Along with the new Bloody Marys at Dawa Bar, the Disney Parks Blog also announced some new items being served for breakfast at Pizzafari. I hadn’t been to Pizzafari for breakfast in a while, and I was definitely interested in trying their Breakfast Croissant (plus I needed some food in my stomach before enjoying aforementioned Bloody Mary).
Other new items to the menu (at least since my last visit) are the Breakfast Burrito (replacing the Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata), Kids’ Breakfast Pizza (replacing the Kids’ French Toast), and Ancient Grain Hot Cereal (replacing the Oatmeal). There are also some minor changes to the Bounty Platter (the French Toast is replaced by French Toast Sticks) and the Kids’ Breakfast Platter (Potato Wedges are replaced by Breakfast Potatoes). In addition, Oatmeal has been nixed for Multigrain Hot Cereal, while plain Multigrain Croissant and Toasted Bagel with Cream Cheese replace the Muffins, Cheese Danish, and Yogurt Parfait.
The Breakfast Croissant replaces the former Breakfast Panini, which I had on my last breakfast visit to Pizzafari. The new dish features a Toasted Multigrain Croissant with Egg Whites, Spinach, Provolone, and Vegetable Chutney, and is served with Breakfast Potatoes.
The vegetable chutney seemed to be a mixture of caramelized onions, grapes, and golden raisins (at least that’s what stood out to me). The sweetness from the chutney worked well with the slight saltiness of the melted provolone. The croissant itself tasted fresh, and was neither dried out nor overly chewy. It too had a touch of sweetness, and the seeds on top added both a nice flavor and texture.
There were two egg white “patties” tucked under everything, but they didn’t have a strange flavor or texture; spongy as the eggs can sometimes be in both appearance and texture (Boardwalk Bakery’s and Fairfax Fare’s, for example). While there wasn’t a lot of spinach, it was definitely manageable. Sometimes restaurants can go greens-crazy and they end up falling all over the plate. There was a less-is-more usage here, as the flavor was noticeable and not overbearing.
Now when I saw Breakfast Potatoes, I was thinking the more or less property standard diced, fried potatoes with maybe some onions and green peppers. Nope, these were potatoes au gratin style! They were rich and cheesy with a bit of crisp crust. The were properly cooked and completely delicious! I loooove cheesy potatoes.
Since I tend to lean more toward sandwiches, wraps, and non-Bounty Platter type dishes for breakfast at Disney, I was incredibly pleased by this new option. I thought it was much better than the former Breakfast Panini (which I did like in its own right), and it felt a lot lighter and fresher. It was also more than just standard breakfast croissant found around property (again, which can be very good and hit the spot). Also, cheesy breakfast potatoes. 🙂
Will you be visiting Pizzafari for breakfast on your next visit to Animal Kingdom? Which new breakfast item stands out to you?