Minnie Mouse dressed in a colorful striped dress and matching hat, greeting guests with open arms at the Cape May Cafe character breakfast. Her cheerful presence adds a lively and welcoming touch to the dining experience.

Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast: A Magical Start at Disney’s Beach Club Resort – 2024 Review

Hello and welcome to my review of the Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast at Disney’s Beach Club Resort! 🌟 If you’re planning a trip to Disney and wondering whether Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast is worth a visit, you’ve come to the right place.

As a seasoned veteran of Disney character meals, I was eager to see how this breakfast would stack up against the others. 🍽️ Character dining is a quintessential part of the Disney experience, and staying right at Disney’s Beach Club Resort offered me the perfect chance to try this one out.

Join me as we explore my encounter with Minnie Mouse and her friends, the atmosphere 🎉, and of course, the mouth-watering buffet menu. Whether you’re weighing the cost or just curious about what makes this breakfast so magical, I’ve got all the insider details to help you decide if this is the right character meal for your Disney adventure! ✨

Overview of Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast

  • Location: Disney’s Beach Club Resort 📍
  • Reservations: Highly recommended; “Join Walk Up List” for last-minute plans 🕒
  • Characters: Breakfast with Minnie, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy 🌟
  • Atmosphere: Captures the charming New England seaside vibe ⚓
  • Dining: All-you-can-eat buffet with a variety of breakfast favorites 🍽
  • Cost: Adults $47, Children $30 (plus tax and gratuity) 💵

Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast Review

In this review, I will take you through my full experience at Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. 🤩

We’ll talk about the location, what you need to know for reservations, the vibe and theming that set the scene, the characters that drop by your table, the wide array of tasty eats on the buffet, and, of course, the cost.

Let’s break down what makes this breakfast a must-do (or not) for your Disney day.

Kim taking a selfie with Daisy Duck, who is dressed in a blue dress adorned with a sash and a flower accent, at the Cape May Cafe character breakfast.


Cape May Cafe is perfectly positioned right off the lobby at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Staying at one of the EPCOT area resorts? Planning to explore EPCOT and enjoy all its top rides for the day? Then you’re in luck.

The front entrance of Disney's Beach Club Resort featuring its iconic pale blue façade with white trim, expansive windows, and a classic, white-gabled portico. A beautifully manicured garden with vibrant pink flowers and well-kept shrubbery adds to the welcoming charm of the resort.

This restaurant is just a quick 5-6 minute walk from the International Gateway, the back entrance to EPCOT that drops you right into the World Showcase. It’s super convenient for a relaxed start to a day packed with Disney adventures. Imagine strolling over after a delicious breakfast with some of your favorite characters. Sounds like a great plan, right?


If you’re eyeing the character breakfast at Cape May Cafe, you’ll be happy to know it’s one of the easiest reservations to snag at Walt Disney World. Reservations open up as early as 60 days in advance. The easiest way to book is through the My Disney Experience app.

And for those spontaneous moments, the restaurant often has availability on the Walk-Up List. This is a great way to get into a character meal without a reservation.

During my stay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, I hopped on the Walk-Up List right at their opening time of 7:30 AM. As an early riser, I was pleased to get a table right away. It’s perfect for adding a bit of unplanned magic to your day.


This wasn’t my first time at Cape May Cafe. I’ve dined here for breakfast previously when characters weren’t around. I had also dined here the night before for dinner, so I was quite familiar with the New England seaside theming. 🌊

The decor strikes a soothing note with soft muted tones on the walls, painted in gentle shades of pink and blue. Some of the floorings in the restaurant resemble sand with seashells scattered throughout, enhancing the beachy feel. 🐚

Also located in the dining area, you’ll find sandcastle displays. The decor also incorporates muted-colored beach umbrellas to enhance the seaside vibe.

Inside Cape May Cafe, a detailed sandcastle stands on display, adding a touch of seaside whimsy to the dining experience. Its intricate turrets and arches are reminiscent of a storybook beach scene.

