An extensive buffet with all the same dishes as the main restaurants.
The Garden Cafe is very big, with six areas where food is offered. The menu is extensive but repetitive, especially during breakfast and lunch, when all six buffets offer the same items. Dinner has a little more variety, especially in the dessert category. The Garden Cafe is located on deck 15. It’s always crowded unless it’s lunch-time on a port day. You can eat your breakfast inside or take it outside.
The Garden Cafe doesn’t just look like a cafeteria, it feels like one – all that’s missing are the folding chairs. Walls, floors, and buffets are all white, which makes the place even brighter and more sunny. Tables and chairs are of a dark wood, and along the dividing walls are red, wavy benches. Silverware is already at the table, as well as a tray with ketchup, Tabasco, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Some table islands are separated by rose fences. Fake plants adorn the whole dining area.
The Garden Cafe opens every day at 6.30 am for breakfast, and offers Eggs Benedict, pancakes, waffles, French toast, a big selection of bread, marmalade, cereals, cold cuts, salads, sausages, boiled eggs, bacon, etc. There’s also an egg station, where you can get eggs done to order.
Lunch options are more extensive than at breakfast – but only on sea days. On port days the ship is nearly empty and the menu is scaled back accordingly.
Desserts include crepes, fruits, ice creams, puddings, and cakes for dessert.
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