In fact, it has been a few months since we went to Contempo Cafe for something other than a cupcake! But when I stopped by today (yes, for a cupcake) I noticed something new to me on the menu: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. Well, twist my arm – I just had to order it.
But, don’t worry… I found a fun cupcake too. 😉 Read on to find out more!
The Grilled Cheese is made with three cheeses – Fontina, Monterrey Jack, and Boursin Garlic & Fine Herb – and is on Sourdough Bread. It is served with Tomato Bisque and your choice of fries, homemade chips, or veggie slaw. I opted for the homemade chips.
The chips are “kettle-cooked” and so delicious. They are seasoned very well and have a very satisfying crunch. I’d certainly recommend them with any Contempo Cafe entree. They also were very tasty when dipped into the soup.
Speaking of the soup, I was happily surprised by this Tomato Bisque. It was creamy, but not too thick and had a very pleasant, sweet basil flavor to it. I loved that it had bigger chunks of tomato in it as well.
These tomato pieces were nice and soft, but not slimy. If you’re not a huge tomato fan because of their texture this may throw you off, but I found them a welcomed surprise! This soup was so good, I would order it on its own. Which is saying something, because I normally order tomato soup solely to dip my grilled cheese into it.
So how was the main attraction, the Grilled Cheese? In short: pretty good! The bread was buttered and toasted perfectly, which is crucial to a good Grilled Cheese.
I really liked the mixture of cheeses, as well. The Boursin was the real stand out. It provided a creamy texture, and the garlic and herb flavor elevated this sandwich from your traditional Grilled Cheese. Without it, this would have been pretty lackluster. Overall, this wasn’t the most exciting Grilled Cheese I’ve ever eaten, but I would definitely order it again.
Now for the reason for our visit: a new(ish) cupcake! Contempo Cafe has had a whole fruit salad of cupcakes in the past – including Watermelon, Apple, Cherry and Banana! Now we welcome the newest fruit to the bunch- Orange!
This beauty is the Orange Cream Cupcake. It’s an Orange Cupcake with Cream Filling and Sweet Buttercream Frosting.
Just look at all that Buttercream! And those Mickey Ears aren’t just for show. Like many Disney cupcakes, they are chocolate! White chocolate in this case. So go ahead, and bite one – you know you want to.
Overall, this tastes like Orange Cream Soda in cupcake form. The cake itself is orange flavored and very moist. It’s not overly sweet and I could have eaten several pieces of it by itself! The creme custard filling is a perfect creamy texture – not too grainy or overly sugary. It’s good on its own, but much better paired with a bite of the cake. The buttercream was a little light on this one compared to other Contempo cupcakes, but that made it a better option for someone who’s not looking for sweetness overload. (Your mileage may vary on the amount of buttercream, so be prepared.)
Once again, Contempo Cafe is a winner! There’s a reason it’s a DFB favorite — it’s a great spot for something quick and tasty, and always has something fun in the pastry case. It may not be as flashy as other locations, but it’s proved time after time that it’s reliable for a delicious meal and sweet treat! We will certainly be back (again and again).
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