The Contemporary Resort is one of my favorites, the atmosphere, the location, the theming, the restaraunts – everything is just perfect.
One of the hidden gems that doesn’t seem to get much credit though is the quick service! Everyone is so busy trying to get reservations at Chef Mickey or California Grill that they overlook the fact that the Contempo Café is a great quick service option!
Here are my top 3 reasons I love the Contempo Café:
Being in the Contemporary resort you are on the monorail line. It’s a great place to stop in on your way in or out of the Magic Kingdom. Sometimes in the afternoon during the hustle and bustle, we jump on the monorail or walk over for a quick snack.
Who doesn’t want to sit and watch monorails go by? I could sit there for hours watching them come and go. The other benefit is to stare in awe at the 90 foot mural that is a tribute to the Grand Canyon. The mural was created by Disney legend Mary Blair who was also responsible for many different creative projects including It’s a Small World. Legend has it that Mary Blair put a 5 legged goat in the mural because nothing is perfect. See if you can spot it! It took me years to find it!
The ordering system is fairly quick at the Contempo Café. You select your desserts, bottled drinks and premade salads and take them with you to the counter. You order your meal and are given a small pager to put on your table (or a big A shaped thing if they run out of the pagers). When your food is ready, it is brought to your table. The seating area is always clean with cast members tidying up as people leave.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we have always been happy with the food here. It’s reasonably priced, decent variety and quite yummy! We have done both dine in and take out and never been disappointed. They have great desserts and adult beverages (beer and wine) if you fancied.
It’s a terrific spot to cool down and relax a little outside of the parks. You can check out the menu here for a full list of what’s available.
Have you eaten at the Contempo Cafe? I’d love to hear your thoughts!