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  • On Sep 14, 2023
    Ashley from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I'm visiting the Disneyland resort in October and I am looking for the best breakfast options for adults at the DL resort hotels and Downtown Disney. Any suggestions? Do I need a reservation for other options than Storytellers Cafe?

    Hi Ashley! Welcome back to planDisney! Thanks so much for sending us another great question. I'm happy to help!

    Having breakfast at the Disneyland Resort is the perfect way to start the day! There are many dining options for breakfast. It depends on whether you prefer a sit-down meal at a table service restaurant, or a faster meal at a quick service location. Because you are arriving on a Saturday, there are some locations that serve brunch. Let's talk about how you can narrow your search, and I'm also happy to provide my favorites as recommendations!

    On the Disneyland website, you can view All Dining and then filter by the Disneyland Resort locations you want to consider, such as the Downtown Disney District and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. While you can also filter by selecting breakfast, locations that offer brunch won't be included in the narrowed list. You can also Check Dining Availability for the dates you are interested in reserving if you prefer a table service dining experience. This will allow you to make an Advanced Dining Reservation, which helps secure a table at the dining location you have your heart, and tummy, set on! 

    If I want to make an Advanced Dining Reservation for breakfast or brunch, I really love Naples Ristorante e Bar in the Downtown Disney District for unique selections I wouldn't normally make at home. I also love the menu and ambiance at GCH Craftsman Bar at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. If I think I will be especially hungry, a buffet with a Character Dining Experience such as Goofy's Kitchen or Storytellers Cafe are both great choices. 

    If you will be more pressed for time, GCH Craftsman Grill offers some of the same menu items as the GCH Craftsman Bar, just a bit quicker and more casually served. Another dining location I enjoy, which doesn't require an Advanced Dining Reservation, is Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill at the iconic Disneyland Hotel. The Tangaroa Toast is absolutely delicious! 

    Whether you choose a table service or quick service dining location, breakfast or brunch will be a great way to start the day at The Happiest Place on Earth! I hope you find a menu or two that you're excited to try! Please stop by planDisney again if you have more planning questions before you arrive. We can't wait for you to be our guest, and we would love to help!

    Bon Appétit! 
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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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