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On our trip to see Cars Land in August 2012, we were determined to experience a little more of the restaurants and snakes offered in Disney California Adventures newest land. So one one morning instead of running over to get on the rides first, we made our way over to Flo’s for breakfast.

 

It was the perfect thing to do that particular morning. We walked right in, almost no waiting. And what we found was a great selection of breakfast items on the menu. Now I had heard from others that it was a great place to start your day at the Parks. That the offerings were tasty and reasonably priced to boot.

I ordered the scrambled eggs, country potatoes, bacon and a biscuit. It was great, arrived warm, attractive presentation, and ample portions.

I also ordered the French toast, served with salted caramel and banana, YUMMMMM!

I just had to try this dish. I shared it with everyone at the table, and we still ended up leaving a little on the plate, just to much for us to eat along with our breakfast

Now the French Toast is in the form of sticks covered in a warm caramel sauce, topped with a slice of banana. It’s a small portion, but I think it would be hard to eat to much of this sweet dish first thing in the morning.

One of the people traveling with us had the kids breakfast. Scrambled eggs bacon , country potatoes, and fruit. It was beautiful, still generous portions, and she was thrilled to have the fruit as an offering.

So in closing, my opinion is that Flo’s V 8 Cafe is a great place to start your day. Keep the secret, while everyone else is running to the new attractions found in Cars Land, you just stroll up to Flo’s for breakfast. You’ll be glad you did.

 

On one of the days of our visit to Disney California Adventure Park, just before the beginning of school, we stopped off at the Carthay Circle Theater Lounge. We were hot, tired, and thirsty, and decided to take advantage of Disney’s newest offering located at the end of the new Buena Vista Street.

The atmosphere inside is very calm and quiet, just a few steps outside the doors you’ll find hundreds of people moving back and forth, passing quickly by on their way to another attraction. But inside the music is softly playing, and taking you back to the time  when life was savored just a little more than it is today.

Once inside,the comfortable chairs, the warm woods, and the soft lighting, invite you to site and linger a while. And that’s exactly what we did. We sat at the bar, and were greeted by Noel who welcomed us to the Carthay, presented us with a menu and answered all of our questions about the drinks etc. that the Carthay had to offer.

We decided that a cool drink would be the cure, for the heat and humidity we were finding outside in the street.

And we chose a Margarita.

All had crafted from scratch, presented with style, and oh so delicious.

When you find a good thing once is never enough. So the next day we returned with plans of expanding our experience. This time we also included our daughter Rachel and her friend, Kimberly. The trip had been arranged to celebrate their birthdays.

And it was our intention to try a few of the items on the menu, light snacks to be our lunch, on another hot day.

One drink that we tried was a Rose Water Soda, a non alcoholic drink that was suggested to me by a twitter friend. Now for me the Rose Water Soda just didn’t hit the mark, so we moved onto the Vietnamese Twice Cooked Beef Tacos pictured above. This dish was incredible, the taste was slightly sweet, slightly spicy, but not hot. The flavors were intense, and they were definitely a treat to the pallet. I will confess that they somehow seemed to give each of us a little bit of heartburn, but it was gone as quickly as it hit.

The girls wanted to try the Warm BBQ Pork Rolls, so that was next to be ordered. It came with several rolls and three dipping sauces. My daughter called them ” fancy Pigs in a Blanket” she was right, but they sure were good.

The folks at the table beside us were doing pretty much the same as us. Their order was for the Watermelon and sorbet, and the Lobster Pad Thai Roll. They were gorgeous!

So I know on my next trip, one afternoon will be spent at the Carthay  Circle Lounge with Noel and the menu. We’ll start at the beginning, and won’t be done until we try it all. If you feel like joining us let us know.

Bon Appetite!