My sweet pal Bonnie is back as a guest reviewer for Boma today. Everyone, say hi to Bonnie! And yes, she is my favorite. Duh.
She shared a re-cap of her first Wine and Dine Half Marathon for me a few months ago and was nice enough review breakfast at Boma. I bailed out on this meal (Sparkle Duty called!) but she broke bread with DisBroads Julie & Tania.
|pictures courtesy of DisBroad Tania|
by Bonnie Santaguida
When I learned that I had the opportunity to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge, I knew I had to try to get to Boma. I read rave reviews on the DISboards about what a great experience it was and how great the food was. We scored reservations for breakfast at 8:50 and arrived right on time. We did not wait long for our table but I was surprised at how busy it was for a Friday morning.
We were greeted by our waiter who brought over Passion Orange Guava (POG) juice. I enjoyed it as it was a refreshing change from the normal orange juice for breakfast. We got right up to head to the buffet. I thought I read that Boma had stations and you could just go to whichever station you wanted and did not have to wait in line from the beginning. However, the stations are very close together. So the line for the first station for carved meat, potatoes, and veggies was very close to the second station for pancakes and bread pudding. This caused a problem since the line for the carved meat was quite long and I did not want any of it. I instead wanted the pancakes and bread pudding (I was carb loading for race after all!). So the two lines kind of merged into one very long line. I found an open spot though and slid into line closer to the pancakes.
I had to fight the swarm of kids in line to get an M&M pancake before they took them all. I also spooned some of the famed French toast bread pudding onto my plate and topped it off with the pecan praline sauce. I also decided to try the egg dish with turkey sausage and African spices. I then got a bowl full of African fruit salad. After grabbing some breakfast potatoes (carb-loading!) I headed back to the table.
The M&M pancake was good; I always enjoy chocolate in my pancake. I really wanted to like the French toast bread pudding, it sounded so appetizing. Unfortunately, I think the batch I got had been sitting for a bit and therefore dried up. It was still good, just not as good as I had hyped it up to be in my head. The sauce helped though. I did not enjoy the egg dish. The spices just were not my cup of tea, but I am not very adventurous. The potatoes were great. And I really liked the fruit salad. It was covered in some sort of yogurt sauce. It was yummy.
I decided to go back up to the buffet to give the bread pudding another chance. Unfortunately, the line for the carving station and the pancake station had merged into one impenetrable super line. There was no way I could get in where I wanted without cutting someone else. So alas, I did not get to try to the bread pudding again. Instead, I grabbed an apple pocket and headed back. The apple pastry was good, flaky and delicious. My friend tried some of the other muffins and breads and reported that none of them were great ? too dry. So I was happy to just eat the apple pocket. I feel that I ate $18.99 worth of food though. For a breakfast buffet at Disney World, that is a reasonable price.
There was an omelet station that I chose not to visit. It was not busy over there; everyone was in line at the carving station after all. I just wasn?t in the mood for eggs. There was also a station for breakfast cereals for the picky eaters.
In summary, am I glad I got to experience breakfast at Boma? Yes. Do I feel a need to go back? No. I think it was a one-time thing for me.
Thanks so much Bonnie for the review and Tania for the great pictures. I could go for an M&M pancake right about now!
Have you ever tried Boma? What do you think about Bonnie’s experience?
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)