Every cup of coffee is not created equally. We all have our favorites, from lattes to macchiatos, hot or iced, and even the basic cup of coffee 9fr you purists out there). I’m a cold brew guy, Serena goes for the classic cup of joe. Whether it’s waking up in the morning to rope drop the Magic Kingdom, or the afternoon pick me up while waiting for the 3 o’clock parade (what time is the parade anyway?), when we need it, we need it. But it should good too. Right? Disney coffee varies much like its pizza.
Before we dive into the DVC Duo coffee recommendations let’s chat about the standard fair coffee included with the Disney Dining Plan and refillable mugs. With the Disney Dining Plan you get a refillable mug (you can buy the mug separately as well) for fountain drinks, tea, and coffee. The included coffee is not undrinkable, but it is made in large scale industrial pots served from a spigot if that tells you anything. It’s included in the dining plan, and it will keep you level set until you find the good stuff! Let’s dive into the DVC Duo Disney Coffee spots!
You know it, and a lot of people love it. Back in June of 2013, Walt Disney World and Starbucks agreed to offer Starbucks coffee at certain locations within the Disney parks. First was the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom, and now you’ll find a location within all the parks!
- Magic Kingdom – Main Street Bakery
- Hollywood Studios – Trolley Car Cafe
- Epcot – Fountain View
- Animal Kingdom – Creature Comforts Coffee Shop
- Disney Springs – West Side and Marketplace
Whether you’re a fan of Starbucks fan or not, it is definitely better than the standard fare Disney coffee included with the meal plan or refillable mug. As a bonus, Disney has special Starbucks “You Are Here” mugs and Disney themed drink cups! An Instagram must!
Passholder Insight: If you’re on the Dining Plan the vast majority of the coffees qualify as a snack (at all coffee spots)!
Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company
It’s the DVC Duo’s favorite coffee at Walt Disney World! We’ll go the extra mile to find a Joffrey’s, and that’s a literal mile not figurative. In February of 2013 Joffrey’s replaced Nescafe as the main supplier of coffee at Walt Disney World (the coffee not included with the refillable mugs). It was a magical day for Disney coffee drinker everywhere! There may have been a few extra fireworks over the castle that night!
You’ll be able to find this magical bean elixir all over Walt Disney World. It’s the in-room coffee where offered, at the majority of the restaurants, and at the kiosks through the parks.
- Magic Kingdom Area – Tomorrowland, Contemporary Resort, and the Transportation and Ticket Center
- Epcot – Around World Showcase at UK, America, and Main Entrance, Test Track, and the Monorail Station
- Hollywood Studios – Pixar Place and Tower of Terror
- Animal Kingdom – Main Entrance and Asia near Yak and Yeti
- Disney Springs – Near World of Disney Store and Character in Flight (the hot air balloon!)
- Blizzard Beach – Near Polar Pub and Near Lottawatta Lodge
- Typhoon Lagoon – Near Singapore Sal’s in both the Arctic Dots Ice Cream Cart and Donut Cart
If you tend to frequent your favorite local coffee shop, we would highly recommend Joffrey’s. It’s local to Florida (Tampa) and would be the closest thing to home. Serena says the teas are awesome as well! You can find the best selection of teas at Royal Anandapur Tea House in Animal Kingdom – it’s a hidden gem!
Passholder Insight: Joffrey’s usually has short lines and in the DVC Duo opinion better coffee than the other options.
French Press Time
How do you judge coffee? If you’re anything like Serena then French Press is it. Lucky for us a couple of favorite restaurants offer a great French Press. If it’s early in the morning and you’re looking for a great breakfast and solid cup of joe, check out the Kona Cafe. Located in the Polynesian Resort, the Kona Cafe offers a 100% Kona coffee French Press. Yeah, it’s as good as it sounds. Bring a friend or grab Stitch from the Ohana Character Breakfast next store, as as the French Press sizable and meant to share!
Later in the afternoon or evening if you’re some that enjoys coffee after a meal check out either Jiko, Boma (offers breakfast as well) or Saana. All DVC Duo favorites! Each restaurant serves up a Keyan French Press. Definitely a solid cup of coffee!
Passholder Insights: Kona and Boma are both great breakfast joints. We definitely recommend making an Advanced Dining Reserve (ADR), as they are always busy. Kona is a classic but Boma is an African inspired buffet with foods you just won’t find elsewhere.
Disney coffee gets better every year. If you see us in the parks, say hi! Just make sure we’ve had our coffee first!