REVIEW: New Brunch Service Means More Banana Bread French Toast at Olivia’s Cafe, Disney’s Old Key West Resort

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Olivia’s Cafe is a table service restaurant located at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. We love Olivia’s, they have fantastic comfort food for affordable prices, friendly servers, and great drinks. Plus it’s always easy to get a reservation there. You may remember we checked out their fried chicken a little bit ago, it’s still delicious as ever. Recently Olivia’s added a brunch menu containing options from both the breakfast and the lunch menu. This brunch is available on Saturdays and Sunday from 7:30AM through 3:30PM.

Banana Bread French Toast – $15.00

Topped with Bahamian Banana-Rum Syrup, Coconut Whipped Cream, and served with choice of Bacon, Sausage, or Ham.

One of Olivia’s signature dishes, the banana bread french toast is a must for anyone who enjoys a sweet breakfast… or lunch now I guess. It’s a rather sizable portion with 3 big pieces of french toast made with banana bread (as you might expect from the name), covered in a sweet mixture of the coconut whipped cream and a banana-rum syrup. This dish would be worth a trip out to the real Key West to grab, so it’s certainly worth a journey off the beaten path at Walt Disney World to go and try.

Mallory Square Cobb Salad – $19.00

Romaine Lettuce with layers of Chilled Shrimp, Crab Salad, Bacon, Egg, Blue Cheese, Tomato, and Avocado with a Key Lime-Mustard Vinaigrette.

The Cobb Salad is a satisfying option while still being on the healthier side of the lunch/brunch choices at this location, especially compared to what we just reviewed above. It comes with a surprisingly large number of shrimp that were tasty and well-seasoned. They aren’t the highest quality, jumbo shrimp you’d likely get at a signature dining location, but they’re still good for the price point. The salad itself is chock full of other delicious ingredients, arranged in rows on top of the lettuce. We got ours without the bacon, but I’d imagine for most diners the bacon would only add to the enjoyment of the dish. It also has a unique key-lime mustard vinaigrette that was simultaneously delightfully on theme and more flavorful than your typical Cobb salad dressing.

If you’re looking for something different at Old Key West, plea check out our review of some dishes and drinks from the nearby Gurgling Suitcase.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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