Review: Breakfast at Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

We love the epically-themed world that is Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. From the street lights to the vistas of Radiator Springs to the neon, it’s totally immersive and totally fun.

Flo's V-8 Cafe Neon in Disney California Adventure

Flo’s V-8 Cafe Neon in Disney California Adventure

Flo’s V-8 Cafe is straight out of the film franchise, and it’s proven to be a great location for eats since the park opened in 2012. We’ve loved dinner here, which includes yummy grub like Roast Beef and Cheddar and a Veggie Tater Bake!

But honestly, even if the food was mediocre (or worse!), we’d still come for the ambiance. Check out the details! First there’s the spot-on exterior with retro styling.

Outside View

Outside View

Inside, the retro, auto feels continue! Car seat booths abound, with gorgeous upholstery.

And there are three main sections of Flo’s — the tribute to the Motorama Girls (Flo’s old band)…

Mural and Vintage Carseat Booths

Mural and Vintage Carseat Booths

The metal chairs and checkerboard floors of Doc’s Car Hospital…

Long View of Additional Seating

Long View of Additional Seating

…and finally the tribute museum to Doc himself and his racing career.

Indoor Seating in Doc tribute room

Indoor Seating in Doc tribute room

The ordering area has lots of neon and metal — with lighted display cases providing a serious throw-back to decades past.

Ordering Area

Ordering Area

Patio seating is gas pump-adjacent when available on warmer days. ;)

Motor Oil and Gas Pumps on the Patio

Motor Oil and Gas Pumps on the Patio

The breakfast menu here hasn’t changed much since our Disneyland correspondent Heather (@DiningInDisney) stopped in for a bite nearly six years ago. And that’s a good thing because it’s a simple but well-done menu. I had to dig once again  into one of the more unique items: Brioche French Toast.

Brioche French Toast

Brioche French Toast

This sweet breakfast is topped with Salted Caramel Banana Sauce and is baked into dense, carbohydrate-happy pieces… kind of a bread pudding/monkey bread kind of feel to this one. The bread itself was tasty and packed with cinnamon, while the topping was seriously dessert-like. Definitely not too dry!

Salted Caramel Bananas

Salted Caramel Bananas

For a more traditional option, order the American Breakfast. This plate of satisfying food is comprised of Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes, and a Biscuit. The potatoes are really good,with tons of peppers and onion mixed in and tiny little potato cubes. The biscuit was a little meh, but overall, it was delicious and comforting.

American Breakfast at Flo's V-8 Cafe

American Breakfast at Flo’s V-8 Cafe

The kids’ menu offers three options, including this: Waffles. Mater Waffles, people! These are served with Turkey Bacon and Fresh Fruit.

Mater Waffles

T Mater Waffles

We love the thoughtful option of turkey bacon, and who can resist the charms of Radiator Springs’ resident tow truck? A surefire hit for the kiddos! Note that they also have Lightning McQueen waffles here, we just weren’t served any on this particular morning.

McQueen waffles

McQueen waffle

Oh, and FYI — my super picky kiddo (who regularly doesn’t eat…well…anything that isn’t french fries) totally went for these. So, there’s hope for your kid, too!

Flo’s still killin’ it, travelers! This is the perfect place to fuel up before or after hitting the streets for some of Cars Lands’ awesome rides. Ka-chow!

What’s your go-to breakfast when visiting Disneyland or California Adventure? Let us know in the comments! 

Comments

  1. Gail Cole says

    Breakfast at Flo’s is on our must do list every time we go to Disneyland. Our favorite is the chicken tamale breakfast – chicken tamale topped with scrambled eggs, salsa verde and pico de gallo. Especially good on a chilly morning and a great way to start the day!

  2. Andrew says

    I was just visiting the west coast last week and I had the french toast for breakfast! The restaurant was almost empty, at 10am on a Saturday. I had the french toast and it was soon good. It would be nice if it was served with some mixed fruit or something else a little more nutritious.

  3. Amy Condit says

    I love the brioche French toast! I had it almost 3 years ago, and your review inspires me to go back there for breakfast! I live in Long Beach, CA and am not far away—I usually eat breakfast at home before my day at Disneyland or CA Adventure. Now, I’ll make it a point to have breakfast at Flo’s! Thanks for your fun review!

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