FULL “Everything On The Menu” Review: Breakfast at Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest Restaurant

The long-awaited moment has arrived…

So, in the (slightly paraphrased) words of Lumiere, “Now, we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair, as Be Our Guest Restaurant proudly presents… your Breakfast!

Since the day Be Our Guest Restaurant opened as part of New Fantasyland in November of 2012, it seems to have only picked up steam. To say that its initial offerings of a Table Service Dinner and Counter Service Lunch have been successful would be an enormous understatement. The popularity and demand for meals at Be Our Guest have led to a third offering for the day, which is the new meal and experience that we’re here to review now: Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

UPDATE: Please note that as of June 2015, the original test phase of breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant has been extended and Advance Dining Reservations are available for breakfast through October 3, 2015. 

Be Our Guest sign

Be Our Guest sign

Before we step inside, though, it’s worth exploring the outside grounds a bit, since that’s where you check in for your Advance Dining Reservation. But mostly, it’s just a neat hour to be in New Fantasyland and experience some of the quiet among the earliest breakfast arrivals.

Quiet New Fantasyland

Quiet New Fantasyland

With the Daylight Savings Time change being so recent, the sun had not been out long before my friends and I arrived for check in, so the natural light in the area was especially beautiful.

Beast's Castle

Beast’s Castle

Gargoyles in the morning

Gargoyles in the morning

But it’s also the indoor themeing of this restaurant that makes it so special, so let’s step once more into the Beast’s Castle…

Entrance to Be Our Guest

Entrance to Be Our Guest

Atmosphere

We’ve taken one or two (or three) tours around Be Our Guest Restaurant before, but it’s undeniable that the exceptional theming has been the top draw for guests hoping to dine here. And since, as with lunch, you get to choose where you sit for breakfast, you’ll want to give each of the three rooms consideration before your visit.

I don’t know which of the rooms has been most in demand since Be Our Guest opened. I’m guessing that it might be the Ballroom, since it so perfectly captures the scene where Belle and Beast dance together in the film, and is complete with elegant seating, stunning chandeliers, and falling snow.

The Ballroom

The Ballroom

Dancing Snow Outside of Be Our Guest Ballroom

Dancing Snow Outside of Be Our Guest Ballroom

Ballroom Tables

Ballroom Tables

Chandelier

Chandelier

Many guests, though, are eager to dine in the West Wing: the place Belle was forbidden to go due to the presence of the Enchanted Rose.

The West Wing

The West Wing

Enchanted Rose

Enchanted Rose

Aside from the magically falling rose petals, amazing special effects in this room include the sound of periodic thunderstorms, simultaneously revealing glimpses of the Beast in the portrait of the prince.

Prince - Beast portrait at Be Our Guest Restaurant West Wing

Portrait of the Prince

Beast Painting

A Glimpse of the Beast

While the third room, the Rose Gallery, isn’t open for dinner, it IS open for both breakfast lunch. The highlight is the

much-larger-than-life music box centerpiece of Belle and Beast dancing together.

Belle and Beast dancing Music Box

Belle and Beast dancing Music Box

Belle and the Beast

Belle and the Beast

Rose above the Music Box

Rose above the Music Box

Dark woods provide hints of elegance while pastel greens — along with portraits of the film’s beloved characters — add light, whimsical touches.

The Rose Gallery

The Rose Gallery

Portrait of Belle and the Beast

Portrait of Belle and the Beast

So we’ve had a brief tour, but what’s new here is breakfast, and Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and Cogsworth “only live to serve.” So let’s let them do their eagerly anticipated task of serving up the food, shall we?

Ordering Process

Breakfast at Be Our Guest is unprecedented in two ways: first, like lunch, it is a Counter Service option, which counts for one Quick Service credit for guests on the Disney Dining Plan; however, as with lunch, guests are able to make Advance Dining Reservations for this experience (an option typically reserved for Table Service meals). Additionally, breakfast is a prix fixe meal. There is one set price, which includes your choice of entree and beverage, and an assortment of pastry selections for sharing at your table ($19.99 for Adults, $11.99 for children).

