When Disneyland Resort’s White Water Snacks was renamed GCH (that’s Grand Californian Hotel) Craftsman Grill earlier this year (read all about it here!), we hoped the quick service spot wouldn’t lose its charm or its tasty menu of eats. The verdict? The restaurant remained as charming as ever (no changes besides signage, that we can see). And the menu? Still delicious.
We enjoyed the crunchy and creative End of Summer Slaw Dog in August (read our review!), and we almost never turn down a cupcake or a donut here. This month’s WILD DOG is super awesome as well — here’s our review of that one!
(This duo celebrating Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was colorful and tasty!) And we’ve found White Water Snacks to produce some great outside-the-Park-gates breakfast, too.
And now that White Water Snacks is GCH Craftsman Grill, we’re back for more morning eats! The breakfast menu at Craftsman Grill is small but powerful with an array of options that include classics and spins on classics. And our Disneyland correspondent Heather (breaking the Insta-fast @DiningInDisney!) has found a few breakfast entrees you have to put on your Disneyland Resort dining bucket list ASAP.
We’re starting with a Breakfast Burrito: a warm, handheld option packed with scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon bits, and tater tots. This was one of the items we loved on our last breakfast visit, and it did not disappoint. It’s served up with sour cream and pico de gallo for some freshness.
It looks chaotic inside, but the combination of tater tots, eggs, and bacon bits (distributed throughout like little nuggets of salty pork gold) is filling, delicious, and really decent sustenance if you’re heading into a Park after. (Maybe let yourself digest for a bit before jumping onto Guardians…). Note that the previous incarnation of the Breakfast Burrito did not contain bacon, so if you’re vegetarian, see if they can make one for you without the bacon.
The Avocado Toast is a fresh-tasting and relatively light breakfast option. It’s comprised of grilled sourdough, crushed (and guacamole-like) avocado, two poached eggs, pomegranate seeds and drizzle, olive oil, parsley, and (surprise, surprise!) celery leaf salad!
The freshness of the herbs (parsley plus the celery leaf) really elevates this toast, and the pomegranate drizzle and seeds are an interesting, sweet-sour addition. Definitely worth a try if you’re a fan of the components.
But Heather’s favorite dish of the morning — and one she insists we all order as soon as humanly possible — was Biscuit French Toast. (Has anyone else tried this? Is this a thing? How is this not a thing?)
These buttermilk biscuits are given the French toast treatment, and served with toffee sauce (sorry: TOFFEE SAUCE!!!!!) and bruleed bananas. The Biscuit French Toast is topped. with. bacon.
This entree is a fantastic balance of salty (toffee sauce, smoky bacon) and sweet (bruleed bananas, also toffee sauce). And the texture of the bruleed bananas? Delightful.
Biscuit French Toast, we are HERE for this.
Call it whatever you want, if GCH Craftsman Grill serves up dishes like these that combine thoughtful flavors and fresh ingredients, it’s going to be a restaurant to return to over and over again. And the fact that it’s quick service? And doesn’t require a Park ticket to enjoy it? That’s the real crafts, man.
Where do you breakfast at Disneyland Resort? Let us know in the comments below!