Breakfast at Walt Disney World is always a treat, so we’re always thrilled to find a new Disney Restaurant for Breakfast. Especially on the Disney Boardwalk! As one of the best spots in Walt Disney World to relax in the mornings, the Disney Boardwalk offers a slew of restaurants, so why choose Ale and Compass? This classy place, done up in all its best Yacht Club decor boasts breakfast and dinner, the Ale and Compass Lounge, and Ale and Compass To-Go. With offerings like that we just had to try it. And since we were staying at The Swan nearby, we took a chance and decided to head on over.
Ale and Compass Atmosphere
The Ale and Compass Restaurant includes a table-service restaurant and lounge. Upon entering you feel a little swanky, due to the bright blues, gold accents, and velvet-y feel of everything. Always a great feeling to start the day, we don’t mind saying. Everything is elegant, classy, and a little bit of a throwback to a richer time. Even the walls are tailored.
Ale and Compass To-Go
As with any last-minute trip, or extra-safe trip, you may find yourself in need of food and choose to Mobile Order. Frankly, we usually take advantage of Mobile Order at Disney World wherever we can find it, simply because we despise waiting in line. And as Disney attempts to offer everything up safely, we’ve seen To-Go menus pop up at some of our favorite Disney World restaurants. You can even get To-Go food at the Sanaa Restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge, which is one of our favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World.
Anyway, Ale and Compass To-Go offers the same high-quality dishes you would find inside if you chose to get a reservation. Deliciously prepared food for breakfast, and dinner you can order a full meal and drinks to have on the porch or bring back to your room. Mobile Order and food To-Go is one of our favorite ways to avoid the crowds at Walt Disney World during busy times. Simply check out the Mobile Order Tab in your My Disney Experience App and select Ale and Compass to see the current menu offerings.
Ale and Compass Breakfast Buffet
The breakfast menu includes a wide variety of entrees and a buffet option. The buffet gets you breakfast meats, cheeses, fruit, pastries, and everything you see on the menu in the picture below. Know that this option, at 23 dollars a person, also includes an entree! Since our entrees really didn’t go above the 15 per person mark, adding another 8 dollars per person to get some pastries didn’t seem like the best way to spend money. And the entrees were really quite large, to begin with. So, should you add the buffet? Dare we say maybe get this option for one person at your table and share a nibble instead? For us, it would have been way too much food and not worth the extra cost.
Alto Mayo Protected Forest Coffee Roasted by Joffrey’s
We also got the French Press Coffee, because we can never get enough fancy coffee. But also because we’re suckers for Supporting Conservation. And Disney supports coffee production as part of Conservation International’s Alto Mayo Protected Forest project in Peru, which promotes sustainable coffee growing and economic growth. If you’re unfamiliar with the conservation issues surrounding coffee farming it’s important to remember that there are only so many areas that can grow coffee beans. So protecting landscapes, farming shade-grown coffee, and supporting the communities that help make our favorite drink is important.
Ale and Compass Breakfast Menu
If you’ve read our other restaurant reviews, you know we’re usually on the hunt for vegetables when we’re on a vacation, since for some reason they seem rather scarce at Disney. And as we do tend to eat rather clean at home, having a meal full of carbs and sugar just doesn’t tend to be our go-to choice. But seeing the Slated Caramel-Apple French Toast and Dark Chocolate Waffles with Mascarpone was enough to get us here. Of course, we also got the Protein Bowl, which was absolutely amazing, to help even things out. But even then, we’ll admit, it was the chocolate avocado toast that came with the bowl that had us curious. And yes, also delicious. And a bonus is that ALL OF THIS is available on the Ale and Compass To-Go Menu!
Check out the Ale and Compass Breakfast Menu
Ale and Compass Breakfast Options
You may notice in the pics that all of these meals pretty much fill very large plates. From a portion size standpoint, we thought the value for the money here was fantastic. Much cheaper on the whole than Be Our Guest for breakfast, and we love that place! We’d say it’s comparable actually to our other favorite breakfast place on the Boardwalk. Trattoria al Forno! So what makes this a good or bad option for breakfast? Pros: Unique meals, excellent variety, great portion sizes, budget-friendly, nice atmosphere. Cons: Table Service, so you’ll have to have time to hang out and brunch.
Breakfast on the Disney Boardwalk
All in all, we would say Ale and Compass is worth the visit. We like it best for lazier mornings. Perfect for couples, mom and me breakfast dates, a wedding party brunch, a girls’ day out, or even just a nice family meal. If you’re staying at any of the Boardwalk Resorts you may just find that the dinner and lounge menus at Ale and compass also deserve your attention. Definitely one of the more budget-friendly Disney Resort Restaurants! Have you been here? Tell us what you love!
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.