The newest restaurant to open in EPCOT at Walt Disney World, Connections Café and Eatery has been getting quite the buzz on social media, especially thanks to the restaurant’s floor design which Disney Imagineers have revealed will be inspired by Walt Disney’s original concepts for EPCOT. There is much more to this restaurant than its design though, and today we are excited to share a first look at the new menu!
Connections Café and Eatery will be a new quick service restaurant located in EPCOT’s World Celebration neighborhood. As part of World Celebration, the restaurant’s concept will take its cues from a global marketplace as it is inspired by the power that food has to bring people together. While we have had some glimpses of the restaurant’s original concept art, flooring, and signage, the Disney Parks Blog just shared the first details of Connections Café and Eatery’s upcoming menu.
The menu will feature a variety of burger options, including the French Bistro Burger, Banh Mi Burger, Southwestern Burger, and Greek-inspired Mediterranean Burger. Each burger offers something for every taste, with the French Bistro Burger featuring caramelized onions, bacon, and brie, and the Southwestern Burger being topped off with roasted chipotle-corn salsa and guacamole.
A number of salads are included on the menu, too, including the Niçoise-style Salad, which is made with potatoes, white and green beans, and olives drizzled with a Dijon vinaigrette. The General Tso Chicken Salad is sure to be a Guest favorite, with broccoli slaw, red bell pepper, mandarin oranges, and crispy wontons.
Inside Connections Café and Eatery, Guests will see Disney chefs creating their meals and pizza makers creating delicious handcrafted pizza dough for diners to enjoy. Pizzas at Connections Café and Eatery include a meatball pizza for those looking for something on the traditional side, and a tasty curry spice pizza for Guests looking for something delicious and plant-based as it is topped with carrots, potato, peas, and lime “yogurt.”
The children’s menu at Connections Café and Eatery will also include more interesting spins on classic dishes, with offerings like the Grilled Chicken Bao, plus go-to favorites for kids like chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers.
The restaurant is set to have some delicious desserts, especially in terms of a quick service dining experience, with one of the desserts featured in the menu preview being the Liege Waffle. This dessert is made brioche yeast dough stuffed with pearl sugar and finished with a variety of toppings.
Connections Café and Eatery will also be a World Celebration destination for milkshakes, cocktails and mocktails. For milkshakes, the Mango-Coconut Milk Shake that is topped with pomegranate molasses drizzle will be a great choice for a refreshing drink in the park, while the Apple Pie Gelato Shake will offer an unconventional spin on the classic dessert.
Lastly, Connections Café and Eatery will feature a number of cocktails and mocktails, with items like the Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca and Cucumber and Thai Basil Cooler. The Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca is alcohol-free, so it could be a nice change of pace for Guests looking for something without alcohol that is more unique than soda or iced tea.
We will be back with more details on the newest restaurant in EPCOT as we get closer to its opening later this spring.