Katie Eats: The Skipper Canteen

This past weekend, my mum and I flew down to Disneyworld and I have posts on posts to write about it (I took over 5000 pictures!). But the post that was so important that I rushed home from the airport and immediately sat down to work on was this one.

The first day we were there we asked everyone if they knew anything about when the Skipper Canteen would open. No one knew anything. So imagine our surprise when the next day IT WAS OPEN. If we hadn’t had reservations for Cinderella’s Royal Table we would have hopped in line immediately. Instead we waited until this morning when we showed up before the restaurant was open for the day so we could get in line and be sure to get a table before we had to leave for the airport.

A brief explanation if you haven’t noticed the watermark on all my photos, or are new to the blog (hi!), my last name is Skipper. So when my family heard that they were opening a restaurant called the SKIPPER Canteen, we were understandably really excited and have been hunting for any information about when it would be open.

I warn you now, I was too excited to pay much attention to what was actually in the food, but I did get pictures of all of it!

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Guys. This place is so cool and I’m not just biased because of the whole last name thing. There are three main rooms, the mess hall:

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And the study:

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Which had this gorgeous butterfly wall.

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And then the room we were in, Albert and Alberta’s family parlor.

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I want to buy these parrot lamps. Everyone else does too by the number of people who walked in and took close up photos of them. Get on that Disney.

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Normally I don’t get the souvenir cups, but this one had our name on it sooooo… also, the mango punch was amazing.

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As usual, my favorite course, the bread course. Skipper Canteen had… I forget exactly what type it was because I was so excited but it had some curry in it and came with a a dipping sauce with honey and seeds. It was very tasty.

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My mum and I ordered two appetizers because we were so excited about trying things.

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The first was a plate of falafel bites – The Falls Family Falafel. I had never had falafel before but I really enjoyed them! It had a little bit of a spicy afterbite, but nothing too bad.

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We also had the arepas. It was a deconstructed take on them, but all the components were really good.

For my entree, I ordered Skip’s Mac and Cheese. Which wasn’t actually a traditional mac and cheese. According to the menu it was a twist on an Egyptian dish, with pasta and beef.

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I have to admit it wasn’t my favorite. It had a slightly sweet flavor, and while it wasn’t bad, I prefer my dishes savory.

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My mum got a chicken noddle bowl. I only tried a bite, but it was pretty good and my mum enjoyed it.

The following dessert was the best thing we ate (both my mum and I agreed). It was called the Kungalush, and it was described as an African chocolate cake with ice cream. It was essentially an amazing brownie sundae. Like REALLY AMAZING.

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We also had a coconut bar with pineapple and banana cream. It came with mini meringues on the side. It was really good but we were both so smitten with the kungalush that we didn’t focus on it as much.

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One of the skippers offered to take our photo in the main room with the grand opening sign and our server popped in while we weren’t looking, haha.

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“Skippers Only”. We got that covered.

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The food was good, the servers were so enthusiastic, and the decor was wow. There were so many amazing details that there was something cool everywhere you looked. The Skipper Canteen officially opens on Wednesday, and if you’re lucky enough to get in, I highly recommend it!

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Stay magical readers!

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