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Old 02-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Best breakfast at DTD vs Hotels?

Hey everyone,

We are heading out to DL again with the DIS Backstage Magic tour in June. We are hanging for an extra day, but our flight out is on Saturday at around 1:30 PM. Since we would have to buy an extra park ticket for that day, we won't be going to the parks at all in the morning, since we'll only have an hour or two in the morning, I though best would be to get a nice breakfast in DTD.

So, here's my question. If you can't go into the parks, where would be the best place for breakfast. We do NOT want an expensive character meal (We get one of those the day before.) and probably not a buffet. Just a good quality breakfast. I've heard Catal is the way to go at DTD, but would a meal in one of the Disney-owned hotels be better?

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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This is a great question. We'll be in a similar situation - flight leaving at 12:20 on Sunday - and since I think we'll be rushing most of our breakfasts, I'd like to have a nicer meal on the last day to end our vacation on a high note (but not a character breakfast - dh already vetoed this idea and would rather have something a little more relaxing).

I'd also love recommendations!

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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Catal is good. Steakhouse 55 is excellent.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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If you have kids- Rainforest Cafe serves breakfast with all the action going- that is where we are eating before heading out of town...
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #5
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If you have kids- Rainforest Cafe serves breakfast with all the action going- that is where we are eating before heading out of town...
Try the breakfast pizza one of my favs there for sure. We always eat once or twice here for breakfast, generally not very crowded in the AM.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:59 PM   #6
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Try the breakfast pizza one of my favs there for sure. We always eat once or twice here for breakfast, generally not very crowded in the AM.
Thanks- pizza for breakfast sounds like fun!
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #7
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Not interested in Rainforest Cafe in our case we won't have our daughter. Food is fine there, but nothing special IMO and don't need to pay for that.

Tom - I checked out the Steakhouse 55 menu. Looks really good. Any particular recommendations? I want to get a chance to check out the Disneyland Hotel, so that would be perfect.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #8
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I like the La Brea Bakery for breakfast. They have an express counter service or a sit-down restaurant where they wait on you.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #9
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La Brea has a nice breakfast, too.
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Another vote for Steakhouse 55. Great environment, good service, and really reasonable prices. The benedict is one of the best I've ever had, anywhere, and my DF loves the banana fosters french toast.
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Catal is good. Steakhouse 55 is excellent.
I'm with Tom on this one. We've done both and will go back again.

Steakhouse 55 is a really good breakfast (food wise) and the surroundings are very interesting. The food was hot, freshly prepared and delicious. Prices are competitive, not cheap but not ridiculous. We had fun trying to recognize the people in the photo's on the wall. Hint - there is a cheat sheet available if you just ask your server.

Catal is also good. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony and watching people go by down below. Again food was good and prices were OK.
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Catal is good. Steakhouse 55 is excellent.
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The breakfast burrito and eggs benedict are both wonderful. Such a classy place but not fancy. KWIM? Catal is especially nice if you can sit outside on the upper balcony. The pancakes there were really good.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:17 PM   #13
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Storyteller's Cafe, in the Grand, is the BEST all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, hands down. If you want something quick, try the beignets at the counter at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney. TO.DIE.FOR.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:35 AM   #14
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I love the breakfast at Catal. The brioche French toat is good and I also like the spinach and tomato omelette.
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