The holidays are in full effect at Disney Parks on both coasts, and Disney California Adventure Park’s Flo’s V-8 Cafe is in on the action with a trio of holiday-specific menu items.
Flo’s V8 Cafe is a quick service location in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, and we’ve visited many times to enjoy the American style, homey offerings. We loved the Roast Beef Sandwich Flo was serving up on her lunch and dinner menu, and we were pretty stoked when Flo started serving breakfast again!
But that menu of comfort foods changed recently, and we had to dig in to see if it would remain as satisfying as ever. The new menu features lots of cleverly named dishes, including the Fin-tastic Tuna Sandwich and the Ka-Cheeseburger (you know — like “Ka-chow”!).
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.
While visiting Cars Land at Disney California Adventure, fuel up at Flo’s V8 Cafe. It’s one of our favorite spots for atmosphere dining in Disneyland Resort.
Popular dishes in the past have included the Veggie Tater Bake, Rotisserie Chicken, and Homemade Pies.
Now, new dishes have joined the race for first place!
Replacing the pork loin, Flo’s has introduced barbecued pork ribs, with house-made Coca-Cola barbecue sauce served with creamy mashed potatoes (or a side of mac and cheese) and a side of crisp slaw.
Also in the running — a shaved roast beef and cheddar sandwich on a garlic-chive bun topped with sweet, caramelized onions, and kicky horseradish aioli with a side of slaw.
Or perhaps you’d like to try the turkey dip on a potato grinder roll. It’s served with provolone cheese and turkey au jus for dipping, plus a side of pasta salad.
The Citrus Turkey Salad is now made with [Read more…]
We are back in Disneyland today with another fun look at Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Disney California Adventure!
This diner is a throwback to all that was good and cool about eating while on the Great American Roadtrip, when Route 66 was in its heyday. And since it opened, Flo’s has quickly become a favorite for its incredible themeing and terrific eats.
While breakfast is phasing out at Flo’s, we recently had the chance to take in lunch here as well, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! Read on for all the details and lots of pics…
Visiting Flo’s anytime of the day is a treat, because there’s just so much rich detail to experience. But we especially love the views at night, when the whole place is decked out in neon lights.
There’s some fun lighting inside, too! The entrance, which is a rotunda of sorts, features soft lights that change colors. I caught this pic when the room was decked out in bubble gum pink. Check out the cool chandelier!
One thing to note about Flo’s — it’s enormous! And the seating areas all have different themeing, so be sure to schedule a little extra time for this lunch stop if checking out incredible Disney detail is something that you enjoy.
The restaurant is actually much larger than it looks from the outside. That’s because part of the seating area is themed as a car clinic — both inside and out. Here’s the outside view.
And here’s the inside!
Don’t you love the X-ray machine? It’s one of my favorite imagineering touches.
Much of the front seating section is decorated with touches that are a throwback to the 1950s, and a lot of the memorabilia centers around Flo — a member of the illustrious Motorama Girls.
The story goes that Flo gave up her glamorous career to settle down in Radiator Springs, where she opened up the coolest diner, ever.
The Mechanic Room is a tribute to Doc Hudson’s glory days as a championship racer. With rich details like dark wood and leather-esque booths, it has a more [Read more…]
Whether you’re looking for fresh ideas for Meatless Mondays or Fridays during Lent, or you have special friends you’d like to impress with your vegetarian cooking skills, we definitely think you should give this hearty casserole a try!
Veggie Tater Bake
Flo’s V-8 Cafe, Disney California Adventure
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Happy Day After National Pie Day, Everyone!!
Seriously, even though we celebrated yesterday, this is SUCH a cool holiday, we think it deserves to be extended through the weekend, don’t you? Well, clearly you agree! Because today, we are showcasing your gorgeous pie pics, courtesy of our Flickr Group, Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza!
Care to join in the comfort food fun? I knew you would!
Mango Pie at Yak n Yeti Restaurant
Photographer: Roger Weeks
Apple and Cheddar Pie from Flo’s V8 Cafe
I love all things apple + dessert, but adding cheese is a fun next step!
Beef and Lamb Pie from Cookes of Dublin
But pie aficionados know that there’s more to this delightful food genre than [Read more…]
Since it’s one of my new favorite places to grab a quick lunch/dinner at Disney California Adventure, I figured I should probably head over to Flo’s V-8 Cafe to try out some breakfast options as well. I am happy to report that it didn’t disappoint!
As you walk into Flo’s, you are handed a breakfast menu that includes photos. I actually love that fact that they include pictures of the meals. It makes it so easy to order, especially when you’ve got little ones with you.
I had no problem “selling” the waffles to my boys. My whole family was with me on this visit, so we made sure to order just about everything on the breakfast menu!
When you get up to the counter to order, there’s also a large menu board.
And I love the juke box and diner style clock that sits there as well…
This is all of the [Read more…]
Welcome back guest author Carrie Hayward with a review of breakfast and lunch at Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Cars Land, Disney California Adventure!
This Spring we got to attend an Annual Passholder preview of Cars Land. Everything was open, including new counter-service restaurant Flo’s V-8 Cafe.
We are usually pretty disappointed by the counter-service options at Disney California Adventure and Disneyland (Jolly Holiday Bakery excepted!), but we waited in the 20-minute line with our hopes high. Who wouldn’t want to eat in a life-size replica of the stylish drive-in from Cars?
Flo’s is HUGE inside, with four dining rooms.
The restaurant actually extends halfway down the block, but one wing is themed to an auto clinic [Read more…]