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REVIEW – Le Petit Cafe Serves Up Sweets and Specialty Coffee

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Sometimes the best way to start the day is with something sweet. Le Petit Café, located inside Disney’s Riviera Resort, is a Parisian-style coffee shop that becomes a lounge after 4:00 p.m. I stopped in for a post-lunch treat and enjoyed the seasonal treats offered here.

This little café is a great stop to start your day or for an afternoon pick me up. And when you’re ready to unwind at the end of the day there’s sophisticated cocktails, as well as beer and wine, and small plates to enjoy. Throughout the year Le Petit Café has seasonal sweets and seasonal specialty coffees.

Le Petit Café
Menu at Le Petit Café

Being the holiday season, the display case offered a few Christmas and wintry treats, and a few festive coffee drinks on the menu sounded tempting. I selected the Noel Blanc Latte (or White Christmas Latte) and I couldn’t resist the Christmas Candy Drop.

Desserts at Le Petit Café
Noel Blanc Latte and Christmas Candy Drop at Le Petit Café

The Noel Blanc Latte is available hot or iced. During my visit there was still a tiny nip in the air (by Floridian standards) so I decided to go with the hot version. This cup of cheer was full of sweetness, from white chocolate, caramel, and warm spices like cinnamon. Normally I do not care for coffee so sweet, but it satisfied the sugar rush I needed and tasted so festive.

Noel Blanc Latte and Christmas Candy Drop at Le Petit Café
Christmas Candy Drop from Le Petit Café

The Christmas Candy Drop rivaled many of the seasonal sweets served at Amorette’s Patisserie, but had a slightly lower price tag. It was silky, smooth, and the perfect serving size to satisfy my sweet tooth, without being too much. The layers of chocolate mousse and pistachio mousse were not that pronounced, but the dark cherries stood out. The crust was both a thin layer of chocolate cake, and a small crispy cookie. Each forkful was a delight.

Christmas Candy Drop from Le Petit Café
Christmas Candy Drop from Le Petit Café

There is some limited seating inside Le Petit Café, which is inside the lobby of Disney’s Riviera Resort. I opted to have mine “to go” and walked down the stairs to the outdoor common area. I made my way to the water’s edge where a nice selection of tables and chairs affords guests a place to dine while taking in views of the resort, the pool, and the Disney Skyliner.

Have you ever grabbed a coffee, treat, or cocktail at Le Petit Café? Will you make a stop on your next ride aboard the Disney Skyliner?

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife