We’ve all been there – Extra Magic Hours ‘till after midnight, then the kids are dying to take a dip in the pool before bed, but you have an early morning FastPass+ or ADR, so it’s time to say goodbye to sleep and hello to our friend the good ol’ coffee cup.
At that point, coffee – any coffee – will do. And your reasons for getting out of bed are to ride Toy Story Midway Mania before the crowds or chow down with Mickey. But there’s a time and place to truly enjoy a cup of coffee – even at WDW!
Here are five cups of coffee you can find on property that are truly worth getting out of bed for.
100% Kona Coffee
If you’re staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (or even if you’re just visiting) they make some of the best coffee around at the Kona Café. For $7.99 you can order a French press pot of coffee that will serve two people quite generously – and it’s some of the smoothest coffee – straight from Hawaii!
Vacuum Pressed Celebes Coffee
This rich velvety coffee makes the list not only for taste, but for presentation! Brought out to your table after dinner at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the glass vacuum press makes coffee right before your eyes – it’s coffee and a show! While it’s only available at dinner, it will keep you out of bed – so you can continue enjoying your night long past bedtime.
When you’re dining at Via Napoli in EPCOT’s Italy Pavilion, if you decide to have a coffee to cap off your meal, you’ll be asked if you want “Americano” or “Italiano” style coffee. Pick the rich Italiano option – it’ll knock your socks off and keep you caffeinated for the rest of the day and night!
Starbucks Reserve Bar
I know the opinions on Starbucks at WDW are divided, and I know there’s a Starbucks in nearly everyone’s home town making this option a little less unique. But this isn’t just any Starbucks Coffee – at the location in Disney Springs West Side they have a Starbucks Reserve Bar – featuring limited edition coffees (and your favorite standbys) made fresh in a Clover machine. This is THE BEST way to drink coffee I’ve ever found on my travels – smooth, aromatic, and bursting with flavor, the propriety preparation method is worth a visit – especially if you don’t have a local Reserve Bar at home. Plus the view over Lake Buena Vista is beautiful on a calm morning in Disney Springs!
Kenya Press Pot
Whether you’re dining at Boma for breakfast or dinner, you can fuel up with a press pot of exotic, dark, robust Kenyan coffee! This is one of the best-loved coffees at WDW and although regular coffee is included with your buffet, the upgrade to a press pot to share is well worth the splurge of a few extra dollars.
So there you have it – my picks for the best coffee on property! What are your favorite caffeine fixes at WDW?