Because every meal offering at Be Our Guest works a little differently, let’s briefly go through the breakfast logistics. When you check in outside for your ADR, you may take some time to look at the printed menus available. The front, of course, has all the meal options for ordering.

Be Our Guest Breakfast menu

Be Our Guest Breakfast menu

Be Our Guest Breakfast menu

Be Our Guest Breakfast menu

The back, however, lists the steps for ordering at breakfast.

Dining Process for breakfast

Dining Process for breakfast

Upon entering the Castle, you’ll stroll past the Knights in the hallway…

Castle Knight

Castle Knight

… and proceed to the ordering room to begin the process listed above.

Ordering room

Ordering room

My friends and I received a Magic Rose to begin the process. Prefer to use your Magic Band? Go right ahead… but no Magic Rose for you ;) !

Magic Rose

Magic Rose

You will use the touch screens at the ordering kiosks to select your meals (you can read more about that process here, which is the same as that for guests not utilizing the pre-order option for lunch). Plenty of Cast Members are also available for any needed assistance.

Kiosk Where You Place Your Order

Kiosk Where You Place Your Order

While you’ll see the individual options on the screen, full menus are available on the wall to refer to as well.

Breakfast menu on display

Breakfast menu on display

After placing your order and paying in full, you’re presented with the final steps:

be our guest restaurant breakfast ordering process 2

Next, select your table in your choice of the three rooms! No need to notify Cast Members of your seating arrangements, as they will “magically” locate you thanks to your Magic Rose or Band.

be our guest restaurant breakfast ordering process 1

Because it was the first day, things were flowing a bit differently than they will for future visits, so the Rose Gallery was unopened the very first thing in the morning when we arrived (it did open not too long after we were served), and the West Wing was already full.

Rather than have us wander around, Cast Members helpfully notified us about seating availability, so we were able to select a table in the Ballroom (my personal favorite section) with ease.

Table with Magic Rose

Table with Magic Rose

We placed our Magic Rose on the table (as seen above), which gave us the freedom to leave our table and fill our own beverage cups at the refill station, and grab our utensils and napkins from the silverware carts.

Silverware Cart

Silverware Cart

As promised, our food found us! The charming food carts used for dinner and lunch are utilized for breakfast as well.

Food delivery cart

Food delivery cart

Entrees on delivery cart

Entrees on delivery cart

You may recall our Everything on the Dinner Menu review when Be Our Guest Restaurant first opened. Well, we’ve opted to do the same thing for breakfast so you can check it all out! Are you ready at last to dig in? Then, here we go!

Eats

Let’s take one more look at that menu before we go through each of the Adult entrees.

Be Our Guest Breakfast menu

Be Our Guest Breakfast menu

You’ll notice the text at the bottom mentions “assorted Pastries presented tableside.” We received two trays for seven entrees (all 6 adult entrees as well as one Kids’ Meal).

Assorted Pastries

Assorted Pastries

Mini muffins, pastries, and croissants round out the offerings, which are similar to what you will find at grab-and-go stations in the Resort food courts.

Closeup on assorted pastries

Closeup on assorted pastries

Parents, you may want to “solve” the inevitable argument among the kiddos over who gets the coveted chocolate croissant… by grabbing it for yourself ;) .

Croissant and Chocolate Croissant

Croissant and Chocolate Croissant

You receive a beverage part of your meal as well, and you are welcome to visit the refill station as often as you like (and, Mom, if you’re reading this, I only have soda for breakfast, like, once in a blue moon, I promise!).

Fountain Beverage

Fountain Beverage

And now, for the entrees… starting with the Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich. This toasted baguette is topped with poached eggs, Applewood bacon, brie, and a bit of tomato and arugula to provide a nice pop of color along with a bit of lightness among the other rich ingredients and textures.

