Restaurant Review: Olivia’s Cafe

Olivia’s Cafe is a restaurant located at Old Key West, a Disney Vacation Club resort in the Disney Springs Resort Area. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As with all of this resort, Olivia’s is steeped in Southern Floridian design. It’s bright, colourful, and relaxed. Making it a great spot for any meal if you’re staying at this resort or in the Disney Springs Resort Area.

We dined here on our baby moon when we were on the Deluxe Dining Plan. It was the only place we dined for breakfast and it made my top five meals of that trip. Because of it’s remote location, it’s a very easy reservation to get and you can often get a walk up table. There’s a patio and a dining room. The staff are friendly and helpful. We had a particularly good time with our server, who bantered with us regarding my lack of drinking (being 5 months pregnant) and Jeff making up for it.

He also led me to my meal choice, Crab-Cake Eggs Benedict, and Jeff’s drink choices. Both of which we were pleased with. Olivia’s is the only table service restaurant located at Old Key West.

Olivia’s is one of the few restaurants that has a different menu for each meal of the day. For breakfast, you have your classic breakfast choices including omelettes, french toast, pancakes and eggs with bacon. Lunch time the menu is filled with sandwiches, salads, and fried chicken. Dinner time has seafood, steak, pork chops and fried chicken. If you’re on the dining plan, the best value at this restaurant is dinner time. If you’re paying out of pocket, breakfast or lunch is a great choice.

As mentioned above, when we ate here we had breakfast. I enjoyed the Crab-Cake Eggs Benedict. They were accompanied by Olivia’s Breakfast Potatoes, which was a potato salad of sorts. Jeff had the Monroe Egg White Omelette, which was filled with goat cheese, spinach, mushrooms and peppers. It wasn’t as good as our breakfast at Trattoria al Forno but it was still up there in favourites. Olivia’s has a few breakfast cocktails to enjoy with your meal. Along with lattes and a frozen cappuccino. For such a small, hidden gem of a restaurant, they have a vast drink menu. The food offerings are smaller but what they lack in variety they make up for in quality.

Olivia’s also serves weekend brunch, one of nine restaurants that do so at Walt Disney World.

If you’re staying here or in the area during your Disney vacation then I would strongly recommend making the trek to this restaurant. And it is a trek. This resort is huge, and Olivia’s is located in the main area of the resort. So you can get here by grabbing transportation from any of the parks or Disney Springs. Or grab the boat from Disney Springs. We walked from our home resort, Saratoga Springs, on our visit. The walk between the two resorts is not long but the walk in Old Key West is. So once we were at Old Key West we hopped on the bus that took us to the main building. Old Key West has a lot of recreational activities. They have surrey bicycles, a tennis court, shuffle board, a weekly race, poolside activities, playgrounds, table tennis and a great pool for the whole family. So if you head on over to this resort for a meal at Olivia’s you can pass time before or after the meal with any of these activities.

There are many places I would head to for a destination meal outside of the parks before heading here. But if you’re a seasoned visitor and you’re looking for someplace to discover, then Olivia’s may be it.

Hours:

7:30am-10:30am

11:30am-3:00pm

5:00pm-10:00pm

Dining Plan: 1 Table Service Meal Credit

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