A recent trip to Disney World saw me enjoying fare at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review, Chefs de France, and Mama Melrose’s, and yet if I had to name a single favorite food memory, it would probably be the lowly Starring Rolls Cafe at Hollywood Studios.
As you can see, its appearance doesn’t just pop out at you, and I had to look a little to find the place. When you enter the park, veer to the right, like you’re heading to the main attractions — Tower of Terror and Rockin’ Roller Coaster. But instead of turning right on Sunset Boulevard, keep going straight just a bit, and Starring Rolls will be on your right, adjacent to Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant.
Don’t let the “afterthought” look of Starring Rolls fool you. Inside, there are so many treats:
Most of the foods offered are of the sweet variety, but that was great for me. Look at all the delicious cupcake options! The bottom row features some Starring Rolls specialties: cupcakes you won’t find anywhere else at the Disney parks.
How about a Red Velvet Cupcake to start your morning?
Or maybe a Butterfinger Cupcake is more to your liking? Picky, picky.
But my personal favorite was the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake. It’s filled with a glob of chocolate peanut butter frosting-type goo that is irresistible.
Sure, the prices on these little darlings aren’t cheap, at about $5 for a single cupcake. Still, they are huge (about 4″ tall), and if you have the Disney Dining Plan, they qualify as a “snack.” Trust me, if you eat one of these, you will not be hungry again for hours.
- Starring Rolls is not open all day. Some members of our party wanted to go buy a cupcake during the late afternoon when we visited in February, but when we arrived, we found that it had closed at 3. Hours vary by season, but Starring Rolls is generally a breakfast/lunch venue. Yes, you can order sandwiches here. I’m just not discussing them because they’re not as exciting as the sweets!
- If you get a cupcake, ask for a fork as well. They are just too big and awkward to eat without one. And they’re definitely big enough to share — so maybe ask for two forks (and an extra plate as well. Oh, and napkins — that goo is sticky!)
Have you visited Starring Rolls Cafe? What is your favorite menu item?