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Main Street Bakery

February 5, 2010

It was the rain that poured down on us that drove us into the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately everyone else have the same idea. However the line moved quickly. Even though it was the rain that made me go in it was the pastry section that made me stay. Cake, cupcakes, bread, cookies, bread pudding, and danishes as far as the eye could see. Wait, bread pudding?

First, the basics. Main Street Bakery is located on Main Street in Disney. It is styled in the turn-of-the-century meets mom’s kitchen style. Wood paneling and brass are everywhere, but there are also display of plates mixed in with Mickey memorabilia in cabinets on the walls. The sitting area looks much like an old parol, or what I imagine one to look like. There is a lot of seating in there, but on a day like we were facing brawls broke out over chairs and open spots were guarded by a family member with an almost animal like territorial instincts. There was blood shed. Happiest place on earth my a$$.

My initial thoughts were not optimistic. Finding a good cup of coffee here is like finding the Fountain of Youth. Almost everything in this park is NeCafe. There are rumors that there is real coffee at various places in the park (yes, I googled it. I’m serious about my coffee. Hey, it’s a Seattle thing). However Main Street Bakery wasn’t one of those places that was rumored to have anything real. So, I got R a coffee and I got a hazelnut latte. We split a chocolate cake.

The service was interesting. I had to yell my order four times and somehow each time the barista thought I wanted a vanilla latte not a hazel nut one.  I did get the right one, but it was a process.

The latte was so-so. I wouldn’t turn it down, but by no means would I see it out if I was at a real cafe. The cake is what made me smile. It was chocolaty, it was gooey, it was amazing. As for R, well, he was happy to just have coffee.


Kusafiri Coffee Shop

January 29, 2010

Running off to catch one of the last safaris of the night in Animal Kingdom R decided that he had to stop to get coffee. In the We stopped at the Kusafiri Coffee Shop in the African section of the park. We walked up to the window to order, but were told that we had to go to the small booth only two yards away to order. Um…okay? So we back up and R orders an iced coffee while I eyeball that various deserts that they have lined up in front of me. Three of the most decadent cupcakes sat before me calling my name. Three of the seven deadly sins. Overcome I wanted them, I needed them, and when R said lets get one I gobbled it down.

So, again back up. I picked the elephant cake. It was a German chocolate cupcake with a white chocolate elephant on top.

We stood around the corner like kids in a candy shop deciding how to take the first bit and sipping wonderful coffee in between bits. I savored each bit a little to much and feel a bit dirty thinking about the moist chocolate cake with a gooey coconut topping. My knees are buckling….

The elephant was the last part to be devoured and as R put it “if elephants taste that good no wonder they are going extinct.”

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