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Gideon's Bakehouse at Disney Springs

Whether you arrive from a resort bus, park bus, boat from a neighboring hotel, car, or walking from a nearby hotel Disney Springs has it all to offer; Food, bakeries, a Movie Theater, Ice Cream, ShopPing, A car that turns into a boat! Let's look at one of my favorite places to go at Disney Springs: Gideon’s Bakehouse.

Gideon’s is tucked in the back of Disney Springs, across from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, and behind Morimoto Asia. If you cannot find it, but see a very long line for something- That’s it. I’ve been here several times and have never seen Gideon’s without a giant line snaking out the door. Luckily it moves quickly, and it’s worth it!

When we arrived at around 10:20 AM, we were told the wait would be about 25-30 minutes. Gideon’s always has a worker stationed outside (See the person with the silver umbrella- Gideon’s worker!) handing out a menu with all the options you’ll be able to see inside.

After about 30 minutes we were invited inside, and joined another queue.

The inside of Gideon’s is dimly lit with drawn portraits of their own characters on the wall. My family I went with described it as “Hogwarts meets Haunted Mansion”, and honestly that’s a pretty good description.

As you walk through the line you’ll walk by all the offerings of the day. Cookies are ½ pound, and cost $6 each. Gideon’s is known for their cookies, but-for me- the cake is where it’s at!

Our Purchases

Cookies ($6)

Peanut Butter Crunch- A good peanut butter cookie, but if you’re only getting one cookie- I wouldn’t pick this one.

Cookies & Cream- AMAZING! It’s a ½ pound cookie covered in Oreo cookies. It’s soft, with a vanilla flavor rolled in Oreos.

Pistachio Toffee Chocolate Chip- This was my favorite cookie, until I tried the cookies & cream. It has a great crunch, while also giving you a soft inside. The outside is covered in pistachios and thick chocolate chips. It’s a great savory/ sweet cookie.

Banana Bread Chocolate Chip- Another home run here. It’s a mix of a great homemade banana bread meets chocolate chip cookie. It’s moist, it’s soft, it’s amazing. The cookie was a specialty cookie that only appeared occasionally, but people loved it so much they made it a staple cookie and is now a full time offering.

Sea Turtle Cookie- This one is their “cookie of the month”. Each month they create a cookie that embodies the theme of the month. For June they are raising awareness for sea turtle conservation. I love the cause, and that the proceeds are going to a great cause, but this cookie didn’t really do much for me. It was a good cookie, (I’ve never hated any cookie I’ve gotten from Gideon’s.) but if I were to make a recommendation to someone, this cookie wouldn’t be included.

*A really cool addition to any cookie purchase of 3 or more cookies (Limit 6!) is that they include a collectors card. They’re random, and you’ll never know who you’ll get, but it’s a fun little collection you can start- or you can sell them online to offset some of your cookie costs!

Cakes ($9)

Rainbow Crunch Cake- This is their slice dedicated to celebrating PRIDE month. It is AMAZING! This is one of my favorite cake slices from Gideon’s. The frosting is rainbow, and is layered between each of the 3 tiers of cake along with little crunch pieces. It gives this moist, soft, amazing cake a little texture, and is quite possibly the best cake I’ve ever eaten.

Cinnamon Roll Cake- I didn’t actually try this cake, because I have an allergy to cinnamon, BUT my nephew got this cake slice, and gave it a 10/10. Other family members tried it as well and were amazed at how soft and delicious it was. Moral of the cake story- you can never go wrong. In my opinion, their cookies are good, but their cake is GREAT. I can’t believe they’re not known more for their cake.

Coffee: ($6)

Peanut Butter Cold Brew Coffee: This coffee is 100% the reason I was willing to stand in 90 degree heat in Florida humidity. It is only offered at their Disney Springs location, so if you venture into their original locale, it’s sadly not available. My sister had never been to Gideon’s, and I told her that this coffee was a huge part of why I was waiting, and not just going to the much quicker, inside, and much less hot, original location at East End Market. She got on board and got a cold brew as well, and said it was DELICIOUS. It tastes like you’re drinking peanut butter fudge in coffee form. It has a hint of salt that cuts the sweet, and the coffee flavor finishes it off, so it doesn’t make you feel like you’ve just eaten a huge pound of fudge.

Total: $60 + tax and tip

*These treats lasted days, and tasted just as good on day 3 as it did day 1.

If you’re making a trip to Disney Springs and want some delicious treats to eat right then, and some leftovers for later- Gideon’s Bakehouse is hands down the best place. Don’t let the long line deter you. I know it seems ridiculous to wait 30 minutes outside for “cookies”, but once you’re biting into that delicious, soft, ½ pound cookie, you won't regret your choice to stick it out and wait.

** HOT COOKIE HOUR**- They have “hot cookie hour” every day 2-3 PM and 7-8 PM. During hot cookie hour, the cookies are being pumped out fresh, and can be enjoyed with a nice cold scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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