two indoor seating areas, with plenty of additional seating outside on the terrace, where we like to sit. There’s a large area with grassy turf right off of the patio, and it’s the perfect place for kids to get their wiggles out after eating.
How To Get To Capt. Cook’s
If you’re not staying at the Polynesian, you can take any transportation to Magic Kingdom. From the Magic Kingdom, you can take the resort monorail, boat service, or the new walking path from Magic Kingdom to the Polynesian Resort. The new walking path goes from the Magic Kingdom to the Grand Floridian and continues to the Polynesian. We LOVE this walk along the Seven Seas Lagoon, but be aware that it does take about 30 minutes, depending on how fast you walk.
- If you’re coming from Disney Springs or another park, take a bus to the Polynesian.
- Take the monorail, boat, or walking path from the Magic Kingdom to the Polynesian.
- If you take the monorail, you’ll have a few quick stops at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
Is The Morning Flatbread The Best Breakfast At Disney World?
We say yes! The flatbread is topped with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, chives, and house-made sausage gravy. It’s $10.59 and easily feeds two adults.
- The bread itself is not too thin and not too thick. It has a nice amount of chew and crispiness.
- It’s not messy, holds up well to the toppings, and doesn’t fall apart – even with gravy!
- The cheese bakes into the crust and gets crispy around the edges. Crispy cheese? Yes, please.
- The eggs are creamy and perfectly cooked. Mixed with the gravy, they add just enough moisture.
- Speaking of the gravy, it’s savory and flavorful and brings the whole dish together!
This pizza is a carnivore lover’s dream, and they do not skimp on the bacon and sausage. The sausage is savory and chewy and has a ton of flavor. While the bacon had little flavor, it was plentiful and crispy, adding some nice texture to the flatbread.
The green onions on top aren’t just for garnish. They add a nice pop of freshness and crunch that balances all the hearty, savory favors. I appreciate the generous amount and might even ask for more next time!
At first glance, you might think this is a heavy dish, but that is just not the case. This is perfectly balanced in terms of flavors and textures.
To recap why we think this is the best breakfast at Disney World:
- We love the cozy vibes at the Polynesian resort, and Capt. Cook’s.
- Pizza for breakfast is a big yes, especially with sausage gravy as the sauce!
- This isn’t your standard breakfast fare. It’s unique and delicious.
- It’s easily shared between two adults, making it about six dollars per person after tax.
- The combination of flavors and textures is perfection and keeps you reaching for another bite.
- Move over waffles and donuts. For us savory girlies, this is a must!
Overall, we loved this meal! It’s the one we have talked about the most since returning from our trip, and it will be one of the first things we will get on our next trip in January 2024!
You can view the most current Capt. Cook’s menu here, and I always recommend checking Disney menus often, as they are constantly changing.
Before we move on, let’s appreciate the beautifulness that is the lobby at Disney’s Polynesian Resort ♥
Capt. Cook’s has so many delicious dishes on the menu that it’s impossible to try them all in one trip, so here are a few of our other favorites. I HIGHLY recommend the Pulled Pork Nachos!
Breakfast At Capt. Cook’s Inside The Polynesian Resort
Bounty Breakfast Platter $12.99: Scrambled Eggs and French Toast served with Bacon, Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes, and a Biscuit
Tonga Toast $10.49: Banana-stuffed Sourdough Bread, Battered, Deep-fried, and Dusted with cinnamon sugar, served with Bacon or Sausage
Mickey Waffles $10.49: Served with Bacon or Sausage
Breakfast Burrito $8.99: Eggs, Bacon, and Cheddar served with Breakfast Potatoes
Power Breakfast Bowl (Plant-Based) $9.99: Plant-based sausage and Scramble served with Breakfast Potatoes and Red Peppers.
Kids’ Egg White Scramble $7.29: Served with two sides and a choice of small low-fat milk or DASANI® Bottled Water.
Kids’ Mickey-shaped Waffles $7.59: Served with two sides and a choice of small low-fat milk or DASANI® Bottled Water.
Lunch & Dinner At Capt. Cook’s Inside The Polynesian Resort
Korean Chicken Bowl $12.99: Crisp chicken strips with Gochujang sauce, steamed rice, and cucumber Namasu
Aloha Pork Sandwich $11.29: Pulled pork with cheddar, Asian slaw, cucumbers, and tomatoes on a brioche bun served with french fries.
Thai Coconut Meatballs $10.49: House-made all-beef chili-garlic meatballs cooked in coconut cream served over white rice
Pan-Asian Noodles and Vegetables $10.29: Noodles, onions, red peppers, edamame, baby corn, and water chestnuts in a light garlic and chili sauce.
Bacon Cheeseburger 13.49: 1/3 lb grilled Angus burger topped with bacon, American, lettuce, tomato, and pickles on a toasted brioche bun with french fries. (consistently GREAT burger!)
Pulled Pork Nachos $10.29: Topped with cheese, spicy mayonnaise, pico de gallo, and pineapple salsa.
Superfoods Salad (Plant-Based) $11.29: Kale and Cabbage tossed with quinoa and edamame, walnuts, grapes, blueberries, and mandarin oranges served with a side of apple cider vinaigrette.
Kids’ Chicken and Pineapple Skewers $8.49: Served with mixed greens salad, sesame soy dressing with two sides, and a small low-fat milk or DASANI® Bottled Water.
Side of Poly Chips $3.29: House-made potato chips and wonton chips.
What is your best breakfast at Disney World? Please share in the comments, and we’ll add them to our list to try on our next trip!
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