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Breakfast options at Universal Orlando Resort’s hotels

Looking to grab a bite before you embark on a fun day in the parks? Universal Orlando Resort’s hotels have a diverse array of breakfast options, with full-service restaurants for a more relaxed experience, quick-service for a speedier hot breakfast, or continental grab-and-go locations if you’re really on the move. Some venues even offer special experiences, like live music or character dining.

We’ve broken all your options down below, so you can successfully start your day off with the most important meal of the day.

Skip to: Portofino Bay Hotel | Hard Rock Hotel | Royal Pacific Resort | Sapphire Falls Resort | Cabana Bay Beach Resort | Aventura Hotel | Endless Summer Resort

Portofino Bay Hotel

Starbucks at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Starbucks at Portofino Bay Hotel

The Gelateria

If you’re rushing to the parks while staying at Portofino Bay Hotel, swing by the Gelateria between 6:00 and 11:00 am for breakfast croissant sandwiches, smoothies, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, fruit cups, and cereal. (Or just have gelato for breakfast – hey, you’re on vacation!)

Menu items include:

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Glazed – $2
Assorted variety – $2.50

Large Cinnamon Roll – $4

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Croissant Sandwich – $6

Trattoria del Porto

For a full-service breakfast option, the buffet from 7:00 to 11:00 am at Trattoria del Porto has pancakes, eggs, baked goods, fruit, coffee, and juice, as well as an omelet station where you can build your own or ask for the chef’s choice.

Trattoria del Porto Breakfast Buffet
Freshly baked bagels, muffins, pastries, and breads; fresh-cut tropical fruits; yogurt parfaits and individual flavored yogurts; assorted dry cereals; chef’s daily special; cage-free scrambled eggs; roasted Yukon potatoes; French toast, waffles, and pancakes; sausage and bacon; smoked and house-cured salmon with various toppings.
Adults – $25
Children – $15

Starbucks

There is a Starbucks located inside the hotel with both indoor and outdoor seating for guests to enjoy.

Hard Rock Hotel

The sign at the entrance to The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel
Order up a rockstar breakfast at The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Home to one of the most beloved breakfasts at all of Universal Orlando, Hard Rock Hotel’s The Kitchen has all the buffet staples, as well as Southern favorites.

Some of the top menu items here are:

“The Elvis” French Toast – $15
Baguette slices, bananas, peanut butter, caramel sauce

The Remedy – $14
Butter-toasted Kaiser roll, two eggs over-hard, applewood smoked bacon, and American cheese

The Spa Frittata and Chicken Sausage – $16
Egg whites, spinach, mushroom, tomato, cheddar cheese

Acoustic Brunch at The Kitchen

Every Sunday (during non-pandemic times) at The Kitchen from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, you can enjoy a full breakfast buffet, salad bar, and carving station, along with bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas. Best of all, the whole breakfast is set to the tune of a live acoustic performance. For reservations, call (407) 503-3463.

Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace

Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace has grab-and-go breakfasts starting at 6:00 am, with smoothies, savory snacks, coffee, and more.

Royal Pacific Resort

Grab-and-go breakfast at Tuk Tuk Market

Tuk Tuk Market

Royal Pacific Resort’s grab-and-go stop is Tuk Tuk Market, located in the hotel lobby.

Not to be missed at Tuk Tuk are:

House-made Tuk Tarts – $4
Choose from: apple and cinnamon, cookies and cream, strawberry jam, or bacon mac and cheese

Egg White & Provolone Cheese Wrap – $8
With mushrooms, tomato, baby spinach

Islands Dining Room

For a leisurely breakfast, you’ll want to visit Islands Dining Room from 7:00 until 11:00 am, where a traditional buffet is available for guests to enjoy. The price for breakfast is $25 for adults and $15 for children ages three to nine (kids under three are free).

