BEST RESTAU­RANT OLIVIA’S CAFE

WDW Magazine - - The Best Of WDW - BY SHAN­NON BONADURER

Olivia's Cafe is a hid­den gem at Walt Dis­ney World. Lo­cated at Dis­ney's Old Key West Re­sort, a Dis­ney Va­ca­tion Club (DVC) Re­sort, this restau­rant has ev­ery­thing you’d ex­pect from the DVC and more.

Olivia's has a very laid back feel. You can eas­ily imag­ine your­self din­ing in Key West with the restau­rants decor. It serves break­fast, lunch and din­ner. They fea­ture a DVC Mem­ber en­tree daily and are well known for their Conch Frit­ters and Pineap­ple Bread, not to men­tion the But­ter­milk Chicken. Olivia's also of­fers gluten-free and veg­e­tar­ian op­tions.

This restau­rant is on the Dis­ney Din­ing Plan and well worth the one din­ing credit it will take to dine there. Reser­va­tions are al­ways rec­om­mended as it seats ap­prox­i­mately 150 guests.

Sur­rounded by nau­ti­cal decor with palm ceil­ing fans and Caribbean mu­sic, you will find your­self re­laxed and swept away as you en­joy a tasty meal the whole fam­ily will love.

The best way to get to Olivia's is by bus to Old Key West or by boat from Dis­ney Springs. The 15-minute boat ride it­self is quite re­lax­ing and drops you off right at the Cafe's back door. The staff is fab­u­lous and al­ways so friendly. They re­ally make you feel at home. Cel­e­brat­ing a Birth­day? The staff at Olivia's will help you cel­e­brate—is­land style!

The Back Story

Olivia Farnsworth lived in a small cot­tage along Turtle Krawl, up­wind of the strip in Old Key West. Al­most daily, she would in­vite cu­ri­ous passerby's who smelled her cook­ing to come on in and pull up a chair. Peo­ple loved her vi­brant fla­vors and earthly per­son­al­ity, and be­fore long she found her­self set­ting more ta­bles.

Even­tu­ally, Olivia opened the doors to her epony­mous café, which has been a haven for lo­cals and a must for out-of-town­ers ever since.

So when plan­ning din­ing reser­va­tions for your next Walt Dis­ney World va­ca­tion, con­sider din­ing at Olivia's Cafe. You won't be dis­ap­pointed.

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