It’s safe to say we are a Disney loving family. When I heard that a Primark Disney Cafe was opening in the worlds biggest Primark which is conveniently located just 40 minutes away for us I just knew it was a MUST do.
It took us a few months to actually visit but a couple of weeks ago we finally made it to the Primark Disney Cafe.
I have to say I was a bit unsure what to except because the reviews have been less than favourable since it opened.
Located on the top floor of Primark you are welcomed by a suitably over the top sign to let you know you’ve reached your destination.
Reservations are not possible so it’s a stand a wait situation. We only waited for around 15 minutes before being shown to a booth style table. Most of the booth tables have interactive “pacman” style screens built in with Disney video games etc but unfortunately ours didn’t, not entirely sure why.
The Disney theming is quite understated. Limited to the traditional Mickey Mouse colours. Screens showing Disney adverts and short Disney junior style shows and lots of Mickey’s, Minnie’s and Mickey Ears designed into the fixtures and fittings.
One of the first things that struck me about the cafe was reasonably priced menu…£2.75 for waffles!. The menu is somewhat limited but I find sometimes that is better. As a Coeliac I had absolutely expected to visit the cafe and only have a coffee. I wasn’t expecting to be catered for at all.
On approaching the counter to order (there is no waiter serve) I noticed a cold counter with a selection of sandwiches, yoghurts, fruit and to my surprise a gluten free sandwich. There was also a gluten free victoria sponge on the cake counter along with an array of other sweet baked goods. We ofted for waffles, pancakes, gluten free victoria sponge cake and coffee.
No sooner had I sat down and our order had arrived. It’s very clear that this cafe is more of a cafeteria style establishment. Few menu items, food delivered quickly and desposible cups.
Once we had eaten and soaked up a little Disney spirit we made our way to the little interactive games area that’s located next to the cafe. There’s a great photo op here and the interactive floor and motion activated on-screen games were a hit!
This cafe might be the only licensed Disney eatery outside of the Disney parks but it really lacks the Disney charm. It’s a fun place to visit and the food was actually quite good. Its only been open since April 2019 and it’s already beginning to look a bit tired. I’d say if you are in Birmingham and you love a bit of Disney goodness then absolutely visit….but we wouldn’t go out of our way to visit again.
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