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5 WDW Coffees Worth Getting Out of Bed For

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.

Startbucks Reserve Bar - one of the 5 coffees worth getting out of bed for at WDW! Photo by Stephanie Shuster.

Startbucks Reserve Bar – one of the 5 coffees worth getting out of bed for at WDW! Photo by Stephanie Shuster.

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.

Via Napoli is home to the Italiano Coffee! Photo by WDW Shutterbug.

Via Napoli is home to the Italiano Coffee! Photo by WDW Shutterbug.

Italiano Coffee

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!

Boma, sign

Boma is another place to get this wonderful beverage – by WDW Shutterbug

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?


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  1. The Starbucks Downtown Disney option sounds interesting…but Boma and the Kenyan AAA is very hard to beat. And other than being at Animal Kingdom, likely the most reasonably priced and available.

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