Epcot will soon open a new quick-service restaurant, and Disney Parks Blog shared new artist renderings of the space as well as first look photos of the menu. Connections Café and Eatery is set to open in spring 2022, revamping the space where the Electric Umbrella restaurant used to be.
Connections is also a “sister shop” of sorts to the Creations store, which is situated next door in the new World Celebration area of Epcot.
In the menu reveal, Disney said Connections Eatery’s food and decor style is inspired by cultures from around the world fused with “true Epcot fashion.”
“As part of World Celebration, where we embrace coming together and enjoying the magic of possibility, the purpose of Connections Eatery is to show us how food has the power to bring us together if we open our minds (and our stomachs)!” according to the blog post.
Connections will also feature stations where you can watch the chefs in action, including seeing desserts get final touches and pizza makers working pizza dough. And, the restaurant is also the future spot for the park’s new permanent Starbucks. The coffee house will adhere to the same bright and colorful theming as Connections and Creations.
Here are just some of the menu items coming to Connections Café & Eatery:
French Bistro Burger: beef blend, caramelized onions, bacon, brie, mushrooms, dijon mayonnaise, toasted brioche bun.
Southwestern Burger: beef blend, roasted corn-chipotle salsa, Oaxaca cheese crema, chamoy sauce, guacamole spread, toasted bun.
Banh Mi Burger: Miso-marinated beef blend, pickled vegetables, sriracha mayonnaise, soft sub roll.
Mediterranean Burger: beef blend, shredded lettuce, pickled vegetable and feta relish, Zhoug mayonnaise, housemade Doner bread.
Niçoise-style Salad: crispy mixed greens, wedged potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, olives, white beans, dijon vinaigrette (plant-based).
General Tso Chicken Salad: Petite kale blend, broccoli slaw, red bell pepper, mandarin oranges, edamame, crispy wontons, warm fried chicken, General Tso’s dressing.
Meatball Pizza: Beef and pork meatballs, San Marzano tomato and basil sauce, cheese blend, served with a Mediterranean side salad.
Curry Spice Pizza: Topped with carrots, potato, peas, and lime plant-based yogurt.
For kids: Grilled Chicken Bao, chicken nuggets, cheeseburger.
Liege Waffle: Brioche dough with pearl sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce.
Mango-Coconut Milkshake: Topped with a pomegranate-molasses drizzle.
Apple Pie Gelato Shake
Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca
Cucumber and Thai Basil Cooler
Check out the full menu here.
You can read about other updates on coming attractions, restaurants, shops, and resorts at Epcot and beyond here.
Stayed tuned for an official opening date for Connections Café and Eatery.