Hanging on the walls are vintage children’s outfits and murals depicting nostalgic scenes of people and children playing on the beach.

Guests dining at Cape May Cafe with pastel-colored, beach-themed murals on the walls, creating a serene and playful dining environment that complements the New England seaside atmosphere of the restaurant.

Near my breakfast table were displays of croquet mallets. This brings to mind images of old-fashioned beachside recreation. 🏏

Each design element has been thoughtfully selected to transport you to a bygone era of leisurely seaside escapes. Cape May Cafe blends history with the relaxed, playful atmosphere of a beach getaway.


The characters at Cape May Cafe know how to dress for a beach party, and they’re the heart of the fun at Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast!

Minnie Mouse is dazzling in her striped dress with shades of pink, purple, and blue, topped with a chic hat that’s just right for the beach. She looks like she’s ready for a fun day hanging around the shore. 🌸

Minnie Mouse dressed in a colorful striped dress and matching hat, greeting guests with open arms at the Cape May Cafe character breakfast. Her cheerful presence adds a lively and welcoming touch to the dining experience.

Goofy is impossible to miss in his bright orange T-shirt with a big sandcastle on the front. His blue swim trunks are just the thing you’d wear to jump in the waves and his blue hat? It’s pure Goofy—fun and ready for the sun. 🌞

Goofy in his beach attire, with a playful orange shirt featuring a sandcastle design, blue swim shorts, and a coordinating blue bucket hat, posing with a hand on his hip and the other on his hat at the Cape May Cafe character breakfast.

Donald Duck is decked out in his seaside best with a fun shirt that’s covered in shells, palm trees, and umbrellas with a striped shirt underneath. His straw hat adds the perfect beach touch to his look. 🐚

Donald Duck greets guests with open arms, dressed in a vibrant blue shirt with clamshell designs, a striped t-shirt, and a straw boater hat, ready for a fun-filled breakfast at Cape May Cafe.

Daisy is charming in her light blue dress with beautiful embroidery. Her striped bow adds just the right splash of color, making her outfit as bright and cheerful as a day by the water. 🎀

Daisy Duck is striking a pose at Cape May Cafe, wearing a light blue dress with ornate embroidery and a colorful striped bow, bringing a dash of elegance to the character breakfast.

At Cape May Cafe, the characters bring the beach vibe to life! All of the characters were super friendly and ready to pose and give hugs! 🤗

Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy not only dress in their beachy best but also add to the fun with a little pretend surfing action during your meal. It’s fun to watch, and it’s moments like these that make the breakfast experience at Cape May Cafe something to remember. 🏄‍♂️

Menu Overview

At Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast, you’re in for an all-you-can-eat buffet extravaganza. Everything on the buffet is included, except for specialty drinks, which I’ll get into a little later.

To kick things off, your server will present a basket of the cafe’s famous Salted Caramel “Beach Buns,” served with a side of vanilla cream – they’re as delicious as they sound! (Take a peek at the postcard in the photo below. It’s a cute keepsake that you can take home, complete with signatures from all the characters on the back!) ✉️

A serving of Cape May Cafe's Salted Caramel "Beach Buns" accompanied by vanilla cream, presented in a wire basket, with a whimsical postcard featuring Minnie Mouse and friends enjoying the beach in front.

Once you’ve got your drinks sorted, it’s time to dive into the buffet.

