In April of this year, Disneyland Resort announced that two brand new character meals were coming to the resort — and in true @DiningInDisney fashion, our Disneyland correspondent Heather Sievers was all over it! She enjoyed Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet (which is billed as a Brunch Buffet on weekends and select Mondays and holidays!) at Storytellers Cafe in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel — and it. was. awesome.
This buffet brings Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip, and Dale in their finest adventuring attire — and Heather received this cute button on her visit, too! Doesn’t Mickey look ready for fun?
Mickey’s prepared with his hat, cargo vest, and cross-body bag. 😉 We like to think he’s packed extra cookies and krispie treats in there.
He’s also sporting these sweet hiking boots! He’s so cute I can’t even stand it.
Minnie is a little more fashion-forward, in a short trench coat and patterned shirt.
But she’s got hiking boots, too! We’re pretty sure there’s a heel on there, so maybe these aren’t the most practical hiking boots, but style is style my friends!
We love her hat, complete with a butterfly and patterned trim. She really looks fabulous.
Chip visited in a handy vest and bucket hat. He’s colorful and ready for action!
And so are the drinks! 😉 This Sparkling Californian is a mimosa sunrise, and the gradient of color is beautiful.
The Ultimate Bloody Mary is garnished with cucumber, an olive, and a lime wedge.
A Mimosa Flight is a ton of fun, featuring Raspberry, Cranberry, Peach, and Orange. It’s basically juice, right? Bring it on!
For non-alcoholic options, check out these fun agua frescas! Minnie’s first Agua Fresca is pineapple, mint, cucumber, and lime. Her second offering is watermelon, lemon, and basil. So fresh!
The set-up has large drinking glasses — so load up!
The big beverage draw here, though, is something a little more unusual: Cereal Milk. In this case, Pluto has infused milk with Fruit Loops and Cinnamon Toast Crunch! These bags of milk (bags a little awkward but interesting) are super sweet and definitely full of cereal flavor.
Prefer your milk and cereal prepared more traditionally? With, you know, cereal floating in the milk? There are small boxes of various types for you as well.
Diners will find tons of breakfast and brunch options on the buffet, including some basic pancakes and mini Mickey Waffles!
There are also bagels and cream cheese.
Bagels and lox are also available, already loaded up with cream cheese, salmon, red onions, and parsley.
The Four-Cheese Quiche is thick and creamy, with a nice crust.
Breakfast nachos are a delicious mess (but seriously — all nachos are a delicious mess).
Savory options continue with Camp Fire Loaded Potatoes. These tasty bites are packed with peppers.
A fresh Pasta Salad is available, too. And here’s a pro-tip: if you plan your breakfast for later in the morning, you can also enjoy the lunch-y brunch items and more desserts!
Chocolate Bread Pudding holds court on the sweet side of things at Mickey’s breakfast.
And there are several desserts, including Coconut Cupcakes.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Tarts are totally rich and indulgent.
And this Chocolate Cheesecake is the height of decadence. We love the chocolate shavings and colorful flowers on top.
And what’s a Disney buffet without a fun character cupcake? Chip and Dale are celebrated here, with colorful frosting and lots of Mickey sprinkles.
It’s true: Mickey knows how to throw a breakfast/brunch buffet. And this one at Storytellers Cafe is so sweet! We love the characters in their adventuring best, and while the eats aren’t exactly off the beaten path, they’re delicious and abundant. Plus: Cereal Milk! 😉
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