Hey y’all! I got a ton of great feedback about last week’s food review. So I decided to do another today! Grant and I recently ate at Olivia’s Cafe for brunch at Disney’s Old Key West Resort during Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. I had been before a few times, but not in the past 10 years or so, and it was Grant’s first time. We made reservations on a whim the day before. I am so glad we did, because it was DELICIOUS!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Disney’s hotels, Old Key West was the first ever Disney Vacation Club Resort and opened in 1991. I’ve stayed here numerous times throughout the years, since my family is DVC, and it is such a great resort! The rooms are HUGE (the biggest on property), there’s beautiful golf course views, a great pool, and it feels secluded. If you couldn’t tell by the name the resort is themed off of the Florida Keys, so you can expect a nautical, beach-like, colorful vibe. If you ever get the chance to stay there, I highly recommend it.
Olivia’s itself is very small, as is the shared “communal” areas at this resort. Everything the guests need is located in the same area; restaurants, the pool, ferry to Disney Springs, bus stops, lobby, etc. Olivia’s is located right across from the lobby.
When you walk in it is cozy and walls are covered with pictures of DVC members and their families, which I think is awesome! As you keep going nautical decor cover the walls and accent paddle fans cover the ceiling. Again, this is one of the smaller Disney restaurants and while large groups are welcome at all Disney dining, it wouldn’t be my first choice.
Let’s get into what’s important, THE FOOD! Keep in mind Grant and I went on a Saturday and got brunch, which is only available on the weekends. They basically just have selections from their breakfast and lunch menus. So this is great if everyone is craving something different. You can check out Olivia’s menu HERE.
I had my eye on the Southernmost Buttermilk Chicken before we even got there, so that’s what I ended up getting. When I ordered the waitress said “Good, that’s the best thing on the menu!” And let me tell you, it was DELICIOUS! I’m not a huge fried chicken person since it tends to be soggy. But this was amazing! It was crunchy and the breast was tender, yes it was a chicken breast! No bones involved. Topped with southern gravy (white gravy, think country fried steak), green beans, and mashed potatoes (the site says a biscuit as well? I didn’t get one lol.). I was not at all disappointed. The mashed potatoes had the skin, so I was uneasy about that. But they ended up being delicious. And the green beans were fresh and crunchy. For $20 I was definitely impressed.
Grant decided on the steak with pommes frites. There was also a salad on the side as well. It was only $25, so a great deal for a steak! It obviously wasn’t California Grill level. But for the price, it was great! The portions at Olivia’s were great as well.
We unfortunately didn’t try any appetizers or desserts. We went the afternoon of the 10K and had already had breakfast so we weren’t hungry enough. But we will definitely be back and try some at some point!
Overall, I cannot recommend Olivia’s enough! The service was great, the food was delicious, and all for a fair price. Truly a hidden gem at Walt Disney World. Every entree on the brunch menu was between $14-$25, making it pretty affordable for a Disney sit-down restaurant. And at the time of writing this Olivia’s does give an Annual Pass discount.
If y’all have any more questions about Olivia’s or any other Disney restaurant, feel free to comment down below or connect with me on social media @TheNorthernPrepster.
Thanks for reading!
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Rachel T says
Omg I forgot how good Olivia’s was until I read this! I’m a true southerner and LOVE their fried chicken!!
Oh my goodness! Their chicken was AMAZING