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Storyteller's Cafe

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Disney, 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803
714 781-3463
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Classic children's books come to life at this inviting restaurant at...
Classic children's books come to life at this inviting restaurant at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa that celebrates the age-old tradition of storytelling. Storytellers Café features a daily Character Breakfast hosted by Chip 'n Dale. The lunch menu offers a variety of salads, soups and sandwiches. For dinner, select from buffet selections or order menu specialties from fresh pastas to juicy steaks.
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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 45
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good dinner buffet

The $30 dinner buffet at Storyteller's Café has been a family tradition ever since the Grand Californian Hotel opened up. During a Spring Break stay here, we opted for dinner once again. The prices on the regular dinner menu nearly match the price of the dinner buffet, so as long as you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
JasminedogLosAngeles
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Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Don't expect anything extraordinary, but the food was good, plentiful and fresh. Yes there are characters for brunch. Don't have a business meeting here, duh. I laugh at some of the reviews who wrong that up! Average food, good service. Disney prices.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

For those with children or for the child at heart. Have breakfast here, and dine with Disney characters from several generations of cartoons. The food is traditional American style breakfast, and is hearty enough to keep you going all day at Disneyland. Have a Magical Day! Exploretraveler

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Los Angeles
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The $30 dinner buffet at Storyteller's Café has been a family tradition ever since the Grand Californian Hotel opened up. During a Spring Break stay here, we opted for dinner once again. The prices on the regular dinner menu nearly match the price of the dinner buffet, so as long as you are hungry, why not? The selection of entrees... More 

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Olympia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good menu options plus a buffet offered at breakfast and dinner. Services is pleasant but doesn't know the menu well. One of the quieter places you'll eat while at Disneyland and DCA.

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San Diego, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It's about $30-$35 per person but you have disney characters running around, kid songs & person that will have them dancing with other kids. I was there for a tradeshow and my co-worker and I went around 7:30 before it was too crazy & it was nice and mellow, they have an omelette station which was cool and lots of... More 

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Mesquite, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ate there for lunch. The breakfast buffet was quite pricey but the lunch menu was reasonable. the food was excellent. The service was delightful and the atmosphere fantastic. It was a hidden gem in our trip to Disneyland. We found it via Downtown Disney location map.

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Danville, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Good food served in a well-kept buffet style. I usually dislike buffets but the way they do it here is excellent. There isn't "too much" in each serving platter bc there are cooks standing right behind there making new batches constantly. So everything is freshly made. Having young kids who are hungry in the a.m. - this style of getting... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had the dinner buffet and we were not disappointed in the selections! The carved turkey was juicy, the mac n cheese was gooey, and the desserts were divine and bite size so you could have a mini assortment plate!

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Oakdale, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The best thing is the service it's just fantastic, they super cater to the kids, treating them like little adults--respectfully and with eagerness. They are keeping the long view in mind--for their future customers. And the food? Fantastic--prices are med to high, kids meal is priced cheaply and is quality fare.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We loved it here. The chef manager was happy to take special requests. The food is great (although a little formulaic). There are great characters here and there's very rarely a wait for a table. If you like brother bear definitely try this place. It's very enjoyable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Disney, 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim>  > Disneyland
  • Neighborhood: Disneyland
  • Phone Number: 714 781-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Classic children's books come to life at this inviting restaurant at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa that celebrates the age-old tradition of storytelling. Storytellers Café features a daily Character Breakfast hosted by Chip 'n Dale. The lunch menu offers a variety of salads, soups and sandwiches. For dinner, select from buffet selections or order menu specialties from fresh pastas to juicy steaks.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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