I stumbled upon a marvelous coffee shop inside Orlando International Airport called Zaza that rivals Buena Vista at Miami International as my all-time favorite airport cafés.
Best Coffee In Orlando International Airport (MCO)
You’ll find this coffee shop in Pier 3 of MCO. Take the train from check-in to Gates 30-59 and you’ll find Zaza in the main hub area before the spokes which go to the gate areas.
Note the line in the picture above. That’s the “to-go” line at 7:00AM. But look to the right side where it says “bar.” There’s your key to avoiding a long wait. Have a seat at the bar and enjoy your coffee there. You’ll be waited on immediately. If you want to take it to go, you can…and still avoid the long line.
Orlando International Airport
Hub Gates 30-59
4:30AM – 8:00PM
I ordered a cortado (double shot of espresso topped with a touch of steamed milk) and was blown away by how strong and bold the flavor was. This was precisely what I needed after a redeye flight. I also ordered a glass of orange juice with it, which is freshly squeezed onsite.
The barista was very friendly too and I just cannot underscore how much better this is than Starbucks or Coffee Bean.
If you’re hungry, there are lovely tortas available throughout the day.
Zaza offers wonderful espresso at Orlando International Airport at reasonable prices with friendly service. I look forward to each trip through MCO primarily to enjoy the coffee.