Breakfast in Liberty Square: Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Nothing is quite like hitting the park first thing in the morning to beat the crowds. But just because you're up and out early doesn't mean you should skip the most important meal of the day. Next time you're looking for a quick service breakfast at the Magic Kingdom, why not try one of our fan favorites. Just take a stroll across the bridge from the Castle Hub into Liberty Square, and make your first stop the little brick building that houses Sleepy Hollow Refreshments.
The architecture pays homage to the home of Legend of Sleepy Hollow author Washington Irving, and provides a serene background of colonial charm along the banks of the Cinderella Castle moat. A sunny side courtyard with ample seating stretches down one side of the building that houses this snack counter. Around the corner to the back you'll find a shady cluster of tables beneath a well themed pergola. The outdoor location provides a welcome spot to sit down and have a quick breakfast before tackling all the Magic Kingdom has to offer.
The menu at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments mainly focuses on a variety of snacks including Funnel cakes, ice cream sandwiches, bagged chips, chocolate chunk cookies, soft serve ice cream, soup, soft drinks, fruit juices, water, a variety of specialty coffees, and hot drinks. Most recently though, they have become more and more well known for their waffles. Though the menu states that waffles are only served from 11am-5pm, on my past two trips the venue has been open for breakfast at 9am.
When you're ordering at Sleepy Hollow, be sure to look back past the friendly cast member into the building. The interior of this kitchen is impressively well themed and makes you feel like you're truly getting breakfast from a historic kitchen.
The waffle sandwiches here are huge, and make for a delicious hearty breakfast. I ordered the Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle, and quickly decided that eating it like a sandwich was going to be a messy endeavor. Instead I opted to eat the fresh ripe strawberries off of the top before folding it over and biting into the soft warm waffle with the perfect crisp exterior. It was covered in the gooey chocolatey hazelnut spread. This was my first time having Nutella, and it was as wonderful and delicious as I had heard.
My traveling companion opted for the savory Breakfast Omelet Waffle sandwich, with a fluffy cheese & egg omelet, thinly shaved Prosciutto, and succulent ripe tomato. The egg was firm all the way through, and the cheese had a nice sharpness that contrasted well with the salty Prosciutto. The tomato added a lovely cool freshness. It was hard to decide which one of these two breakfast treats we enjoyed more.
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments made for a fantastic breakfast stop for my group of foodie companions. I highly recommend stopping to try one of these amazing Waffles. The environment is welcoming, the food delicious and it put us deep into the heart of the park to start our day. Thanks so much to the Disney Food Blog for exclusive use of their menu image.
Have you tried the Waffle Sandwiches at Sleepy Hollow? Leave a comment and let me know which one is your favorite!