Now Open! EPCOT’s Connections Café – Photos and Menu

by | Apr 23, 2022 | EPCOT, WDW Blog, WDW News

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These Connections Café photos prove that the new home of Starbucks at EPCOT is worth the buzz!

We’ve known that the Café was coming for some time now and it was even one of our 22 reasons to go to Disney World in 2022

Initially, Disney gave us the very-not-specific opening date of spring. Which, you know, didn’t exactly narrow things down. But at the time of writing, Connections Café is officially open for business. Starbucks coffee and Disney tumblers for all!

Our reporter Ilana Robinson was able to snap some Connections Café photos on a recent trip to the park.

Is Connections Café in EPCOT Open?

As of April 22, 2022—Yes! While the Café is open, Disney Parks says the Connections Eatery will officially open to the public on April 27, 2022.

The coffeehouse is the latest addition to EPCOT’s ongoing transformation. Connections Café joins a completed project list that already includes the Creations Shop, the newly reopened Club Cool, expanded France Pavilion, and Space 220.

2023 is still the goal for completion of all EPCOT construction, but checking another planned project off the list feels like time will fly by!  

Where Is Connections Café?

You’ll find Connections Café serving up your Starbucks favorites in the new World Celebration neighborhood at EPCOT. 

You might remember the location as Electric Umbrella. That restaurant flipped its last burger in February 2020 after almost 26 years of operation. 

So if you’re heading into the Park, look to the left of Spaceship Earth. Connections Café and the Creations Shop are next-door neighbors.

What About The Starbucks Traveler’s Café?

Alas, because it was always intended to be a temporary location, the small Starbucks near World Showcase is now closed. 

No word yet on what’s being moved into the now empty Traveler’s Café spot.

What’s On The Connections Café & Eatery Menu?

Connections Café has all the caffeinated comforts of your favorite Starbucks. The menu has everything from macchiatos to Dragon Drinks (which we have to assume the latter is Figment’s go-to order).

Connections Eatery, on the other hand, puts an international twist on the fast-casual quick-service restaurant experience.

You won’t have to wait until the Food and Wine Festival to eat around the world. The Connections Eatery menu has foods inspired by different cultures (and many allergy-friendly options too). 

It all comes back to the World Celebration’s mission to bring everyone to the table. 

Burgers and Chicken

  • French Bistro Burger: $12.99
    • Gourmet Beef Blend, Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Brie, Mushrooms, Dijon Mayonnaise, Toasted Brioche Bun
  • American Classic Burger: $11.99
    • Gourmet Beef Blend, Lettuce, Pickle, Tomato, Cheddar, Roasted Garlic Spread, Toasted Bun
  • Hand-breaded Chicken Sandwich: $11.99
    • House-made Pickles, Signature Sauce, Toasted Brioche Bun
  • Southwestern Burger: $12.99
    • Gourmet Beef Blend, Roasted Corn-Chipotle Salsa, Oaxaca Cheese Crema, Chamoy, Guacamole Spread, Toasted Bun
  • Banh Mi Burger: $11.99
    • Miso-marinated Gourmet Beef Blend, Pickled Vegetables, Sriracha Mayonnaise, Soft Sub Roll
  • Mediterranean Burger: $11.99
    • Gourmet Beef Blend, Shredded Lettuce, Pickled Vegetable and Feta Relish, Zhoug Mayonnaise, Housemade Doner Bread

Pizza

  • Meatball Pizza: $10.99
    • Beef and Pork Meatballs, San Marzano Tomato and Basil Sauce, Cheese Blend, served with Mediterranean Side Salad
  • Five-Cheese Pizza: $10.49
    • San Marzano Tomato and Basil Sauce, Cheese Blend, served with Mediterranean Side Salad
  • Pepperoni Pizza: $10.99
    • Pepperoni, San Marzano Tomato and Basil Sauce, Cheese Blend, served with Mediterranean Side Salad

Salad

  • General Tso Chicken Salad: $11.49
    • Petite Kale Blend, Broccoli Slaw, Red Bell Pepper, Mandarin Oranges, Edamame, Crispy Wontons, Warm Fried Chicken, General Tso’s Dressing
  • Niçoise-style Salad: $10.29
    • Crispy Mixed Greens, Wedged Potatoes, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Olives, White Beans, Dijon Vinaigrette (Plant-based)

Plant-based

  • Curry Spice Pizza: $10.99
    • Tikka Masala, Carrot, Potato, Peas, Tomato, Plant-based Mozzarella, Lime “Yogurt”, served with Mediterranean Side Salad

Sides

  • Coleslaw: $4.49
  • French Fries: $4.49
  • Mediterranean Side Salad: $3.79
  • A Cuties® Mandarin: $1.99

