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Old 07-08-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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The Cape May Cafe breakfast

Can anyone share their experience at the Cape May Cafe for breakfast. We have gone in the past to the Clambake and enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and experience but this trip we were looking to try a different character breakfast.. we have done Chef Mickeys in the past.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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Cape May character breakfast is one of our must dos....we love everything about this restaurant. The food is always hot and fresh no matter what time of the morning you are eating, the character interaction is one of the best IMHO (some of our most memorable character experiences were when we were dining there), the service is always great, and the whole atmosphere is not like being at CM or other character meals. It is more quiet and laid back...you can actually have a conversation with the rest of your group. It is very easy to get to if you are going to either DHS or Epcot for the day there is a great boat ride from BC to DHS and Epcot plus Epcot is a quick 5 minute walk to the WS.

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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Cape May is our second favorite character breakfast (Crystal Palace is our favorite). The character interaction at Cape May is wonderful and the food is very good. For some reason, Cape May does not feel as "crazy" as some of the other character meals.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:47 AM   #4

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Since we are usually staying at BC/YC, we eat here almost every vacation.

Food is solid, not special. There are no "wow" foods, just typical breakfast fare, but it's always fresh. Service is great; the cast members are always friendly and they keep the buffet replenished and clean.

Character interaction is probably the best of any character meal we have done. Minnie isn't out that long but you practically have to tell Donald and Goofy to go away.

Also, this restaurant is quiet compared to the other character meals.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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We love the Cape May breakfast. It's one of our faves and must do's (other than Crystal Palace). The food is really good (make sure you try the breakfast pizza) and we love seeing the characters in their beach attire!

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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Clean, relaxing breakfast with tasty and fresh food. Nice character interaction as well. We make a point of doing this one every year.
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I love the clambake, I don't like the breakfast. The service I had was horrible, none of the food was memorable, and the character interaction was just okay.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:41 PM   #8
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We love Cape May !
Ditto - after an early AM at either EPCOT or DHS ....

Minnie, Goofy, Donald - Beach Attire
7:30 am - 11:00 am

So a great ADR time is 10:15 am or 10:30 am
after spending 2 hours in EPCOT (walk) or DHS (take the boat)

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Take the boat to the YC/BC at 9:30 am for a 10 am ADR.

Oatmeal with toppings: Toasted Almonds, Raisins, Sun-dried Cranberries, and Brown Sugar
Buttered Grits
Selection of Dry Cereal
Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Danish, Cherry Danish, Apple Danish, Cheese Danish, Blueberry Muffin, Chocolate-chip Muffin, Oatmeal Muffin,
Croissants, Breakfast Breads, and English Muffins

Assorted Bagels with Condiments: Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Capers,
Onions, Lemons, and Tomatoes

Yogurt Bar featuring Low-fat Strawberry Yogurt or Low-fat Vanilla Honey Yogurt with Toppings of Fresh Strawberries, Chocolate Chips,
Strawberry Melba, and Granola

Hard-boiled Eggs, Wild Berry Compote, Cranberry Apple Compote,
Low-fat Cottage Cheese, Apple Sauce, Prunes, Orange Slices, Pink Grapefruit
Wedges, Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon, and Seedless Grapes

Scrambled Eggs, Omelets, Pork Sausage Links, Smoked Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes, Asparagus, Breakfast Pizza, Cape May Pan French-toast with Maple Syrup, Mickey Waffles, and Biscuits with Home-style Sausage Gravy
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:01 PM   #9
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We love Cape May breakfast. It is more relaxed than some other places. We usually try to get an ADR when they first open.
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Ok, I apparently am going to be the only one who DIDN'T enjoy Cape May for breakfast. We looked forward to going there for quite some time and didn't have a very good experience. Our waitress was beyond rude and grumpy from the minute we sat down (seemingly to those at her other tables too - not just us). As far as the characters go, Goofy and Minnie were great but Donald wasn't there 15 seconds. Plus, as mentioned, the food is good, but nothing special.

It definitely does not feel as crazy as some of the other charcter breakfasts but we'll be going back to Tusker House next time instead.

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Old 07-08-2011, 04:23 PM   #11
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We usually stay at BC & eat at Cape May for breakfast every trip. The food is always good and service is fine. The best parts about it are the atmosphere and the character interaction. It definitely seems like the characters remain at a table for longer periods of time than others such as CM or CP. It's definitely worth a try & may become one of your favorites.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:50 AM   #12
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Our family really enjoyed Cape May Cafe when we were there in Feb. It was our first character meal and so the price for breakfast was a shocker but still well worth it. Got lots of great pics. The food was good with a good selection of things that we wanted to eat as well as things the kids would eat. My step son is a very picky eater so that was very important to us.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:17 AM   #13
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We weren't impressed with our breakfast here. We preferred Tusker House and Crystal Plaza. The food was fine but nothing new or different. The characters were very slow coming around and then very quick to leave our table.
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Originally Posted by disneyfav4ever View Post
I love the clambake, I don't like the breakfast. The service I had was horrible, none of the food was memorable, and the character interaction was just okay.
And we have a 100% completely different take...love the breakfast, hate the clam bake dinner.
Goofy's breakfast is a must do for us...I don't think we've missed it more than once in all our trips. I've found the food to be good for what it is..buffet food for the masses. But, it was fresh and plentiful. And our servers have always been terrific.
And as someone already said, sometimes it was tough to move some of the characters along!!! Sometimes Goofy just plops himself down and colors. But, we do tend to go later than most..usually around 9:30ish.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:26 PM   #15
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We went because we were staying at the Beach Club and it was convenient. If I was staying at a different hotel, I'd probably pick one of the other character breakfasts. The characters were quite attentive to our group and the food was on par with the other breakfast buffets.

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