One of the newest restaurants at Walt Disney World, but one of a select few with character appearances, is Topolino’s Terrace’s Breakfast à la Art with Mickey and Friends at Disney’s Rivera Resort!
Located on the 10th floor of the new Riviera Resort, Topolino’s Terrace is a rooftop restaurant named after the big cheese himself – Mickey Mouse – who is known as Topolino in Italy.
In keeping with the theme of the Riviera Resort’s Mediterranean flair, expect modern refinery with some French and Italian touches. Plus, its rooftop location offers gorgeous views from the center of Walt Disney World. Now that fireworks have returned to EPCOT, Topolino’s is yet another awesome place to catch the show!
The Riviera Resort also just happens to be a Skyliner resort making it even easier to visit from EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
What You Need to Know
Topolino’s character breakfast runs from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and is priced at $42 per adult and $27 per child. Annual Pass and DVC discounts are accepted.
But like all character meals at Walt Disney World these days, the characters can’t visit individual tables. The best you can do is greet them from afar and take a socially distanced selfie. Speaking of which, the characters consist of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy in themed, exclusive outfits like that of an artist or sculptor.
Reservations are required for character seating, but walk-up reservations are available on the My Disney Experience app. The bar is first-come, first-serve and offers the same menu but without character interaction.
For those looking to check out Topolino’s Terrace, we strongly encourage booking Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) at least 60 days out. But if you’re already within that window, consider using the TouringPlans Reservation Finder.
Our on-the-scene reporter Chrissy visited Topolino’s for its Breakfast à la Art prix fixe menu and checked out a seasonal cocktail – Dawn’s Early Light for $14.00 – and the Classic Mimosa.
The latter cost $13.00 and consists of Saint~Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut and Orange Juice.
The bread service is a delightful selection of croissants, apple turnovers, and mini muffins.
They come accompanied by delicious spreads of whipped butter, chocolate hazelnut, and house-made jam. Also, the breads and the spreads are complimentary and all-you-can-eat! Dangerous, no?
Described as house-made Pancetta, roasted potatoes, field greens, and lemon vinaigrette. According to Chrissy, the crispy pancetta and the cheese are the stars here.
Wood-fired Butcher’s Steak
Listed as polenta, Pomodoraccio tomatoes, roasted onions, wild mushroom conserva, and watercress, this steak is a must-get in Chrissy’s book.
It’s a huge helping of buttery polenta, tender steak with a perfect sear, and delicious potatoes that you won’t have room to enjoy.
Basically, this dish is fruit as art. The gooseberry was the visual hit, but every single thing on the platter was Florida sunshine accompanied by a perfect serving of yogurt & sweet granola.
Spiced Sausage Hash
This poached hen egg, English muffin, potatoes, pearl onions, Choron sauce, and Fines Herbes was Chrissy’s second pick for the best dish. The poached egg was perfection, a well-thought-out item!
An Everything bagel, tomato, red onion, cream cheese, and capers, the dish tasted as good as it looks! If you enjoy a proper smoked salmon breakfast, this has all of the right flavors.
Pro Tip: Ask for them to toast the bagel if that’s your preference.
Sour Cream Waffle
Topolino’s described this item as roasted apple, chantilly, and orange-maple syrup served with smoked bacon, ham, sausage, or plant-based sausage.
It’s probably a bit too citrusy for big kids who are ordering off the adult menu. It has very strong orange flavors and a heavy, sweet taste. Chrissy’s advice? Ask for the roasted apple and cream on the side!
Overall, Chrissy feels Topolino’s Breakfast à la Art think is a spectacular value. The views are the best at Walt Disney World, and it’s easy-ish to get in (thanks to walk-up and bar seating!), and the characters are closer than many other options.
Plus, like other character meals at Walt Disney World, Topolino’s provides a card displaying the characters’ autographs which makes for a great souvenir!
Have you ever dined at Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort? Is this on your to-do list? Let us know in the comments!