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Start your day with a bit of magic and a lot of adventure at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa.

mickey's tales of adventure breakfast review

Official Description of Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

Start your day at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with Mickey Mouse and some of his closest pals. The cozy Craftsman-style dining room is a warm, friendly backdrop to your buffet breakfast adventure.

Choose from favorites such as croissants, muffins, danishes, seasonal sliced fruits, fresh berries, Mickey Waffles, egg white frittatas, chile verde chilaquiles, hand-carved meats, an omelet station and much more.

You can also ask your server for delights like steel cut oatmeal, yogurt parfaits or custom-made omelets.

Wave to Mickey and his friends as they make appearances during your breakfast feast!

Menu at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

Menu items are always subject to change so please check the official website’s listing.

Cold Selections
Yogurt Parfait Bar, Assorted Individual Cereals and Milk, Freshly Baked Breakfast Pastries, Croissants, Muffins and Danishes, Seasonal Vegetable Salad, Artisanal Composed Salad, Smoked Salmon Bar, Seasonal Sliced Fruits and Berries

Agua Frescas

Hot Selections
Chef Special of the Day

Steel-cut Oatmeal, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Mickey Waffles, Chili Verde Chilaquiles, Hash Browns, Eggs Benedict with Spiced Hollandaise, Seasonal French Toast, Carved Meats with accoutrements, Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Crème Anglaise, Flatbread of the Day

Make-Your-Own Omelet: choose from Whole Eggs or Egg Whites, and Bacon Bits, Breakfast Sausage, Impossible™ Meat, Spinach, Kale, Mushrooms, Roasted Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Onions, Cheddar Cheese, Asiago Cheese

Served Selections
Beignets Bites with Powdered Sugar

Pricing at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

$51 per adult, plus tax and gratuity

$29 per child (3-9), plus tax and gratuity

Seeing Mickey and Friends at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

A couple times an hour it seems that the music will sound and suddenly Mickey Mouse and his friends (subject to change: Pluto, Chip, Dale, Minnie Mouse) will parade around the restaurant waving at Guests and bringing a big smile of delight to each and every face.

After the parade ends, everyone’s favorite furry friends will come out to visit the Guests signing autograph books, posing for pictures, all the while teasing us and bringing joy to all the Guests who spent the prices listed above for a special experience.

All in all, my friends and I had 7:25 a.m. reservations and were probably at the restaurant for a full two hours before Mickey Mouse finally arrived at our table so if you absolutely must see all the characters best to allow yourself a couple leisurely hours. One family near our table was probably in and out within an hour and missed Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Dale.

Please note that as of the time of this post being written (May 2023), there are no complimentary Disney Photopass photographs at the restaurant and no Photopass photographs nor Character Hosts and Hostesses available to snap photos or videos of you with your favorite ones. Our waitress was kind enough to snap a quick group photo of the table as did a cast member when we saw Mickey Mouse at the end of our breakfast however it is not to be guaranteed.

Accommodating My Allergies at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

Do you have allergies? I do too and am so thankful to the wonderful chefs at the Disney Parks who go above and beyond each time to make sure that I am able to enjoy my meal just as much as the person sitting next to me who has no allergies.

When visiting Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe, I was provided the option of allergy friendly or regular Mickey Waffles. Due to my allergies, the allergy friendly batter is not Joy friendly so I went with the regular waffles. And let me tell you — these are the best Mickey waffles on property! It’s all about the cinnamon.

Mickey Waffles at Storytellers Cafe
Mickey Waffles at Storytellers Cafe. Photo: The Joyous Living

While none of my party were vegans, we were still graciously given the opportunity to try the vegan omelet which instead of using eggs and cheese was made with hash browns and avocado. Delicious and such a clever option for any of my vegan friends out there.

storytellers cafe vegan omelet
Vegan Omelet at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet. Photo: The Joyous Living

For those of you who are allergic to gelatin and natural gums (eg. guar gum), you might want to stay away from the pastries. I was told by the chefs that the pastries are not baked in the restaurant’s kitchen so they was unable to provide specifics related to my allergy or an ingredient list.

Eggs Benedict at Mickey's Tales of Adventure Breakfast
Eggs Benedict at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast. Photo: The Joyous Living

Also, I learned that the standard Hollandaise sauce used in the restaurant was not Joy friendly so the chef graciously went above and beyond in whipping up a batch of sauce for me so that I could enjoy their delicious Eggs Benedict.

Each day at any Disney restaurant can be different. There might be a different batter for the waffles, or a different chef in the kitchen, or etc. so my best bit of advice is to never expect anything and always be grateful and gracious. You never know what clever options the chefs can offer so it never hurts to ask but always with a please and thank you.

Parking for Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

Are you coming just for breakfast? If so, you can take advantage of COMPLIMENTARY 3-hour parking is included when you dine at Storytellers Cafe. Validation is available at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. After the initial 3-hour period, Guests will be charged standard rates.

Tipping is always encouraged.

Going to Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast before heading into the parks? Best bet is to park at either Mickey and Friends Parking Structure (if coming South on the 5 Freeway) or Toy Story Parking Lot (if coming North on the 5 Freeway) before walking through Downtown Disney District to get to the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. The entrance for the resort is next to the Disney Dress Shop.

Making Reservations for Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

Be sure to book your reservations 60 days out as any character dining option will book up fast!

mickey's tales of adventure breakfast storytellers cafe

There are often same-day walk-up reservations available but can have an hour or so wait time.

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