Join me on a tour of Cape May Cafe’s breakfast spread. I’ve got loads of mouthwatering photos to share, and I’m thrilled to reveal a special Disney treat that’s a rare find! 🌟

Fruit, Yogurt & Parfaits

Let’s start with the fruit selection, a vibrant array of nature’s candy. There are juicy strawberries, bright pineapple, honey-sweet cantaloupe, and a bunch of grapes alongside some crisp apples for a refreshing start. 🍓🍍🍈🍇🍎

For a ready-to-eat option or to craft your own, there are parfaits. Grab one that’s pre-made or have a little fun creating your own with creamy yogurt and crunchy granola—your parfait, your rules. 🥣

Bakery Delights & Sweets

Bakery delights await with buttery croissants, muffins of the day, and those soft Parker House rolls. A warm, inviting start with a spread of your choice, it’s like the warm-up act for the main breakfast event. 🥐🍞

And then, the stars of the buffet: Mickey and the rare Minnie waffles. As far as I know, Disney’s Beach Club Resort is the only place to find Minnie Waffles at Walt Disney World. 👏 Drizzle them with syrup or pile on the fruit for a signature Disney breakfast experience.

Also located here not to be overlooked—chocolate chip pancakes, bread pudding, and house-made cheddar biscuits. 🥞

And feast your eyes on these crepes – a delicious surprise to discover among the breakfast offerings at Cape May Cafe! They’re a unique and tasty twist to your morning meal. take a look at these crepes.

Rows of crepes drizzled with chocolate and caramel, beautifully plated and presented on a buffet line at Cape May Cafe's character breakfast.


Slide over to the protein corner with breakfast staples like crispy bacon, and sausage, and for those who like to start their day on a robust note, there’s steak and eggs. 🥓🥩🍳

Specialty Items

As you move along the buffet, you’ll also find a section that’s all about bright and savory flavors. Poached eggs are up for the taking, nestled on potato hash for a classic combination with a twist. 🍳

Then, there’s the vibrant tofu scramble with a mix of veggies for those looking for a plant-based option. 🌿

And for a touch of indulgence, drizzle some rich Hollandaise sauce over your eggs or asparagus. It’s these little luxuries that make the buffet at Cape May Cafe a standout. 🥄

Last but not least, the omelet station! This is where you can go wild with your choice of fillings, or keep it simple—whatever floats your boat.

What I Ate

Now, let’s take a look at my plate, I loaded up on a bit of everything to kick off my breakfast feast. I started with a classic combo: creamy and delicious grits, alongside scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. Grits have this comforting, creamy texture that just pairs perfectly with the savory flavors of eggs and bacon. It’s a Southern staple that always hits the spot.

But the real star of the show? That was the steak and eggs on a flour tortilla. It was a recommendation from my waitress, and boy, was she right! I went back for seconds… It quickly became my favorite dish of the morning. 🥓🍳🥩🌯

So, as you fill up your plate and plan your day at the parks, enjoy the variety and the special touches that make breakfast at Cape May Cafe a memorable one. Remember to pace yourself, though—it’s tempting to try one (or two) of everything!


Now, let’s talk about the investment for this memorable meal.

Pricing Specifics

Here’s the breakdown: for adults and the young-at-heart over 10, it’s $47. Little diners, aged 3 to 9, are welcomed at $30 each. Just a heads up, these prices don’t yet include the tax or the gratuity.

NOTE: This Cape May Cafe buffet character breakfast comes in slightly cheaper than Chef Mickey’s. Chef Mickey’s is priced at $54 for adults and $34 for children ages 3-9.

Included in Your Morning Feast 🍳🥞

  • Buffet Delights: The buffet is a free-flow affair—enjoy as much as you’d like, it’s all included.
  • Character Fun: Get ready for those heartwarming moments with the characters, it’s part of the breakfast package.
  • Refreshments: You won’t go thirsty with included beverages like soda, coffee, tea, and juice.

Additional Sips 🥂☕

  • Morning Toasts: If a mimosa or a bubbly drink is part of your ideal breakfast, you can add it to your experience for an extra charge.
  • Specialty Coffees: Fancy a latte, cold brew, or an espresso to kickstart your day? These are on the menu for an additional cost.
  • Character Cup: And for something extra fun, the Specialty Character Drink for $6.50 comes with a souvenir cup, a little extra magic for the kids.

