La Brea Bakery Cafe – January 27, 2017

On our first full day in California, we had made an 8am reservation at La Brea Bakery Cafe, located in Downtown Disney. We took an Uber to the park, and made it there about 2 minutes past 8. The restaurant was not very busy, and we were seated at a 4-top table outside right away. It was a bit of a cold morning, so we were right below a heater which was nice – the weather didn’t bother us too much but I could tell our waiter was freezing!

First things first: the menu:

For drinks, Luke ordered a coffee, fairly straight forward.

Luke decided to try something different for him, and ordered the Chorizo Frittata – potatoes, jack cheese, avocado, salsa fresca and cilantro with a side of mixed greens, $17

Luke describes this an omelet/pan-scrambler hybrid but with more eggs and less potato. He says it was nice and light, fluffy and flakey, and filled with flavour. He also loved the addition of the creamy avocado on top – according to him it added a nice little something extra.

The mixed green salad on the side was “whatever” (in Luke’s words haha) – there was nothing wrong with it, the greens were nice and fresh but the frittata was just that good. This was served with a balsamic vinaigrette .

If you’ve read any of my other trip reports, you’ll know I’m not a huge breakfast person, so I was really excited when I was informed I could order anything from the menu, not just the brunch options. I decided on the Grilled Three Cheese – a blend of three cheeses on garlic rubbed rustic bread served with a cup of our tomato bisque – $16.

This was so good! The bread was fresh – great bread can make or break a sandwich for me (Wonderbread will always get a big fat no from me!). The cheese blend was mild but creamy and delicious – I’m really fussy and prefer basic cheeses like mozzarella or cheddar so this was up my alley. The ratio of cheese to bread was pretty much perfect as well, which can be a major complaint of mine when it comes to grilled cheese (some places just over do-it – I like cheese, but there’s a fine balance haha).

And then there’s that soup – omg, so good! I love pretty much all tomato soup – and this was not even in the same league as a can of Campbell’s haha – I want to buy cans of La Brea tomato soup at the grocery store now!

The total of our meal was $36.37 – this includes a 10% discount thanks to my annual pass.

This is one place we plan on visiting again on our next Disneyland trip! Now I just want tomato soup…

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