It has been too long since my last visit to Epcot’s Tangierine Cafe. (Yep, that’s spelled correctly. It’s like a play on words, right? Tangiers, Morocco — Tangierine? Get it? OK, moving on.)
My absence from this spot recently is kind of shocking, since it’s always voted some of the best and most interesting counter service food that you can get anywhere in Walt Disney World.
Located right on the promenade in the Morocco Pavilion, Tangierine Cafe offers an immersive atmosphere and good food with the ring of authenticity. Or at least, that’s always been my experience before.
Tangierine Cafe is very photogenic. The whole Morocco pavilion is gorgeous, and this is no exception.
Once inside, you’ll find a cafeteria-style ordering area, and limited seating.
Ordering Counter and Seating Area — Notice the Beautiful Light Fixtures and Ceiling Detail
Indoor Seating Area, as Seen From the Coffee Bar at the Back
As you probably know, the construction of the Morocco Pavilion was sponsored by the government of Morocco; the design was overseen by King Hassan II himself! And so, the intricate decor and detail you see here represent design details authentic to Moroccan ideals.
Zellige tile, colored glass, and beautiful light fixtures punctuate the space and transport you to your exotic destination.
View from indoor table
Seating and Stunning Tilework
Beautiful Lighting and Ceiling Detail
Choose a seat inside, or enjoy lunch on the outdoor terrace that’s off to the side of the front entrance. It provides an excellent vantage for people watching.
Tangierine Cafe Terrace
View from Outdoor Seating
There’s also a wonderful little room in the back of the space, set apart from the high-celinged main dining room. Since it’s rather hidden, sometimes you’ll find it empty. It’s a great spot to take a break from the Epcot crowds.
Small Room Off to the Side of the Coffee and Dessert Bar
Additional outdoor seating, with umbrella-shaded tables, is available on the other side of the restaurant.
Additional Outdoor Seating on the Other Side of Tangierine Cafe
Back inside, you’ll make your selections and await your food. Beverage options include a few Moroccan beers, which are available by the bottle, in addition to standard soft drink options.
Top Cooler with Bottled Soft Drinks and Beer
Some of the Beers Available
You’ll find another hidden gem in the back of the restaurant, near the cash register. A bar devoted to Continue reading →