It’s no secret we love Contempo Cafe. Located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World — and just a monorail stop away from the Magic Kingdom — Contempo Cafe is a quick service spot that consistently serves some of our favorite fast eats. We’ve long craved the Pot Roast here, but with flatbreads and burgers and desserts galore, you and your crew can’t go wrong.
On this visit, everything was totally awesome. It makes for some great eating and some fun blogging, if I’m being honest. First up: the Contempo Smokehouse Burger. This beauty (yup, a burger can be beautiful) is an Angus Chuck Burger topped with Smoked Bacon Marmalade, Cheddar Cheese, and a huge Onion Ring. There’s a Brioche Bun holding it all together, too.
It’s a towering pile of artery-clogging goodness. You can tell it’s delicious because it’s so shiny.
The Bacon Marmalade is particularly genius. It’s got several layers of flavor, with the smokiness balanced by a tiny bit of chili pepper flavor and a little bit of sweetness.
Contempo Cafe regularly features specialty flatbreads, and on this visit, it was a Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread.
This tasty little number is a generous serving of thinly sliced beef, onions and peppers, browned mozzarella cheese, chives, and a drizzle of yellow mustard-based sauce. The flavors are spot-on, and this one is super-filling.
Consider sharing if you’re looking to save room for dessert (and you ARE saving room for dessert).
But the beef love didn’t stop there because I had to get the “Chicago Style” Italian Beef Sub again. Look at the cheese; how could I resist?! This sandwich is killer — with the au jus on the side and the flavorful slaw. So, so, so good. Also heavy, though, so plan accordingly.
The kids’ menu includes a Seasonal Catch Sandwich along with traditional kid favorites like this Pepperoni Flatbread.
The flatbread itself is crispy on the edges, and the generous square is cut into four pepperoni-garnished slices. It wouldn’t kill them to throw a few more pepperonis on there, but the flavor was classic and kid-friendly.
But, like, while the meal is stellar here, you’re also after the desserts. Trust us.
If you get nothing else, and you even remotely enjoy peanut butter, you’ll want to order the Peanut Butter Pie. This is a tart shell filled with Vanilla Cream and a massive scoop of Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling topped with Chocolate Ganache Drizzle.
The interior is irresistible. Look at all that peanut buttery goodness!
Okay, if you’ve pulled yourself away from the Peanut Butter Pie, first: how dare you? But also, check out this Monorail Cupcake! We gave you a first look at this ode to the Highway in the Sky a couple of months ago, and it’s as awesome as ever. (Note that the cupcakes trade out from time to time at Contempo, so if this one’s not here when you are, go for another one in the case!)
The base is Vanilla Cake, and there’s a lovable swirl of Cookies and Cream Buttercream on there, some Chocolate Topping, a full Oreo, Candy Pearls, a Chocolate Straw, and — of course — the front end of a Monorail in White Chocolate.
I would be okay with the entire top being buttercream, but a cross-section shows us that it’s really an inverted piece of cupcake and a denser Oreo cream filling inside.
Another popular cupcake lives at Contempo Cafe: the Millennial Pink Cupcake. This vanilla cake cupcake is topped with this Vanilla Buttercream and a white chocolate pair of Millennial Pink Minnie Ears.
Inside is a thick strawberry filling, making this one a little lighter in that there’s not a second helping of frosting inside. But the combo of vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream, and strawberry jam is awesome — especially for the summer.
I rounded out my dessert fest with this totally contemporary Confetti Cake! Don’t those colors look like they should be on a Zack Morris button down?
There’s a lot going on here, with colorful chocolate chips, artistic chocolate garnishes, and loads of rainbow sprinkles on the bottom.
Inside is pretty confetti cake and a small insert of custard cream. This is a cake that could be shared due to its size. A fun, solid dessert option.
Oh, Contempo Cafe, I just can’t get enough. Between the flavorful entrees and the creative desserts, it’s a must for me and remains one of the best quick service options in all of Walt Disney World. Definitely monorail yourself over, and you won’t regret the trip!
Want to know more about the Peanut Butter Pie and all of our favorite peanut butter treats? Check out this DFB YouTube video!
Have you enjoyed a meal at Contempo Cafe? Tell us what you think in the comments!