A few weeks ago Cape May Cafe reopened at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. This restaurant was a buffet before and featured a character breakfast and seafood focused dinner. Since reopening they currently have no character breakfast and the meals are family style instead of on the buffet.
We wanted to check out their breakfast as the online menu eluded to there being plenty of vegan options available. The breakfast when we went was $25 per adult.
Once we were seated we told our server we were vegan and she began listing off all the vegan options we could get. We told her we wanted it all.
The meal starts with a pastry basket, ours was gluten free and vegan and served with Earth Balance vegan butter. The basket had some bread slices, a bagel, and a chocolate chip muffin. Corey had the muffin when it first came out and said it was warm and good with the butter on it, I tried it later in the meal and found it incredibly dry and felt like I put a tablespoon of cocoa powder in my mouth. Apparently the move with this one is to eat it when they’re fresh and warm.
We were given a fruit cup shortly after being seated too, this just had your basic grapes, strawberries, pineapple, and cantaloupe.
After we ate our fruit we were given a vegan yogurt. The actual option is supposed to be a yogurt parfait, so I was expecting it to be more than just a cup of yogurt.
One spoonful of this yogurt was more than enough for me. It was so tangy and reminded me more of a sour cream. We ended up asking our server what brand this was because it was so bad, it was Follow Your Heart Plain Yogurt. We gave our feedback to her that if the granola is vegan (she didn’t think it contained honey) then they should absolutely add that to this because it needed something else to make it actually enjoyable. She also said the non-vegan one comes with a fruit thing as well, which I am sure would help with this yogurt.
One of the entrees you can get vegan is an omelet. The vegan omelet is made with JUST Egg and comes with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and mushroom. I would vocalize to your server if you don’t want any of those in yours as we had no mention of it and that is how ours came.
The omelet was cooked really well, however one side was a bit more well done than the other. This was actually my favorite part of this meal. I wish it had a vegan cheese on it, however it was very good without it. The omelet did need a little salt, but otherwise it was a great texture and very enjoyable. I liked the vegetables throughout it, it added a nice texture to the omelet.
After the omelet we got the vegan Hot Breakfast Platter. This platter came with JUST scrambled egg, vegan sausage, vegan bacon, tater tots, and a potato hash. The platter also came with vegan/gluten free Mickey Waffles, which came shortly after the platter arrived.
The platter was pretty hit and miss. The bacon, which is Sweet Earth Foods brand, was cooked well and had a nice flavor. It wasn’t over cooked, and had its usual floppy texture.
The sausage was so dry and overcooked we could barely eat them. We could tell just looking at them that they were overcooked. I ended up dipping mine in syrup but it was still too dry to enjoy. I really am waiting for when Disney stops using the brats from Beyond Meat for breakfasts and starts to carry their breakfast sausages. (Keep wishing!)
The JUST egg scramble was just fine to me. I don’t love the JUST egg plain, so I didn’t eat much of it. But it had a nice fluffy texture and was cooked well. When you eat it with the other things it’s more enjoyable, but if I had to pick this or the omelet I would eat the omelet again.
The potato hash was interesting. The potatoes on their own were very dry and seemed like they were old. But when you ate them with the minced vegetables you didn’t notice the dryness of them. They had a nice seasoning and flavor, but the dryness really took away from the breakfast potatoes. We’re hoping it was just a bad morning for these.
The tater tots were nothing special. Just basic tots and not many of them. This meal is an all you care to enjoy one though, so you can always ask for more of anything.
The Mickey Waffles looked really rough when they were dropped off. We got four total for the two of us, which after all that food is more than enough.
The Mickey Waffles were a really great texture, however two of the four were kind of burnt. But I will take a burnt Mickey Waffle over a gooey one!
As a whole this meal was pretty underwhelming. There were parts of it that we enjoyed, but reflecting after the meal it seems like there wasn’t very much. If I had to go toe for toe on Disney breakfast omelets I would prefer the one from Topolino’s Terrace. If they brought the characters back and I was going with others I would happily come back and just eat like three omelets.
Also to note; Chef TJ is at the restaurant, however he is only there at dinner.
Review from June 2021.