If you are looking for a proper breakfast at Gaylord Palms, Villa de Flora is among the best (and somewhat only) option at the resort. With a price tag of $32 for the breakfast buffet, you might be wondering if it is worth it.
I have dined at Villa de Flora many times while living in Orlando. We have had breakfast and brunch there a variety of times. We greatly enjoyed their New Years Eve dinner buffet, as well as a Christmas Eve dinner buffet when the restaurant used to be open for dinner.
Yet I have always found there was something distinctly lacking with the Villa De Flora breakfast buffet. The food seems very cliche and somewhat boring, which might be because they are trying to feed huge crowds at the resort from all over the world. However, after dining at Trevi Omni at the Championsgate Resort for their breakfast buffet, it’s hard to get excited about Villa de Flora.
So, here are the pics of everything that could be found on my visit in 2015 to the Villa De Flora breakfast at the Gaylord Palms. (I dined in subsequent years, too, and didn’t find that the menu changed much.)
Decide for yourself whether it’s worth the money. Every single thing available during my visit was photographed.
Unfortunately, if you’re a local or not staying at the resort, you’re going to have to pay even more for the experience.
Even with validated valet parking, I was still charged $10.70 to park, discounted from the $26 rate. (This was in 2015.) Self parking would have been $18. I have no idea if that would have been comped by dining at the restaurant, I was too shocked at the parking price to remember to ask about self parking.
*Updated 2018 – During a visit to eat at Moor, we shockingly found out that parking is not validated with dining. Policies can always change, but you definitely need to call ahead to see if parking is validated for dining, since the 2022 daily parking rate is $30.
If you are heading to Walt Disney World or Universal Studios from the Gaylord Palms, consider eating breakfast inside the theme parks to save time and money. These are the 10 best quick service restaurants at Disney and check out our Ultimate Universal Orlando Dining Guide for the best places to grab breakfast.