The new bakery is now open in the France Pavilion in Epcot‘s World Showcase, replacing the previous Boulangerie Patisserie. The old bakery is now closed, and will eventually become the Glacier ice cream parlor. More news on that as it comes.
The new Les Halles opens at 9:00am, two hours earlier than the 11:00am opening time of nearly all other food locations in World Showcase. That, plus good food (more later) and the bakery’s close location to the International Gateway entrance that leads to Epcot from the Disney World hotels around the boardwalk are sure to make this a popular location. Also, the Impressions de France movie empties into a gift shop that is also open into the bakery seating area, ensuring a steady stream of guests.
The old Boulangerie Patisserie was a popular spot – perhaps too much for its own good. It featured a long and narrow design with service counters on both sides, and limited outdoor seating. Long lines were common.
In Les Halles, there is a much larger ordering queue, as well as a large indoor seating area.
The bakery offers a large variety of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks available. You can order espresso, cappuccino, late, hot chocolate, sparkling water, orange juice, milk, and other drinks in addition to champagne, wine, and beer.
There is a wide variety of food options, including hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads, breads, cheeses, and quiches. French favorites include croissant jambon fromage, croque monsieur, and roule au fromage.
It looks like all the items are pre-made, so if you don’t like something in your dish (no anchovies on the salad?) you will need to pick them off yourself.
Pastries include all the usual suspects: tarts, crème brulee, éclairs, brioche, croissants, and crèmes.
Let’s take a look around the location.