Guest Review: Contempo Cafe Dinner and Dessert

Join me in welcoming Kayla Lopez with a review of the Contempo Cafe at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort.

Hello everyone! My name is Kayla and I am absolutely ecstatic and honored to be writing a Guest Review on the amazing Disney Food Blog!

Today, I’m taking you guys to the Contempo Café. Why the Contempo Café you ask? Well, I was running some errands and was taking the resort monorail when I decided it was getting late and I hadn’t really eaten all day. So I decided to hop off at the Contemporary Resort to try out this little place to see what all the fuss was about. (About the cupcakes of course.)


Contempo Café is located right next to the beloved Chef Mickey’s. It is a bit loud in there, so if you’re looking for a quiet place to eat in the Contemporary, you won’t find it here. But I found it rather enjoyable to hear the song they play inside Chef Mickey’s.

Contemporary Restaurants

This quick-service dining area is much smaller than the “food courts” I’m used to at the Value resorts, which is usually where I would stay when I was still a Guest and not a Cast Member. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have a [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: October 23, 2011

Cottontop Tamarin Cupcake

A new cupcake and lots of foodie photos (and reviews) from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival are highlighted this week! Let’s get right to the yummy news.

Latest Disney Food News

Read on for this week’s Disney Food news highlights!

Don’t forget to stay up-to-date with our Epcot Food & Wine Festival coverage — we’re still buzzing with news, reviews, and updates over on our Epcot Food & Wine Festival Pages!

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book Review

Thanks to Gabe Travers with, Orlando’s NBC affiliate news source, for this recent review of our Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival! Here’s an excerpt…

If you want some tried and true picks, it’s worth it to check out the Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which features five themed “crawls” you can use to tackle the World Showcase marketplaces. Read the full review here!

You can get YOUR copy of our new e-Book right here! Be sure to use code CHEF at check-out for a $2 discount!

On to the Round-Up!

Walt Disney World for Grownups says Aloha! Escape to the Tambu Lounge for a Lapu Lapu and some yummy new bar food! The bread service looks delicious!

DisMarks continues to highlight Disney news in the blogosphere with their 32nd Disney Blog Carnival! Tons of great Disney articles here — head over and check ‘em out! :-)

Main Street Gazette provides a catalog of Epcot’s restaurant signs! Love this! names some top snacks at the Food and Wine Festival, along with gorgeous taste-testing photos!

Stitch Kingdom offers the latest news on new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, which will open in stages beginning May 31, 2012. We can’t wait to taste-test the fresh smoothies, hand-scooped gelato and Mongolian barbecue in the food court!

AllEars.Net has updated Blizzard Beach menus, including the eats at Lottawatta Lodge.

The Portland Daily Sun showcases Linda Bean’s success with her lobster offerings at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. (Thanks to Erin Foster and Epcyclopedia for the tip!)

Touch-Screen Ordering at Food and Wine Festival Booth…Trial Run for Next Year?

I’ve heard from several sources (thanks Epcyclopedia!) that a touch-screen ordering kiosk has been added to this year’s Cheese Booth at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival!

Cheese Booth Touch-Screen Ordering Kiosk

Methinks this is a harbinger for things to come. Will all of the booths have touch-screen ordering next year? Is this part of Disney’s technology push?

Main Screen at Ordering Kiosk

Based on the screen below, guests are able to choose how many of the menu items they’d like, then [Read more…]

Guest Review: Contempo Cafe

Welcome Bill Iadonisi with a review of the Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary Resort. Bill shows us all the modern features of this convenient, quick-service location. Take it away, Bill!

Disney’s Contempo Cafe, located on the former site of the Concourse Steakhouse at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, has been open since November 15, 2008.


Although I really enjoyed the Steakhouse, this new Café is a wonderful replacement. In fact it makes more sense to have a table-service eatery (Chef Mickey’s) and a quick-service right next to each other. The Grand Canyon Concourse is always bustling with foot traffic, and since the Monorail station is right above, it’s a perfect place for guests to grab a quick bite or beverage before hitting the parks!

Contempo Cafe Entrance

View of Cafe

The atmosphere here is little changed from the Concourse Steakhouse. The classic tile mural by [Read more…]

Contempo Cafe

Contempo Cafe

Contempo Cafe

The Contemporary Resort went through a re-model not too long ago, which included the destruction of the Concourse Steakhouse and the creation of the Contempo Cafe in its place.

Contempo Cafe isn’t significantly impressive at first look–it’s a standard counter-service place that happens to be in the middle of the Grand Canyon Concourse. What I love about it, though, is the ordering system that’s in place. The “TV Touchscreen Ordering” is, quite simply, a picky eater’s dream come true.



If you’ve ever seen Meg Ryan order food in When Harry Met Sally, you’ll know exactly what my dining companions must endure! I substitute this for that, I order most things without one or two of their essential ingredients, I need my sauces on the side…you get the idea. So what I love about the ordering system at Contempo Cafe (reminiscent of my beloved Sheetz Gas Station Made-To-Order service), is that you can make all the little specifications you want! It’s the ultimate “have it your way.”

So, if you’re a picky eater like me–or just like to try out touch-screen technology–

Ordering Screen

Ordering Screen

head over to the 4th floor of the Contemporary for a yummy flatbread (loaded or naked), a deli sandwich (build it as weird as you want it), or an omelet (with or withOUT those pesky veggies…).