Cafe Rix, Nice Addition to Coronado Springs Resort

| April 4, 2008

The other day I found myself over at The Coronado Springs Resort so I decided to pop my head into Rix Lounge, the new ‘ultra lounge’ styled bar located just outside of the Pepper Market.  I found the space to be well themed and inviting with some cool areas to sit with friends for a drink and discussion.  Since this was already covered by Bob Varley on the Podcast I won’t go into details of the offerings, needless to say they are expensive.  As someone who rarely drinks I doubt I will be spending any time at Rix Lounge, but I think many of the conventioneers at The Coronado Springs will enjoy the adult, non-Disney atmosphere and libations – especially those who are on a per diem.

Since this was the first time I had been to the Coronado since the completion of Rix Lounge I didn’t know they also built a new grab-n-go food area called Cafe Rix.  This is located between Rix Lounge and the store.

Rix Cafe Interior

I must say that this looks a like a really great addition to this resort.

For those of you who don’t know, the old grab-n-go food location was right next to the podium for the Pepper Market.  This new location is much more centrally located and convenient for folks who want to sit outside along the water and have a bite to eat.

Rix Cafe Food Area

While we didn’t stop and eat here the food actually looked good, and quite reasonable for Disney Resort fare.  There were hot and cold sandwich platters which ranged from $6.99 to $9.50, soups and salads from $7.50 to $10.85,  fresh fruit and both fountain and bottled drinks in a very wide variety.

Rix Cafe Baked Goods

What impressed me the most was the fresh baked items and gelato.  Everything looked so good and fresh, and I didn’t think the prices were that bad.

Rix Cafe Gelato

For those of you who want to know exactly what is being offered check out the MENU for Cafe Rix on the DIS.

Again, we did not stop and eat so I do not know what the food tasted like but it all looked very good and very high quality.

Maybe next time we’ll take some time to stop in for a snack at Rix. 

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  • artman

    “some cool areas to sit with friends for a drink and discussion”
    that is groundbreaking what do they call these areas? :) Sorry John I couldn’t resist

  • WebmasterRegina

    GELATO!!!!!!!!!!!! The rest of you can go to Beaches and Cream. I much prefer the Gelato they have at the Beach Club marketplace.

    It’s good to know they have it at Coronado.

  • daneenm

    I was just about to post about the gelato too. Looks yummy!

  • UrsulasShadow

    Would anyone think it odd if I just “drove down to WDW” to get a gelato? Oscar? Wanna ride with?

  • mommyceratops

    Hey if you and Oscar are going stop by and pick me up!
    It is Saturday night and nothing could top last weeks but that?!

  • klam_chowder

    We stayed at CS over Christmas break and if you’re an OCD micro-planner like me (if you’re reading this you are) and want to be at the park during rope drop, Cafe Rix will save your life!

    On our first full day in the parks (so EXCITING!) I herded DH out of our room and on to breakfast only to find Pepper didn’t open til 7am! The handy dandy Cafe Rix next door quelled the “Not Yet Fed” monster I am aka; we munched on tasty morning pastries before the bus arrived.

    The food is good & fresh, and it was great to pick up some sandwiches to take to the airport and enjoy while waiting for our flight (since DME gets you there so early).


  • kab407

    Ursula, pick me up? I’m on the way in NJ.

  • UrsulasShadow

    Road trip!

  • mommyceratops

    Oh I can’t wait!! Kathy, Mindy, WildeOscar and I on a road trip for gelato!!


  • Madi100

    We have a place that sells some really yummy gelato here in town. You should all road trip to my town :)

  • calypso

    I guess a detour to the Pacific Northwest would be asking a bit too much, eh?