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Best Seating Areas at Epcot Food and Wine 2022

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Best Seating Areas at Epcot Food and Wine 2022

As important as it is to find the best food and drinks during a festival at Epcot, it’s also vital to know the best seating areas where you can easily eat and drink all the delicious creations.

Seeing as the 2022 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival takes place during some of Walt Disney World’s hottest months (pack those fans and cooling towels), grabbing a seat to either eat, drink, or simply relax is important.

Better yet, if you can find indoor seating, you’re touring Epcot the right way.

After visiting Food and Wine on opening day (July 14) and one day after to eat and drink every single booth item (yes, for real), we’ve gathered a list of the best seating areas at Epcot Food and Wine 2022.

If you want to make sure you don’t have to eat on top of a trash can (IYKYK) or hang at a standing table (sometimes our feet are too tired for that), keep reading!

Best Food and Wine Seating Areas Map

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Best Indoor Seating Areas

Want to stay out of the sun and keep cool while eating and drinking at Food and Wine? These are the best indoor seating areas at Epcot you need to take note of!

Connections Café and Eatery

connections eatery seating area - Epcot

Connections Café (aka Starbucks) and Connections Eatery both have a ton of indoor seating.

But, there is a catch.

There are certain sections that are blocked off and guarded by Cast Members. You have to physically have food or drinks from Connections in your hand to enter these areas. Simply showing that your Mobile Order has been placed or Is being prepared does not matter.

That said, there are a couple areas that aren’t blocked and are first come, first serve. So, if you’re lucky enough to snag a seat, this makes for a good place to do that.

The Odyssey Pavilion

odyssey events pavilions seating area

The Odyssey pavilion has a large area with tables that is perfect for taste testing nearby Food and Wine booths.

Interestingly, the first day the pavilion reopened there were mainly tables with chairs with just a few that were standing tables. But when we went back the next day, we discovered they switched to most of the tables being standing tables.

At least there is air conditioning!

The Epcot Experience closed in March 2022, but the pavilion reopened on July 14, 2022, the same day Food and Wine kicked off.

The 2022 Food and Wine booth Brew-Wing is also housed inside here.

Tangierine Café

Tangierine Cafe seating area - epcot - Morocco

You can find Tangierine Café at the front of the Morocco pavilion.

It was once a popular Quick Service location at Epcot, but has been closed since Disney World reopened in July 2020.

Upon reopening, it became a 2021 Food and Wine global marketplace and has been serving pared down menus for each festival ever since.

This is a great spot, especially because there are indoors tables, chairs, and booths. There isn’t a ton of indoor seating, but still a solid option.

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

seating area - les halles boulangerie-patisserie - epcot

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie is a Quick Service restaurant in the back of the France pavilion.

There is a small indoor section of tables and chairs. There are also several standing tables.

Keep in mind that this area does get busy (the France pavilion is typically popular), so you may not be able to snag a table here.

Plus, with many guests ordering from Les Halles, they take up the majority of tables. But, sometimes luck is on your side!

Rose & Crown Pub

rose and crown pub - seating area - united kingdom epcot

The Rose & Crown Pub is in the United Kingdom pavilion — and you can’t miss it.

The pub is very popular for obvious reasons (ciders, beers, full bar), but there are a couple of tables with chairs.

We won’t lie in saying that grabbing a table here is somewhat competitive and mainly because there are so few.

You also should check if it’s ok to bring in outside food. Depending on who you ask, you may be allowed.

We’ve seen some Cast Members and bartenders have zero problem with guests coming in to sit and eat from another location.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse

regal eagle smokehouse - indoor seating - american adventure pavilion

Regal Eagle Smokehouse is the main Quick Service spot in the American Adventure pavilion.

There is a lot of indoor seating. This is a great location to eat and cool off.

Typically, you’re allowed to bring in outside food and drinks at Regal Eagle (we did for multiple booths). But, of course, there’s always the chance a Cast Member may tell you seating is reserved strictly for diners.

But, it never hurts to try and even more so, to ask!

Canada Far & Wide

appleseed orchard - canada far and wide epcot food and wine

Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 is a show that plays inside the Canada pavilion.

But, it’s not running during the duration of Epcot Food and Wine, because it’s being used as the location for the Appleseed Orchard booth.

canada far and wide food and wine tables epcot

You order and pick up food where the show usually plays, but there isn’t seating.

However, if you keep walking through the set of doors to the left of the cash registers, there are several tables and barrels.

It’s also super cool and shady here, which is definitely needed on a hot day.

Best Outdoor Seating Areas

Indoor seating areas are much more popular than outdoor seating areas for obvious reasons (shade, air conditioning), but if you’re in a pinch or don’t mind sitting outside, then we have you covered! These are the best outdoor seating areas at Epcot.

Connections Café and Eatery

connections cafe and eatery - outdoor seating - epcot

While Connections Café (aka Starbucks) and Connections Eatery both have a ton of indoor seating, there are also select outdoor tables and chairs.

Unlike inside where some seating areas are monitored, anyone can sit outside here. Better yet, they are covered and offer shade.

Tangierine Café

Tangierine Cafe seating area - epcot - Morocco

In addition to the indoor seating at Tangierine Café, there are quite a few tables and chairs (some covered and some not) outside.

They are located on either side of the restaurant. You can’t miss them.

