I recently dined at the Grand Floridian Cafe inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. It was my first time to experience breakfast here although we have delighted in breakfast at the 1900 Park Fare many times. This trip was packed with many research opportunities to experience restaurants and experiences we had not tried before.
We arrived at the check in desk 30 minutes before our scheduled reservation. Graciela graciously greeted us and she was happy to have us seated right away. The decor at the Grand Floridian Cafe was Victorian-style with large windows allowing lots of wonderful, natural light into the open space. The tables had marble tops and the chairs were wooden-backed and comfortably cushioned.
Soon, our waiter, Chris, arrived to take our drink orders. We chose coffee, orange juice and water for our selections. He also took our food order as we had already had time to make our choices. My husband ordered the Butler Steak and Over Easy Eggs and I ordered the Eggs Benedict.
Chris told me that I could keep my menu and he offered to take a picture of my hubby and me at the table. That was very nice an we really appreciated the gesture.
We received our drinks quickly and, for the other Sweet N Low users out there, it is provided on the tables at this restaurant location.
It was not long before our food arrived, hot and aromatic — just in time for these two hungry park hoppers.
Butch’s breakfast included a steak, ordered medium and cooked exactly right. Hollandaise sauce was poured over top and chopped tomatoes finished the garnish. The potatoes were au gratin style and shredded like hashbrowns. The eggs were cooked over easy as ordered. The entire breakfast had a very good flavor.
As for my plate, Canadian Bacon sat atop a toasted English muffin. A poached egg sat on top of the bacon with a good serving of Hollandaise poured over. The asparagus rested on the very top and was perfectly cooked and seasoned. It was the perfect accompaniment to this dish, although if you would like another vegetable they will happily substitute it for you. The asparagus had a great crunch and fresh flavor to go with this otherwise extremely rich dish.
This was a good breakfast. The location, ambience and food was good here, similar to what you would find inside the restaurant at many nice hotels around the country. There was nothing to set it aside, though, aside from the Disney service which we appreciate but which doesn’t warrant using a table service credit. To use a table service credit for a breakfast like the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare where it is delicious dining coupled with a character experience is great, but not a regular breakfast such as this. I will save the TS for a dinner or another character dining experience in the future. The next time I visit the Grand Floridian Cafe, I will just pay cash.
Brenda writes here and at Ideally Disney. She’s also an Authorized Disney Travel Specialist with Pixie Vacations. She loves helping families plan magical Disney vacations, so email her at Brenda@PixieVacations.com or send her a message on www.facebook.com/thepixiebrenda.