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Café Orleans

Enjoy bayou-inspired soups, salads, sandwiches, and crepes at this table service restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating allows for good people watching and views of the Rivers of America.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: At the corner of New Orleans Square near the bridge to Adventureland.
  • Date Opened: 1966
  • Seating: Indoor tables and outdoor seating.
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Three-cheese Monte Cristo, Vegetable Ragout
  • Annual Pass Discount: 15% for Premium; 10% for all other levels
  • Reservations: Call (714) 781-3463 to reserve a table.
 
Menu Information - Hide Section

Menu as of February 2014

Starters

French Onion Soup - Sautéed sweet-onion medley in a traditional broth with croutons and melted Gruyere. $9.49
New Orleans Gumbo - A rich, flavorful stew with chicken, andouille sausage and tasso ham, served with Cajun-style "dirty rice" cup. $6.49/ Bowl $9.49
Pommes Frites - Traditional French fried potatoes tossed with Parmesan, garlic and parsley, served with a Cajun spice rémoulade. $5.99
La Salade de Maison - Our Café Orleans signature house salad featuring baby greens in a raspberry vinaigrette topped with cherry tomatoes, crumbled goat cheese and caramelized pecans. $5.49

Entrées

Café Orleans Salmon Sandwich - Pan-seared Atlantic Salmon with fresh cucumber-tomato relish, bacon, and our Café rémoulade served on a multigrain Roll with seasoned sweet potato fries. $19.99
Monte Cristo Sandwich - Sliced turkey, ham and Swiss fried in a light batter and served with a berry purée dusted with powdered sugar. $17.99
Three-Cheese Monte Cristo - Swiss, mozzarella and double crème Brie  fried in a light batter and served with a berry purée dusted with powdered sugar. $17.99
Mardi Gras Chicken Sandwich - Blackened chicken breast with Cajun spices and avocado relish served on a multigrain roll with seasoned sweet potato fries. $17.99
N’awlins Vegetable Ragoût - Vegetable ragoût with eggplant, red onions, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, and fresh garlic served with corn cakes topped with Grana Padano Cheese. $15.49; With blackened chicken. $17.49; With pan-seared Atlantic salmon. $19.49
Crescent City Salad  - Choose blackened chicken or pan-seared Atlantic salmon on top of fresh spinach and mixed baby greens, tossed with carmelized pecans, red grapes, navel orange segments, caramelized onions, chopped green onions, roasted sweet corn, and orange-cilantro vinaigrette. With blackened chicken - $15.49; With pan-seared Atlantic salmon. $17.49

Freshly Prepared Stuffed Crepes

Delicate crepe - made to order. Served with sautéed asparagus and new potatoes.

Chicken Gumbo Crepe - Sautéed chicken, andouille sausage, tasso ham, and Creole gumbo sauce. $19.49
Seafood Herb Crepe - Pan-seared sustainable fish, shrimp, and scallopsin a creamy tomato-fennel sauce. $19.49


Children's Menu

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

Salmon Filet - Pan-seared Salmon with Spaghetti and Marinara Sauce served with Carrots, Broccoli, and fresh Fruit. Choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitutions. $8.99

Chicken Breast - Chicken Breast with Spaghetti and Marinara Sauce served with Carrots, Broccoli, and fresh Fruit. Choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitutions. $8.99

Mickey’s Cheesy Macaroni - Baked Noodles with creamy Cheddar Cheese Sauce served with Carrots, Broccoli, and fresh Fruit. Choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water, Small Minute Maid® Juice, or Small Nesquik® Chocolate Milk $8.49


Desserts

Mickey-shaped Beignets - Topped with powdered sugar and served with raspberry coulis and vanilla bean crème anglaise. $8.49
Royal Street Bananas Foster Crêpe - Delicate handmade crêpe filled with sautéed bananas and topped with caramelized bananas and caramel rum sauce. $8.49
Seasonal Fruit Crepe  - Delicate Handmade Crêpe filled with Seasonal Fruits and House-made Fruit Coulis  $8.49

 


Beverages

Glowing Character Punch - Minute Maid Light Lemonade punch served in a souvenir cup with a glowing Disney character light. $6.99
Soft Drinks - Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade. $3.49
Espresso - $3.19
Cappuccino - $4.29
Caffé Latte - $4.29
Caffé Mocha - $4.49
Coffee - $2.99

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Average Reviewer Rating: 3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5
Number of Café Orleans Reviews: 16
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   March 5, 2012 4:15 pm and March 8, 2012 4:30 pm
Reviewer: missm Washington     July 01, 2012
This is my new favorite restaurant at the resort! Great food, great service, low prices, and the view is fantastic.