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich with fresh fruit

Closeup on Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich

Closeup on Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich

This sandwich is — in a word — delicious. I’m never one to order anything with the words “poached eggs” in the description, but these wonderfully prepared eggs proved me wrong.

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich

The smoky, thick slices of applewood bacon and the creamy brie were terrific accompaniments in both texture and flavor. Additionally, the toasted baguette was soft enough for ease of eating, but hearty enough to stand up under the very substantial toppings. Our whole group agreed that this was the overall table winner, and in speaking with some of the managers, it seems it was a huge hit at other tables as well.

But that’s not to say the other dishes were slouches! Moving on to the highly anticipated Croissant Doughnut

Croissant Doughnut and fresh fruit

Croissant Doughnut and fresh fruit

Also known as a cronut (but unable to officially be called such due to trademarks by the genius who came up with it), the fried, flaky doughnut is dipped in sugar and cinnamon and arrives topped with a banana caramel sauce, vanilla pastry creme, and chocolate ganache. Oh, and a dollop of whipped cream because YOU’RE ON VACATION!!!

Croissant Doughnut

Croissant Doughnut

This gooey, decadent splurge definitely has a pronounced banana flavor from the sauce, which brought to mind the Bread Pudding at ‘Ohana, while having its own distinct flavor with the cinnamon and chocolate. You definitely need to be in the mood for some serious sweetness, though, as just a couple of bites did me in.

Croissant Doughnut

Croissant Doughnut

There isn’t anything I would change about the doughnut itself — it’s as yummy as it appears. But because it is so very sweet I think this dish might be helped with a small side of bacon or something else savory to balance it out, especially considering that the starters for the meal are other sweet pastries. Overall, though, this is a fun and unapologetic dessert-for-breakfast with a LOT going for it!

The Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese is a beautifully presented charcuterie tray, with the featured meats being Alpine-smoked ham, prosciutto and sopressata served alongside brie, strawberries, and a toasted baguette. There’s also a marmalade to add sweetness.

Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese

Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese

Toasted Baguette

Toasted Baguette

All of the meat I sampled was nicely fresh and, as a huge fan of brie, I found the pairings to be tasty.

Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese

Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese

Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese

Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese

Simply put, it’s quite well done, and an unexpected option for a theme park breakfast. This dish is the most likely to undergo a few changes based on seasonal availability. According to a Cast Member, it’s possible that in the future it may be served with grapes, or figs and honey, or other variations.

The Vegetable Quiche is the same as that served at lunch, featuring mushroom, zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and chive.

Vegetable Quiche served with fresh fruit

Vegetable Quiche served with fresh fruit

It was packed with much more flavor than I expected, with lots of bell pepper providing a really nice bit of zest. I am also a fan of the buttery crust for this dense, filling meal.

Vegetable Quiche

Vegetable Quiche

Vegetable Quiche

Vegetable Quiche

The Scrambled Egg Whites are topped with chives and served with roasted tomatoes and two multigrain croissants.

Scrambled Egg White, Roasted Plum Tomatoes and Multigrain Croissant

Scrambled Egg White, Roasted Plum Tomatoes and Multigrain Croissant

The eggs themselves were rather nondescript, despite the presence of chive — which, alas, is the fate of egg whites in general.

Scrambled Egg Whites

Scrambled Egg Whites

The highlight of this dish was actually not the featured eggs but the multigrain croissants, which were buttery, but still had some nice texture to them.

Multigrain Croissants

Multigrain Croissants

There isn’t much to say about this dish. I understand the importance of having such a meal on the menu for varying guests’ needs, but with the standout quality of the other options, I’d recommend passing on this one.

The Eggs Florentine is a puff pastry shell filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, and spinach, with country ham and a roasted plum tomato on the side.

Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine with Country Ham

If you’ve tried the Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops in its current form for dinner (it differs slightly from when it made its debut), you’ll be familiar with the style of the pastry shell, which is light and flaky and not at all soggy, even with the dense amount of filling.

