Disney’s Old Key West Resort was the very first Disney Vacation Club Resort that opened in 1991 and is themed to feel like the charming town of Conch Flats in the heart of the Florida Keys. The Disney Resort features beautiful waterways, bright and beachy colors, and some incredible dining options including the very popular Olivia’s Café.
Olivia’s Café is a table service restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus brunch on the weekends that features a rich back story that many Guests are not aware of. The restaurant is run by Olivia Farnsworth who grew up in Turtle Krawl not far from Conch Flatts and locals would constantly find themselves at her cabin enjoying amazing food options. Eventually, Olivia began to serve her culinary creations in her own restaurant which is the location that Guests can enjoy today.
Located just steps from the main lobby building of Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Olivia’s Café features a laid back and relaxed atmosphere with pastel colors, bright white molding, charming tiled floors, gently swaying fans, eclectic seating, and an impressive collection of nautical and beachy items including fish, seashells, and model boats. Guests are sure to love any meal in this charming interior or on an outdoor patio where they can enjoy the breeze and beautiful views of the Disney Resort.
The cuisine served up at Olivia’s Café focuses on comfort food with an infusion of fresh and bright flavors from the Florida Keys, and many of the menu items have become Guest favorites over the years. A great way to begin any wonderful meal at Olivia’s Café is by ordering up a round of drinks with options including soft drinks, coffee, tea, and specialty cocktails including the Loaded Key West Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Parrot Punch, Olivia’s Eye Opener, Whiskey Breeze, Rum Swizzle, and more.
Breakfast at Olivia’s Café is the perfect way to begin any day at the Walt Disney World Resort as there are several hearty and filling options that Guests are sure to love. Olivia’s Breakfast is one of the most traditional and filling options available and features two eggs, Olivia’s breakfast potatoes, buttermilk biscuit, and choice of one side with options including Olivia’s Famous Grits, Olivia’s Famous Oatmeal, bacon, sausage, ham, or fresh fruit.
Other egg-centered breakfast options at Olivia’s Café include the Sombrero Beach Omelet which combines savory ham, green peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese served with sour cream, pico de gallo, Olivia’s breakfast potatoes, and a buttermilk biscuit. More traditional egg options are also available with the Buttermilk Pancake and Eggs and the Waffle and Eggs which pair perfectly griddled main courses with freshly prepared eggs.
True comfort food shines through with the Spam-Cheddar Biscuits which are served with white gravy and a honey drizzle and there is also a plant-based option with Papa’s Hash which combines tamari-marinated tofu with roasted peppers, spinach, tomatoes, and fried potatoes. By far the most indulgent breakfast item that Guests can miss is the Banana Bread French Toast which features coconut whipped cream and Bahamian Banana-Rum Syrup for an elevated update on a traditional favorite.
Each Saturday and Sunday, Olivia’s Café is open for brunch and serves up a menu of regular breakfast items as well as exclusive options that are only available on the weekends. Some repeat breakfast options that Guests can also enjoy for brunch include the Spam-Cheddar Biscuits, Banana Bread French Toast, Sombrero Beach Omelet, Olivia’s Breakfast, and Waffle and Eggs.
Light and healthy brunch options that Guests can enjoy at Olivia’s Café include a traditional Caesar Salad which is served with the usual romaine lettuce, parmesan, croutons, and Caesar dressing. Guests who are looking for a plant-based menu option can try Miss Vickie’s Veggie Burger which tops a juicy veggie patty with lettuce, tomato, and onions with a side of fresh fries.
Guests who want to enjoy traditional Southern comfort food options during brunch at Olivia’s Café can indulge in the Chicken and Waffles which pairs a sweet potato waffle with a generous portion of buttermilk fried chicken, bacon jam, fresh berries, and maple syrup for a sweet and savory beginning to any day. The Shrimp and Grits are also very popular with a traditional serving of sautéed shrimp, parmesan grits, and a roasted tomato-red pepper vinaigrette.
The final two brunch options at Olivia’s Café are definitely the most indulgent starting with the Crab Cake-Eggs Benedict which transforms the classic entrée by topping an English Muffin with poached eggs, pan-fried crab cakes, and key lime hollandaise along a side of Olivia’s breakfast potatoes. Finally, the Slow-cooked Prime Rib is the heartiest menu choice featuring a fourteen-ounce cut served with Olivia’s potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and a cabernet demi-glace.
Lunch at Olivia’s Café takes on a lighter feel with a delicious menu featuring salads, sandwiches, and more all packed with flavor. To begin lunch, Guests can choose from appetizers including Caesar Salad with the option of chicken, shrimp, or steak, a Seasonal Market Salad, Homemade Soup of the Day, Shrimp Fritters with key lime mustard, or Crab Cake served with a jalapeno aioli sauce, grilled pineapple salsa, and chayote slaw.
Guests who are looking to enjoy a sandwich for lunch at Olivia’s Café have several options including Miss Vickie’s Veggie Burger which is also featured at brunch. Also available are a traditional Bacon Cheeseburger, Conch Flats Club Sandwich with turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato, and the indulgent Havana Beef Sandwich which tops a toasted baguette with shaved prime rib, Cuban mojo, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, avocado, and chimichurri mayonnaise.
There is a limited menu of entrée options available for lunch at Olivia’s Café and Guests love the traditional comfort option of the Southernmost Buttermilk Chicken which is paired with creamy mashed potatoes, southern gravy, a biscuit, and seasonal vegetables. The other meat option is the Grilled New York Strip which is accompanied by parmesan-roasted fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and an herb chimichurri.
Olivia’s Café also features two seafood entrees for lunch each day beginning with Captain Wahoo’s Catch of the Day which alternates with the freshest options and is served with a variety of seasonal accompaniments. Seafood lovers are also sure to love the Cayo Hueso Shrimp Pasta which tops penne pasta with a pesto cream sauce, sautéed shrimp, zucchini, yellow squash, grape tomatoes, and spinach.
Dinner at Olivia’s Café features a similar menu to lunch including all of the same appetizer options as well as Captain Wahoo’s Catch of the Day, Southernmost Buttermilk Chicken, Bacon Cheeseburger, and Cayo Hueso Shrimp Pasta. Also available is the Slow-cooked Prime Rib that is found on the brunch menu each weekend.
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The only exclusive menu item for dinner each night at Olivia’s Café is the West Indian Tofu and Coconut Curry which combines island flavors and fresh ingredients for an unforgettable meal. Guests can dig into crispy tofu combined with a creamy Caribbean curry featuring roasted sweet potatoes, marinated tomatoes, grilled broccolini, edamame, red pepper, and cilantro.
The perfect way to end any meal at Olivia’s Café is by indulging in a decadent and flavorful dessert. Guests have several options to choose from, including a traditional Key Lime Tart with mango and raspberry sauce. Also available are a Caramel Apple Tart, Banana Bread Pudding Sundae, and plant-based Tropical Chocolate Tart.
Olivia’s Café at Disney’s Old Key West Resort is an amazing table service restaurant that has the perfect combination of comforting and delicious menu items and laid back atmosphere that truly makes Guests feel as though they are in the heart of the Florida Keys. Guests should absolutely be sure to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch at Olivia’s Café on any visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!