Beach Club Marketplace

This was my first ever visit to the Beach Club Marketplace, which serves as the quick service dining facility for the Yacht & Beach Club Resorts as well as their convenience store/gift shop.

Once inside the Marketplace (located just down the hallway from the lobby at the Beach Club Resort), I decided that I was hungry and wanted more than just coffee.  So I took a look at their small Breakfast Menu…

And also I surveyed (and photographed) the hot food that was on display and being served, starting with the Mickey waffles…

Behind the waffles was their Potato Casserole that I had heard about…

Sausage and Bacon…

And Biscuits and Scrambled Eggs…

 

So what did I choose?…

 

Breakfast Sandwich with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, and Cheese on a Croissant, served with Potato Casserole – $6.99

And a close-up of the sandwich…

 

And one of the Potato Casserole…

 

I got this along with a refillable mug (valid for my length of stay) for $17.99, which I filled with coffee every morning of our 7 night stay at the Beach Club.  So with the price of coffee at $2.79 (plus tax) I determined that I would come out ahead by buying the refillable mug.  As an added bonus, I also got the 45th Anniversary Annual Passholder Discount of 20% on the mug (reducing the price by about $3.50) and all the food that we purchased at the Marketplace during our stay (this discount is available through 9-30-17). This in addition to my son using the mug for soda a few times made the refillable mug a pretty good deal on this trip.

Anyway, after checking out I decided to take my food back up to our room.  Although there are a few tables (4 or 5) outside the entrance to the Marketplace…

…to me these tables seem like you are eating in the hallway.  There were also tables across the hallway in a solarium area but from what I could see they were all occupied.

Unfortunately once I got back up to our room and took photos, my food was a bit cold.  I wished then that we were staying at the Beach Club Villas so that I could have microwaved my breakfast.  However, even cold my breakfast was pretty good.  The croissant sandwich was a little messy to eat since (as you can see in my photos) it was generously filled with scrambled eggs.  The sandwiches like this that I’ve had before have had the eggs “pressed” into a scrambled egg patty like this…

A croissant sandwich filled with bacon, cheddar cheese and scrambled egg

The funny thing is that this photo was actually stolen from the Beach Club Marketplace page of the official Disney World website.  :laughing:  However, though I was slightly annoyed when I picked up my sandwich to take a bite and half of the scrambled eggs fell out, I actually enjoyed the fresher tasting “loose” scrambled eggs better than the compressed version…I just had to eat my sandwich with the help of a fork and knife.  ;)  Another thing that was a little different about my sandwich than the one pictured in the Disney World website photo is the type of cheese.  My sandwich had what I think was either provolone or white American cheese.  In the Disney photo it looks like the sandwich has regular American cheese but their caption says it’s cheddar.  Regardless though, my cheese was fine.  As for the potato casserole, which I had heard was wonderful, it was pretty good.  It probably would have been better if it was warm though.

The Beach Club Marketplace has only 11 reviews on Yelp, but the average rating given by those 11 is 4 stars.  I would probably agree with this assessment based on my first-ever visit there.

On the second morning of our week long stay at the Beach Club, I again headed to the Beach Club Marketplace to refill my mug with coffee.  I was also in search of a snack to go with my coffee so first checked out their assortment of breakfast pastries…

 

Nothing here seemed to be calling my name, especially when I realized that for a $1 or $2 more I could get the Kids’ Mickey Waffles which included two waffles and two slices of bacon (or two sausage links)…

…plus a small milk or small bottle of water.

I paid just $4.99 for all of this (in December 2016), however in looking at the current online menu I see that the price has been raised to $5.99.  Even with the 20% price increase, this is still not a bad deal…just not quite as good as it was.

I had one of the waffles, my daughter had the bacon, and my son ate the other waffle and drank the chocolate milk.  We were all pleased with our breakfast.

I ended up visiting the Beach Marketplace for the Kids’ Mickey waffle meal two more times during our week long stay at the Beach Club.  I also again got the Egg & Cheese Sandwich (what I had had during my first morning) one morning.  Each morning our breakfast was consistently good.

I also visited the Marketplace one evening to use my refillable mug for a soda.  During this visit I noticed the cupcakes in one of their refrigerated cases.  There was this cute Holiday one with Oreo Mickey ears…

Not really sure what this one was…

But this one, their Reese’s Pieces cupcake, I’ve heard about…

Here is a photo from the Disney Food Blog of this cupcake out of the plastic case…

Image result for beach club marketplace reese's pieces cupcake

Unfortunately I can’t review any of these cupcakes though, because I never purchased any of them.  However, after reading a cupcake review on the Disney Food Blog from October 2015, it doesn’t seem like we missed much.  Apparently there are issues with the freshness of the refrigerated cupcakes at the Beach Club Marketplace.

 

 

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