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Carnation Café

One of just a few table service restaurants in the park, Carnation Café is primarily known for its breakfast menu, where the Mickey Mouse waffle is a kid (and sometimes adult) favorite. The lunch/dinner menu is dominated by salads and sandwiches but larger entrees are available.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: On the left side of Main Street, just beyond the intersection halfway towards Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  • Date Opened: 1997
  • Seating: Indoor and outdoor table seating
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Whole-grain Mickey=shaped waffles, Silver Dollar Pancakes, PB&J Mickey Painter's Palette, Chicken Fried Chicken, Hamburger, Mac & Cheese
  • Vegetarian Options: Most breakfast entrees, vegan burger
  • Annual Pass Discount: 15% for Premium; 10% for all other levels
  • Reservations: Reservations can be made through Disney Dining (714-781-3463) or online using the link at the bottom of this page.
 
Menu Information - Hide Section

Menu as of February, 2014

Breakfast

Café Specialties

Huevos Rancheros - Corn tortillas, poached eggs, jack cheese, and fire-roasted salsa served with avocado-black bean pico de gallo. $9.99
Apple-Granola Pancakes - Roasted cinnamon apple and granola pancakes served with hickory-smoked bacon or chicken-apple sausage links. $10.49

Entrées

Oscar's Choice: All American Breakfast - Two eggs any style accompanied by Café breakfast potatoes and biscuit served with your choice of hickory-smoked bacon or chicken-apple sausage links. $10.99
Sirloin Steak & Eggs Two eggs any style with Café breakfast potatoes and a Biscuit
Mickey-Shaped Waffle - served with hickory-smoked bacon or chicken-apple sausage links. $10.99
Mickey-Shaped Waffle with Apple Topping served with hickory-smoked bacon or chicken-apple sausage links. $11.98
Ham and Cheese Omelet - served with Café breakfast potatoes and fruit. $9.99
Spinach and Tomato Egg White Frittata - served with Café breakfast potatoes and fruit. $10.99
Steel-cut Oatmeal - With brown sugar and berries. $8.99

Sides

Hickory-Smoked Bacon - $2.59
Fruit Parfait - Seasonal berries, bananas, vanilla yogurt and granola $5.99
Chicken-Apple Sausage Links - $2.59

Specialty Hot Beverages

Espresso - $3.19
Cappuccino - $4.29
Café Mocha - $4.49
Caffe Latte - $4.29
Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Cocoa - $2.99
Freshly Brewed Joffrey's Coffee, Hot Cocoa, and Hot Tea - $2.99

Kid's Meals

All meals served with choice of small low-fat milk, small Minute Maid juice, small Dasani water, or small Nesquik low-fat chocolate milk.

Whole-Grain Silver Dollar Pancakes - served with Turkey Bacon and fresh fruit. $7.49
Whole-Grain Mickey-shaped Waffles - served with Turkey Bacon and fresh fruit $7.49

Kid's Mickey Check Meals

Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for complete meals without substitution

Seasonal Fruit Plate - served with nonfat yogurt and bran muffin.  Choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani water. $7.49
All American Breakfast - Scrambled eggs, potatoes, turkey bacon and fresh fruit.  Choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani water. $7.49


Lunch/Dinner Menu

Starters

Walt's Hearty Chili - topped with Cheese, Sour Cream and fresh tomato. $6.99
Baked Potato Soup - with bacon, cheddar, Monterey Jack, sour cream, and chives. $6.49
Fried Pickles with Dipping Sauce - Dill pickle spears dipped in parmesan and panko, fried golden brown, and served with House sauce. $5.99
House Salad - Our special lettuce blend, cucumbers, and red and yellow tomatoes with your choice of dressing. $5.99

Entrée Salads

Warm Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken - Grilled chicken, spinach, boiled eggs, sautéed shiitake mushrooms, and pickled onions tossed with warm pancetta-mustard seed vinaigrette. $14.99
Romaine Salad with Shrimp - Succulent shrimp, romaine, avocado, red and yellow tomatoes, hickory-smoked bacon, and blue cheese with creamy ranch. $14.99

Café Specialties

Penne Pasta with Shrimp - Pasta and sauteed shrimp with broccoli and mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce. $17.99
Green Chile Cheeseburger - Angus chuck patty, manchego cheese, roasted poblano chile, tomato, lettuce, fried egg, and House sauce on toasted brioche. Served with your choice of fresh fruit or seasonal french fries. $14.99
Main Street Cheeseburger - Angus chuck patty, Tillamook cheddar, tomato, red onion, lettuce, and House sauce on toasted brioche. Served with your choice of fresh fruit or seasonal french fries. $11.99
Turkey Sandwich - Smoked turkey, tomatoes, Monterey Jack, lettuce, and mustard aioli on a pretzel roll. Served with your choice of fresh fruit or seasonal french fries. $10.99
Chef's Vegan Burger - House-made bean and vegetable patty, tomato, lettuce, pickled red onions, and vegan chipotle-mayonnaise on a multigrain roll. Served with your choice of fresh fruit or seasonal french fries.$11.99

Walt's Favorites

Fresh Catch of the Day - Sustainable fish served with Chef's choice of sides. $14.99
Homemade Meatloaf - Our special blend of beef and pork served with ketchup glaze, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and edamame-succotash. $12.49
Chicken-Fried Chicken - Buttermilk fried chicken breast served with mashed potatoes, milk gravy, and edamame-succotash. $15.49

Beverages

Tinker Bell and Friends or Pirates Punch - Minute Maid Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir Fairies or Pirates cup with a glowing Tinker Bell or pirate skull clip-on light. $6.99
Classic Malts - Chocolate, vanilla or cherry. $4.99
Specialty Soft Drinks - Chocolate-cherry Coke or PB&J Soda. $3.79
All-Natural Lemonade - Odwalla lemonade topped with wildberry foam. $4.79
Freshly Brewed Joffrey's Coffee - $3.19
Espresso - $3.19
Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Cocoa - $2.99
Cappuccino - $4.29
Café Mocha - $4.49
Caffe Latte - $4.29
Fountain Beverages - Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Barq's Root Beer, Cherry Coke, Coke Zero, Vanilla Coke, Minute Maid Light Lemonade. $3.49

Kids Meals

All meals served with choice of small Minute Maid juice, small Dasani water, small Nesquik chocolate milk, or small low-fat milk.

