Minnie’s Breakfast at Cape May Cafe

This review reflects our experience from September 2016.

Breakfast can be really hit or miss for vegans in Disney World. We all pretty much have a set meal we eat at home, so when we’re traveling it may be a bit more difficult to satisfy our morning meal. On our recent trip I was 6 months pregnant, which meant I was hungry all the time. Because of this, we opted to do a few more breakfasts than usual. One I hadn’t been to in several years was at Disney’s Beach Club. Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast is held daily at Cape May Cafe and includes Minnie, Goofy and Donald.

surfgoofy-01
Us with Goofy

Cape May’s buffet isn’t huge, but it does offer plenty of options for everyone. When we were seated we told our server we needed to speak with a chef and we requested some soy milk for our coffee. Our Chef came out and offered to make us some ‘allergy friendly’ waffles and took us on a tour of the buffet.

As with most breakfast buffets, the potatoes were vegan. Next to the potatoes was some steel-cut oatmeal and some quinoa with honey. With those, there were a few dried fruit toppings to put on them.

Breakfast Potatoes
Breakfast Potatoes
Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa with Honey
Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa with Honey
Dried Fruit Toppings
Dried Fruit Toppings

Next there were two salads that were vegan. One they called a Healthy Grain and Fruit Salad which had quinoa and several other grains. The other salad was Spinach and Walnut. With the salads were loads of fresh fruit options.

Fruit
Fruit
Salads and Fruit
Salads and Fruit

The last thing on the buffet that we could eat was asparagus. It was just steamed and unseasoned asparagus.

Steamed Asparagus
Steamed Asparagus

Our waffles came out, he made us two each. These waffles were the worst ones we had our whole trip. Each restaurant has a few different mixes for the allergy waffles and our chef never came back for us to ask him what it was or ask for more, if we wanted any. They were crunchy on the outside and Corey described the inside as a cake donut.

Allergy Mickey Waffles
Allergy Mickey Waffles
Waffles with Syrup
Waffles with Syrup

The best part of the meal was the potatoes, we both ate our monies worth in potatoes. The Healthy Grain salad was pretty bland. The asparagus was pretty good, nothing like what we find at Boma’s breakfast, but still a good option.

Buffet Spread
Buffet Spread
Corey with Minnie
Corey with Minnie

The characters were great, we actually saw Minnie and Donald twice since it wasn’t very busy. As a whole, this was our least favorite breakfast for this trip. It was nice to see Minnie for once, but the food did not make up for it. However, it was nice to be able to walk over to Epcot after breakfast and be one of the few people in World Showcase!

UK Pavilion at 9am
UK Pavilion at 9am

Would we go back?
Probably not. The food was pretty mediocre, there are several other buffet breakfasts we’d rather spend our money and time at.

Price?
$$$

Corey & Melissa

5 thoughts on “Minnie’s Breakfast at Cape May Cafe

  1. Cynthia November 15, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Ooh. I like cake donuts so I bet I would like those waffles… are they gluten free? I find gluten free waffles to have a strange cake-y texture sometimes. Which I’m fine with, if they taste good.

    • vegdisneyworld November 15, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      They’re gluten free. We enjoyed the Waffles (also gluten free) at boma. These were just… odd.
      Melissa

  2. Meghan November 24, 2016 / 11:01 am

    That’s such a bummer 😦 When my family went there in June, they brought us out some Erin Mckenna bakery doughnuts, and the chef offered to make me a tofu scramble! The waffles are a lot better at Trattoria al Forno.

  3. Kathleen Y. December 30, 2016 / 9:30 am

    This is one of my favorite breakfast locations in Disney (we always stay at Beach Club which houses this restaurant). If you ask to talk with a chef, he or she will happily make you tofu scramble, Mickey waffles, and bring out an assortment of Erin McKenna treats. We were there last week and they made me a tofu scramble with mushrooms and peppers, Mickey Waffles, a cinnamon donut, and brought three chocolate mini-brownies for dessert. Their breakfast potatoes are really good as are their stewed tomatoes. Hope others find a good experience there!

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