Universal Orlando offers many wonderful dining options. The quality of food within the CityWalk area continues to improve. Many new higher quality menu items and concepts have been added within the parks over the last six to seven years. However, the breakfast options within the theme parks continue to be merely adequate. Sure, you could choose between Starbucks, Cinnabon, and Voodoo Doughnut in CityWalk for a quick breakfast option. What do you do if you want breakfast but find yourself within Universal Studios Florida theme park?
The Today Café makes a good option. The food quality rates above average. Yet, the wait here will cut into your valuable morning touring time. Of course, another Starbucks resides in Universal Studios Florida, but waits can be long here also. Diagon Alley extends an invitation to the Leaky Cauldron for breakfast. This quick service location provides a decent breakfast but you are gladly paying for the theming. Also, these breakfast options cut into your valuable morning touring time.
During a recent trip, I visited the San Francisco Pastry Company for breakfast. This location tends to be less busy than other breakfast options. Like Croissant Moon Bakery over in Islands of Adventure, this location offers breakfast sandwiches. On the recent trip, I ordered the Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissant. This breakfast option costs $7.49 before any discounts.
The menu description tells you the same thing as the title. This breakfast items function as a no-nonsense choice. Still, the menu description fails to tell you that some fruit will be accompanying your sandwich. As I tend to remind people, fruit just tastes better in Florida.
So how was this breakfast sandwich? Well, it was a breakfast sandwich that I acquired quicker than other breakfast options at Universal Studios Florida. The croissant tasted just okay. The bacon provides some flavor but nothing special. The egg and cheese fit this entrée but simply tasted average. Was this a bad breakfast sandwich? I would respond by pointing out that nothing about it was really bad. However, nothing about it was really good either. In fact, the fruit tasted well below normal Florida standards. Yet, that level of fruit quality passes as normal for many places in the USA.
Overall, I would not order this again. Still, if you are hungry after leaving Diagon Alley or on your way to Diagon Alley, this breakfast might provide what you need. The sandwich fails to kill your food budget. You do get some additional nutrition from the fruit. For a reasonably quick breakfast stop, this place works well. As always, eat like you mean it!
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