I love food, so naturally, I love a
buffet. I love characters, and like to "collect" them, meaning I like to
get photos with characters in different attire.
So, knowing this, it's kind of surprising it's taken me this long to get the Beach Club Breakfast Buffet at the Cape May Cafe, inside the Beach Club in Walt Disney World, and it wasn't even planned!
wife, Barbie, and I checked into the Beach Club Villas for one night,
October 11th, before going on a 4 night cruise to the Bahamas on the
Disney Dream. Upon check in, we learned our Magical Express pick up time
to take us to Cape Canaveral wasn't until 1145 am on the 12th. We
discussed what we should do with our morning, and decided to just have a
leisurely morning, rather than going to a park. I asked if there were
any ADRs available for the Cape May Cafe's Breakfast Buffet, and there
were not. We were told that there likely wouldn't be a problem getting a
table if we came at opening, at 730am.
So, the next morning we
approached the podium at about 720am, were given a pager, and within
minutes, we were seated in a nice section near the back of The Cafe.
moments of being seated, our server, Adrienne, came over and took our
beverage order. She was as delightful and friendly a Cast Member as we
have had the pleasure to interact with.
were directed to the buffet, where we were told by Adrienne that the
most popular items were, not surprisingly, the Mickey Waffles, Chorizo
and Four Cheese Scrambled Eggs, and french toast with banana caramel
tried a bit of all of the above mentioned, along with a few other
selections. The eggs were indeed delicious, as was the french toast. And
you really can't go wrong with Mickey waffles, which went really well
with a strawberry sauce and whipped cream. The sausage was very good,
the bac0n, well, it is typical Disney buffet bacon.
I also had a bagel with smoked salmon and pastrami style smoked salmon,
which was very tasty. There is also Capers, Onions, Lemons, Tomatoes to
add to this if you are so inclined.
Other cold offerings include
Sliced Salami, Capicola, a selection of cheeses, hard-boiled Eggs,
Low-fat Cottage Cheese, Apple Sauce, Healthy Grain Fruit Salad, Diced
Pineapple, Diced Cantaloupe, Diced Watermelon, Orange Slices,
Grapefruit, Strawberries, Apple Walnut Spinach Salad, Low-fat Strawberry
Yogurt and Low-fat Vanilla Honey Yogurt, Macerated Fresh Mixed Berries,
House made Granola and assorted cereals.
Along with the
hot items I mention above, there are Scrambled Eggs, Frittata, Stewed
Roma Tomatoes, Breakfast Potatoes Hand-carved Glazed Ham, Seasonal
Vegetables, Hollandaise Sauce, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Biscuits with
Home-style Sausage Gravy, Hot Oatmeal and Hot Apple Quinoa Cereal.
Of course, what would a character buffet be without characters?
Donald, Goofy, and Minnie Mouse, ready for a swim in the nearby Stormalong Bay, make their rounds while you dine.
As the morning went on, the Cape May Cafe did fill up, so while we are
lucky to have gotten a table easily, if this is a character buffet you
would like to visit, I highly advise you make Advanced Dining
Reservations (ADRs) at 6 months out.
Nick is co-writer and editor of the Disney Musings Blog as well as co-host of The Disney Exchange Podcast.