This week, I’m doing a series of reviews of my dining experiences at Walt Disney World this summer. You can find all of my reviews on my homepage!
The morning before we left, we ended our vacation with happy hearts and happy stomachs filled with love from Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort. Breakfast food is one of my favorite kinds of food, and I was hoping for some allergy Mickey waffles or pancakes (eyes on the prize). Cape May Cafe is another buffet-style restaurant (yes!) so I got to walk around and see all the options with the chef.
There were SO many things on the menu, ranging from classic breakfast options to more entree-style dishes. A lot of the dishes had at least one of my 6 allergens in it, but the chef was able to give me some options from the back of the house. The scrambled eggs were made with dairy, and the potatoes had tomato bits in them, but the chef offered to make both dishes Kathleen-friendly, and threw in some bacon for good measure (when is bacon not a good idea?!). Of course, I asked about the mickey waffles and he said he would check if the batter was corn-free and let me know.
While I waited, I had my first of 3 courses: hot quinoa topped with fresh fruit and raisins. I used to hate oatmeal, but that has changed in the past couple of years. Now I love it, especially topped with Sunbutter and chocolate chips. Best breakfast/dessert ever. The oatmeal at Cape May wasn’t certified gluten-free, so I decided to try the quinoa. It wasn’t my favorite…I wasn’t a big fan of the taste, and after having such high expectations from GlutenFreeda and Udi’s oatmeal, it just didn’t hit the spot. The fruit was good, though!
By the time I was done with course #1, the chef brought me course #2: eggs, bacon and the biggest bowl of roasted potatoes I’ve ever seen in my life. Eggcellent. AND he informed me that one of the two allergy waffle mixes was corn-free, but that it made better pancakes and was that okay. Well, you all know I love pancakes, so I said yes and asked for pure maple syrup instead of the corn-syrup-filled one at the buffet. Meanwhile, the bacon was great, as expected. The potatoes were super hot, but I scarfed a bunch of them down anyways. The eggs were pretty much the same as any scrambled eggs I’ve had before. Good, but I ended up not finishing them because I wanted to make sure I still had room for the pancakes.
I was so happy to have pancakes. It had been so long, and I’m pretty sure I was beaming from ear to ear just looking at them (I just looked at ’em!). And even more so when I ate them. Do I sound like a crazy person? Oh well haha.
Stay tuned for the FINAL blog post about my 2015 disney dining experience!