Many restaurants at the Disney World resorts have reopened recently, including ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Citricos (with a new Mary Poppins Returns theme) at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. We stopped by Trail’s End Restaurant this morning for breakfast, and here’s what it looks like now! [Read more…]
Seriously, ‘Ohana is one of our favorite places to eat in Disney World! The family-style food is delicious, and the tasty meals and fun atmosphere have us coming back all the time! We stopped by the newly reopened ‘Ohana restaurant for breakfast this morning, and we’re excited to show you what we found! [Read more…]
Who doesn’t love a good all-you-can-eat breakfast?!
When Disney World reopened, several restaurants remained closed for months afterward, not having the resources, staff, or possibly guest demand to operate again. Now, we’re starting to see some of our favorites open back up for business, and today we’re heading over to Disney’s Beach Club Resort to check one out! Cape May Cafe has reopened and we’re ready to utterly stuff ourselves with hearty breakfast food.
Hey there friends, this is DFB here to remind you not to skip the most important meal of the day when you’re in Disney World!
All across the property, there are AMAZING breakfast options to be discovered, like the Gaston’s Tavern cinnamon roll or the delightful character breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace. We love to enjoy a nice, relaxing breakfast in Disney World, and today we did just that — to check out a new menu item!
Easter will be hopping up on us before we know it! And Disney World sounds like a pretty great place to celebrate!
And why not celebrate with an amazing meal! If you’ll be in Disney World for Easter, you’re in luck — because many of the restaurants in Disney World have announced special holiday menus!
And since we know that you’ll need to save up your searching skills for the Easter egg hunt, we gathered a basket full of them for you here!
is a crazy, raucous restaurant full of fun and hijinks! And we love it for that!
And while we do love the food, which is consistently comforting and tasty, we also love the goofy energy of servers who deliver massive cups of soda and tables covered in ketchup bottles. It’s pretty unique.
While Disney’s Polynesian Resort is undergoing extensive renovations (including Captain Cook’s), it’s still a good time to stop by ‘Ohana for the Best Friends Breakfast featuring the adorable Lilo & mischievous Stitch. Today, guest author Rebecca Elliott reviews her family’s morning meal at Walt Disney World.
‘Ohana, located in Disney’s Polynesian Resort, is an extremely popular dinner venue with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Its all-you-care-to-eat format of delicious Polynesian-inspired dishes and relaxed atmosphere earn it rave reviews from just about everyone that eats there.
But is the character breakfast equally as good? My husband, daughter and I decided to find out!
The Polynesian is one of Walt Disney World’s original resorts. I remember going to the luau when I was a kid back in the 70s and feeling like I was in another country.
As an adult, I recognize that there’s something decidedly kitschy about it. I half expect to see Elvis a la Blue Hawaii round the corner with Joan Blackman on his arm. The theming is fantastic, and consistent.
‘Ohana is on the second level of the lobby, just a stone’s throw away from the monorail. Guests are required to check in at the host stand before entering the restaurant. We found this a little confusing, mostly because there were a lot of excited children swarming the area.
We ended up walking right past the host stand. We were re-directed to the “cousin” in the lobby’s host area who was pleasant and efficient and whisked us to the photo area. (Cast members are called “cousins” to reinforce the feeling that everyone at ‘Ohana is family.)
We had our picture taken in front of a Tiki-inspired hut and waited for our buzzer to go off. When it did a few minutes later, we made our way to the host stand inside the restaurant, where we were greeted warmly by more exceptionally friendly “cousins.”
On the way to our table, our host gave us helpful information about the service for our meal and tidbits about the open kitchen and some of the menu items.
We were seated at a sunny table near the window with a sweeping view of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom. (Editor’s Note: Views may be obstructed due to ongoing construction.) Our server quickly greeted us and also took a moment to explain the service style. Breakfast would arrive in a large skillet, with the ever-popular Mickey waffles brought separately. Before scurrying away, she uttered those six magical words, “It’s all you care to eat.”
Our server returned with a basket of Hawaiian welcome bread flavored with pineapple and coconut, as well as iced cinnamon bread. Both were delicious.
She also brought ‘Ohana’s famous breakfast beverage – a combination of passion fruit, orange and guava juices, known as P.O.G. I would drink this juice intravenously if I could. It’s heaven.
Next came a fruit plate, with cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, and berries. Poor fruit plate. It barely got touched, because the gigantic skillet of breakfast yumminess arrived, heaped with [Read more…]
It’s always so fun to flip through the fantastic photos that our members post on the Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza, our Flickr group. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, head over there! We think a virtual trip to Disney is a great way to take a break from your busy day. 🙂
And today, we are all about the tons of yummo breakfast options that you have at Walt Disney World! Let’s take a trip to some of our favorite Disney breakfast spots today for our latest installment in our Disney Food Pics of the Week Series!
