I was SO excited to try this new Breakfast Cone at Disney California Adventure’s Cozy Cone Motel, and I can’t wait to tell you about it!
This super-themed snack stop comes to you straight from the animated feature Cars, and it figures prominently into the landscape of the park’s newest area, Cars Land.
I headed over to the popular spot one sunny morning to try out something we hadn’t seen here on Disney Food Blog firsthand yet — the Breakfast Cones! Time to see if they lived up to my expectations!
If you are a fan of the Disney Pixar film Cars, then you are going to love Cars Land. Everywhere you turn, you feel like you’ve wandered into the movie. And nowhere is that more apparent than at the Cozy Cone Motel.
And look! Mater is parked out front of the office, waiting for Sally! (And check out the taillight coneflowers in the garden. 🙂 )
Have a peek through the windows to look around the office before moving on. You’ll see lots of thoughtful details from the movie, and you’ll even catch a glimpse of another Pixar hero — Buzz Lightyear — peeking from under a pylon.
Beyond the front office building, where guest cars would check in to the motel in the movie, you find the various cones, which serve as rooms for tired travelers heading down Route 66. In Cars Land, rather than providing lodging, the cones serve snacks!
The different cones feature different snacks. Head to Cone #1 for Churro Bites; Cone #2 features soft-serve ice cream and “Route” beer floats. Cone #3 where you’ll find the main “meals” of this stop — breakfast in the morning, and Cone Queso later in the day. Number 4 will be your headquarters for Pretzel Bites and Red’s Apple Freeze, a fun frozen drink. And at Cone #5, you’ll find some delicious gourmet popCONE flavors as well as beverages.
Today, we were headed to Cone #3 early for breakfast treats! Note that many of the cones don’t open until 11am, but you can get breakfast cones and churro bites earlier.
Comfortable, retro-styled tables are shaded — by more cones, of course! And dressed in safety orange, you’ll be hard pressed to miss them.
But I was ready for some breakfast. Time to see what the Cozy Cone held in store for us!
When we approached Cone #3, we were greeted by this cute breakfast menu in the window outlining our options. There are only two, but they both sounded pretty delicious.
For me, the Bacon Scramble Cone held the slight edge over the Verde Scramble Cone. Scrambled eggs served with bacon and cheddar cheese sauce in a bread cone? Sounded pretty fabulous to me.
YUM! And yes! — plastic cheese!
I stirred the cheese into the eggs, and it made for a creamy, soft consistency. I loved how the slices of bacon were just poking out of the side. I got two slices of bacon, but I’ve heard reports of there being just one, so cross your fingers for a generous cast member!
So, I was actually pretty surprised after digging in how much I enjoyed this!! I was expecting standard breakfast eats, but the flavors actually popped. And the plastic cheese had quite a zing to it.
I opted to eat my eggs and bacon directly out of the cone, and then I nibbled a bit at the bread. The firm consistency outside reminded me of pretzel-crossed-with-pizza dough.
But there’s no reason that you couldn’t enjoy this like a breakfast sandwich, taking bites from the bread with the filling included. It would be a bit like a breakfast burrito, I’m thinking.
I also stopped by Cone #5 for Ramone’s Pear of Dice Soda — inspired, of course, by the autobody artist character in the film. And this truly is a work of art! Prickly pear flavoring is squirted into the glass first, then topped with Sprite for a gorgeous ombre pink look!
I thought it might be boring, but it was actually pretty refreshing!
Fueled up and ready to go, it was time to hit the other fun attractions in Cars Land.
Cozy Cone Motel has it all — spectacular themeing, tasty and interesting food, and a good location. I’m so glad I made it in time to enjoy one of the most fun breakfasts I’ve had in a long time!
Lines can be long here, but I encourage you to try the Cozy Cone Motel when you get the chance. For delicious eats and awesome detail, it simply can’t be beat.