There’s a new coffee kiosk in town. You’ll find it tucked away in Hollywood Studios–behind Muppet Vision 3D and between the Phineas & Ferb meet and the Streets of America. It’s legit. See:
Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company Service Station, for all of your mid-DHS coffee, espresso and pastry needs, opened on November 27 to very little fan fare, and At Disney Again and I stumbled upon it on November 29 with confusion … where’d this thing come from? (Especially because the online rumor mill led us all to believe that a new Joffrey’s location was going in near Pixar Place.)
The menu isn’t anything special. In fact it’s pretty much the standard Joffrey’s menu with its standard ridiculously high prices. In addition, there were an array of muffins, croissants and other pastries on offer. None of them looked particularly appetizing. (But there was a Mickey pretzel calling my name from Streets of America, so I was biased against the danish for sure.)
Taking a step back, it’s a tiny kiosk with two ordering windows on the front and a pick up window on either side. The back of the kiosk has a door for cast members to enter and exit. And it’s really that simple. Four walls and some faux bricks, but it fits in quite well with the gritty city-texture of the surrounding buildings. Almost like it’s been there all along.
The details remind me of Route 66 and 1930s-style gas stations, including three circular graphics depicting what’s on offer and a perfectly weathered sign that also tells us (somewhat ironically) what we can order here: gas specially calibrated for our humanoid motor conveyances.
Below, two more retro-inspired signs, letting you know this is a full service establishment and pointing out the main ordering window. (The second window wasn’t in use when we visited. Neither were the side windows–most people seemed to be ordering and picking up from the left window. We’ll see how that changes if/when the kiosk becomes more busy.)
And there’s the kicker: this adorable coffee kiosk is mere steps away from the Lightening McQueen meet and greet, so it’s even more synergistic and well-themed than you initially thought. Is this a (rusted, weather-worn) sign of Cars Land coming to Disney World? Or is this Orlando’s nod to the popular Anaheim attractions? I have no idea.
But I do know they serve coffee.
What do you think of the new Joffrey’s kiosk in Hollywood Studios? Let us know in the comments!