For coffee drinks and light meals at all hours, this was the spot.
Open 24 hours, the International Café was our go-to spot for a quick bite or shot of caffeine. Plates could be eaten at tables scattered around the lobby area (at a premium during the lunch hour), and coffee beverages were available in glassware or to-go cups. It was good to check the daily newsletter to see what entertainment might be scheduled; the lobby atrium became crowded at these times.
Served from deli style cases, the food selection rotated through the day. In the morning there was an egg, ham and cheese muffin available, along with various pastries, including donuts, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and Danish, and muesli with berries served from the deli case.
By noon the selection alternated to quiche, soups, salads and smaller sandwiches. There was shrimp salad, chicken Waldorf salad, Greek salad and grilled vegetable salad. The sandwiches were fairly basic, ham and cheese on croissant, chicken and tomato, and a tuna, tomato, mozzarella and pesto (the selection never seemed to change during our cruise). There was also a crab meat quiche.
Later in the afternoon pastries marched in, including fruit tartlets, chocolate mille feuille, cherry cheesecake, pavlova, carrot cake, tiramisu and a gluten free peanut butter chocolate cup; a basket of cookies was also available. No one went away hungry.
The coffee bar served better java than was available at other venues. Priced ranged $1.25 to $1.75 for brewed coffee (regular and large), $2.50-$3.50 for cappuccino or café latte and $2.75-$3.75 for mocha, white chocolate latte or caramel latte. Iced blended drinks were also available ($2.50-$3.75). A coffee card was priced $29 for 15 drinks.
The International Café was open 24 hours.
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