Situated on the fourth floor of the Contemporary, you’ll find the resort’s only counter service location, the Contempo Café. The Grand Canyon Concourse (i.e. the fourth floor) makes for a very unique dining space, where you can watch the monorails whisk by in the large, open (but also indoors, covered, and air conditioned) space as you enjoy your meal .
Menu items all fall into the American cuisine category and there are actually quite a few selections for a counter service restaurant. There always seem to be three or four flatbreads, prepared salads, and hot plate items available, along with a few sandwiches and cheeseburgers.
Several seasonally themed cupcakes are almost always available. The Contempo Café's close proximity to the "Outer Rim Lounge" means you can get a few more adult beverages than you might find elsewhere... if you’re willing to walk a few step (i.e. there’s no “table service” per say at either location.)
The Contempo Café is not a quiet place during peak dining hours. Because there are no wall dividers to speak of, ambient noise levels are quite high... especially with Chef Mickey’s character dining buffet located right beside the Contempo’s seating area.