A look inside the Fountain View

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The Fountain View Epresso and Bakery, overlooking Epcot’s Fountain of Nations, operates on limitted hours from park opening until 1pm (which is “coincidentally” when crowds begin to shift from Future World to World Showcase.)

As a quick stop to grab a pastry or light breakfast items (savory breakfast pockets and croissant sandwiches flesh out the otherwise pastry-exclusive menu), the Fountain View provides a coffee-shop atmosphere and a retreat from the crowds within Epcot’s central walkways. Seating is provided at tables and a long circular bar surrounding the kitchen and prep areas. The full original Innoventions music loop plays at this location.

An onstage kitchen is used to make fresh pastries, with most items covered on the Disney Dining Plan as a snack feature, and prices per item typically around $5 – not an excellent value, but the food is high quality.

We give the Fountain View Espresso and Bakery a C+ rating for its high priced, but beautiful desserts. Lines are short after opening, but begin to grow from 10am to 11am, peaking just before lunchtime.

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Posted on June 28, 2006

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