Fan-Favorite Disney World Restaurant Updates Menu With Beloved Brunch Items

Walt Disney World has been upping its brunch game in recent years, with one of the most popular spots to stop for a mid-morning bite being the Grand Floridian Cafe, located just a short ride from the Magic Kingdom at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. With casual Victorian theming, views of the resort’s gorgeous ground, and an expansive brunch menu offering everything from shrimp cocktail to delicious French toast, and specialty cocktails for many regular Guests to Walt Disney World, the restaurant has become a must-do during each trip. An updated menu just launched at the Grand Floridian Cafe, bringing back favorite items from years past as well as pre-pandemic offerings that you simply must try on your next Disney trip. 

Grand Floridian Cafe

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Among retuning brunch favorites are the restaurant’s Reuben, which the Disney Parks Blog describes as a former “blunch” special accompanied by refreshing coleslaw and steak fries.

Also available for brunch, Chicken and Waffles have made their long-awaited return to the Grand Floridian Cafe! This brunch staple was off the menu sometime, with whispers that it may have returned in early 2020, however, the closure of Disney parks and resorts at the onset of the pandemic changed things. Now, Guests can once again enjoy the Grand Floridian Cafe’s tasty hand-breaded chicken breast atop a malted Mickey waffle, all sweetened with a sriracha-honey drizzle.

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Another past brunch item, the Grand Floridian Cafe’s Shrimp and Grits entree, has returned to the menu during dinner hours, alongside a new Cafe Meatloaf, and the return of the Caramelized Onion Soup Gratin, which will be available throughout the day for “blunch” and dinner.

In addition to all of the above, the Grand Floridian Cafe has an extensive lineup of cocktails, with select beverages exclusive for brunch including the popular Key West, a frozen blend of pureed strawberries, rum, and orange juice, along with mimosas, sangria, and more.

Grand Floridian Cafe

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is just a quick monorail or boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom, so brunch at the Grand Floridian Cafe is a wonderful way to take a break from visiting the park. (You can even take a stroll over to the resort on the new walkway, too!)

As with all Walt Disney World table service restaurants, advanced reservations are recommended. You can view the full menu for the Grand Floridian Cafe, and make reservations at or on the My Disney Experience app.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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