Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort introducing brunch later this month

May 18, 2015 in "Chef Mickey's Restaurant"

Posted: Monday May 18, 2015 8:11am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort will be introducing brunch from May 31 2015.

To include brunch, breakfast operating hours will be extended to 2:30pm, with brunch menu items added to the buffet from 11:30am. Breakfast will continue to be served from 7am, with the new hours being 7am to 2:30pm, and dinner from 5pm to 9:30pm.

Brunch menu items include soup, salads, seafood, fresh broccoli, antipasto, chicken and Caprese, and hot dishes such as barbecued ribs, seafood étouffée, baked salmon, ice cream bar and bakery sweets.

Breakfast and brunch will cost $37.99 for adults and $19.99 for ages 3-9. Dinner will be $46.99 for adults and $23.99 for ages 3-9.

Reservations for the brunch hours begin on May 22 via 407-WDW-DINE, online, and the My Disney Experience apps.

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LuckyMay 25, 2015

They'll probably do the last breakfast settings in one room and start brunch seating in another, but everyone will be free to eat whatever's there.

minniemickeyfanMay 25, 2015

I'm curious as to how this will work as I have an 11:20 breakfast I am keeping for early June. How will they keep the breakfast and brunch guests separate when brunch is at 11:30? I'm fine with just the breakfast food-love the vegetable quiche, but just wondering.

lighteningqueenMay 24, 2015

I booked it but at 38.00 adults seems high to me I made a 12 noon ressie and it says the breakfast fare will still be there adding ins some salads and meats I dont eat. Just seems expensive for Chef Mickeys.

DisneyDebNJMay 23, 2015

We do breakfast every year at Chef Mickey's (haven't returned for dinner since 2010) What we have always done is book the latest time available for breakfast (usually 10:45) and although there are children there, (I mean it IS a character meal :) ) we've never had problems with unruly children running around.

HouCuseChickieMay 22, 2015

If you look at wedding and social guides for hosting a brunch...the time frame is usually anywhere from 10am to 3pm. I realize it looks funny when Disney labels this time frame as lunch with many restaurants, but it's the combo of the menu (i.e. the inclusion of the breakfast items) and timing that qualifies it as a brunch.

mattdenineMay 22, 2015

I got an 1135 for our trip, cancelled our original 830.

WDW_JonMay 22, 2015

I see your point but I suspect it'll be to stay in line with the offerings as from the bits I've read I think it's still predominantly a breakfast type thing with added bits you'd class as lunch so they wouldn't want to call it purely lunch I imagine? I'm happy it's a mixture but that wasn't the reason for us swapping as we were cometely happy with just breakfast but we had taken the latest slot (11.25) to have as much time as we could in MK before and not be rushed but it's irrelevant now as they'll just continue on until 2.30 so we have just made sure we have more Time in the park before we head over... :)

CaptainAmericaMay 22, 2015

On what planet is 11:30 to 2:30 considered "brunch"? That's lunch. And, in the back of that window, a late lunch at that. By every definition of the word "brunch," this ain't it. Brunch - a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch

WDW_JonMay 22, 2015

I just rearranged a breakfast ADR for a Brunch also!:)

CJLove79May 22, 2015

Hey everybody!!!! They're offering reservations for Brunch at Chef Mickeys right now, I just got two for my trip. :)

LuckyMay 21, 2015

There are several rooms or areas and some are smaller and quieter than others. But it doesn't really work to request a particular room. They like to fill one, then another, then another in sequence. You could have a long wait if you want to avoid the larger noisier areas.

BuddyThomasMay 21, 2015

Argh. I am so torn. I want to go here really bad, but every video I see on YouTube has a gazillion kids running all over the restaurant, unsupervised, and out of control. I am pretty easy going, but maybe a party of two adults needs to look for a different restaurant? We are currently reserved for a 10AM reservation, but I don't know if there are enough bloody marys in the world.........

HersheyBearsDanMay 19, 2015

I'm curious as well as I have an 11:15 in September. Maybe my first plate will be eggs and second plate will

HouCuseChickieMay 17, 2015

I've been wondering for years why they didn't do this. I mean, anyone with a later ADR makes it brunch anyways. 1900 PF, Cape May and 'Ohana could also make this shift if it proves profitable and feasible with the turn for dinner. Of course, I think they're also doing it because they realize they could make a lot more $ with this plan. Plenty of people already book that last breakfast seating to get a big character buffet around lunch time, but at breakfast prices. So, I'm curious to see how brunch will be priced against breakfast and how they'll handle a person with an 11:25 breakfast ADR with a person with an 11:35 brunch ADR. i.e. they'll both be in there at the same time and surely brunch will cost a bit more than breakfast. Although, I guess it will probably be similar to when Crystal Palace and Tusker change over for lunch.