Disneyland: Cafe Orleans

I have been going to Disneyland for almost 5 decades, and even worked there while going to college.  In all those years, I have never dined at the Cafe Orleans, until now.  I wanted to try somewhere new for lunch, and on a whim made reservations.  The menu had a little bit of everything, including their “famous” Monte Cristo sandwich.


Stephen decided on the Shrimp and Grits, while I selected the Steak and Potatoes.  Apparently, the “thing” to have is their fries (aka: pommes frites) as an appetizer, but we decided to splurge the extra calories for dessert instead.

The shrimp and grits were good, but Stephen said there were hardly any grits. They were more of a gastrique than part of the entree. My steak tenderloin was delicious, and quite large for what I was expecting.  My medium rare was cooked perfectly, but the carrots? Not so much… it was still very hard, or hardly cooked.

For dessert, we shared the Mickey beignets, made fresh on premise.  They gave us five (5) beignets, which seems to be such an odd number, and served with a side of their berry puree used in the Monte Cristo.  I heard if it was your anniversary or birthday, the beignets would be on the house.  Good to know!

Overall an excellent meal.  Before our annual pass discount, our lunch came to $67 and change.