One of our yummiest but simple meals of the trip was at Olivia’s Cafe. It’s a cute cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. The chairs and placemats are a bit mismatched and I asked our awesome waiter, Jason, why. He told us the short version of the story about the inspiration for the cafe.
The story goes that Olivia was a woman who loved to cook as a way to occupy herself when her husband went off to WWI. She would share her food, but ran out of plates and chairs, so she told anyone she’d feed them but they had to bring their own plate and chair. I wish I had taken more pictures, because the decor was bright and colorful, very pretty in a surprisingly modern way!
Onto the food, well first–the drinks. They had a delicious acai berry smoothie I was able to have (as it would turn out, my only non-boring drink of our trip!), it was so refreshing and delicious! I also had some cranberry juice, a refreshing change.
And now–the star: “Poached Eggs and Hash.” I had done my research before the trip and wrote Disney Special Diets ahead of time as I knew I’d like to try the poached eggs with the sweet potato-white potato hash but it normally is made with ham (and I cannot eat pork). They had not told the restaurant, but the chef, Corey, was amazing and said if I was willing to wait, he’d have some made just for me! The poached eggs were perfect, the hash was very good but the onions were strong–if I was having it custom made again, I’d also ask for no onions. It normally comes with Hollandaise sauce, which I didn’t think was safe so I just had them skip it. The platter came with Udi’s toast (done perfectly) and butter in place of the gluten biscuit. (This meal was gluten free, pork free, soy free, and peanut free.)
As always, I was not compensated in any way for this review.