*This dining experience took place in September 2014.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, at least that’s what this brunch junkie thinks! I am always looking to try new breakfast options at the Disney parks & resorts restaurants, and recently I got a chance to visit Riverside Mill not once but twice for breakfast. Work conferences sure have their advantages some time!
On my first visit, I met Chef Ron. He asked me what I was interested in for the day, and I decided to go with a modified version of the adult Bounty Platter which normally comes with scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage and a biscuit. I switched out the sausage for more bacon and added in Udi’s Gluten Free toast with Smart Balance vegan margarine.
The bounty platter is more or less the same at most quick service locations with slight variations of the breakfast potatoes. I enjoyed the spicy (but not too spicy) breakfast potatoes at Riverside Mill. Overall, a very solid meal.
For breakfast number 2, I went a little more sweet with allergy Mickey waffles. Culinary intern, Chef Emma, greeted me. I know her well from my copious amounts of gluten free, allergy friendly beignet orders and it was great to catch up with her. I ordered the allergy Mickey waffles (made here with Namaste pancake and waffle mix) and a side of scrambled eggs.
I have to say, these were the crispiest Namaste waffles I’ve ever had on Disney property. I usually find these are less crispy than Bob’s Red Mill allergy Mickey waffles, but these were outstanding on crispiness. I still prefer Bob’s Red Mill pancake mix (personal opinion, not based on the quality of the product) but these were very well done. The side of strawberries was another sweet treat and ordering a side of scrambled eggs really balanced out the sweetness nicely.
Overall, I found Riverside Mill to have excellent special diets breakfast options. Everything was well cooked and seasoned and easily modified.
If you ever get a chance to visit Port Orleans Riverside Mill for lunch or dinner, I highly recommend it. I’ve had lunch here several times, and they have both been terrific and unique dishes.
Have you been to Riverside Mill for breakfast, lunch or dinner? What are your favorite dishes here?