Why You Need to Eat at Carnation Cafe Restaurant in Disneyland!
Carnation Cafe Disneyland Restaurant: For those of you that know me, you know that I like my food. I mean I really, REALLY, like my food. And one of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world is trying new restaurants. Since we just recently went to Disneyland for the first time back in November, I had so many opportunities to try new things! Everything there was new to me! One of my favorite dining experiences was eating at The Carnation Cafe, right in the middle of Main Street USA in Disneyland Park.
The Location: Carnation Cafe Disneyland Restaurant
One of my favorite things about the Carnation Cafe is the location! As you can see from the map above, indicated by that little white bubble with a fork and knife, it is literally right smack-dab in the middle of Main Street USA. In my opinion, there truly is no other magical location to eat! This is where the heart and soul of Disneyland lies.
Another fun thing about the location of the Carnation Cafe is that there is outdoor and indoor seating. We chose to sit outside, basically right on the sidewalk of Main Street USA.
It was such a great location to sit! We were right next to the hustle and bustle of Main Street USA. Every once in awhile, one of the Main Street old fashion cars and busses would drive by. It was truly magical!
I love the theme of the Carnation Cafe! Here is the theme according to Disneyland.com-
Relax under a candy-striped umbrella and watch the world pass by—or unwind inside the Victorian-style dining room as waiters in vintage dress bustle past. The Carnation Café takes you on a trip to the turn-of-the-century with a nostalgic menu of delicious delights for breakfast, lunch or dinner.-Disneyland.com
Carnation Cafe truly delivers on the nostalgia and vintage vibes! You almost feel like you went back in time.
The Food: Carnation Cafe Disneyland Restaurant
Now, on to my favorite part- the FOOD! We had breakfast at the Carnation Cafe. The reason we chose breakfast is because when I go to Disney, I NEED my Mickey waffles! (Want to make Mickey Waffles at home? Then click here!)
I am happy to say that their food did not disappoint! I don’t know what it is, but these were the BEST Mickey waffles I have ever had! My son ordered the mini Mickey Waffles, and my husband and I just the regular Mickey Waffles.
When I go back to Disneyland next (cross my fingers to hopefully sooner rather than later), I will be excited to try lunch or dinner. Their menu looks amazing! I am particularly interested in the Homemade Meatloaf and the Sourdough Bacon Cheese Melt.
What You Need to Know
With this restaurant (and many other restaurants in Disneyland), I highly recommend making a reservation. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made on the Disneyland website, or on the Disneyland app. The reservation window opens up 60 days in advance. There is a chance that same-day reservations can be made, but they are on a limited basis and are subject to availability.
Since Carnation Cafe is inside Disneyland Park, you will also need a valid theme park ticket for you and everyone else in your dining party.
I actually don’t think I’ve been to Carnation cafe! I’ve been to Disneyland so many times, and I think I’ve missed this gem! I will have to check it out next time! Thanks for the review!
I loved eating at Carnation Cafe when we visited Disneyland awhile back. Thanks for sharing about your experience. This is a great review.
You’re welcome! And thanks so much!
Wow! You had me with the Mickey waffles! I’m keeping a list of places like this I want to try out when we finally go! thanks
I haven’t been to the Carnation Cafe-yet. Those Disney waffles and the old-fashioned costumes make me want to visit.
I’ve been to both Disneyland and Disney World, but I am unfamiliar with Carnation Cafe! It sounds like a spot my famiy would love!
OK, now I want to pack up the family, and head to Disney! We haven’t eaten at the Carnation, but their food choices are so tempting, that we would have to dine there.
We loved the Carnation Cafe on our last visit to Disneyland. The food was super yummy!!!
Oh how cute, I would love to visit that cafe 🙂
We’ve never been to Disneyland before, but when we do, we will definitely eat at Carnation Cafe Restaurant!
yes please. i will def have to check this out when we are at disney. my kids would love it there.
I love Disney – and waffles. Perfect combo.
I would sit outside, too. I love people watching and Disney is perfect for that. Oh, and those delicious looking waffles, I am in.