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Disney shares first look at food and drinks coming to Connections Café at Epcot

by Chelsea Tatham Zukowski
Connections Café
Photos courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

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.”

Connections Café and Eatery
Connections Cafe and Eatery is revamping the space that formerly housed the Electric Umbrella restaurant at Epcot.

“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:

Connections Café french bistro burger

French Bistro Burger: beef blend, caramelized onions, bacon, brie, mushrooms, dijon mayonnaise, toasted brioche bun.

Connections Café Southwestern burger

Southwestern Burger: beef blend, roasted corn-chipotle salsa, Oaxaca cheese crema, chamoy sauce, guacamole spread, toasted bun.

Banh Mi burger

Banh Mi Burger: Miso-marinated beef blend, pickled vegetables, sriracha mayonnaise, soft sub roll.

Mediterranean burger

Mediterranean Burger: beef blend, shredded lettuce, pickled vegetable and feta relish, Zhoug mayonnaise, housemade Doner bread.

Connections Café nicoise salad

Niçoise-style Salad: crispy mixed greens, wedged potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, olives, white beans, dijon vinaigrette (plant-based).

Connections Café general tso chicken salad

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

Meatball Pizza: Beef and pork meatballs, San Marzano tomato and basil sauce, cheese blend, served with a Mediterranean side salad.

curry spice pizza

Curry Spice Pizza: Topped with carrots, potato, peas, and lime plant-based yogurt.

Connections Café kids meal

For kids: Grilled Chicken Bao, chicken nuggets, cheeseburger.

Connections Café liege waffle

Liege Waffle: Brioche dough with pearl sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce.

mango coconut milkshake

Mango-Coconut Milkshake: Topped with a pomegranate-molasses drizzle.

Connections Café apple pie gelato shake

Apple Pie Gelato Shake

Connections Café watermelon mint agua fresca

Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca

Connections Café cucumber thai basil cooler

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.

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1 comment

Vinnie March 31, 2022 - 8:58 am

Welcome to Attractions Chelsea
Thanks for the menu update
I was really looking forward to seeing this
Some of the food items sound a little too adventurous for me but I will definitely give the Cafe a shot on my upcoming summer trip

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