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Dining at the Grand Floridian Cafe

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa brings Victorian charm and elegance to life through deluxe accommodations, beautiful architecture, and sprawling grounds all located along the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon with the Magic Kingdom just steps away. In addition to its beauty, the Disney Resort is also home to several table service restaurants including one popular option that Guests simply love.

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The Grand Floridian Café is located on the first floor of the main lobby building at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and features a light and airy interior that continues the Victorian charm of the Disney Resort. Guests are immediately greeted by a bright dining area featuring the restaurant’s name etched on decorative glass as well as opulent gold accents.

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Once inside the dining room at the Grand Floridian Café, Guests can enjoy floral carpeting and wallpaper, ornate molding on the ceiling and columns, elegant table settings, gauzy curtains, and large windows that look out at the Disney Resort’s rose gardens and courtyard pool. The large windows offer beautiful natural light throughout the day that makes the Grand Floridian Café feel even larger, and at night the twinkling lights of the other buildings are beautiful to look at.

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There are also many small details throughout the Grand Floridian Café that add to its charm including an ornate metal weather vane with a chicken on top, urns with colorful floral arrangements, and other bird accents found on various light fixtures. Overall, the details and atmosphere come together to form an elegant, yet relaxed dining area that Guests are sure to enjoy.

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The menu at the Grand Floridian Café focuses on American classics and Guests can dine at the restaurant daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To begin any meal, Guests should choose from an extensive list of beverages including tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails like the Blood Orange Margarita, Negroni, Rum Sqizzle, Moscow Mule, Whiskey Breeze, and more.

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Breakfast and lunch at the Grand Floridian Café feature the same menus which blend traditional favorites from both meal periods in a mix that the restaurant has dubbed “blunch.” These wonderful options include options that are sweet, savory, and everything in between and ensure that there is an item that every single Guest will love.

Heirloom Apple Salad

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The breakfast and lunch menus at the Grand Floridian Café start with a selection of appetizers including the light and delicious Heirloom Apple Salad which tops organic baby lettuce with heirloom apples, sharp cheddar, pecan brittle, crispy prosciutto, and a honey-apple vinaigrette. Also available are a Seasonal Soup made fresh each day and inspired by the freshest flavors as well as a Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail paired with Citrus-Avocado Salad and Red Rooster Cocktail Sauce.

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Banana Foster-style Steel-cut Oatmeal

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Guests who are looking for a light meal for either breakfast or lunch at the Grand Floridian Café have several salad options to choose from including the Caesar Salad with classic romaine lettuce and Caesar dressing with the option of adding grilled chicken or shrimp as a protein. Other light and healthy options that are a great beginning to any day are the Banana Foster-style Steel-cut Oatmeal served with a fresh banana bread muffin or the Fruit and Yogurt which also comes with a fig cake and house-made granola.

Avocado Toast

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Avocado Toast has quickly become a popular breakfast or lunch option and the Grand Floridian Café’s version tops multigrain toast with avocados, fire-roasted tomatoes, and micro greens for a filling and flavorful option. Delicious tomatoes also star in the Roasted Tomato and Feta Quiche which offers a healthy and savory option with spinach, feta, and roasted tomatoes baked to perfection inside of a flaky pastry crust.

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Brioche French Toast

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Classic breakfast options are also available for breakfast and lunch and Guests love ordering the Old-fashioned Pancakes or classic Mickey Waffles each served with the option of bacon or sausage. The ultimate update on traditional French Toast is also available with the indulgent Brioche French Toast which serves up a Madagascar Vanilla Bean-scented Brioche French Toast with a side of bacon or sausage.

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Lobster Benedict

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The Grand Floridian Café is well-known for its popular and hearty egg options including Traditional Eggs Benedict with perfectly poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and hollandaise on an English Muffin as well as the indulgent updated Lobster Benedict which tops the same toasted English Muffin with poached eggs, lobster, asparagus, and hollandaise.

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Steak and Eggs

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Guests can also enjoy fresh eggs in The Grand Breakfast with bacon, sausage, and a cheesy hash brown casserole or in the hearty Steak and Eggs which serves up a sirloin steak, cheesy hash brown casserole, two eggs, and steak sauce. Either one of these options offers up a filling meal that is perfect to enjoy before heading out to the Disney Parks for the day.

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Lobster 'Thermidor' Burger

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Burger fans also have several options for breakfast and lunch at the Grand Floridian Café beginning with the unique Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger which tops a brioche bun with a seven ounce burger patty and lobster-thermidor sauce served with a side of fresh fries. Guests who are looking for a plant-based option to enjoy can order the Impossible Burger which features caramelized onions and plant-based smoked gouda for major flavor on a Kaiser roll.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle

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The final two menu options for breakfast and lunch at the Grand Floridian Café take on bold, savory flavors that make for amazing meals. The Buttermilk-fried Chicken and Waffle features a malted waffle with hand-breaded chicken breast and sriracha-honey drizzle and the Miso-glazed Salmon is paired with lemon-scented sticky rice, French beans, and a ginger-soy vinaigrette.

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Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

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Moving on to dinner at the Grand Floridian Café, Guests can begin their meal with several appetizer options including the same Seasonal Soup, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Heirloom Apple Salad, and Caesar Salad from other meal periods. Also available as an appetizer is the plant-based Grilled Romaine Market Salad which tops grilled romaine with vegetables and a lemon-coriander vinaigrette.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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The selection of entrees for dinner at the Grand Floridian Café is very limited as compared to breakfast and lunch and also features repeat options including the Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger, Miso-gazed Salmon, and Impossible Burger. Only available at dinner are the Buttermilk-fried Chicken featuring hand-breaded chicken breast, loaded smashed potatoes, and warmed bacon vinaigrette and the New York Strip Steak paired with cheesy potato gratin, roasted cipollini onions, broccolini, and steak sauce.

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50th Anniversary Vintage Minnie's Brown Betty Profiterole

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Guests should absolutely save room for dessert at the Grand Floridian Café as there are several decadent options that feature an array of flavors. The 50th Anniversary Vintage Minnie’s Brown Betty Profiterole is part of the Walt Disney World Resort’s celebration and features a cream puff stuffed with cinnamon-spiced apples and Chantilly cream with a crunchy topping and decorations to make it look like Minnie’s original hat.

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Also available for dessert are the Florida Key Lime Pie served with fresh strawberries and a sweet mandarin sorbet, Mickey Dome with a cookies and cream mousse, and the Neopolitan Cheesecake with strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavors. A plant-based option is also available with the Apple Crisp with Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert which features fruity and refreshing flavors to end any meal.

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The Grand Floridian Café features some of the most indulgent menu options at the Walt Disney World Resort which pair perfectly with the light and airy interior bursting with Victorian charm. Guests who find themselves at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa should absolutely plan on enjoying an unforgettable meal at the Grand Floridian Café!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.