Closeup on Eggs Florentine

Closeup on Eggs Florentine

It’s not mentioned on the menu description, but my friends and I all really picked up on the chive in this dish, and that small bit of sour cream you see dotting the top gives and extra bit of richness to the already hearty egg. Altogether, this dish packed much more flavor than expected.

Cross-section of Eggs Florentine

Cross-section of Eggs Florentine

The country ham on the side was fine, but somewhat an afterthought when compared to the great main dish.

Country Ham

Country Ham

While we didn’t have any children with us on this visit, we just couldn’t resist trying an item from the Kids’ Menu.

Be Our Guest Breakfast Kids' and Drink menu

Be Our Guest Breakfast Kids’ and Drink menu

We went with the Crepes de Cogsworth.

Crepes du Cogsworth

Crepes de Cogsworth

Stuffed with straight vanilla yogurt, blueberries, bananas and strawberries, the plate is enhanced with Wildberry Foam.

Crepes du Cogsworth

Crepes de Cogsworth

Yogurt filling in Crepes du Cogsworth

Yogurt filling in Crepes de Cogsworth

While we weren’t wowed, the crepes themselves were prepared just fine — light and fluffy. However, some children may not be a fan of that pronounced yogurt taste, which is very prominent in this dish. If your child does, however, enjoy vanilla yogurt, the Crepes du Cogsworth offer a fun departure from the more standard pancakes.

So, we’re pleasantly full from enjoying the most important meal of the day at Be Our Guest, which gives us the energy to discuss our thoughts on the whole kit-and-kaboodle…

Overall

Before we sum up the experience, let’s chat a little about value. For guests on the Disney Dining Plan, breakfast at Be Our Guest is a clear win for one Quick Service credit. Portions are hearty enough that you could do a later breakfast and an earlier dinner and easily get by with a midday snack to tide you over.

Guests paying out of pocket, of course, have a little more to consider. I’ve tried to break down the value, but I should stress that this is based on estimations with offerings at other Disney Counter Service restaurants. With this prie fixe meal you receive your choice of entree, and I would guesstimate Disney prices for these items ranging anywhere from the Scrambled Egg Whites entree at around $8 to the Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich around $11-12. The cost for a regular-sized Fountain Soda beverage is $2.99, typically sans refills depending on where you dine (the price of the other selections vary; for instance, bottled water is $2.50). Similar pastries as those served here go for about $2.99.

So, you’re looking at a meal value of $14-18 with the rest, I suppose you could say, paying for the experience of dining for breakfast at Be Our Guest. Personally speaking, I would not typically get a pastry prior to an entree, so as a non-Disney Resort guest who is ineligible for the Dining Plan, that’s something I need to consider, just like other guests paying out of pocket need to decide if the value is there for them.

The nice things is that — no matter which meal of the day you decide holds the best value for you — the breakfast option at Be Our Guest obviously does something that has been necessary for quite some time: it opens up more opportunities for people to dine here, and now with three distinct experiences to boot. So, let’s say you decide lunch is what offers you the best value, now you’re in better shape for getting an Advance Dining Reservation for that time slot thanks to the opportunities that the breakfast service opens up.

Speaking solely to the breakfast experience, though, I really think that Be Our Guest offers some truly special dishes for the occasion, very much in keeping with their grand settings. Many of the dishes are a great step above what you would find in other Counter Service breakfast locations, in both quality and originality. Given the truly enchanting setting, it all comes together for another memorable meal at Be Our Guest Restaurant.

