We hadn’t planned on it, but we decided to try Chef Mickey’s breakfast buffet at our hotel, Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. Chef Mickey offers a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, but since we had an early flight we decided to squeeze in just a bit more of that Disney magic with some breakfast. Breakfast is also the cheapest of the 3 meals, just FYI.
We arrived at 7:30 am (opening) to find an almost completely empty restaurant, which was awesome! Like with most restaurants, it’s always recommended you make a reservation to ensure you get a table, but since it was so early and it was kind of the off season we had no trouble just strolling in.
Like the rest of the hotel, the restaurant interior is done in the Art Deco-style of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Sketched out murals filled the walls of the seating area, while adorable Mickey kitchen tiles lined the walls of the buffet area. The buffet area was done as an open kitchen style so you could watch the chefs at work. Occasionally Chef Mickey would walk back there to make sure things were in order.
On to the food! They offered a pretty good variety of Asian, American and European dishes. You get all the American breakfast essentials including scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, sausage and their signature Mickey waffles. Then there’s also fresh fruits, yogurts, cold meats, cheese and my favorite… salmon. I thought the build your own noodle bowl station was pretty cool, but I got full before I had the chance to try it. Keep in mind I had been porking out in Hong Kong & Hong Kong Disneyland for the past two days, so I could only take so much.
Of course, I can’t leave out their dim sum and steamed bun selection, though I mostly ate the bbq pork piggy dim sum. I must have had at least 8 of them in the time I stayed at the hotel. Yes, they’re that good and way too cute to resist. I practically had to be rolled to the airport.
Lastly, there’s always room for dessert! The dessert bar had cookies, donuts, various pastries and some amazing egg tarts! I suppose the showstopper was the Winnie the Pooh banana bread. It was a bit too dense and heavy for my taste, so I’d have to award the best dessert to those huge egg tarts. Honestly, I should have stuck some in my purse like a little old lady.
Aside from the food, a cool thing about this restaurant is that you are given a ticket to meet Chef Mickey and take pictures with him. It’s all very organized, so everyone has a chance to get a nice picture without the chaos of waiting in a mob of people like in the park. If you have kids or just love Mickey, this is a great opportunity to get that shot with him out of the way before even stepping foot in the park. No fuss, no hassle.
Overall, I’m really glad we had breakfast at Chef Mickey’s. The food was nice and hot, the selection was satisfying, and the staff was super friendly and attentive. Honestly, it was just the perfect way to end our trip, with a full belly and a little bit of magic.
- 7:30am ~ 11:00am, Everyday
- 12:00pm ~2:30pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
- 5:30pm ~10:00pm, Monday~Friday
- 5:30pm ~ 10:30pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
- Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, Penny’s Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong, China
- +852 3510-5000