La Brea Bakery Cafe

La Brea Bakery is an artisan sourdough bakery that got its start in Los Angeles and is now found in grocery stores nationwide. La Brea Bakery Cafe, however, is the companies first restaurant other than the original bakery in Los Angeles. While people generally enjoy the food served here, and it is a convenient final stop before entering the park in the morning, many feel that it is overpriced for what is served. Breakfasts start at $11 and most sandwiches at lunch begin at $13.

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  • Location: On the DCA side of Downtown Disney, next to the bag security check.
  • Date Opened:
  • Seating: Outdoor tables
  • Service Type: Counter service
  • Children's Meals: Not at breakfast but during lunch and dinner.
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: Yes
  • Sponsor: Operated by La Brea Bakery, a division of IAWS Group plc.
  • Reservations:
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As mentioned above, the problem with La Brea Bakery is not the food served, but the prices as which they serve it. For breakfast, unless you just buy a loaf of bread, expect to spend about $12 per person. Though pancakes and french toast are served, even breakfast at this location focuses on the sandwiches with croissants, sourdough, and panini providing the bread.

Beginning with lunch, the selection of sandwiches really expands, with almost 20 different options on sourdough or panini. Soups (in sourdough bowls, of course) and salads also appear. If you want something heartier than a sandwich, regular entress such as pasta, salmon, chicken, and steak are available.

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Average Reviewer Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Number of La Brea Bakery Café Reviews: 12
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   December 30
Reviewer: wwomant Sacramento, California     January 10, 2010
We ordered from the counter service side and dined outside. I have neither complaints or praise for the restaurant. The food and service was adequate. I would like to have give the restaurant 2.5 planets, but since that wasn't an option I gave them the benefit of the doubt and gave it 3.
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   2-8-07
Reviewer: simnia Anaheim, California     March 09, 2007
I had a very tasty breakfast here for about $10 early one morning, of eggs, sausage, and potatoes. The price was right for the good quality and good quantity of food I received. The heating pole devices outside were appreciated on that cold morning. The lines here are usually annoyingly slow, though. On an earlier visit at night I had to wait a long time just to buy a lemonade, although the lemonade was great. The location is convenient, the hours good, the atmosphere nothing fancy. (What could anyone do with a bakery theme for atmosphere, anyway?) In general, I find it a quite acceptable place if you don't mind the slow lines and slightly high prices.
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2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   August 22, 2006
Reviewer: TinaMouse Farmington, MN     September 10, 2006
There was an unexpected opening time change at DCA that caused DD to be overrun with guests killing an hour before DCA opened. That is probably what caused La Brea to be so busy. The line was out the door, but seemed to move, so I hopped in line. There were lots of items to choose from, but corresponding what was on the menu to what was in the service window was difficult. They were also out of many items, which caused the line to grind to a halt while guests figured out what else they should order.

When I finally reached the counter, I was shocked at the cost of a banana, muffin, and hot tea. It was $10! I should have walked over to the Grand Californian and at least spent $10 on the same breakfast with better service and better atmosphere.

The tea was fair, at best, and the muffin was tasteless. Can't mess up a banana, and it was actually perfectly ripe. There were no seats available, so people were table-sharing. People were complaining as they left the line (my table was immediately outside the cashier).

I wish the table service side would've been open; I would prefer that to the cattle call we went through.

I cannot recommend La Brea, despite the other postings I've read. I don't think I would even give it another shot. Not what I expected from that very recognizable name.
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