Breakfast Skillet at ‘Ohana
Yay for the words: “all you care to enjoy” and “Mickey Waffles”! You only need fun interaction with cool characters like Lilo, Stitch, and Mickey and Friends to make this character breakfast at ‘Ohana completely awesome!
Baked French Toast at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Photographer: Nancy RK
Starting your day in Cinderella Castle for breakfast? Lucky you! We’ve had some [Read more…]
Let’s head to one of my highly recommended breakfast spots — Kouzzina, at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn!
This casual, but classy restaurant is carries the name of celebrity chef Cat Cora, and features a menu with a Mediterranean influence that celebrates Cora’s Greek heritage.
Kouzzina has won critical acclaim, and has long been one of our favorite stops for breakfast in all of Walt Disney World. So on a recent trip there, we decided to drop by and see what was new…and there was one thing that I’m STILL dreaming about today! I can’t wait to tell you about it!
Entering Kouzzina from the almost carnival-like atmosphere of Disney’s BoardWalk, you immediately sense a shift in mood. Kouzzina has a decidedly refined atmosphere, but with many rustic touches. It’s almost like urban-meets-farmhouse.
In the entryway, there are shelves with mementos and cooking vessels. We spied this Hidden Mickey, which is a nice reminder that although Cat Cora is the chef, you’re still at Disney.
Since a renovation last year, you can find lots of Cora-rific goodies for sale in the lobby of the restaurant.
Once your name is called and you head into the restaurant, you’ll see another result of the recent renovation. Olive Oil — Greek Olive Oil, to be precise — is used as a hip decor element. Personally, I think this is a little too contemporary for the more “farmhouse-y” feel of the restaurant, but that’s why I’m not an interior designer I guess.
While the art wall of olive oil bottles provides the urban touch, lots of dark wood in the dining room brings the rustic feel to the party. Walls with dark wood wainscoting match booths, tables, and beamed ceilings. Lighter wood planks cover the floor. All in all, the hard surfaces and high ceilings can make for a loud space, but the overall feeling is comfortable.
Bright light is filtered at the windows through white curtains. It really is a very relaxing spot for breakfast in WDW! A good contrast to what you’re about to experience in the parks! 😉
Be sure to look up, too. The light fixtures are really beautiful, with an almost Middle Eastern look.
And the painted tin ceiling carries the feeling of antiquity through the space.
The open kitchen draws the eye, however. It’s always entertaining to watch [Read more…]
It’s been a sizzling hot week, so we hope you’re keeping cool! Maybe you have access to some delicious strawberry lemonade like the one to the right (in the Magic Kingdom). We’re counting down the days until we get our next fix of that stuff!
There’s lot of fun Disney food news this week as well as some awesome articles in the round-up, so let’s get started…
Disney Food News
Let’s review the latest news from this past week!
- Epcot’s Kabuki Cafe will open soon, and you can get a first look at the menu here!
- Disney Running released transportation info and more for the upcoming half-marathon weekend. Check out our Wine and Dine Half-Marathon Weekend step by step guide for a successful race weekend!
- WDW Dolphin offers a special room rate and complimentary upgrade to WDW Foodie Fest attendees!
- We’ve got the details on Orlando’s Magical Dining month of September!
New Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide Just Around the Corner…
Just eeking out the final updates to the brand new Mini-Guide e-Book! (Thankfully, one of our fabulous columnists is in Disney World this week and has agreed to do a little extra recon for us!)
As you know, our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book covers a wealth of information about Disney World food. But after hitting 250 pages, we reserved some of the more detailed info for our upcoming series of Mini-Guides.
The first in the series will be the Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, and it will be debuting very soon.
Detailed reviews, photos, prices, and snack-credit-worthiness of over 70 snacks in the Magic Kingdom are packed into this Mini-Guide, but, as always, we’ve included a few extras and bonus items as well!
We’ll have more information for you very soon; we can’t wait to hear what you think!
Here we go…On to the Round-Up!
Meet the World in Progressland
shares the fabulous views seen only from Club 33!
Disney Contemporary Fan Site compares the Grand Floridian’s Citricos with the Contemporary Resort’s California Grill. Which would you choose?
DisneyTouristBlog reviews Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch BBQ. Yee-Haw!
Main Street Gazette shares with us a canyon skillet at Whispering Canyon Cafe.
Disney Contests and Sweepstakes gives us the scoop on the Rainforest Cafe Orlando’s summer photo contest. Good luck!