Monday, May 7, 2012
During a recent trip, I had the opportunity to experience the Grand Floridian Cafe for breakfast. A few friends have always talked about the Cafe as one of Walt Disney World's better kept secrets and now I know why. On a Friday morning during the crowded Spring Break time period, our group was able to get a walk-up reservation. As we walked through the eatery, I noticed that it was no more than a third full.
It only took me a few minutes to decide on my choice. The American is two eggs served with bacon, sausage, biscuits, breakfast potatoes and a choice of juice for $13.49. It has all of my favorite breakfast foods! I added a pot of coffee and waited for my meal.
I had the eggs sunny side up. The yolk wasn't runny and mixed well with the egg whites, which were solid without being fluffy. The bacon was standard, if bacon can ever be called standard, but it seemed a little dry. The breakfast sausage was really a surprise. I am used to a very spicy (and smaller) sausage with breakfast. This sausage had a bit of spice but went well with the eggs and the biscuits.
By far, the standout of the meal was the breakfast potatoes. I am used to greasy hash browns and the breakfast potatoes were nothing like that. They were thick, buttery and delicious! The potatoes are served in a wedge shape, like corn bread, which misled me into thinking it would be dry and crumbly. Next time, I am going to order extra breakfast potatoes. And no, I do not have a carb problem, thank you!
The Grand Floridian Cafe is a great choice for breakfast even if you aren't staying at the hotel. It is a quick jaunt on the monorail to the Magic Kingdom, so if you want a solid breakfast without any characters, then you will enjoy the Grand Floridian Cafe.
And save me an order of the breakfast potatoes!