Ahhhhh Character Breakfasts!!!! An absolute must at least once every Disney trip!!! As someone who called Orlando home for many years, I take pride in the fact that I had dined almost everywhere at Disney. One character breakfast I never made it to however was Minnie’s Beach Bash at Cape May Cafe inside Disney’s Beach Club!
On our last Disney Trip we spent a few nights at Disney’s Beach Club and decided since Cape May Cafe was right down stairs, we mind as well check it out!!! Keep on reading to find out if this character dining experience is for you!
Minnie and some of her friends have gathered at the Cape May Café located in Disney’s Beach Club Resort to start the day with a Beach Bash Breakfast! They are all dressed up in their beachy best—and they invite you to join the fun! The Beach Club and the Yacht Club are our absolute favorites to stay at with kiddos, so we are definitely fans of the location. If you aren’t staying on property, you need a reservation to access the resort to get to Cape May. So make sure you make your reservations. You can make reservations up to 180 days in advance!
What To Expect
Cape May Cafe is a New England, beach-themed restaurant located in the Beach Club. Cape May definitely has a beach vibe that’s for sure. Honestly, I felt the vibe was more Florida than New England, but hey! A beach is a beach and beaches make me happy!!! The characters are also decked out in beach gear, which is a character exclusive to this character dining experience. You can only land those Minnie Mouse beach attire photos if you dine at Cape May, so it’s definitely one of the perks of dining at Cape May! As with all character dining situations, be prepared to be seating very close to other people. Disney tends to cram as many tables into their character Breakfasts as possible and Cape May was no different.
While creating those unforgettable memories, collecting those autographs and snapping those photos, you will get to enjoy menu offerings including Mickey waffles, scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, oatmeal, cereal, an assortment of baked goods, and more. It’s literally the same exact breakfast buffet as every other character breakfast. We are huge Mickey waffle fans, so we were pretty excited to get our fix!
The three characters that grace you with their presence are at the Cape May Character Breakfast are Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. The Character Breakfast is technically called “Minnie’s Beach Bash” so Minnie Mouse is the star of the show and all three characters are decked out in beach gear ! I know the character experience will always be different since who knows who is working under the costumes the day of your reservation, but our three characters were phenomenal!!! Each and every one of them went out of their way to make sure we scored those epic photos. My daughter is “non-verbal” and they were amazing with her. Daisy even landed a kiss!
Overall I would have to say we truly enjoyed ourselves!!!! Minnie, Goofy and Donald’s beach inspired outfits were a hit! Our trip was during the summer, so beach everything was perfect!!!! The characters also get an A+ since they did a phenomenal job interacting.
The food is exactly what you would expect from a buffet!!! It’s good, but nothing special. It is fun to get those Mickey Waffles though, so that always puts a smile on my daughter and I’s faces. If we’re being honest though, the food is often a secondary focus when going to any character meals at Disney since they are Buffet Style, so I don’t go into it expecting a high quality meal.
My favorite part of our Cape May Character Breakfast dining experience would have to be how relaxed we felt. Cape May is one of the easier character breakfast reservations to land. We actually made our reservation the week before our July 4th trip and landed a reservation at the exact time we wanted! I have a feeling the restaurant tends to get a more laid back crowd due to the fact it’s not a Disney “cult” dining experience. If you have ever dined at Chef Mickey’s or inside Cinderella’s Castle, you tend to feel very rushed and you’re full of anxiety by the time you walk out. Cape May was a sigh of relief compared to other character dining experiences. I just loved this chill vibe especially since this was the main event of our morning.
Have you dined at Cape May Cafe?