On our recent trip to the World, we were lucky enough to be on the monorail. This gave us many options for counter service meals. We ended up at the Contempo Cafe twice during the week. One time was for breakfast and one time was for lunch. Here’s our experience:
Our first trip was not planned well. We ended up at the Contempo Cafe at 9amish, peak breakfast time. We were handed a menu from a cast member standing at the entrance and were told to go to the register to order. That was it. We didn’t know if we should get a drink first or a pastry before proceeding to the check out. I know that you used to order on a touchscreen, so I guess this is better, yet it was still confusing. My mom ordered the french toast with fruit topping and either sausage or bacon. She was not asked any questions, but ordered, paid, and was sent on her way. I ordered the oatmeal and a chocolate milk. It took us awhile to find a seat as it is not that large, and again it was prime time. We finally found a seat and within five minutes, our meals were brought to us via the RFID chip in our magic band. My mother’s french toast
with fruit had no fruit and it came with bacon and sausage slapped on it. I think if she had inquired at the check out, it could have been rectified. It was average, but not terrible. The star of the breakfast was the oatmeal. It had a nice bite to it and wasn’t too mushy. The brown sugar and fruit was awesome on top. I ate the whole thing! I think it should be a staple on ALL counter service menus!
I ended up at the Contempo for lunch on one of our last days. I was exploring the monorail resorts, and I knew I wanted to try lunch at Contempo. This time there was no cast member standing out front with menus, so I just proceeded to the bakery case; I am glad I did. One of the best things about the contempo is the variety of cupcakes they have. It was awesome. Their specialty cupcake was a churro cupcake and I was immediately drawn to it. I also ordered an italian sub and an arnold palmer iced tea. I found a seat with no problems as it was 1:30 and not a peak time. I got to overlook the beautiful Mary Blair mural and enjoy my lunch. My food arrived via a castmember tracking my RFID chip, and when it came I was smiling. The bread was crunchy and all the cold cuts really complemented each other. I polished off half of the sub, and then made way to the cupcake. It was stellar. Cinnamon-y and not too sweet. It was moist cake, and nice whipped frosting. I was in heaven!
Overall, I would totally recommend going to the Contempo Cafe. If you are in the Magic Kingdom and want to take a mid-day break, jump on the monorail or take the short stroll to the Contemporary and enjoy a leisurely lunch. There is also AWESOME shopping over there! Enjoy!