Update: Check out the discreet integration of Starbucks into Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe.
We’ve had a great time sharing sneak peeks of many of the new dining locations opening soon in Disney California Adventure! Be sure to check out the great menu options at Flo’s V-8 Cafe, Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel, Carthay Circle Restaurant, Trolley Treats, and Clarabelle’s Ice Cream!
And one more of the places on Buena Vista Street I am really looking forward to is the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe. Why? Because Disney California Adventure NEEDS a good counter service spot where one can grab a great sandwich and a STARBUCKS beverage!
At a recent media preview I was able to check out some of the items that will be served at the Cafe, and it looks like there will be some pretty tasty options…
I got some great photos of the dishes that will be served here at the Fiddler. The first thing I noticed about the menu, though, was that the items appeared to be very similar to what is being served over in Disneyland at the Jolly Holiday Bakery.
This is not a bad thing by any means; Jolly Holiday is fantastic! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Fiddler, Fifer & Practical will be serving a wide variety eats:
- Breakfast: Freshly baked pastries & cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches and wraps
- Lunch and Dinner: Hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and two daily soups
I don’t have the “official” names of the sandwiches pictured below, but some appear to be identical to the ones served over at Jolly Holiday.
Some of the pastries and treats also look familiar. I’ve had that chocolate Mickey Tart over at Jolly Holiday Bakery (it’s fantastic)! I can’t wait to try one of these fruit tarts.
I’m not sure what the “twist” pastry is, but it looks crispy, with cinnamon, and covered in powdered sugar, so I’m 100% in! Plus, notice the newsprint liners (also over at Jolly Holiday), so cute!
Perhaps the most exciting thing at Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe will be the addition of Starbucks to the Disneyland Resort. This will be the first of 6 planned locations in Disney parks.
Although the Starbucks menu will not be a “complete” menu, you will be able to get the most popular of drinks from the megabrand: coffees, Frappuccinos, & espresso. I myself am not a coffee drinker, but I know several Disney goers (including my husband) who are never satisfied with the current coffee drinks at the resort; so the addition of Starbucks is really a godsend for many of them.
I love that they have created a “collab” logo design on their cups (see it in the back there in the photo?). It’s not often that you see any other brand but Disney on a to-go cup!
Another quick trivia note: Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe is named for Walt Disney’s version of The Three Little pigs featured in his award wining Silly Symphony cartoon from 1933. Notice the photo of their “father” on the wall! HAHA!
I can’t wait to see the decor and set up at Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe. I’m looking forward to having an affordable “healthier” dining option at DCA. I can’t wait to try some of the new salads.
I’m hoping that eating here once in a while might keep me from eating too many corn dogs over at Corn Dog Castle…
Do you think Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe looks like a place you’d enjoy? Have any thoughts on Starbucks joining Disney?