After doing all of that racing, coin-collecting, and boss-battling throughout Super Nintendo World, you’re sure to work up quite the appetite. Not to worry! Universal’s newest theme-park land has you more than covered! In both current executions of the land in Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Japan, dine in a traditional cafe with a Mushroom Kingdom take. If you make your way over to Osaka, you’ll find additional snack stands offering fun-flavored popcorn and shell-shaped calzones filled with yakisoba.
Let’s race through the menu in Mario’s domain!
Super Nintendo World dining – Kinopio’s Cafe/Toadstool Cafe
The flagship eatery of Super Nintendo World is Kinopio’s Cafe, also known as Toadstool Cafe in Hollywood, a toad’s house from the outside and a warmly furnished restaurant on the inside. The experience it provides is notable for two reasons: the mushroom flavoring it injects into nearly all of its dishes and treats, and the utilization of digital screens – not unlike the ones that you’d find at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen here in Florida – to help bring the Toads’ world to life, showing the kitchen staff hard at work behind the scenes or affording Chef Toad himself the opportunity to welcome you personally to his establishment.
After you wait in line and order your food, you can eat at a table with the Mario polka-dot mushroom pattern, under a series of Power-Up items that have been emblazoned on the ceiling. Remember the aforementioned digital screens? While you dine in Chef Toad’s establishment, peer out the windows for captivating views of Mushroom Kingdom.
Toadstool Cafe Menu
Chef Toad is serving up a variety of dishes at Universal Studios Hollywood such as:
- Super Star Chicken Salad – $14.99
- Piranha Plant Caprese – $13.99
- Yoshi’s Favorite Fruit & Veggie Salad – $13.99
- Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots – $5.99
- Mario Burger (Bacon, Mushroom, & Cheese) – $16.99
- Luigi Burger (Pesto Grilled Chicken) – $15.99
- Fire Flower Spaghetti & Meatballs – $15.99
- ? Block Tiramisu – $9.99
- Mt. Beanpole Cake – $8.99
- Princess Peach Cupcake – $8.99
- Mario Mini Burger Adventure Set – $12.99
- Power-Up Spaghetti Marinara – $12.99
- Super Star Lemon Squash – $8.00
- Collectable Drink Sipper – $20.00
Super Nintendo World dining – Pit Stop Popcorn (Universal Studios Japan Exclusive)
A themed land wouldn’t be complete without some quick grab-and-go options, and that’s exactly the case here, as well. Super Nintendo World, in fact, has two snack stands on-hand.
First up is Pit Stop Popcorn, which is located right next to the entrance of Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge and which serves two different – and unique – flavors of the delectable theme-park staple: Caramel Peach and Mushroom Cream.
Even more interestingly, you can get your popcorn in two different receptacles: a standard cardboard container and a premium bucket, which comes in the form of either Starman or, incredulously, Mario on his trusty racing kart. Both light up, but the latter is positively huge – and detailed. It’s a whole new type of collector’s item that we never knew we needed.
Super Nintendo World dining – Yoshi’s Snack Island (Universal Studios Japan Exclusive)
Then there’s Yoshi’s Snack Island, a play on the Yoshi’s Island videogame title and a counter that “specializes in treats for the road.” Here, you can find the Green Shell Calzone, which is filled with yakisoba (Japanese stir-fry noodles) and cheese, and Yoshi’s Lassi, a Super Mario take on the traditional Indian drink that comes in either cantaloupe or mango flavor.
Look for Yoshi’s Snack Island near the exit from Yoshi’s Adventure.
(Partial photo credit to @Bee_my_honeyyy.)