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Depending on the time of day, this area can be busy, but more often than not you’ll be able to get a table, which is always a win.

Morocco Marketplace

sangria sips seating area - Morocco - epcot

In the back of the Morocco pavilion, you’ll find a marketplace with tables and chairs scattered.

If you’re lucky, you may even find one in the shade. That sun can get hot!

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Specifically, you can find a charming seating area by the Quick Service stand, Sangria Sips.

This area is also covered and sits back from the main crowds that format the front of the pavilion — or gather near Tangierine Café.

Next to Brazil

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The area surrounding the Brazil booth has tables where you can both sit or stand.

The bad news is they’re uncovered, so you may want to avoid this seating area if you’re trying to stay away from direct sunlight.

But, seeing as Tangierine Café is nearby, you can always pop on over there for a table with shade.

Yorkshire County Fish Shop

ryorkshire county fish shop - seating area - united kingdom epcot

In the United Kingdom pavilion, you’ll find Yorkshire County Fish Shop.

This is a popular Quick Service location for those craving fish and chips. There’s also a nice outdoor seating area right next door.

Better yet, the tables have umbrellas!

Near Rose & Crown

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Between the Ireland booth and the Rose & Crown Dining Room, there is an uncovered outdoor section with tables and chairs.

Yes, while there aren’t umbrellas or coverage from the sun, this can still make for a great area to sit while you enjoy festival goods.

Plus, the views are pretty great!

Italy Pavilion

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If you walk to the back of the Italy pavilion by Via Napoli and the famous pizza window that always seems to be closed, you’ll find a section of covered tables.

These are available for anyone! While there aren’t a ton of tables, it doesn’t hurt to look back here if you’re in a pinch.

Next to Hops & Barley

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The American Adventure is one pavilion that has a lot of outdoor seating.

Next to the Hops & Barley booth, there are picnic tables that are both covered and uncovered.

These are also next to restrooms, which is always convenient.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse

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Quick Service spot Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue also has plenty of outdoor tables with umbrellas.

There are a few tables without umbrellas, but, if you’re desperate to sit while you’re eating, these will definitely do!

Katsura Grill

seating area in japan at epcot

Katsura Grill is a Quick Service that is somewhat hidden in the back of the Japan pavilion.

It has a big section with tables and chairs. Some of the tables are uncovered, while others have umbrellas and shade courtesy of trees.

seating area in japan at epcot

We really like this area because it is somewhat unknown and not as busy as other seating areas.

Also, you can’t beat the views of the Japan pavilion here.

Germany Pavilion

germany seating area - Epcot

Germany is busy thanks to the food and beer. Thankfully, there are quite a few tables scattered around the pavilion.

There is a section towards the water with benches, picnic tables, and standing tables.

germany seating area - Epcot

Inside the pavilion, you can usually also find tables and chairs, but they fill up fast. These tables are also typically in the direct sunlight and they don’t have umbrellas.

Refreshment Outpost

refreshment outpost seating area

Location: Outpost area (Between China and Germany)
Nearby booths: Germany, The Alps, Kenya, Refreshment Outpost, India

There are several tables with umbrellas near the Refreshment Outpost stand.

If you’re eating here, the Kenya marketplace, India, The Alps, or even Germany, you might want to grab a seat here.

Plus, it’s much less busy than the Germany pavilion (and shadier).

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

kringla bakeri og kafe seating area - epcot norway

Did you know that the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway pavilion has outdoor seating? It’s also covered!

This is a pretty small area for guests, but you may be lucky enough to get a table.

It’s also kind of hidden and not many know it exists, so definitely check it out if you’re grabbing a bite to eat at the booths in Mexico and/or China.

Lotus Blossom Café

lotus blossom cafe seating area - china pavilion - epcot

The Lotus Blossom Café is a Quick Service location in the China pavilion.

There is seating on both sides of the restaurant spot. Actually, there are plenty of tables available for guests, which is really nice.

Better yet, Lotus Blossom Café has restrooms available!

While you may not be able to enter the actual dining location to sit down and eat, keep in mind that there are also tables outside that you can use.

La Cantina de San Angel

la cantina de san angel seating area - epcot mexico pavilion

You’ll find La Cantina de San Angel inside the Mexico pavilion. It’s a very popular Quick Service spot that also offers covered seating.

But, keep in mind that you may not be able to enter here with food from another location. A Cast Member may or may not be out front controlling who enters.

We also recommend asking if you’re not sure or want to be respectful.


Food & Wine Booth map

Stay tuned for our 2023 Food and Wine booth map!

Until then, check out all the booths from the 2022 Food and Wine Festival on the map below, including our favorite overall booths, favorite items at each booth, and locations for indoor seating.

2022 food and wine map - all booths

Food & Wine Festival Booth Menus, Reviews, and Photos

Stay tuned for our 2023 Food and Wine booth links, until then you can check out our individual booth pages from last year’s festival that include photos, reviews, and ratings.

Check them out below!

New for 2022

Returning Booths In 2022

Additional Locations

Food and Wine Festival data

Stay tuned for our 2023 Food and Wine data, until then you can check out our data from last year’s festival.

Want to see all our reviews in 1 spot?

Clicking on the link below will allow you to copy our data into a Google Sheet that you can then use for your Food & Wine planning purposes.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival data screenshot

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