Sunday, March 29, 2009
Disney Dining: Storyteller's Cafe
Back when I did my round up of dining options at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, several posters told me to check out the restaurants in the Grand Californian Hotel, adjacent to the California Adventure park. They were adamant that the food was much better than the park food.
Intrigued, on my last trip I had the breakfast buffet at the Storyteller's Cafe at the Grand Californian. It is certainly convenient as you can enter directly from the park, and it was a decent quality, if not exceptional, breakfast buffet which was, indeed, a step up from the park food. The buffet was fairly typical of what you would find in any nice hotel: eggs benedict, omelet station, various meats and pastries.
I very much liked the two types of lox, which had the taste of being home-cured. One was a traditional lox and the other more of a gavalox, with a heavy dill coating. Both were very nice; it's too bad the bagels to accompany them weren't of higher quality. The ham slices were thick and tasty and the biscuits and gravy looked good but had run out by the time I got to them.
Normally, this would be a fine breakfast, though not one to rave about, but in the low expectations world of Disneyland, Storyteller's Cafe was far higher quality than what can be found in the park. They also have a lunch menu and a dinner buffet.
Storyteller's Cafe is located in the Grand Californian Hotel, which you can enter from Downtown Disney or from Disney California Adventure near the Grizzly River Run ride.