The Walt Disney World Resort is full of delicious and unique snacks. From Mickey waffles at the Contemporary Resort to Dole Whip floats at Aloha Isle, there are endless options for a delicious Disney-themed treat.
While there are plenty of places to get delicious Disney food at the Orlando theme park, one treat stands out above all else: the beignet.
Let’s face it, Princess Tiana’s mouthwatering beignets had us all at the edge of our seats when we first saw them on screen. You can only imagine what the real deal would taste like!
The question is: where can you find Disney World beignets? Keep on reading to find out!
First Things First, What Exactly Is a Beignet?
Beignets are a New Orleans specialty. They’re doughnut-like fried pastries made from choux pastry dough and served covered in powdered sugar.
While beignets are traditionally eaten for breakfast or as a snack, they can also be served as dessert or incorporated into other dishes such as sandwiches.
Beignets are similar to fritters, though they’re not quite as crispy on the outside. They’re often served with a chocolate dipping sauce, but you can dip them in anything from strawberry sauce to maple syrup or even ice cream.
If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you’ll know that beignets are sold at every corner bakery. But they’re also available at some restaurants, like the famous Café Du Monde.
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What’s in These Sugary Treats?
Beignets are made with a simple dough that contains flour, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and yeast. The dough is left to rise for at least an hour before being rolled out into long ropes and cut into small pieces about one inch wide at their widest point (we’ll call these “logs”).
The logs are then folded over into half-moon shapes and allowed to rise again for about 30 minutes. This is the key to these delectable sweets being light, airy, and not too cakey and doughy.
The dough pieces are then fried in hot oil until golden brown perfection. Last but not least, the piping hot dough is dusted with mountains of powdered sugar before serving.
Some variations include fillings like cream cheese or fruit preserves for added flavor and texture.
Where Can You Find Beignets at Disney World?
The only place you can find beignets at Disney World is down at Scat Cat’s Club Café. The jazz-themed lounge is located at the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.
If you’re unsure where the hotel is, it’s just between Disney Springs and Epcot, near Port Orleans Riverside. The distance between the resort and the park entrance by car is just under 10 minutes, whilst the trip by bus will take you around 30 minutes.
It’s too bad the Walt Disney Company didn’t make it so you can’t get them in the parks, like Hollywood Studios, but they’re worth the little bit of travel.
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What’s on Scat Cat’s Menu?
Almost everybody who steps foot in this southern-inspired lounge comes for one reason: the beignets! I mean, it does make sense; these guys serve their beignets fresh out of the fryer and they’re so good that customers go back for seconds and thirds!
Scat Cat’s Club Café serves a selection of different beignets, four to be exact. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?
1. Classic Mickey Beignets
That’s right, they’re called Mickey beignets because they’re Mickey-shaped! Trust me, they’re cuter than puppies. Okay, maybe not puppies, but they’re definitely next to them on the cuteness scale!
You can get three mickey shaped beignets for $6.99. One for you, one for your vacation buddy, and one to share. Or, you can get six beignets for $10.99 for the whole group (or just for you, I’m not judging).
Whether you get an order of three or six, you get one dipping sauce of your choice. You can choose one of the following dipping sauces:
- Salted caramel
- Chicory chocolate ganache
If you want to add an extra dipping sauce to your order, you can get one of these for $1.99.
2. Specialty Beignets
Of course, we can’t forget about the traditional-shaped New Orleans beignets! Scat Cat’s specialty beignets are square-shaped just like the classic ones you find anywhere. You can get these for $3.99.
3. Baton Rouge Beignets
If you’ve ever wanted to combine a drink with a beignet in one bite, Scat Cat’s baton rouge beignets are the ones for the job. These pocket-shaped beignets come with pipettes that are filled with the alcohol of your choice.
You can jazz these beignets up with either Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, or RumChata. When you pipe the alcohol in, the beignet absorbs the majority of it.
The problem is that if you don’t eat it right away, the liquid will start to trickle out. So, I’d recommend letting the beignets cool for a tiny bit before piping in the liquid.
The price of two baton rouge beignets is $10.99. For obvious reasons, these beignets are only served to guests aged 21 and over.
4. Mickey-shaped Beignet Sundae
As the name suggests, this order consists of three mickey-shaped beignets around two scoops of vanilla ice cream.
You can top it off with your choice of caramel or chocolate sauce. We’re not done yet; it also comes with whipped cream on top!
The hot beignet dough topped with the ice cream is a mouthwatering contrast indeed. Careful, though. It gets messy!
You can get the Mickey-shaped Beignet Sundae for $8.79.
Are Disney World Beignets Allergy-Friendly?
Scat Cat’s Club Café offers allergy-friendly beignets that are both gluten-free and vegan. Just like the rest of their beignets, you have the option to order three or six.
It’s worth mentioning that these beignets will take a little longer to make, but they’re well worth the wait. When it comes to the sauce, the only vegan choice is the strawberry dipping sauce.
I love how they have vegan options, because the beignets at the Disneyland Resort don’t have this option. I hope these tips help you enjoy your allergy-friendly beignets!
What Are the Opening Hours for Scat Cat’s Club Café?
Scat Cat’s Club Café is open every day of the week from 5 P.M. to 12 A.M.
Let’s Wrap It Up
What better way to remember your trip to Florida than with a tasty beignet from Disney World? The warm gooey goodness of the powdered sugar will make you feel like you’re in New Orleans.
Now that you know where to get your hands on one of Disney World’s beignets, don’t forget to grab one on your next trip to the Magic Kingdom!
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