I recently had the chance to visit Super Nintendo World for the FIRST time ever. Stepping into Super Nintendo World is truly like stepping straight into the video game. Everything becomes life-size, and you become the size of all the beloved characters. You are surrounded by the very things that spiked all of our anxiety since childhood, such as the Thwomps (giant stone faces), those spiky, tall cactus things, the little mushrooms, etc. It’s your chance to literally get in the game!
After riding Super Mario Kart: Bowser’s Revenge and playing through all the interactive games offered around the land, you are going to work up an appetite. Luckily, Toadstool Cafe is right there amongst the hustle and bustle of it all and is the safe haven amongst all the chaos. As of right now, you do need a reservation to dine here. The earlier you can arrive at Super Nintendo World, the better; there’s a QR code you can scan on the menu out front of the restaurant, and that’s where you can scan and reserve a spot online. I arrived in the early afternoon, and there was already a sign out front that stated they were fully booked for the day. If you run into the same issue, fear not! Just scan that QR code and KEEP REFRESHING. I tried for about an hour or two over and over and over, and a 5:30 pm time randomly became available.
The inside of Toadstool Cafe is also a very immersive experience. You can view the menu (that also has pictures) on screens while in line; you then order at a counter and are given a numbered buzzer; you then get seated and wait for your food to be brought to your table. The seating area reminded me a bit of Rainforest Cafe; it’s bright and happy for a bit, and then it becomes a bit dark and gloomy as a thunderstorm passes through. It’s pretty neat, and both kids and adults will enjoy the experience!
And now, to one of the most important parts of the experience-the food! We all know that theme park food can be a hit and a miss. I can honestly say that EVERY SINGLE item we ordered was a 10/10. I could not believe that every single thing on our table was a 10/10 (granted, we did not get a chance to try everything on the menu). Here is what we ordered:
Creamy mushroom soup with Super Mushroom crackers: I was hesistant about mushroom soup at a theme park, but it is SO GOOD! They present the soup at your table inside toadstool cover. Take a picture quick because they take the cover back with them.The soup has little super mushroom crackers floating on top. The soup is creamy and smooth and has excellent flavor, I was super suprised and really happy with this one!
Toadstool Garlic Knots-$5.99
Mini mushroom-shaped knots brushed with garlic butter, parmesan cheese, parsley, and a side of marinara sauce-I was also not expecting this to blow me out of the water and thought that like most them park bread, these might be bland and more on the hard side. These are so soft and fluffy and they extremely flavorful. Hands down best garlic bread I think I’ve ever had at a theme park!
Mario Burger w/Bacon, Mushroom & Cheese ($16.99)
All beef patty, bacon, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and American cheese served on a brioche bun with a side of truffle French fries. Vegetarian option available +$2.00-Burgers can also be a hit and a miss but because the previous items were so good I actually took my first bite of this burger with high hopes. This one did NOT disappoint either. The burger tastes like it was cooked on a grill and the ingredients were super crisp and fresh. The bacon was even crispy (sometimes at theme parks bacon can be a bit rubbery) and the mushrooms were the perfect addition. The truffle fries were heavenly and I had a hard time stopping myself from eating “just one more fry.”
Super Star Lemon Squash ($8.00)
Honey lemon soda with mango stars and assorted tropical bobas-This is a super refreshing drink and a really fun addition to the drink menu. It’s hard to tell in the picture but that assorted tropical bobas and mango stars make this drink both super fun to look at and enjoy. This goes good with pretty much everything on the menu!
? Block Tiramisu-$9.99
Tiramisu layered with coffee-soaked lady fingers topped with cocoa powder and chocolate power-up-I am personally not a huge tiramisu fan so my husband enjoyed this one and he said he was actually pretty impressed with it. The lady fingers (cookies) were soft and moist and the whole thing had great flavor.
Princess Peach Cupcake-$9.99
Raspberry-filled Funfetti cupcake, buttercream frosting and Princess Peach chocolate crown-This cupcake blew me away, which didn’t surprise me as everything had been good at this point. This too was super moist and had amazing flavor. I’m usually very picky when it comes to frosting but this was just amazing. This is a pretty big cupcake and I was really disapponted I ran out of room so I couldn’t finish it. I am still dreaming about this cupake and can’t wait to go back and enjoy it again.
Overall I was really impressed with Toadstool Cafe. We all know theme park food can be a hit and a miss sometimes, but i was completly blown away that I LOVED every single item we tried. I didn’t get to try every single thing on the menu but I’m sure everything else is just as amazing. If you missed following along with my day at Super Nintendo World a few weeks ago, you can check out our Universal Studios Hollywood Highlight Reel on our Instagram!
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