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  • Writer's pictureChrissa Karnes

Cape May Cafe Character Dining at Disney’s Beach Club Resort: A Magical Breakfast Experience

Welcome, fellow Disney enthusiasts! Chrissa here, and today we’re taking another step towards completing every character dining experience at Disney World. Our destination? Cape May Cafe character breakfast at Disney's Beach Club Resort. Join us as we enjoy a delicious meal with some of our favorite Disney characters: Minnie, Donald Duck, Daisy, and Goofy.

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Front entrance of Disney's Beach Club Resort with a charming seaside theme, featuring pastel blue buildings, white trim, and a welcoming covered driveway.
The Beach Club Front Entrance

Where is Cape May Cafe Located?

Cape May Cafe is nestled inside Disney’s Beach Club Resort, conveniently located near the back entrance to EPCOT. The Beach Club boasts a charming seaside theme and a relaxed atmosphere, perfectly encapsulated within the restaurant itself, which features a beachy, New England vibe.

If you are staying on Disney property, the easiest way to get to Cape May Cafe is using Disney transportation. If your hotel is on the Disney Skyliner, you can take the Skyliner to Epcot, and it'll drop you off just a short walk from the Beach Club Resort.

If you are not on the Disney Skyliner, you can take one of the buses to Epcot, and pick up a transfer from Epcot to the Beach Club Resort.

Alternatively, you can also use the Minnie Van service to transport you anywhere on Disney property.

If you are driving, there is free parking available at the Beach Club Resort. Just let the security guard at the gate know you have dining reservations and they'll direct you to guest parking.

How Much Is the Breakfast at Cape May Cafe?

The breakfast buffet costs $47 per adult and $30 per child. Annual pass holders receive a 10% discount. Cape May Cafe is also part of Disney’s Dining Plan, with both breakfast and dinner buffets costing one table service meal point per person.

How Do You Make Reservations at Cape May Cafe?

Check-in desk at Cape May Cafe in Disney's Beach Club Resort, with a family walking towards the restaurant and a cast member at the podium.
The check in desk for Cape May Cafe

The easiest way to make reservations for Cape May Cafe is through the My Disney Experience app or on the official Disney World website. Once you've made the reservation, it will appear in your upcoming plans on the app, which is convenient.

Alternatively, you can call the restaurant directly to check for any available openings on the day of your visit. If you're already at The Beach Club Resort, you can also walk up to the podium on the same day to see if there are any cancellations or last-minute openings.

On the day of your reservations at Cape May Cafe, you can check in either at the podium or through the Disney app. After checking in, you’ll be seated, and the magic truly begins!

The Ambiance of Cape May Cafe

a sandcastle inside of a display case
The beach theme decor in this restaurant is adorable!

The ambiance at Cape May Cafe is warm and welcoming, characterized by pastel colors and nautical decorations that evoke the feeling of dining by the sea. It’s an ideal spot to relax and enjoy a meal with family and friends.

What Characters Are at Cape May Cafe's Breakfast?

Chrissa dressed in a red poka dot skirt and black top standing next to Minnie Mouse in her beach attire
I couldn't resist getting a photo with Minnie Mouse!

The highlight of this breakfast is undoubtedly the characters! At Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast, you’ll meet Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy, all dressed in their beachy best. The character interactions are exceptional, with each character taking their time to ensure every guest has a personal experience. They will take photos, sign autographs, and of course... give out hugs!

They all even let me know how much they loved my outfit since I was in my Minnie dress.

There’s also a short dance party where kids can join in and dance along with their favorite characters.

Daisy duck dressed in a flowy blue dress and colorful bow
Daisy Duck's outfit is too cute!

Donald Duck wearing a bright beach themed Hawaiian shirt and stripped blue and yellow undershirt
Donald Duck in his beachy best and looking adorable!

