On of my favorite spots at Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas has come to be the cozy little nook that is the Belle Vue Lounge. Located near the elevators on the Resort's Lobby level, the Belle Vue Lounge is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a Continental Style Breakfast.
If a hotel's lobby is it's living room, the Belle Vue Lounge is the family room of Disney's Boardwalk Resort. The comfortable area is full of overstuffed chairs and comfy couches. The insouciant atmosphere invites you to settle in and relax with a book or the morning paper. Guest come and go from the space but it always seems to me like a little haven from a busy day.
Tables and chairs for two are staged to create lovely vignettes around the 1930s-style sitting room where radios play programming of the era. The decor is highlighted with a wide array of vintage puzzles and board games, guests are welcome to play a round or two of their favorites. In the evening (5:00 p.m. to Midnight) the lounge acts as a bar, a wonderful spot to stop in for a night-cap.
If you're just looking for a quick, light bite for breakfast before heading out to the Parks the Belle Vue lounge is the place for you. The breakfast counter here offers a delicious array pastries, fresh fruit, cereal, and yogurt parfaits. You can also get a freshly made espresso drink if you want a little more than just brewed coffee. Classified as a Quick Service location, the Disney Dining Plan can be used here. A friendly cast member staffs the location for your service needs. I used a Snack Credit for a yummy almond croissant, and filled my Resort Mug up at the coffee station.
The Belle Vue Lounge offers a toasting station for your breads and bagels just off to the side of the bar. Guests can toast their bagels and choose from assorted butter and jam. Near the windows there is a self serve coffee station where guests can fill up their resort mugs as well.
If you're staying at Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas this is a fantastic location to swing by for a quick continental breakfast. Pour yourself a hot cup of coffee and have a seat on the sofa while you read the morning paper. For regular guests of this resort this little lounge tends to be a perennial favorite.
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