On July 10, 2018, Disneyland Resort debuted one of its newest character dining experiences at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Previously the home of Chip & Dale’s Critter Breakfast, Storytellers Cafe now welcomes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and most of the fab five for Mickey’s Tales of Adventure. This new character dining experience not only hosts new characters to the location, but a plethora of new culinary treats whipped up by the chefs of Storytellers Cafe.
The unique thing this time around for Storyteller’s Cafe is that they will be rotating through menu items throughout the week, so if guests staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa decide to visit multiple times throughout their stay, they would get a slightly different culinary experience (save from the breakfast must-haves like eggs, bacon, waffles, etc.). As for the characters, we saw Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale, all in their new ‘adventure-inspired’ outfits.
Another unique set of items for this character dining location are the alcoholic drinks (not included with the price of the buffet). There are 8 unique drinks created by the culinary team at Storytellers Cafe that represent each mural depicted within the restaurant, continuing with the theme of the entire experience for all ages.
Now on to the best part, the food. There are lots of new food offerings available to guests, and of course a return of the breakfast staples everyone knows and loves with a Storytellers Cafe twist. The set up of the restaurant remains the same as before, so return guests will be familiar with where to find things.
For those of you worried, the fan favorite Mickey Waffles are still available each morning, because what is a Disney breakfast buffet without a Mickey Waffle? All of the newer items were excellent additions to the buffet, and really represented the variety of flavors you can find all over California. Some of my favorites were the quiche, chilaquiles, apple bacon cupcake, and surprisingly the cereal milk. The cereal milk was a unique idea for a breakfast buffet, and a sweet treat to finish off your meal.
All in all Mickey’s Tales of Adventure is the character breakfast that Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa always needed. The storytelling theme and food are completely unique to the Disneyland Resort, which is exactly what guests are looking for with a Disney Dining experience. If you have already visited the breakfast buffet at Storytellers Cafe in the past, it is definitely worth a revisit to try all the new food offerings and of course take pictures with all the new characters.