Sunshine Seasons’ Breakfast Panini

When it comes to breakfast options in Epcot’s Future World, your only option for something more than just pastries from a coffee kiosk is Sunshine Seasons (well, or a Starbucks breakfast sandwich in Fountainview). While those who just want a pastry or bagel, they have those as well, but if you’re looking for something more substantial and bit different than a Breakfast Platter (which you can also get here), I have to recommend the Breakfast Panini.

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sunshine-seasons-breakfast-paniniBreakfast Panini and Breakfast Potatoes

I first became aware of the Breakfast Panini a few years ago when Matt and I visited Sunshine Seasons with friends during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Several of them ordered this as their breakfast option, and I’ll admit it looked pretty darn good. I had wanted to return and order it myself, but it slipped my mind until I was at Epcot taking pictures for a park menu update (coming soon! 😉 ).

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The sandwich itself is quite simple: Eggs, Bacon, Roast Pork and Cheese, served on Focaccia, and with a side of Breakfast Potatoes. While only kept warm under a heat lamp on the display counter, everything tasted relatively fresh. Having arrived shortly after the park opened, this was very likely the case. The bread had a crisp crust with a really nice flavor from the herbs, the cheese was melty, and the eggs had a nice consistency. The smokiness of the bacon came through, and it retained a bit of crunch. The slices of roast pork added another flavor that stood on its own, and it didn’t get lost among the other elements.

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The Breakfast Potatoes weren’t a standout, however, waning in texture and flavor from sitting under the heat lamp. They were a bit one note in flavor, lacking any salt or pepper (which could have been remedied myself with some packets). Texturally, they were cooked through, but a bit of snap on the skins would have been appreciated. The onions and peppers were a bit bland as well. Overall, they were edible, but they fell on the side of, “Meh.”

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Here are the menus from the stations during my visit:

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Apart from the Breakfast Potatoes, I recommend the Breakfast Panini. I’ve had several breakfast sandwiches around property, and this one stands out among them. Because I’m sure the overall success of this sandwich depends greatly on it not sitting under a heat lamp for a long period of time, you’ll want to head over to Sunshine Seasons earlier in the morning, or wait until you see a fresh sandwich arrive to the display. 🙂

What’s your favorite breakfast from Sunshine Seasons? 

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8 responses to “Sunshine Seasons’ Breakfast Panini

  1. Roast pork? It’s almost like a breakfast Cuban! That looks pretty delicious aside from the potatoes – I wonder if you could convince them to swap those out for something else…

  2. It’s like a breakfast Cuban but better because it uses bacon instead of ham! 😉 There aren’t really any other side options but potatoes except for perhaps “premium” ones (sausage, bacon) you’d have to pay for. You might be able to ask for a side of grapes, like what comes with the kids meal, but due to the window-ordering situation, your mileage is likely up to the whim of the cast member serving you.

  3. I did try the breakfast panini a couple of trips ago and I really enjoyed it. It was great to see something other than the standard eggs/bacon/sausage breakfast platter available.

  4. That looks amazing. For the past several years, all of our annual visits have fallen over the Food & Wine Festival, so we usually “brunch” at the Festival Marketplace and ignore Sunshine Seasons. I think I may have to make a special, early morning stop here, though. I’m too hooked on focaccia not to.

  5. This would be a great option if you wanted to get some FW time in before F&W! And if you want to save your appetites for brunching, this would be a nice option to split for something light to hold you over on an early morning until then. 🙂

  6. Ricardo – Agreed! Breakfast options, especially quick service can get stagnant pretty quickly.

  7. I wonder if I could get fruit cup instead of the breakfast potatoes? I’m not a huge fan of the breakfast potatoes at Disney World (I’d rather spend my potato calories on french fries!)

  8. The fruit cup is an unlikely substitution based on its size/price. As I mentioned to Jenn, you might be able to ask for a side of grapes, like what comes with the kids meal, but due to the window-ordering situation, your mileage is likely up to the whim of the cast member serving you. Thinking about it, they may have the little packages of grapes served with kids meals in the cooler section, but still, it’s up to what the CM says.