Chicken Fried Chicken - served with mashed potatoes, broccoli and fresh fruit. $8.49
Hamburger - served with Multi-grain slider bun, broccoli and fresh fruit. $8.49

Macaroni & Cheese - served with broccoli and fresh fruit. $8.49

Kids' Mickey Check Meals

Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for complete meals without substitution

PB&J Mickey Painter's Palette - A fun twist on an old favorite! Build-your-own peanut butter and jelly sandwich served with carrots, celery and raisins. Featuring Smucker's Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam. Includes choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani water. $7.99
Seasonal Fruit Plate - Seasonal Fruit served with nonfat yogurt and a bran muffin. Includes choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani water. $7.49


Desserts

Matterhorn Sundae - Four scoops of ice cream (chocolate, strawberry, and two scoops of vanilla) topped with caramel, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, Mickey sprinkles, and a cherry. $8.99
Sweet Memories Cake - Multi-layered chocolate cake featuring chocolate crisp, caramel-chocolate cream, organic chocolate mousse, and ganache. $5.99
Old-Fashioned Banana Split - Three scoops of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry) and a banana topped with hot fudge, caramel, and strawberry sauces finished with whipped cream, peanuts, Mickey sprinkles, and a cherry. $7.99
Slice of Freshly Baked Apple Pie à la Mode - served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, hot caramel, and topped with granola. $6.49

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

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The following are recent reviews for Carnation Café from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.


Average Reviewer Rating: 4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Number of Carnation Café Reviews: 27
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   May 17, 2009
Reviewer: CariBelle Bakersfield, CA     July 01, 2009
Our group of 8 had two Priority Seatings for 8 AM (when we booked a seating of 8 wasn't available, so we had two seatings of 4) and when we arrived the hostess said she had noticed the same last name on two parties and had put us all together, which was a relief! I always enjoy the atmosphere of Carnation Cafe and we had a few first timers in our group and they adored the charm of eating on Main Street.
I ordered my usual, the apple cinnamon pancakes, and they were amazing as always! I can never finish them (not even close!) so the rest of the table had a few bites and they all raved about them. 4 adults in our party ordered the Oscar Scramble and said it was very yummy. The 5th adult ordered the fruit and yogurt parfait and enjoyed it very much. Both of the kids had mickey waffles and finished off all of their food. We were in and out in about 30 minutes which was fantastic!

In summary:
Service: Excellent! Our glasses were never empty, our food was prompt, and the Celebration centerpiece and goody bags I had ordered where on the table when we were seated.

Price: Average for the park. I believe out table of 8 can out to about $100 after the AP discount.

Food: Awesome! Best breakfast hands down.

Atmosphere: Can't be beat! People watching on Main Street mixed with the special magic of being in Disneyland makes for a great meal.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Reviewer: adikted2disney San Jose, CA     August 17, 2008
Carnation Cafe has to be my favorite place to have breakfast in the park. The prices are reasonable and the service is fast and friendly. We had a PS reservation for 9:30 am. We waited only a few minutes before being seated (we actually were seated at the exact table we had ate breakfast at a year earlier). Our server was friendly and patient. I ordered my all-time favorite Mickey Mouse waffles with strawberry topping and bacon. It was excellent as usual and I was in heaven. My fiance ordered the ham and cheese croissant and added bacon to it and my mom had the apple pancakes. My mom could not finish the pancakes and it was a little too sweet for her. They kept refilling our coffee every 5 minutes. Chef Oscar was making our usual rounds and made sure we were having a good time. For 3 adults and a 2 year old, it was approximately $40. Overall, we love the breakfast at Carnation Cafe, the price is reasonable, the service is excellent, and we enjoy sitting outside watching people on Main Street walk by.
 
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   November 7, 2007
Reviewer: Mommy Mermaid Sacramento, CA     January 05, 2008
We ate lunch here after reading rave reviews on MP. I shared the soup/half turkey sandwich meal with the potatoe soup and DH had the three cheese sandwich. The main reason we tried this restaurant was because of the pics of the soup I had seen and wanted to try it. Although the quality of the food was outstanding, the portions were very small, especially compared with the portion sizes I'm used to in the park. Also I assumed this was a place my 2 and 4 year old girls would be able to enjoy, but we got dirty looks from other customers when they were laughing and talking. They did sing Happy Bday to us and brought us ice cream sundaes with candles. Overall, if I was here for Breakfast with my DH I would return but not for lunch or dinner or with my kids.
 
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History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: Between the park's opening and 1997, this area was the outdoor patio for the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor restaurant. In 1997, the ice cream parlor part of the restaurant was split off into Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Carnation Ice Cream Palor became the current Carnation Cafe. What had been the indoor portion of the old restaurant became Blue Ribbon Bakery.
  • This Attraction's history: The restaurant remains essentially unchanged since it opened in 1997.
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