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Connections Café & Eatery Menu & Review (2023 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival)

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Connections Café & Eatery Menu & Review (2023 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival)

Connections Café and Connections Eatery aren’t your typical Flower and Garden booths.

They are two permanent Quick Service spots that you can find in World Celebration. The Café is Epcot’s Starbucks location, while the Eatery sells a range of food and drinks perfect for lunch and dinner.

But, just like at every other Epcot festival, during Flower and Garden there are exclusive festival menu items sold at each restaurant.

orange bird liege waffle being made at connections

Flower and Garden items weren’t offered here in 2022, because both locations didn’t open until after last year’s festival began.

This year, the Café and Eatery each have their own respective festival offerings.

Keep in mind that the line at the Café can get very long, since this is Epcot’s only Starbucks location. So if you want that waffle, you will have to wait – even though, spoiler, it’s not worth it.

The Eatery also has Mobile Order. You can sometimes also hop in line and order before the location officially opens at 11 a.m., which you may want to do since it can get very busy here during lunch and dinner hours.

Be sure to check our 2023 Connections Café and Eatery must-trys, photos, full reviews, and ratings below.


Location: World Celebration
Nearby booths: Epcot Farmers Feast, BRUNCHCOT
Nearby seating areas: Connections Café and Connections Eatery both have their own indoor seating. There is also some outdoor seating, including benches, between the Café and Creations.
Not to miss: Nothing (neither option wowed us)

epcot flower and garden map with booth locations - including favorites

Connections Eatery Menu


Connections Café Menu


GF = gluten friendly, PB = plant-based, KF = kid friendly

2023 Connections Café Menu

orange bird liege waffle menu item - connections cafe

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When it comes to our reviews and ratings, we thought it would be helpful if you had a better understanding of our personal preferences (what we like and don’t like), along with if there are any dietary restrictions.

Here’s a breakdown of not only who is doing the reviews, but a little more information about what each of us likes and doesn’t like food and drink-wise.

Shannon (Founder)

  • Likes: Almost everything
  • Dislikes: Beers that taste “stinky,” anything too salty
  • Dietary Restrictions: None

Heather (Editor)

  • Likes: Strong flavors, anything made out of potatoes, white wines, all beers (especially stouts and wheat beers), doesn’t mind sweet (plain fruit is NOT a dessert. Ever.)
  • Dislikes: Things that are too spicy, anything with a bone still in it, cocktails with too much whiskey or tequila (thanks to having too much fun in college), some red wines, most IPAs
  • Dietary Restrictions: Shellfish allergy

Felicia (Content Manager)

  • Likes: Mezcal, savory drinks, stouts/lagers/wheats/sour beers, vinegar, tart/sour items, chocolate, fresh vegetables and fruits, red meat
  • Dislikes: Ciders, sweet drinks, anything milky or creamy, chili powder, cumin, weirded out by textures, mayonnaise, saucy/wet food, cream-filled pastries, artificial fruit flavors, cooked fruits, frozen items (drinks or ice cream)
  • Dietary Restrictions: None

Allyson (Managing Writer)

  • Likes: Cheesecake (the more sweets, the better), anything mint, hazy IPAs and wheat beers (big beer fan), tofu and most Impossible dishes, mushrooms
  • Dislikes: Wine (only likes a few dry ones), cream ales and stouts/porters, super sweet cocktails, floral flavors (lavender, rose), anything almond-flavored, things that are too spicy, olives, meat and seafood (see below)
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian (personal choice)

Photos & Reviews

Orange Bird Liege Waffle

A house made waffle made with brioche dough and topped with a white chocolate Orange Bird medallion.

orange bird liege waffle - connections cafe
  • Price: $4.19
  • Special Diets: Kid-Friendly
  • Rating: 2.3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Cute but not good. Would stick to the regular liege waffle and skip this festival option.
Heather: Great for a picture but not much else. Too much stuff on this – stick to the plain one unless you love sweet things.
Felicia: It’s alright. The white chocolate is delicious. But it’s not special. Cute, though.
Allyson: Cutely decorated, but simply a waffle with just ok flavor. And it’s hard to eat the way it’s packaged. The regular liege waffle at Connections Eatery is the only liege waffle to eat.

Flower Drop Cocktail

A cocktail made with St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade.

flower drop cocktail - connections eatery
  • Price: $13.50
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 3.0/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Oh man, soooo sweet. Light and refreshing but like drinking a sweet tart.
Heather: First drink of the day – and I really, really loved it. Probably because it has lemonade and it was refreshing because I am H-O-T.
Felicia: Very sugary and has an odd artificial grape flavor. Doesn’t taste like alcohol.
Allyson: A nice and light refreshing cocktail, but a little too sweet for me.

2023 Flower & Garden Booth map

Check out all of the booths for the 2023 Flower and Garden Festival on the map below, including our favorite individual menu items, favorite overall booths, and locations for indoor and outdoor seating.

Save to your phone to easily reference later!

2023 epcot flower and garden map with favorites

Here are links to our 2023 Flower and Garden individual booth pages with menus, photos, reviews, and ratings.

Ready to explore more Flower & Garden Festival booths? Take a look at the links below.

Additional Flower & Garden Locations

Flower & Garden Festival data

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 Flower & Garden planning purposes.

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Read more about this year’s Flower & Garden Festival

Be sure to check out the following links to our Epcot Flower and Garden Festival posts, where we provide information, tips, and much more.

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