Friday, July 24, 2015

Chef Mickey's Breakfast - Disney's Contemporary Resort

Mary Roelle, one of my blog readers, travels to Disney World every year.  One of the reasons her family goes yearly is because it is a safe place where her daughter, who has celiac, can enjoy a "Magical Eat-A-Thon."  Mary and I have a lot in common.  We are both teachers and moms of twins, we share a love of "The Most Magical Place on Earth,", and she is thinking about starting a gluten free blog, which I have definitely encouraged her to do after reading her wonderful review of Chef Mickey's.

Chef Mickey's Breakfast Review 
By Mary Roelle

We went to Chef Mickey’s, located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, for a fun-filled breakfast with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Pluto.  I traveled with my sister and her children; in total there were 2 adults and 5 children ranging from ages 7 – 14.  My daughter and my nieces have celiac disease, and my sister and I eat a gluten free diet by choice, so we had five people eating gluten free at our table. 

Chef Merle came to our table and brought me to the buffet to show me the variety of gluten free foods our family could eat.  My daughter and nieces all go to the same pediatric gastroenterologist, and he has recommended that the girls do not eat from buffets due to the chances of cross-contamination and getting seriously ill.  Chef Merle made all their food separately and brought it to our table.  He was so incredibly kind, and truly cared about their dietary needs.  

He brought the children everything they asked for - hard-boiled eggs, sunny-side up eggs, fried potatoes, fruit, bacon, sausage patties, and Kielbasa sausage.  

Their favorite was the gluten-free Mickey waffles, which put the biggest smiles on their faces.  

My sister and I shared a very tasty bacon, cheddar, tomato and spinach omelet.  

The children were a little disappointed that Chef Mickey’s does not have gluten free pancakes, because pancakes are a big hit in my house.  The food was delicious, and everyone at the table was truly happy and loved their breakfast.  My daughter is normally not a waffle fan, but LOVED the Mickey waffles.  I tried them as well, and they were the best waffles I have ever had in my life.  My daughter describes the waffles as “awesome” and has asked to return to Chef Mickey’s the next time we go to Disney World.

Chef Merle brought out two different types of gluten free cupcakes for the table, chocolate and carrot cake, both with white frosting and sprinkles.  The girls loved the chocolate cupcakes, but did not like the carrot cake ones, I think because they are partial to chocolate and vanilla.  

Chef Mickey’s has a soft serve ice cream bar, and the ice cream is gluten free.  There are three options: chocolate, vanilla, and swirl.  The ice cream was a big hit!  The girls chose swirl, and I chose chocolate; it was a nice tasty treat.  We did not add any toppings from the ice cream bar due to cross contamination, but we all were thrilled to have soft serve ice cream.

Chef Mickey’s was a wonderful dining experience where the children (and adults) could meet the characters, get their autographs, and take pictures.  It is a lively environment, which was a great way to start our day’s adventure on our magical trip.  Chef Merle spread a lot of pixie dust, and poured his heart into bringing smiles on all our faces.  Thanks Chef Merle!

A big thank you to Mary for sharing her breakfast review of Chef Mickey's from her trip to Disney in early July.  Mary and Jennie recently started a blog called The Celiac Pack, which you can view here.   

You can read more about Chef Mickey's, and make advance dining reservations on Disney's website here.  

What are your favorite gluten free dishes at Chef Mickey's?  


  1. The food looks amazing!! We are going to Disney World in December and my Mom cannot eat gluten - I will definitely be sharing this post and website with her!!