Goofy dressed in an orange shirt with a castle image on it wearing a blue beach hat
Goofy in his cute beach attire

What Is the Menu Like at Cape May Cafe?

buffett area featuring a fruit bar and pastries
The buffett at Cape May Cafe

Now, let’s talk about the food! Cape May Cafe offers an all-you-can-eat buffet-style breakfast with a wide variety of options, catering to all tastes. Some of our favorite dishes include:

  • Mickey and Minnie-shaped waffles: Always a hit with guests of all ages.

  • Delicious bread pudding: Served with crème anglaise.

  • Cheddar biscuits with gravy: A savory delight.

  • Fresh crepes: Made right in front of you.

  • Seasonal pancakes: Always a treat.

  • Potato barrels, scrambled eggs, steak and eggs, bacon, sausage: Classic breakfast staples.

  • Make-your-own breakfast burritos: With flour tortillas, poached eggs, seasonal hash, seasonal vegetables, breakfast potatoes, tofu and vegetable scramble.

  • Fresh ham from the carving station: A hearty addition.

  • Fresh fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, and grits: For a lighter option.

  • A delicious selection of pastries: Perfect for those with a sweet tooth that include a selection of muffins and croissants.

Additionally, your server will bring fresh Salted Caramel “Beach Buns” to your table, served with Vanilla Cream sauce. These buns taste like a salted caramel cinnamon roll and are absolutely delicious!

Beach Bun pastries with caramel drizzled on top served with Vanilla cream sauce
The Beach Buns

Is Cape May Cafe Worth It?

Yes! Cape May Cafe is definitely worth it for several reasons:

  • Fantastic Breakfast: The breakfast at Cape May Cafe is delicious, offering a wide variety of options that cater to all tastes. From classic breakfast favorites to unique dishes, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Charming Atmosphere: The atmosphere is incredibly charming, with a beachy theme that adds to the overall dining experience. The decor and ambiance make you feel like you're dining by the seaside, adding a special touch to your meal.

  • Unforgettable Character Interactions: The character interactions are truly unforgettable. Meeting beloved Disney characters dressed in their adorable beach outfits is a highlight. Each character takes the time to engage with guests, making the experience even more magical.

  • Unique Opportunity to Dine with Minnie: One of the unique aspects of Cape May Cafe is the opportunity to dine with Minnie Mouse. There aren't many dining experiences that I've encountered that include Minnie, making this a special chance to meet her in a delightful setting.

Overall, Cape May Cafe offers a great combination of delicious food, a charming atmosphere, and magical character interactions that make it a must-visit dining spot at Disney World. Whether you're a Disney fan or just looking for a memorable meal, I feel that Cape May Cafe is a fantastic choice.

Disney's Cape May Cafe Breakfast Tips

If you’re planning on dining at Cape May Cafe, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your visit:

  • Character Availability: Characters are only present during the breakfast buffet. In the evenings, Cape May offers a New England-inspired surf and turf buffet without character appearances.

  • Pricing: The breakfast buffet costs $47 per adult and $30 per child. Annual pass holders receive a 10% discount.

  • Disney Dining Plan: Cape May Cafe is part of Disney’s Dining Plan, with both breakfast and dinner buffets costing one table service meal point per person.

  • Autograph Cards: Your server will give each person in your party an autograph card with the characters’ signatures.

  • Reservations: Highly recommended as this is a very popular dining experience. Reservations can be made online or through the app.

  • Park Tickets: Guests do not need park tickets to enjoy Cape May Cafe since it's located in the Beach Club Resort which is outside any of the Disney Parks.

  • Breakfast Hours: Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Our reservation at 10:50 AM provided plenty of time to eat and see the characters without feeling rushed.

  • Beverages: Some beverages are included with the buffet. However, specialty beverages do cost an extra amount.

  • Parking: If you are driving, parking at the Beach Club Resort is free. Just let the security guard at the gate know you have reservations at Cape May Cafe, and they'll direct you to guest parking.


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