Tips for a Perfect Visit 💡💳

  • For Extra Flair: Plan ahead if you’re tempted by those specialty drinks or a toast to the morning.
  • Amazing Service: The service is always outstanding, so a tip of 18-20% is the perfect thank-you.
  • Tax Time: Remember, your bill will include tax, so factor that into your budget.
  • Disney Visa Perks: Good news for Disney Visa Cardholders! You get to enjoy 10% off your meal. I highly recommend getting a Disney Visa if you are a frequent Disney traveler. I have one and there are many great benefits and savings when traveling to Disney Destinations.

Is Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast Worth It?

If you’re staying at Disney’s Beach or Yacht Club Resorts then without a doubt it is definitely worth it!!

If you are staying at any of the other EPCOT resorts like BoardWalk Resort or if EPCOT is on your agenda for the day, I think the Cape May Cafe character breakfast is definitely worth checking out! 🌟

The buffet is packed with a huge variety, from your beloved breakfast classics to special treats like the rare Minnie waffles. Plus, it’s one of the easier character dining reservations to snag last minute at Walt Disney World.

When it comes to cost, it’s actually a bit cheaper than Chef Mickey’s, another popular character breakfast spot. So, if you’re watching your vacation budget, Cape May Cafe offers a bit of a break without skimping on the fun or the food. 💰

Overall, between the tasty buffet, the ease of booking, and the slightly lower price tag, Cape May Cafe scores big points in my book. It’s especially appealing if you love the charm and convenience of its Beach Club Resort location—perfect for getting an early start at EPCOT or just enjoying a leisurely morning without the rush.✨


Got questions about dining at Cape May Cafe? You’re not alone!

Whether it’s your first time visiting or you’re a seasoned Disney diner, it’s always good to know the ins and outs before you go. Below, I’ve answered some of the most common questions about Cape May Cafe to help you plan your perfect breakfast or dinner experience.

Is there a dress code for Cape May Cafe?

No, there’s no strict dress code for dining at Cape May Cafe for breakfast. The atmosphere is quite casual, reflecting its seaside theme. You’ll be perfectly fine in comfortable, park-appropriate attire—think t-shirts, shorts, and sneakers, which are ideal for a day spent exploring Disney afterward.

However, it’s always good to avoid clothing with offensive graphics or language, swimwear, and items that might be too revealing. Basically, wear what you’d feel comfortable in for a family-friendly environment!

How long is breakfast at Cape May Cafe?

Breakfast at Cape May Cafe is typically available from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM. This gives you a generous window of time to enjoy your meal without feeling rushed. It’s a great way to start your day, especially if you plan to head into EPCOT or explore other areas of Walt Disney World afterward.

Plan to spend at least an hour to give you time to enjoy the food and for the characters to make their rounds.

Do you need park tickets for Cape May Cafe?

No, you don’t need park tickets to dine at Cape May Cafe. It’s located inside Disney’s Beach Club Resort, not within a park, so anyone can book a reservation there regardless of whether they have park tickets. This makes it a convenient option for a character breakfast even on days when you’re not visiting the parks.

The Wrap-Up

Wrapping up, breakfast at Cape May Cafe isn’t just about filling up on good food—it’s about creating memorable moments right from the start of your day. 🌟 Set in the charming atmosphere of Disney’s Beach Club Resort, this spot offers you the chance to dine with Minnie and friends, making it a hit for both kids and adults. 🍴🎉

Located conveniently for those visiting EPCOT or staying at nearby resorts, it offers a menu that hits all the right notes, whether you’re in the mood for a hearty plate of steak and eggs or just some fresh fruit and yogurt. 🥓🍓

The unique combination of easy reservations, fun character interactions, and a diverse buffet makes it worth the splurge! So, if you’re looking to sprinkle a little extra magic on your Disney day, the Cape May Cafe character breakfast might just be the perfect spot to start. I know I will be back!! ✨

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