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Location

Universal's Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

Selections

Rotisserie chicken, baked fish, “power bowls” topped with carne asada or tofu, focaccia sandwiches, Cobb and Caesar salads, pizza by the slice, baked pasta, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and fresh-squeezed juices.

Summary

The cafeteria-style food courts at the Endless Summer properties are the humblest eateries at Universal’s on-site hotels, but they’re better than most of the franchised family restaurants on nearby International Drive and provide better value to boot. For breakfast, try the blueberry pancakes topped with lemon curd, and healthy blends of fresh-pressed juice. At lunch and dinner, the Pipeline burger with caramelized onions and bacon jam costs less than a basic cheeseburger inside the parks, and between the tofutopped bowls of quinoa and cilantro rice, and the seasoned grilled corn on the cob, there’s plenty to satisfy non-carnivores. There’s ample seating at communal picnic tables, which surround a self-serve Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser that allows free refills for 2 hours after any soft drink purchase. Our biggest problem with Beach Break Cafe is the speed of service; our food got cold before our entire order could be assembled, and simple requests prompted employees to disappear for long stretches, suggesting that Universal isn’t staffing its budget hotels with the best and brightest.

Setting and Atmosphere

Even though the Surfside Inn is a value resort, the look of the Beach Break Cafe reminds us of a nicer fast casual restaurant. The materials are detailed and pleasant although the seating area seems much to small to deal with a full hotel.

Universal Dining Plan

Does not participate.

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