We headed over to the Magic Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World to check out the Cinderella’s Royal Table vegan breakfast options.
Cinderella‘s Royal Table is a Disney deluxe character dining experience that is really hard to snag a reservation for. In fact, we as locals had to book our breakfast reservation six months in advance. Oh, and another thing to note, your entire dining experience must be paid for in advance including tax and tip. The restaurant does not accept the Tables in Wonderland discount card.
Cinderella’s Royal Table Vegan Breakfast Review in the Magic Kingdom
You’ll find Cinderella‘s Royal Table inside of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom.
The check in podium for the restaurant is at the rear of the castle. Once checked in you’ll make your way into the heart of the castle for your first photo opportunity with her royal majesty Cinderella.
Lucky for us, Cindy just so happened to be taking a break when we arrived so we were able to snap a bunch of photos in an empty castle receiving area. I just love the details in here. And the castle is all decked out for the holidays with a gorgeous Christmas tree.
We were asked to make our way up the spiral staircase and to our table. We would be instructed to return for a photo with Cinderella at a later time.
Cinderella’s Royal Table Atmosphere
The atmosphere inside Cinderella’s Royal Table is unparalleled. It’s such a small and intimate setting.
The dining room is circular with tables and banquettes situated around the perimeter of the restaurant. The upper level leads down into a sunken rotunda with even more tables.
There are high vaulted ceilings lined with bright and colorful crests along with rich fabric tapestry flags. The architecture makes for a massive echo chamber and a rather loud dining experience as the restaurant is always filled to capacity with guests.
The wall opposite the entry stairwell houses a gorgeous stained glass window overlooking Fantasyland which lets in a fair amount of natural light.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is priced due to the nature of the dining experience. This character dining experience includes time with five Disney princesses. I am not a fan of interacting with face characters and find it very awkward. However my dining companion was great with the princesses and these princesses were fantastic! Each one completely in character and each one taking time to give us individualized attention even though we were a party of two adults with no children.
Cinderella’s Royal Table Vegan Breakfast Options
Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal table is prefix. This means you pay a set amount and choose your entree off of a menu where every option is the same price. You can see how this is a disadvantage for those eating plant based as most plant based options tend to be half as expensive as non-vegan options.
We saw servers caring around beautiful baskets filled with pastries and fresh strawberries. When we inquired if there was a vegan option we were told no and were brought out small cups of diced fruit which included honeydew, cantaloupe and apples. No strawberries for us.
Each place setting receives a small “wishing star” and plastic fairy wand. We had fun gifting both of these items to children in the park after we had wrapped up our breakfast.
You will automatically be poured a glass of orange juice and we opted for coffee with our meal.
The only vegan option on the menu is a “Royal Avocado Toast”.
The toast was massive! It started with a base of multigrain bread. This was topped with a whole avocado sliced thin, two rounds of vegan JUST egg, shredded vegan mozzarella cheese and a lightly dressed frisée salad.
Thinly sliced radishes and jalapeños came on the side.
I enjoyed this offering very much! The vegan egg was a tad bit cold but all of the components worked really well with each other. It was so much food I barely finished it. If this dish was offered at a more accessible location I would definitely return for it alone.
Cinderella’s Royal Table Thoughts
We were seated on the upper level along a wall overlooking the lower level. The restaurant was bustling by this time and we had servers weaving in and out of our table and even around and through the small opening that separated our table from the banister.
My chair was hit several times by servers trying to reach their destination. This restaurant does a very high volume. If you’re looking for a quiet subdued dining experience this definitely is not the place for you. I call it turn and burn. I watched a manager eyeing tables, including our own, waiting to gauge when guests we’re going to be finished so they could clean and reset.
The entire experience felt rushed and chaotic.
When our server brought our entrées out he placed my dining companion’s plate on the table and then kind of threw my plate in front of me. My avocado toast toppled over with radishes and jalapeños flying out onto the table.
Also halfway through eating our main courses we were told that Cinderella was now greeting guests in the main lobby and she would only be there for 15 minutes which meant we needed to leave our food in the middle of eating it to go down and get our photo. We opted not to do that and finished our meal and then sipped our coffee until she came out again. I think this practice is frowned upon because we did have a manager watching us as we lingered at our table.
The kicker here. Breakfast was $75.39. We basically payed $75 for avocado toast. This price includes tax and gratuity which lends itself to a less than stellar experience in terms of service. Of course what you’re really paying for is the exclusive entry into the castle and character interactions. You’ll have to gauge for yourself if that warrants the price tag.
On the upside, I loved the taste of my breakfast entrée and the princesses here are absolutely stellar!
I would not return here for breakfast again on price and service alone. But I would return for lunch or dinner. Here’s the review of those options: Cinderella’s Royal Table Vegan Lunch Review in Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Looking for more vegan options in the Magic Kingdom? Check out our comprehensive guide here: What’s Vegan in the Magic Kingdom?