Kids’ Disney Check Meals

  • Cheeseburger: $7.99
    • Served with choice of two Sides and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Bottled Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitutions
  • Grilled Chicken Bao: $7.49
    • Served with choice of two Sides and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Bottled Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitutions

Kids’ Meals

  • Chicken Strips: $7.99
    • Served with choice of two Sides and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Bottled Water
  • Five-Cheese Pizza: $7.49
    • Served with choice of two Sides and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Bottled Water

Dessert

  • Liege Waffle: $5.29
    • Brioche Dough with Pearl Sugar, Strawberries, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Sauce

Shakes

  • Apple Pie Gelato Shake: $7.29
  •  Mango-Coconut Milk Shake: $7.29
    • Topped with Pomegranate-Molasses Drizzle

Beverages

  • Assorted Fountain Beverages: $3.99
    • Assorted Coca-Cola® Offerings
  • Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca: $4.99
  • Lowfat Milk: $1.99
  •  smartwater®: $5.50
  • DASANI® Bottled Water: $3.50
  • Small NESQUIK® Chocolate Milk: $1.99
    • 8-oz Bottled Beverage

Hot Beverages

  • Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee™ Decaf: $3.49
  • Freshly Brewed Joffery’s Coffee™ Regular: $3.49
  • Hot Cocoa: $3.49
  • Twinings® Hot Tea: $3.49

Beer

  • Cigar City Jai Alai IPA – Tampa, FL: $10.00
    • 20-oz Draft – This bigger brother to the Pale Ale employs a significant amount of Hops with high bitterness and Citrus and Floral aromas
  • Yuengling Traditional Lager – Pottsville, PA: $8.75
    • 20-oz Draft – Fuller flavored with a higher malt presence than Pale Lagers
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider – Cincinnati, OH: $9.25
    • 20-oz Draft – Sweet and refreshing, a favorite since Colonial times
  • Bud Light Lager – St. Louis, MO: $8.25
    • 20-oz Draft – Golden colored with flavors that are dry, clean, crisp and refreshing with subtle bitterness

Wine

  • Acrobat Pinot Noir, Oregon: $13.00
    • 5-oz Glass of Pinot Noir – Flavors of ripe strawberry and dark chocolate, with notes of cherry, cinnamon, and vanilla on the nose
  • Hess Shirtail Creek Chardonnay, California: $11.00
    • 5-oz Glass of Chardonnay – Crisp acidity with notes of green apple and tropical fruit
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, California: $11.00
    • 5-oz Glass of Cabernet Sauvignon – Flavors of plum and dark chocolate with aromas of strawberry and cedar
  • Rainstorm Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon: $11.00
    • 5-oz Glass of Pinot Noir Rosé – Vibrate pink hue with notes of strawberry, rose petal, and pomegranate on the nose

Specialty Cocktails

  • Cucumber and Thai Basil Cooler $14.00
    • Hendrick’s Gin, Cucumber, Cane Sugar, Lemon, Thai Basil, Ginger Bitters

Inside Connections Café Photos

Ready for a peek inside? Check out these interior Connections Café photos captured by our reporter, Ilana.

Step inside the new Starbucks at EPCOT with these Connections Café Photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Stepping inside the doors of Connections Café & Eatery, you’ll notice how bright and airy the space feels. 

Check out the inside of the Starbucks at EPCOT in these Connections Check out part of the mural wall in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

The Disney Parks Blog expects that this spot will be a hit with guests thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of “a Xandarian Starblaster on one side to Spaceship Earth on the other.”

Check out part of the mural wall in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Check out part of the mural wall in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Prepare to get delightfully lost in the details of this gigantic wall mural. Called, “Global Gathering,” it’s one of Walt Disney Imagineering’s largest murals to date.

Take a look at the show kitchens in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

If you find yourself sitting near one of the three show kitchens, you can watch chefs prepare your meal as it happens. At this time, we can’t confirm whether they whistle while they work. 

Check out the coffee pot display in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Wondering how other cultures prepare their tea or coffee? These display cases house teapots and other coffee-making accessories from around the globe. 

Check out the Starbucks menu in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Check out the Starbucks pastries on display in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Check out the Starbucks EPCOT mugs on display in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

It goes without saying, but don’t forget to pick up some exclusive merch before you head out.

Check out the Starbucks EPCOT pins on display in these Connections Café photos

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Have you had a chance to visit the Connections Café? We’d love to hear what your first impressions were over on our Facebook page.

Written by Natasha Szostak

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Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.
Natasha Szostak

Written by Natasha Szostak

Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.