Will you be starting the day at Be Our Guest Restaurant? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Wayne says

    For anyone with allergies, if you hold off ordering until you reach the payment area, a CM will call out the chef to discuss options with you. This is what happened for us with our daughter, the chef offered to make the diary free waffles and was so helpful and reassuring. To our surprise, they even sent out a separate plate of allergy free cakes for her…which meant we got the pastry tray between two :-0

    On a separate not – Our reservation was at 8.15 on a magic hours day…which we didn’t realise. Fortunately it meant we were allowed in at 7.45 bringing us to the 7DMT at 7.55, the CM wouldn’t let us into the line until exactly 8.00 but we were already there, everyone else had to walk up from the gates. We actually rode it by ourselves!! We could of also seen Elsa & Anna with no line straight after but chose not to run late for our reservation, we already had FPs for later in the day otherwise would have risked it.

  2. Staza says

    Thanks for the great review, good info. Great to see some really creative breakfast offerings at Magic Kingdom. Last trip we opted out of the BOG. But this time the breakfast and descriptions of the new restaurant caught my definite interest.

    It’s pricey, but big help that you can order as you please, i.e. a child’s plate or no plate, and share etc. We have a 2 vegetarians and 2 preschoolers in the party of 5, so that really helps.

    Also, really you’re paying for the experience, and getting to see the new restaurant.

  3. Jay says

    Question…Since the breakfast has a “pre fixe” price, does that mean I will be required to purchase a meal for my 4yr old? Or will I be allowed to share off my plate with him? Thank you :)

  4. says

    Jay — you should be able to share off of your plate. We didn’t see any requirement during our visit that the number of entrees needed to match the number of people in your party. Hope this helps. :-)

  5. Cartier says

    I keep getting comment notifications for this post and now I actually have a reservation for breakfast I have a new question lol. Does anyone know if the ham for the puff pastry with the eggs can be exchanged for chicken sausage? Don’t eat pork, but the dish looks good minus the ham.

  6. Richard says

    @Jay, we had breakfast there a few weeks ago and had my sister and her two kids (toddlers) along. They let the kids eat from the adult plates and our server actually brought us an empty plate to hold the food we all shared with the kids.

  7. Richard says

    @Jay, I forgot, my wife and I shared also, I had the Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich and she had the Vegetable Quiche.

    We cut them in half and we shared them with out any problems.

  8. Misty says

    The Rose room has been open for lunch (I’ve sat there twice) and for dinner (didn’t sit, but saw) as recently as October 2014. Is this change new?

  9. says

    Hi Misty! The Rose Gallery is always open for lunch, and is open for dinner on many evenings these days. Sometimes they still use the Rose Gallery in the evenings for food prep overflow as far as I know.

  10. Eleanor says

    Making a “last minute” trip to WDW in November. Have given up on lunch or dinner since we didn’t reserve 180 days out. Still hopeful for b-fast if it is extended through November. How would we ever know it was extended ? I knew about the July 18 date but this October date is news to me. So confused. Thanks.

  11. Janice Caruso says

    Thanks for great information.

    I noticed you ordered a kids meal, although all were adults. Not sure if they allowed this because they were aware you would be posting reviews.

    Does anyone know if they allow guests over age 9 to order from the kids menu? I have 4 children over 9 years and the only things they would like are on the kids menu.

    Thank you.

  12. Richard says

    My wife orders from the kids menu at many of the restaurants and we’ve never been questioned or stopped.

    This is at both DL and WDW.

  13. Jenna says

    Great review! EXACTLY what I was looking for, Thank you :)

    I have a question for the breakfast. My boyfriend and I are vegetarian and got a breakfast reservation (It’s really been quite the task figuring out all the best bang for your bucks on the dining plan since all our meals are usually the cheapest..ha!) And was wondering if we’d be able to substitute the meat (ham) in any of the entrées?

    Does anyone have any experience being able to do this?

    Much appreciated! :)

  14. Melissa says

    Breakfast reservations have opened for November and December! Just booked for our trip the week after Thanksgiving! Sooooo excited!

  15. AJ says

    Great review. Thank you! I didn’t see answers to questions about substitutions. And, as someone else said, my children who are older than age 9 will not like anything on the adult menu. I’d love confirmation as to whether they can order from the kids menu, or, if ordering from the adult menu, can they request substitutions or for certain ingredients to be served on the side or omitted altogether. Thanks!

