REVIEW: Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast Gluten Free/Allergy Friendly (Menu)

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Characters are back at Cape May Cafe after a long break from the 2020 closures. Everyone is so happy to see them roaming around and being the pals they are!

Breakfast here is an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet with four Characters that come around to your table.

Because this is a buffet, there are some steps you can take if you feel uncomfortable, or want some reassurance before eating here (this post is all about Dining at Disney World Buffets with allergies/restrictions)

The characters are only here for Breakfast, if you plan to come for Dinner, see this review with allergy menu for Cape May Cafe Dinner.

***As Always, this is my personal experience. You should check with Restaurant Staff to see if these items are available for You and Your food needs.

Quick Notes 

Location : Beach Club Resort- No Park Ticket Required

Characters : Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Donald.

Cape May Cafe Allergy Menu including Gluten Free and Plant Based Options

Notable eats:

  • Everything is Peanut free (several Treenut items are listed)
  • Allergy Waffles (top 8 + GF)
  • Allergy Bread (top 8 + GF)
  • Dairy Free/Soy Free ‘Butter’
  • Just Eggs ‘Eggs’

Milk alternatives are Almond and Soy

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    Find Cape May Cafe at Disney World

    Cape May Cafe is located in the beautiful beach club resort! It is a beautiful resort that has a lot of nice amenities, and it’s easily accessible if you are staying at any of the resorts on the Boardwalk area and is one of two character meals here. The other is Trattoria Al Forno with the princesses and their guys.

    2022 Food Allergy Review of Cape May Cafe Breakfast

    A lot has changed since my last breakfast here, and I came in with some high expectations! There’s been a lot of change ups in the Character Dining Department and it’s hard for Cape May to compete when a quick skyline ride over, you can access the new and very good Topolinos!

    I spoke to a Chef and grabbed some items off the menu. As you can see from the menu above, there’s not a lot of diversity but there is a nice blend of items. I got Allergy Friendly Waffles, Potatoes, Eggs, Bacon, Berry Compote, Omlet and

    Characters at Cape May Cafe

    Today there was Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Goofy!

    Would I Recommend this Restaurant?

    **** If this is the ONLY location you can get, please go!*** The Characters are still nice, and the location is pleasant. But, if you have options, there are many other’s I’d recommend.

    This location is at the bottom of my list. There’s lots of reasons, but three big ones stand out.

    For one, it’s the same price as other locations and it’s lower quality.

    For two, there is nothing memorable on the menu. Nothing super unique that gives it extra value.

    For three, the lighting is horrible and it feels ‘dingy’. I can’t wait for Cape May to get slated for a refresh!

    2019 Food Allergy Review of Cape May Cafe Breakfast

    The first time I came to breakfast here, I came by myself.

    We did this intentionally because my husband has a shellfish allergy and I was curious how the reactivity would be, so we didn’t risk it with him or the kids and I had been warned online that Shellfish usage was huge at Dinner Time.

    Thankfully we’ve had no reactions to Shellfish at Cape May or Beach Club- but those with airborne allergies tend to avoid this place.

    What’s specifically gluten free?

    They have Gluten free waffles (with the soy flour) there and the dedicated irons. This is a golden malted mix that is made on shared equipment. Some people with gluten allergies avoid this brand. They also offer oats here, but again, they are not certified gluten free.

    For other gluten free eats, I highly recommend the Steak and Eggs, the breakfast Vegetables, the gluten free donuts, yogurt with fruit and omlets!

    Other Food Allergy Options

    For allergy-friendly waffles, they have the namaste mix, but the chef cautioned against waffles because they are shared with the soy flour. Instead, I got pancakes that were soooo gooey. 0/10 do not recommend.

    There are breakfast potatoes which tasted very similiar to the ones I had at the plaza a few months ago and they are absolutely delicious! I highly recommend them!

    Plus Erin Mckennas donuts (mmmmm I love their food) with some rice milk, they also had soy and almond milk for those that don’t do dairy.

    Not to mention standard breakfast options like fruit, bacon and sausage, yogurt, scrambled eggs/omlets, and oatmeal. They do offer tofu for the plant based eaters and they also serve a breakfast style shrimp hash.

    Of course I had to order some tea because they offered it and I felt fancy dining by myself enjoying the silence while I drank my tea. So that was a very cute touch!

    I got to see all of the characters in their beach best- it was adorable and I love it! You’ll find Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Daisy in their beach gear. Though if you ask Daisy, the outfits were her idea.

    Ordering Food and The Cape May Breakfast Allergy Menus

    Initially my server tried to do a relay between myself and the chef, but she was having such a hard time. She grabbed the chef and we went over what we could and couldn’t get. The chef did suggest grabbing things from the buffet- but also not to use the waffle iron because of cross contamination….. SO I asked for everything from the back.

    Buffets give me serious anxiety anyways, I mean, think about the number of people that just freely carry allergens out into public (like nuts!!) that have no idea about the allergy community. I just can’t do buffets.

    Here’s the allergy menus!

    What’s the cost in 2019?

    For my adult meal, for the character breakfast, I paid 41 dollars plus tax and tip. I’ve said it before but I’ll repeat it now- the meals aren’t just for food. They’re for the character interactions.


    This was a great place to eat, very casual and laid back. It was so cute too when they did the ‘surfing lessons’ with the characters for the kids to dance and hang ten. I love character breakfasts, they are just the perfect way to share the day and they are so much fun!

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