Breakfast Review: Be Our Guest Restaurant
Certain as the sun rising in the east, I recently found myself back in the grand ballroom watching the snow fall outside of the Beast’s castle as I awaited what I hoped would be another delicious meal served by the enchanted service staff. I’ve become close friends with the Beast, as this isn’t the first time I’ve been lucky enough to dine in his castle, but he had never invited me for breakfast before! Well, that all changed on my most recent visit to Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom park as I was set to embark on the long journey through the forest to the Beast’s castle for an early morning meal with nothing but the highest of hopes.
I’ve eaten dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom park a few times now, so I knew first hand that if I wanted to snag a breakfast reservation, I had better be online 180 days prior to my desired dining date to get a reservation! Yes, even though the restaurant is no longer ‘new’, reservations still fill up impossibly fast, so be sure to make your reservation early!
A Table Serve Quick Serve?
I know from experience that dinner at the restaurant is table service, so I’m used to being seated and waiting for a waiter or waitress to come to the table. At breakfast (and lunch), the restaurant is listed as quick serve, meaning you order at a kiosk upon entry.
As I entered the castle, I was shown to a room to the right with many kiosks where my friend and I placed our orders. I was expecting the traditional quick serve formula: order, step up to the counter, receive your food, find your own table. Not at the Beast’s castle! Yes, we placed our order from a kiosk, but we were then instructed to find a seat in any room we liked and our meal would be brought to our chosen table.
Choose Your Own Table!
It was my friend’s first time at Be Our Guest, and she chose a table right in the dead center of the grand ballroom. I was more than happy with her table choice, as the grand ballroom is the most detailed and beautifully decorated room of all. Complete with hand painted ceilings and real crystal chandeliers, you’d swear you stepped right into the film’s famous dance scene!
We each ordered coffee with our meals, but contrary to any other quick service breakfast I’ve ever had at Disney, was informed both coffee/tea and fountain beverages were included with the price of the meal. I was surprised, but also relieved considering each breakfast entrée costs a whopping $25.00+ tax. Hey, at least they threw in some drinks.
The food came to the table pretty quickly (I was secretly hoping the food would take a very long time to arrive because I wanted to soak in the ambiance for as much time as possible) and was served steaming hot. We were first presented with a plate of beautiful petite pastries to accompany our meals, so let’s start with those!
My favorites on the plate were hands down the mini cinnamon roll and the chocolate croissant. The cinnamon roll was not overly iced and was just drizzled lightly with icing- I don’t like overly sweet things and I preferred the ratio of icing to dough much more than I do the cinnamon rolls served in the nearby Gaston’s Tavern. The chocolate almond croissant was equally as tasty, as the dark chocolate added a creamy texture to the already buttery layers of pastry. Every pastry on the plate was extremely fresh.
The Main Course!
Onto the main course! Considering everything on the menu is priced equally, I figured I’d opt for whichever item on the menu seemed to offer the most for the price; I ordered the Feast A La Gaston. Eggs, bacon, sausage, herby potatoes, and fruit made up the massive meal. Overall, the food was very good, and very standard.
The eggs were cooked to a perfect fluff and weren’t overdone, and the bacon was not greasy at all. I’d give the entire meal a good review, but there are equally good breakfasts served elsewhere on property for less cost. However, the good food combined with pastries, coffee and drinks, and being in the Beast’s castle are what you’re really paying for, and I absolutely thing the meal was worth seemingly expensive price tag.
We dined towards the end of the breakfast meal period (our reservation was at 10:00) and I don’t believe the timing could have worked out any more to our advantage. Since breakfast finishes at 10:30 and lunch starts at 11:00, the restaurant was as empty as I’d ever seen it, guaranteeing us a table in whichever room we chose- even the small West Wing!
The food was very good, and despite its cost, I feel as though I got my money’s worth considering it was served in the most popular restaurant in the park…well, maybe second to Cinderella’s Royal Table. The pastry plate was the unexpected hero of the meal for me, and my only wish was that they’d served a second round! The only disappointment for me was that the Beast was not on hand for photos like he is at dinner.
The meal absolutely had more of a table service feel than a quick serve feel, and I would not hesitate to recommend the breakfast at Be Our Guest to anyone wanting to visit the restaurant without having to spend top dollar on dinner. So, will you make a reservation for breakfast at Be Our Guest on your next trip? Comment below!
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Special thanks to Maria Salerno for writing this article: Hiya pal! I am a NYC-based writer/musician thrilled to be bringing you all things Disney! I’m a WDW Annual Passholder, so you can find me in the parks regularly throughout the year. In addition to being a Disney Parks loving girl, I’m also a Disney toy and merchandise collector, a runDisney enthusiast, and Disney music and movie aficionado. You can follow me on Instagram: NYCtoAP and find me on YouTube: NYCtoAP. Thanks for reading, hope to see ya real soon!