Review: Sweet Treats at Main Street Bakery Starbucks in Magic Kingdom

Time for another visit to the Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom!

It’s long been a DFB tradition to stop by Main Street Bakery first thing to kick off the day with a morning pastry. In the past, I’ve also loved popping into this spot to see what’s new in the way of cupcakes.

While things aren’t exactly the same as they were in the days before MSB became a Starbucks location, you will still find an assortment of breakfast offerings in the morning and sweet treats throughout the day. (Check out our recent review of the Bacon and Gouda Artisan Sandwich.)

And a sweet snack was what my friend and I were after during our late night stop into the coffee shop recently. Let’s check out what we found.

Mocha Cupcake

While many (MANY) of my sentimental favorites, like their amazing cinnamon rolls, are no longer available at Main Street Bakery, the spot has continued to offer some cupcake options that you don’t find at your neighborhood Starbucks. That’s cool, right? I mean, it’s not as awesome as that cinnamon roll, but still. (And if you’re missing the cinnamon roll as much as me, head back to Gaston’s Tavern, where you’ll find a very similar model. Or make it at home with this recipe.)

But back to cupcakes. On our visit, we decided to give the Mocha Cupcake a try.

Mocha Cupcake

Mocha Cupcake

This is mostly chocolate on chocolate. We didn’t really discern much in the way of coffee flavor, although the garnish of Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans would indicate there’s some java there.

(You’ll have to excuse my lighting. I got this cupcake at around 9:00 at night while the parade was passing by and the Starbucks was PACKED. It was tough to jostle my way to a good location without weird yellow nighttime light.)

Mocha Cupcake -- Cross Section

Mocha Cupcake — Cross Section

Ultimately, while this was fine, I’ve had better. Unless you’re just dying for a chocolate cupcake, I’d probably pass this one up in favor of something more interesting…

Salted Caramel Square with Pecans

…Like the Salted Caramel Square with Pecans.

Ok. Maybe I’m just a sucker for anything that combines the words “salt” and “caramel”. This was very good, but the pretzel game is strong in here; so it was much more crunchy and less creamy than I expected.

Salted Caramel Square with Pecans

Salted Caramel Square with Pecans

Salted Caramel Tart

But it was this final option that truly converted me to Starbucks’ sweets. Let me introduce you to the Salted Caramel Tart.

And I know what you’re gonna say — you can find this one at your Starbucks down the street. Well, true. And now that I’ve tried the one at Magic Kingdom, I have a hard time not steering my car over to my local S-bux on my way home from the grocery store!!

While we didn’t get much of the Salt Flavor we were expecting with the Tart, it still offered a lovely Chocolate Shortbread Crust and a nice soft Caramel Filling. And that caramel filling? Ah-mazing.

Salted Caramel Tart

Salted Caramel Tart

And while it may seem small, don’t let that fool you. This is a rich dessert, and was more than enough to answer my craving for something sweet.

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Are you a fan of the Starbucks bakery items? Tell us what you think in comments below!

Comments

  1. Tim says

    Put the caramel tart in the microwave for 10 sec. AMAZING! Sometimes you can ask them to warm it up at the store but not all of the baristas know that trick.

  2. Jenny says

    Thank for the review, although the snacks would work in a pinch they seem to be missing that one thing, more coffee flavor, more caramel and more salt. Out of all 3 I think I’d be willing to try the salted caramel tart.

  3. Cheryl Gilmore says

    Does anybody know when Starbucks at Animal Kingdom will open? Has EPCOT gotten the new mugs in yet?

  4. says

    Cheryl Gilmore — AK Starbucks will open Spring/Summer, and yes, they have the new Epcot mugs!

  5. V No Privacy says

    You should try the new S’mores Tart they just rolled out (maybe not in WDW yet?). It’s like the Salted Caramel Tart but I like the S’mores version even better!

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