Disney Food Post Round-Up: September 8, 2013

WOW. A-MAZING!! The newly renovated California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort should be on your list of must visit Disney restaurants this year! Make those Advance Dining Reservations early; California Grill is going to be even more popular than ever!

California Grill Table Settings!

It’s been an exciting week with the additional re-opening of Fountain View Cafe in Epcot! Now that the location has been unveiled as a Starbucks, coffee fiends can get their brew (along with some breakfast sandwiches and baked goods) in Epcot’s Future World.

We’ve been busy keeping you up-to-date on the Disney food news! Read on…

Disney Food News

We have news on UPDATED Disney restaurants!

  • We’ve got first photos of the BRAND NEW California Grill at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort!
  • Take a first look at the Fountain View Cafe in Epcot’s Future World. This Walt Disney World counter service restaurant is now serving Starbucks coffee and baked goods.
  • Check out the new Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich at Epcot’s ice cream shop —- L’Artisan des Glaces — in Epcot’s France Pavilion.

Of course, there’s more! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including a Tropical Shave Ice Truck in Downtown Disney Anaheim, Magic Kingdom’s new Village Market Kiosk, and more.

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

DFB Reader Don — who’s always saying awesome stuff on twitter — tempts us with this delicious photo of the No Way Jose sundae at Beaches and Cream in the Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Oh, how I LURVE that sundae!!

No Way Jose!!

Ashley tweeted a new menu item to our attention — Tea Breeze. She found it at an Epcot coffee cart. Let me know if anyone has tried this new beverage!

Tea Breeze.

We love to hear from our readers. Thank you!

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On to the Round-Up!

Mickey Fix gears up for the holidays by spotlighting a fun Cheshire Cat Tea Cup Ornament!

Cheshire Cat Ornament!

Cookie Madness perfects the recipe for Disney’s Strawberry Shortcake served at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot!

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World celebrates La Cava’s anniversary in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion. Congratulations, La Cava del Tequila!

Daveland dines at Disneyland’s Napa Rose at the Grand Californian Hotel!

Main Street Gazette highlights Pumpkin Fudge at the Main Street Confectionery!

Disney Parks Blog visits the NEW Village Market in the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland. Look for “better for you” treats at this location.

Eater singles out the hottest ice cream shops in the United States — including, L’Artisan des Glace in Epcot’s France pavilion!


  1. Gabriella says

    The No Way Jose is my favorite sundae at WDW!! Not sure if you reported this already but you can now order it at the take-out counter at Beaches and Cream!!

  2. Erik says

    The tea breeze has been around for years. It’s basiclly just iced tea with either a single or double shot of Absolut.

  3. Shea Hunt says

    Hi Guys,

    Do you what type of ice cream is used at Beaches and Cream. Wit the price increase at Ghirardelli to go along with their decrease in size as well poor plastic presentation, I am just interested for the next time I am up there…..19 days!

    Thank you!

  4. Cheryl D says

    I tried the No Way Jose two weeks ago, and it’s my all-time favorite! Ghriardelli’s is good, but NWJ wins hands down. No contest, IMHO. Not only is the portion size bigger at Beaches and Cream, but they are not stingy with the sauces. At Ghirardelli’s I still had vanilla (!) ice cream left after all of the sauces were gone.

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