30 March 2011

Cool through and through

As an educator who seeks to develop the whole child, from social emotional skills to physical and mental growth, one aspect I have been keenly aware of is the health and dietary habits of the children in my care. Balanced meals and proper nutrition are crucial, not only for children, but for teenagers and adults as well. That said, I am flying in the face of all my nutritional beliefs today when I offer up to you a single suggestion… When in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, be sure to spend part of your morning at Starring Rolls Café!

Starring Rolls Café is situated at the corner of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, tucked just beside and behind the Brown Derby. Inside there is a fine selection of pastries and even a couple of sandwiches or sushi rolls if happen by later in the day, but the real joy here is indulging early in the day. The small bakery is able to provide a wide array of coffee beverages to help peel those eyelids open, should Rock ‘N’ RollerCoaster not be a strong enough stimulant for you. The coffee is nice, and the pastries or sandwiches are fine, but the real reason to halt your touring midmorning is the massive sweets tucked inside of the cooler case.

Cupcakes, brownies, and other sinfully sweet creations filled the chilled bakery case of Starring Rolls. Many of these items, including the Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake, have been reviewed previously on the Main Street Gazette, but I don’t feel as if I am going out on a limb when I say I could easily, and happily recommend any single treat from Starring Rolls Café. Almost all of the items available from the display case are large enough to share with another guest or two, and are rich enough that sharing is perhaps the preferred manner of consumption.

Starches and sugars for breakfast certainly do not constitute the breakfast of champions, but I am going to let you in on a little secret. Chances are, if you happen to find yourself at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you are on vacation! Go ahead and let go for one morning. A typical break for me comes after I have played a round at Toy Story Midway Mania, when I pull in for a pit stop before continuing on the The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘N’ RollerCoaster. However, I leave the timing of your breakfast break in your hands. My only word of caution is that morning lines at Starring Rolls Café can get long quickly with other sweet craving guests, so the early you arrive the better.

Sure, there are plenty of breakfast sandwich, Mickey waffle, bacon, potato and egg eateries and table service restaurants serving hearty dishes throughout Walt Disney World and most mornings these would be my recommendation. Every once in a while, just as a treat, I highly recommend talking to the kid hiding inside and having a cupcake for breakfast!


Elizabeth said...

You know, it was the third time I visited Starring Rolls before I realized they had real breakfast food. I completely overlooked it as my eyes were drawn to the ginormous cupcakes.

Unknown said...

I never noticed Starring Rolls before! Those pastries look amazing. I'm going to stop in over there on our next trip in September.
Grea post!

Jennifer Lynn said...

Oh wow, those look amazing! We are planning on going there on our trip and I can't wait.