Review: Grand Floridian Cafe at Walt Disney World

By Stephanie Forrester & Marci Moore 

Tucked away in a corner of this grand, Victorian resort is one of our newfound favorites, Grand Floridian Cafe. We almost don’t want to share about this easy-to-get dining reservation. This charming cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is located inside Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort.

Let’s start with the ambience. It’s a grandmother’s paradise and makes you feel like you’ve stepped right into a Victorian era tea party. Flowered wallpaper, white trim and moldings, patterned carpet, warm chandeliers, and elegant floral arrangements welcome you to this hidden gem.

After a long day at Magic Kingdom, we hopped aboard the monorail and zipped over for our dining reservation. We literally decided a few hours before to grab this reservation and give it a try, and boy are we glad we did!

Heirloom Apple Salad at Grand Floridian Cafe at Walt Disney World

Steph opted for the Heirloom Apple Salad. It was a salad lover’s dream with organic baby lettuce adorned with apples and pecan brittle dressed with Honey-dashed Apple Vinaigrette. It was a welcomed, lighter dish after enjoying so many yummy snacks on Main Street, U.S.A.

Lobster Thermidor Burger at Grand Floridian Cafe at Walt Disney World

Since I’m a firm believer that calories don’t count at Disney, I chose the Lobster “Thermidor” Burger. It’s an artisanal burger with Lobster-Parmisan Thermidor Sauce on a seared brioche bun served with Cafe Signature Seasoned French Fries. As far as burgers go, this one presented a tasty twist to the traditional classic.

Mickey Cupcake at Walt Disney World

Because we were celebrating Stephanie’s birthday and she was wearing her celebration button, our kind server surprised us with an adorable and delicious vanilla, sprinkled Mickey cupcake.

Mickey Waffles at Grand Floridian Cafe at Walt Disney World

If you have a day off from the parks, then you may want to check out the brunch fare as well. Word on the street is that their brunch puts the “grand” in Grand Floridian Cafe. Some options include Lobster Benedict, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles, and the Traditional Mickey Waffles with a long list of topping options. We say try them all!

With a smorgasbord of dining locations throughout Walt Disney World, Grand Floridian Cafe is a relaxed location with a fancy feel and great grub…but don’t tell anyone. Shhh!

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Stephanie Forrester

Stephanie Forrester

Stephanie has been a successful family travel advisor at Mickey World Travel since 2015. She has an extensive knowledge of all things Disney, is a true Disney foodie and has tons of advice and tips to share about her own experiences. Stephanie has co-hosted a popular family based Walt Disney World trip planning podcast for the past 4 years. When she’s not planning magical getaways for her guests, she’s usually traveling with her own crew including her own Prince Charming, a beast of a son and her red-headed, fin-flipping mermaid daughter.

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