Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery is easy to miss if you're not looking for it, but you're a seasoned Disney vet like me, so I'm sure you're already looking for it. (And if you're not, don't worry - just go to Harambe, pass Tamu Tamu and Festival of the Lion King, and you'll find it to the left of the Burudika stage; if you hit Pangani Forest Trail you've gone too far. Got it?)
On our last trip, Pat and I wound up visiting Kusafiri no fewer than three times. This is partially because Pat is a man who needs his coffee but also because the baked goods there are ALL KINDS of killer.
But first, a word on the coffee: it's Joffrey's and it's just fine. I don't think we ever got straight coffee, instead going for lattes, but it was perfectly acceptable. There's a cart past the pickup window with various sugars and what have you for customization. Note, though, that the small is VERY small - if you have caffeine needs, I recommend ordering up a size.
Now for the important part: DESSERT. For our first go-round, Pat attempted to order the storied paw print brownie, but they were all out. He substituted a turtle brownie. He gave me a bite, and we agreed that it was perfectly fine but not spectacular. Just a chocolate brownie with nuts and some thorough caramel drizzle. I didn't take a picture so that should tell you how enthusiastic we were.
Meanwhile, I got myself one of the newest cupcakes on the street: the "lion cub" cupcake. Whatever, Kusafiri. This is a Simba cupcake and you know it.
On our next visit, we got what we had REALLY wanted: those paw print brownies. And OH MY GOD, GUYS. PERFECTION.
Kusafiri has a lot of famous cupcakes, although I've heard they've made some not-so-positive changes to them. Still, I highly recommend them if you want some coffee and sugar in the parks. Or maybe even that breakfast sandwich that looks pretty good.
Oh, who am I kidding? SUGAR.
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