Eight Spoon Cafe Review at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Eight Spoon Cafe is located in the Discovery Island section.
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You’ll find Eight Spoon Cafe across from the Adventurers Outpost Mickey and Minnie Meet and Greet. It’s otherwise on the left as you walk through Discovery Island headed to Asia. This is also to the right of the entrance to It’s Tough To Be A Bug.
The kiosk operates somewhat like an Epcot Food and Wine Festival booth. It offers substantive tasting portions of pre-made food for snack credits or cash.
$6.79 Baked Macaroni & Cheese served with Pulled Pork
The real deal resembles the menu picture a lot better than most. It’s certainly a filling snack with Flame Tree’s tangy barbecue sauce mixing with the creaminess of the cheese better than you might expect. I don’t think the vinegary pickle slices will work for too many people, but you can easily remove them, or eat them separately. A sprinkle of crunchy green onion completes the dish.
The quality of the pasta depends a bit on freshness, but these things are popular enough that Disney replenishes the supply fairly consistently. If you’re looking for about a half of a meal that will carry you for a couple hours, or have snack credits to burn, then this is certainly a viable option. Flame Tree Barbecue across the way offers a similar dish. It’s about three times the size for two times the money. That’s where I’d head for a more substantial meal.
$6.99 Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Shrimp and Sweet Chili Sauce
Somehow I have misplaced my picture of this dish, but again, the flavor profile works better than you might expect. Two or three plump shrimp arrive on the same cheesy pasta base as the other two options. This time, a slightly sweet, slightly spicy pepper sauce adds some zip to the dish. It’s another good use of a snack credit.
$4.49 Baked Macaroni & Cheese
If the various toppings sound a little out there, or you’d like to save a couple of dollars, then Disney makes a plain version available. It’s appropriately creamy and cheesy with my pasta potentially a little overcooked. Still, for under five bucks, the portion is sizable and the carbs should keep you going for a while. It’s hard to imagine being tired of Mickey Pretzels, but this is probably a good alternative.
Lines are typically short for Eight Spoon Cafe, making it an easy stop for a substantial snack. Two dishes probably constitute enough food for a small meal. There are so many delicious things available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that this is probably not the end game that I would choose. But it’s certainly nice to have options. Walk across the way to Flame Tree Barbecue for scenic seating.