Cape May Cafe Breakfast

Quick Facts
Location: Beach Club Resort, Epcot Resort Area
Hours: 7:30-11 a.m.
Characters: Minnie, Donald, Goofy (characters are always subject to change)
Dining Plan: 1 credit

This is one of my family’s favorite character meals. We have eaten here four times and each time is consistently delicious! The Cape May Cafe is made to look like a beach-style restaurant and they certainly pull it off! My favorite decorative element are the umbrellas along the side of the restaurant, it really ties the theming together.

All of the food is available through a central buffet. There are two identical sides of hot offerings so the line moves through quickly.

Menu

  • Selection of cold cuts and cheeses and salmon
  • Scrambled Eggs: Plain and chorizo and cheddar
  • Frittatas
  • Mickey waffles
  • Sausage Links
  • Bacon
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Hand-carved ham
  • Assorted cold cereals
  • Breads and bagels
  • Fruit salad
  • Yogurt bar
  • Cheddar grits
  • Biscuits and sausage gravy
  • Hot apple quinoa cereal
  • Assorted pastries
  • Salad and vegetables

Gluten-free Options
This is one of my favorite gluten-free breakfasts. There is so much on the buffet that is gluten-free: meats, cheeses, eggs, frittatas, fruit and vegetables, and my favorite: cheddar grits!! The chef will also bring you gluten-free Mickey waffles and a gluten-free doughnut. This is different than the other doughnuts served on property and it’s worth the trip.


Characters
Minnie, Goofy, and Donald are the usual hosts here and they are all in the beach gear ready for a day in the sun and sand! We have always enjoyed the interaction here and the  characters will often come around twice.

How to Get Here:
This meal is at the Beach Club and is the most out of the way character meal. If you have a car you will be able to drive over and park at the Beach Club. We have also taken a taxi directly there from our hotel, it costs between $10-$15 from most WDW resorts.
I think it’s worth the extra hassle and here are some ways to get here utilizing Disney transportation:

  • Schedule a 11:00 breakfast and go to Epcot from park opening until 10:45. At that time exit from the International Gateway in World Showcase and walk to the Beach Club from there. It’s a 5-10 minute walk.
  • Take a bus to Hollywood Studios and either walk (about 20-25 minutes) or take a Friendship Boat from there to the Beach Club. The boat will take about 20-25 minutes as well so you would need to allow for some extra time.

In Conclusion
I go out of my way to go to this character breakfast for the high quality food and the genuine experiences the characters give my son. It’s far more laid back than the loud and hectic Chef Mickey’s.

‘Ohana’s Best Friends Character Breakfast

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Quick Facts
Location: Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Magic Kingdom Resort Area
Hours: 7:30-11:00 am
Characters: Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, Pluto (characters are always subject to change)
Dining Plan: 1 credit
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‘Ohana is one of my absolute favorite restaurants on Walt Disney World property. Food here is served family style, a reference to the memorable line from the movie “Lilo & Stitch,” “‘Ohana means family.”

Menu
(items are subject to change)

  • Island-style potatoes
  • Breakfast Breads
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Biscuits
  • Mickey waffles
  • Pork sausage and bacon

As you are walking to your table your server will bring you a basket of warm breads and a plate of fresh fruit with a dip.
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Once seated your server will immediately offer you some P.O.G. juice, which is a pineapple, orange, guava juice. Other juices, coffee, tea and soft drinks are available as well. IMG_5067

 

Once you have enjoyed your fruit and breads, a skillet is brought to the table and your server will bring fresh Mickey waffles as well.
IMG_9639I have Celiac’s disease and cannot eat gluten. For those with allergies, the chef will bring out a skillet with allergy-safe food. The gluten-free skillet came with eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and Mickey waffles and was delivered to the table from the chef after he or she had consulted with me. The gluten-free Mickey waffles here are always well cooked and taste great.
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Characters
At this meal you will meet Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, and Stitch. We have always had fabulous interaction here. Stitch is always a blast and during one visit Lilo and Mickey both played with Anthony’s car with him.

In addition to the characters coming to your table, there is also a parade all around the restaurant to the song Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride. All of the kids are given musical instruments and are invited to join in on the parade with the characters.
IMG_9721 IMG_5072In Conclusion
We have come to ‘Ohana each and every trip ever since my son was born. The food is always incredible and the character interaction unforgettable. If you haven’t discovered this hidden gem yet, please give it a try on your next visit!

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