This was our first time at Cafe Orleans, we were still relatively full from breakfast at Steakhouse 55 that we didn't want anything too heavy. We didn't have priority seating but were seated outside along the rail within minutes.

I ordered the La Salade de Maison and french onion soup. My husband ordered a bowl of the gumbo and pomme frites. We stuck to water for drinks. The salad is so good, with mixed greens, tomatoes, goat cheese, and pecans with a raspberry vinaigrette. It was refreshing and so good. The french onion soup was flavorful without being salty. My husband said the gumbo was great and the pomme frites are still talked about in our house.

I really don't think we ever had less than half a glass of water, the service was just outstanding. During our meal the pirate band came out and played right in front of where we were sitting. That was a fun extra during dinner.

Our bill came to $30.13 with tax. We liked it so much that we went a second time that week!

The second time we ordered the exact same thing with the exception of beignets. The service was just as great, we didn't have priority seating and were seated inside within minutes. It was warm out so I wanted air conditioning while eating soup.

The food was once again great, and the beignets were so good, the dipping sauces made them better (in our opinion) than the ones at Ralph Brennan's.

This time our total came to $38.74.

We will be going back to Cafe Orleans every trip from now on.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   January 2012
Reviewer: ralfrick San Francisco Bay     April 22, 2012
For clarity, my ratings are based on restaurants within the Disneyland Resort only.

We booked a 1PM table at Cafe Orleans during the hectic 1st week of the year, and waited about 5 minutes or so to be seated (compared to 45-60 minutes for those that hadn't booked). The day was unseasonably warm, making for a pleasant day at an outdoor table. Service was cordial and attentive.

Not being ones for heavy lunches, we all had bowls of French onion soup, which gets top marks. Beyond that we split an order each of pomme frites and beignets. Sometimes I've had fries with a bit too much garlic (and I enjoy the smell of Gilroy) but these had a good amount without being overwhelming. I love beignets with only sugar, but the sauce and cream were both nice additions.

We found this to be a good way to catch a breath on a busy day for lunch without great expense. What we had would probably split better for 2 than 3, but none of us left hungry. I also think one should try to tip the server a bit on the generous side when eating light like this if possible; after all, a table ordering full meals will have a higher check. A return is likely.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   October 28, 2009
Reviewer: WITron Milwaukee, WI     November 12, 2010
I used to love the Blue Bayou restaurant for lunch, but since they have changed their menu and prices have increased, it is now out of the budget. My wife really likes the Monte Cristo sandwiches and wanted one on our trip. I read many good things about Cafe Orleans and decided to make a reservation for our first day at Disneyland for 5 adults and 2 children.

Our reservation time was for their first seating at 11:30. We arrived at about 11:15 and checked in. They were not ready to seat, so we waited outside. After a short wait we were the first group seated.

We ordered Pommes Frites to start off with, 2 Monte Cristo Sandwiches to split, Mardi Gras Chicken Sandwich, and mac and cheese for our daughters. Our drink orders came quickly followed by our Pommes Frites, which were gobbled down quickly.

Our waitress was very attentive to our needs and brought us refills when we needed. The only bad thing about the drinks is they do not have just plain lemonade, it is pomegranate, which my oldest daughter did not like. The lemonade was exchanged for a bottle of water without any problems.

The main courses came out and the Monte Cristos were quickly split. Before I knew it my daughters had finished their meals, and everyone enjoyed their sandwiches. For desert we ordered the gingerbread beignets, and these did not last long either.

This is now my new favorite restaurant for a relaxing meal. It is less expensive than the Blue Bayou, but more expensive than burger and fries.
 
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History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: Though the name changed to Cafe Orleans in 1972, the restaurant has essentially been part of New Orleans Square since the land opened in 1966. The name for those first six years was Creole Cafe. In March 2006 the restaurant was closed for an extensive refurbishment and reopened June 10, as a table service restaurant serving (somewhat) lighter fare than the nearby Blue Bayou.
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