Grand Floridian Café Breakfast

First I must apologize because I forgot to take my usual photo of the menu at the beginning of our meal at the Grand Floridian Café.  Luckily I did remember on our way out and snapped a quick photo of their menu displayed on the wall outside of the restaurant…

Sorry about all of the reflections.  Anyway, as you can see, the Grand Floridian Café combines their breakfast and lunch options so you can order breakfast for lunch or lunch for breakfast or any combination of the above…which is kind of what we did.

But first our beverage choices.  Paula and Hunter arrived at the restaurant first and were already seated and enjoying their Bloody Marys when I joined them.  I was tempted but decided to stick to two non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and orange juice.

This being Halloween, Hunter creatively carved a jack-o-lantern face into his green olive…

Anyway, all of our beverages were good.  Also as,you can see in our beverage photo, there was a beautiful pink rose on our table.  Here’s a better look…

It’s such a nice touch that the GFC has fresh roses on all of their tables.

Next our server brought this complimentary platter of Biscuits with butter and jam

We have been to the Grand Floridian Café many times in the past but this was the first time they ever brought us free biscuits.  So I asked our server about it and she told us it was a fairly new thing, startinga about 6 – 8 months ago.

Next came our appetizer…

Caramelized Onion Soup Gratinee (Traditional French Onion Soup)

And another look…

I don’t recall ever having hot soup for breakfast before (especially when I was having a sweet entrée rather than savory) but after enjoying this soup for dinner a few days earlier in my trip I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have it again.  It also helped that Hunter ordered this too, as it is something he had enjoyed very much during his last few visits to the GFC for breakfast.   This again did not disappoint…DELICIOUS!

And as I mentioned, I paired it with a sweet entrée…

And a little closer look…

Brioche French Toast with Madagascar Vanilla Bean-Butter served with a choice of bacon or sausage

So just like I can’t imagine going to Kona Café for breakfast and not having the Macadamia Nut-Pineapple Pancakes, I also can’t not order the French toast at the Grand Floridian Café.

But, though the French toast was again very good, unfortunately the bacon was overcooked and not very good…

 

Hunter though had no problems with his entrée choice…

Traditional Eggs Benedict – A toasted English Muffin topped with Canadian Bacon, two Poached Eggs, and Hollandaise served with Hash Browns

And a closer look…

 

As for Paula, she wasn’t quite as happy with her entrée…

The Grand Floridian Breakfast – Two Eggs served with a Buttermilk Biscuit (she substituted for toast), Bacon, Sausage, and Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

The problem here was with the eggs, which she requested be cooked over easy (whites of the eggs cooked firm but yolks remain runny) but instead the egg yolks were fully cooked.

Paula also added a pancake to her meal for an additional charge…

 

And so that just leaves the ratings and rankings for the Grand Floridian Café.  Both Yelp and Trip Advisor reviewers gave the GFC a 4 star rating.  Based only on this visit I would probably agree, although I have had 4 1/2 – 5 star breakfasts here previously.  As for its rank, it comes in at #165 of the nearly 3,000 Orlando area restaurants reviewed on Trip Advisor.  Narrowing that down to just the Disney World area restaurants, the Grand Floridian Café ranks pretty high, coming in at #48.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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