  16. Joni says

    Wonder if you could change out the Brie cheese on the open face Sammy.
    I would like any other cheese but brie.

  17. Angela says

    Thanks for the great review! We are going in September on the free dining. I chose this because it is a quick service, and by booking it early we are getting to MK before it opens. I have had their lunch and dinner and have enjoyed both. I agree off the dining plan I would scrutinize it a little more before choosing it but the atmosphere itself is the real draw. I was wondering about the meat and cheese plate, my husband thinks he may go with that because nothing else really appeals to him, is it a decent portion size? Did you feel like it was filling enough on its own? I guess the pastries might help either way!

    Thanks!
    Angela

  18. says

    Jamie — Drinks are included in the prix fixe price for breakfast at Be Our Guest, regardless of whether or not you are using the Disney Dining Plan.

  19. Matthew says

    If there are five of us in the party, would it be expected that we order five entrees? Our five are made up of two adults, and three kids (ages 10, 8, & 6). Therefore, five entrees would cost us $84 + tax. Seems like a lot!! Especially since one of our kids is allergic to most of the menu, eggs… In addition, I don’t believe any donut is worth $20 (the only non-egg item on the adult menu), so am hoping the five of us can get to experience the Beast’s castle at breakfast while only ordering three entrees. Thanks for your insight!!

  20. says

    Matthew — I really don’t see any reason why you couldn’t. Be Our Guest is a counter service spot. So even though it does take advance dining reservations, you should still be able to order as you’d like, just like any counter service or table service restaurant. To play the opposite end, we were a party of 3, and ordered nearly everything on the menu for this post with no problem. So you should be fine.

  21. Joanne says

    The breakfast menu seems to have changed slightly and added a desert (The Grey Stuff muffin) to the menu. Would this be available on the Quick Service Dining Plan or would it be extra as deserts are not usually on breakfast menus?

  22. Jillian says

    Eleanor,

    Don’t give up!! My parents and I are headed to Disney World this upcoming week (Aug 20-Aug 26). We previously booked a breakfast at Be Our Guest after we were unable to reserve lunch. The last time we were there we went to lunch and loved it. But I recently was browsing around the Disney Experience app and just happened to look at dates available for lunch and found one more spot for our thursday!! Keep checking back for reservations because you never know when someone will cancel! We are so excited to experience breakfast AND lunch this time around!!! So check back closer to your vacation, don’t give up hope quite yet!!

    Jill

  23. colleen says

    While looking at the be our guest menu through the disney experience app it says waffles are available…is this true? I don’t see it anywhere else but the app.

  24. Jen says

    We are on the dining plan in few weeks and will have breakfast at Be Our Guest. I did advance ordering and saw the “grey stuff” listed under desserts. I have consistently read that dessert isn’t served at breakfast. Is this a glitch or can we expect to be able to try the “grey stuff” and have it included in our dining plan?

  25. Evan says

    Hello,

    What if I just wanted a simple omlette? Is this possible here? Or just like scrambled eggs with a bagel? Is there a special requests order availabilty?

  26. matt says

    Hello, i was wondering if you are able to substitute or eliminate some items? i don’t like sour cream for spinach, and wouldn’t want it on the Florentine, Also, can you substitute the Brie with other types of chesse

  27. Ray wong says

    We just finished our meal at the Be Our Guest Breakfast. They should add a notice on the menu and the website that all of your food will be cold when served. Party of 8 all cold. We ordered the kids crepes , the poached eggs, kids French toast and the scramble. ALL COLD. I never write reviews, but for $24 an adult this was pathetic.
    Disney should step the game up a bit. We did ask for some of the meals to be warmed up. They could not do this, but brought out another plate which was slightly warmer. At least edible. However for the crepes we were told they only come cold and could not do anything but bring us something else. I don’t think Disney wants folks coming out saying “it was edible”.

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