Say it ain’t so…
Actually, those are the same words that came to mind when Writer’s Stop — a unique little coffee and pastry shop that used to be open in Hollywood Studios — closed a few months ago to make way for construction of the future Toy Story and Star Wars lands.
Only this time, these words apply to yet another beloved pastry stop in Hollywood Studios: Starring Rolls Cafe, located on the intersection of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards.
While Starring Rolls IS open today from 9:00 am – 3:00PM, we were told when we were in the shop recently that starting February 5th, 2017, the location will be shuttered.
Here are the details: Starring Rolls Cafe is, indeed, closed starting tomorrow, February 5th. The Cast Members — who will be moved to other locations — have not been informed as to whether or not the spot will reopen in the future.
Wow. While Writer’s Stop was known and loved primarily for one snack above all else, the Carrot Cake Cookie, but I don’t even know where to begin with Starring Rolls. How can I possibly narrow down from ALL the favorites that have come from Starring Rolls over the years?
First, this was one of the key spots you could ALWAYS count on for amazing cupcakes. We’re talking total home runs here, from the Butterfinger Cupcake and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake, to the ol’ Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake and the (much missed) Marble Cupcake.
Starring Rolls, in my opinion, was one of the places that put Disney World squarely on the map when it comes to cupcakes.
Starring Rolls has also been a place to find savory sandwiches like the HUGE and gorgeous Pastrami, among others (until now, as the sandwiches have already been removed) and a few speciality coffee drinks.
Speaking of coffee… several of those aforementioned snacks, many of which were previously unique to Starring Rolls, were suddenly also found at The Trolley Car Cafe — the Studios Starbucks location — when it opened in 2015. Though some items went by other names (i.e., the Butterfinger Cupcake was known as the “Chocolate Toffee Cupcake” in opening days, and is now called the “Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake”), these special snacks were so well known to us that it was impossible not to spot them all over the Trolley Car bakery cases.
So, yes, several Starring Rolls snacks are still available in Hollywood Studios. In fact, here are a few pictures taken today, where you can spot a few of the favorites in the Trolley Car case.
But much like the Carrot Cake Cookie, which you can still find at Sweet Spells now that Writer’s Stop has closed, I can’t help but think that even my perfect Butterfinger Cupcake (or, should I say, “Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake”) might taste a little less sweet going forward.
We will miss you, Starring Rolls Cafe.
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