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REVIEW: Simple but Delicious Breakfast Buffet Returns to Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Good morning from Walt Disney World! The breakfast buffet returned to Ale & Compass Restaurant this morning at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, and we swung by to start our day with a (hopefully) delicious meal.

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Ale & Compass reopened for breakfast back in August 2020, but the buffet has not been available again until now.

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Ale & Compass Breakfast Buffet – $23

The breakfast buffet is available from 7:30 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. It’s a little different from other Disney buffets in that no eggs or breakfast meats are available on the buffet line. Instead, you get to choose one entrée off the menu to accompany your buffet selections.

Seasonal Fruit

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Today’s seasonal fruit options were pineapple, mixed berries (strawberries and blackberries), and grapes.

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Parfaits

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Two parfait options were available.

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One had Greek yogurt with blueberries.

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Another had strawberry yogurt with strawberries.

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While situated between the parfaits, these were actually chilled overnight oats with strawberries.

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Granola with nuts is also available to add to your parfait.

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Cheddar Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

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Warm Cinnamon Rolls

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Condiments

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A small selection of condiments is available near the pastries.

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Butter balls are available.

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Pictured above is grape jelly, and below is strawberry jam.

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Croissants

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The sign advertises multigrain and regular croissants, but only one platter of butter croissants was available.

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Assorted Muffins

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Blueberry and chocolate chip muffins were available.

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The fruit is fresh cut, basic fruit.

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The pink parfait is strawberry and is essentially a plain yogurt with toppings. You can add more from the fruit section if you want, which is nice. The same can be said for the vanilla parfait. The overnight oats parfait is delicious. It’s slightly sweet and well-balanced. The fresh granola added a nice crunch to all of these.

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The cinnamon roll is slightly warm and a little tough. The blueberry and chocolate chip muffins are basic. They were still moist, but the chocolate chip could have used more chips. The blueberry had a nice, crispy strudel topping.

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The croissants were advertised as multigrain, but they were mostly butter. The jams are grape and strawberry and are basic jellied jarred jams.

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It was slightly warm but a little hard from being out.

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The cheese biscuits were amazing. They were soft, warm, and buttery. They also had a butter brush to baste them with. The sausage gravy is a nice accompaniment. We were worried it would be too salty, but it wasn’t. It’s nothing special, and the two are good together, but the biscuits are also wonderful on their own.

Entrées

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We ordered these entrées as part of our breakfast buffet, but they are also available without the buffet for the prices listed below.

Dark Chocolate Waffle – $15

Dried Cherry Compote, Espresso-Mascarpone Cream, Chocolate Shavings, and choice of Sausage or Bacon

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These waffles are thick, and the edges are flaky and crispy.

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They were rich without being overly chocolatey.

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We had them with some of the strawberries from the buffet, which was delicious.

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They are great for sharing or for a solo meal. We recommend them.

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Breakfast Flatbread – $14

With Sunny–side Egg, Applewood-smoked Bacon, Ham, Provolone, and Arugula

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This was delicious. It was being made while we were in the buffet line, so it was fresh.

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It’s a hearty pizza you can easily share.

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The egg was cooked perfectly and runny over the pizza.

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The crust was crispy, and the meats were not in short supply.

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There was a good balance of cheese to meats, and the arugula added a peppery freshness.

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We would definitely recommend this option.

Overall

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We enjoyed this buffet and recommend it to others looking for a nice breakfast at Walt Disney World. There is a great variety of dishes, from savory to sweet. The buffet itself is an accompaniment to the entrées, providing guests with many sides to add to their meal. The entrées themselves were delicious and had great portions.

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  1. This really looks great! And I would be fine with just those cheddar biscuits and sausage gravy! Thanks for sharing and the review.

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