Buffet breakfast items include:

Sweet Potato Hash
Chorizo, roasted corn, peppers, heirloom beans, local honey-glazed sweet potatoes, and two eggs, any style

Hawaiian Pancakes
Toasted coconut, golden pineapple, roasted macadamia nuts

Classic Eggs Benedict
Toasted English muffin, two poached eggs, Canadian bacon, hollandaise sauce, asparagus

Despicable Me Character Breakfast

Every Saturday (during non-pandemic times), the Tahitian Room at Royal Pacific Resort is home to the Despicable Me Character Breakfast. Seating times are 8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 11:00 am. Reservations are required and must be made online in advance. The price is $34.99 for adults and $20.99 for children ages three to nine.

In addition to meeting characters like Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, and the Minions, you can enjoy a buffet of breakfast favorites, such as:

Blueberry and Banana Nuts Muffins

Buttermilk Pancakes
Served with Vermont maple syrup

Yukon Gold Breakfast Potatoes
Served with onions and peppers

Sapphire Falls Resort

Amatista Cookhouse breakfast menu
Breakfast menu at Amatista Cookhouse

Amatista Cookhouse

For a full-service breakfast at Sapphire Falls Resort, head to Amatista Cookhouse, where breakfast is served buffet-style from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. It features all-you-can-eat tropical fruit and flavors, with a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar on Saturdays and Sundays. A breakfast at Amatista will cost you $25 for adults and $15 for children ages three to nine.

New Dutch Trading Co.

Additionally, just off the lobby, you’ll find the New Dutch Trading Co., which opens at 6:00 am with coffee, pastries, and more.

Menu items include:

Blueberry-banana Flaxseed Smoothie – $8
Plain Greek yogurt, blueberries, banana, almond milk, ground flaxseed

Sausage, Egg, & American Cheese Biscuit – $8
With a side of potatoes – $11

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Bayliner Diner at Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Bayliner Diner at Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Bayliner Diner

The Bayliner Diner food court at Cabana Bay Beach Resort has both quick-service and grab-and-go options available between 7:00 and 11:00 am.

We love to order these and then sit and watch the retro television clips:

French Toast
French toast with fruit topping and bacon (or chocolate-chip pancakes for the kids!)

Create-your-own Omelet
Onions, tomatoes, baby spinach, mushrooms, ham, peppers, cheddar cheese, bacon, pepper jack cheese, and American cheese

Starbucks

There is also a Starbucks located near the main gift shop, which is worth checking out for the retro mid-century modern interior design alone.

Aventura Hotel

Breakfast from Urban Pantry at Aventura Hotel

Urban Pantry

Although Aventura Hotel doesn’t offer a full-service restaurant that’s open for breakfast, it does sport Urban Pantry in the lobby, where you’re bound to find something to sate your morning hunger:

Daily Hash – $13
Select from a wrap or a bowl, then add cheese, protein, other ingredients, and scrambled eggs

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Bar – $9
Create your own fruit and yogurt parfait

Starbucks

Are Urban Pantry’s options a little too unique for you? Stop by the standard Starbucks instead.

Endless Summer Resort

Breakfast pizza from Beach Break Cafe at Surfside Inn and Suites

Beach Break Cafe at Surfside Inn and Suites

The Surfside Inn and Suites half of Endless Summer Resort has Beach Break Cafe, a food court that features SoCal fresh options at the lowest prices you’ll find at Universal Orlando.

If you eat breakfast here, you won’t want to miss:

Breakfast Scramble Bowl – $6.99
Breakfast potatoes and choice of onion, tomatoes, baby spinach, mushrooms, ham, peppers, cheddar cheese, bacon, pepper jack cheese, and American cheese

Breakfast Pizza – $6.99
Sausage gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese

Pier 8 Market at Dockside Inn and Suites

The Dockside Inn and Suites half also feature its own food court, called Pier 8 Market. There’s an abundance of options here, and breakfast is certainly no exception:

Hot-pressed Smoked Salmon Hoagie – $10.00
Dill cream cheese, tomatoes, capers, and red onions

Baja Burrito – $9.00
Chorizo, egg, and cheese burrito with salsa

Mexican Breakfast Pizza – $12.00
Chorizo, cheddar-cheese sauce, pico de gallo, and Mexican cheese blend

Starbucks

Both halves of Endless Summer Resort sport their own Starbucks, of course.

What about room-service breakfast?

Room-service breakfast is available at Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Royal Pacific Resort, and Sapphire Falls Resort.

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