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Disney World Bakery Throw Down: Starring Rolls Cafe

Truly one of my favorite grab-and-go spots in Disney World, Starring Rolls is tiny, busy, and has some of the most delicious items I’ve ever tried, including the coveted Butterfinger Cupcake! While not technically a bakery, the shop rivals any of the other contestants with its rows of fresh and unique pastries and baked goods.

Starring Rolls Cafe

Atmosphere
Located on the corner of Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards, tucked back from the street, the Starring Rolls Bakery greets you with a bustling outdoor seating area.

Outdoor Seating Area

Outdoor Seating Area

Find your way inside the small bakery and, well, by this time I’m usually already in a queue line! Grab a plate and a tray right inside the door and take your time looking at the baked goods as you make your way to the registers.

Mickey Waits Eagerly For Your Order

Mickey Waits Eagerly For Your Order

The “theme” in the bakery is pretty thin, but the art deco design and flour bags on the baker’s rack would indicate that we’re somewhere in the 20′s, 30′s, and early 40′s — Hollywood’s heyday.

Decor in Starring Rolls

Decor in Starring Rolls

Once you’ve gathered your sweets, you’ll see across from the two main registers a menu with drinks, including coffee drinks and coffee syrups, liqueurs, and wines. Yep — they have some fancy bakeries here in Hollywood!

Starring Rolls Bakery Registers and Check-Out area

Starring Rolls Bakery Registers and Check-Out area

Starring Rolls Drink Menu

Starring Rolls Drink Menu

It’s in this area that you can also order sandwiches, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves…

Eats
You’ll find delectable baked goods, bagels, huge sandwiches, fudge, and more in this unassuming little bakery, and I suggest that you try a little bit of everything! It actually is quite a versatile place to find a quick bite, but if you’re going to sample those massive cupcakes, I recommend bringing a friend! Here are the photos you’ve been waiting for…

Starring Rolls Brownies

Starring Rolls Brownies

Assorted Cupcakes

Assorted Cupcakes

Tiramisu and Key Lime Breeze

Tiramisu and Key Lime Breeze

Starring Rolls Breakfast Patries

Starring Rolls Breakfast Patries

Pain au Chocolat

Pain au Chocolat

Muffins

Muffins

Napoleons

Napoleons

More Assorted Cupcakes

More Assorted Cupcakes

Eclairs

Eclairs

Tarts, Cheesecake, and Banana Split pastries

Tarts, Cheesecake, and Banana Split pastries

Turkey Foccacia Sandwich

Turkey Foccacia Sandwich

Black Forest Ham Sandwich

Black Forest Ham Sandwich

Kids' Meal

Kids' Meal

Fruit and Tea

Fruit and Tea

Fudge, Rice Krispie Treats, and Caramel Apples

Fudge, Rice Krispie Treats, and Caramel Apples

Whew! As you can see, there’s something for everyone in this tiny bakery tucked into Hollywood Studios. It’s a great spot to grab coffee and breakfast once you’ve secured your Toy Story Midway Mania fastpass and you’re on your way to the Tower, or to duck in for a quick bite when the sun’s getting a bit too hot for your taste mid-afternoon!

If you haven’t yet been to Starring Rolls, I urge you to check it out on your next trip. It’s a delightful little spot offering yet another different menu and different style of baked goods from all other bakeries on property. Enjoy!

Vote For Your Favorite!
Thanks for joining us as we visited the fourth of the five Walt Disney World Bakeries we’re showcasing on the Throw Down! So that you can make your choice, here are all of the bakeries featured prior to today’s Starring Rolls post:

You can vote for your favorite right here:

What's Your Favorite Bakery in Walt Disney World?

  • Boulangerie Patisserie (Epcot) (40.0%)
  • Main Street Bakery (Magic Kingdom) (27.0%)
  • Kringla Bakeri og Kafe (Epcot) (13.0%)
  • Boardwalk Bakery (Boardwalk) (11.0%)
  • Starring Rolls Bakery (Disney's Hollywood Studios) (8.0%)
  • Other (1.0%)
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If you have a stand-out favorite bakery, weigh in with your comments via twitter, facebook, or email.

On January 15th, I’ll post the results, along with any reader insights as to what makes those particular bakeries so special. If you have another bakery you like better, vote “other.” (I’d love to hear what the “others” are as well!)

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14 Comments

  1. My favorite food to get at Starring Rolls is the veggie wrap. It’s very healthy and VERY tasty! Good price for it too makes for a great value. When I want a quick lunch at Hollywood Studios, I love to stop at Starring Rolls for the veggie wrap.

  2. AJ says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, Matt. That’s also a great one for me to add to the best WDW vegetarian dishes post.

  3. Shayne says:

    I’m glad to hear about the healthy veggie wrap option from Matt (love the podcast, BTW!). We’re leaving in 2 days and I’m trying to look for healthier food options on this trip.

    But, holy cow, that chocolate peanut butter cupcake is calling my name!

  4. AJ says:

    Looks good, doesn’t it Shayne?! I haven’t ever tried one; have you?

    Have a wonderful trip!!

  5. Lori says:

    Matt,
    Thanks for the info. on the Veggie Wrap at Starring Rolls. Never knew about this…but will surely try it next time. I am a vegetarian and always looking for something other than pizza or Veggie Burger. Thanks so much!

  6. MaumeeMom says:

    Wow! Thanks for the review. Everything looks so good! We had breakfast there in April, 09, and the cinnamon rolls were yummy.

  7. AJ says:

    Thanks MaumeeMom! Everything DOES look good. My New Year’s Resolution of getting back in shape is not helped by writing blogs like this! ;-)

  8. Cody says:

    I have only eaten here ONCE, and that was to get my DHS 20th Anniversary Cupcake, WHICH was DELISH! (i have a pic, if you want it).

    AND i have wanted to go back, BUT everytime i go when im there its shut…

  9. Shayne says:

    Never tried it, but I may have to stop in to Starring Rolls on this trip. Can’t wait!

  10. AJ says:

    Cody — It’s closed? No kidding! I’ve never seen it closed. And I always want pics! ;-)

    Shayne — Looking forward to hearing what you think about Starring Rolls.

  11. Nat says:

    I can’t wait to try this cafe in May! Do you they allow a take away for the cupcakes so that I could buy a few and take them back with me?

    Loving the blog!

  12. AJ says:

    Nat — There’s really nowhere to sit IN the bakery, so taking away is definitely an option. :-)

  13. Courtney says:

    Those sandwiches look fantastic, but are they pre-made? if so do you know whats on them? I will not eat anything with mustard.

  14. Allison says:

    I like Starring Rolls but it’s always very frustrating……

    Inside the place there are always people causing mayhem at the registers whilst they establish what is / is not a snack on the dining plan. The rejected items then have to be passed across the store to various family members to return whilst retaining their position at the front of the line.

    Outside the tables are mostly occupied by people eating their own food they brought into the park with them or people who have family in line behind you. The end result is that you have food but no table, they have a table but no food.

    The one time I bought merlot there it came out of the fridge! That really did not work so I asked for a refund. Apparently their policy is that all wine must be kept in the fridge.

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