Are you thinking of dining in Disneyland Cafe Orleans? One of my favorite restaurants in Disneyland is Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square. It’s just that right mix of good food, good prices and very pleasant atmosphere.
Cafe Orleans is definitely one of the best value of all the dining venues in Disneyland. It is home to the famous Monte Cristo Sandwich! It is also a good option for vegetarians and vegans as there are some good choices on the menu here.
Disneyland Cafe Orleans offers indoor and outdoor seating. I really prefer the outdoor seating, which, even in the hottest of weather, is pleasantly shady and cool. It’s good for people watching if you can get a table at the edge of the patio. The inside decor is nicely done but somehow it seems a little cramped inside so we always prefer an outside patio table.
Disneyland Cafe Orleans Menu
The menu at Cafe Orleans is not huge, but there is plenty of selection. I sometimes like a one page menu rather than a huge book full of options! The menu offers soups, sandwiches, salads and crepes. The influence, as you would expect, is French New Orleans Quarter.
It is an indulgence, but I just love the Three-Cheese Disneyland Monte Cristo. I have never seen a vegetarian version of this amazing sandwich anywhere else. This vegetarian Monte Cristo has Swiss, Mozzarella and Double Creme Brie cheese all fried in a light batter and served with Berry Puree dusted with Powdered Sugar. Yes a calorie splurge, but worth it once in a while. It is also a financial splurge at $20, but you only live once!
The N’awlins Vegetable Ragout is also a great vegetarian option at Cafe Orleans. This is $14.99 Those non vegetarians out there can add chicken or salmon and that takes the price up to $20. The vegetable ragout has Eggplant, Red Onions, Bell Peppers, Squash, Zucchini, and fresh Garlic. It is served with Corn Cakes topped with Grana Padano Cheese. It has a really good flavor and is a great option for lunch or dinner. Update: Unfortunately this is no longer available on the Cafe Orleans menu.
There is a kids menu but the only vegetarian option is mac and cheese which neither of my boys will eat. They love the Pomme Frites though and at $7.00 this is a reasonable value option, but not that healthy I know. These can be vegan if you skip the parmesan topping and the garlic dip.
Another favorite are the salads here. A vegan option is La Salade de Maison without the cheese. We usually explain our vegan requirements and they will bring some extra caramelized pecans on the side. At $6 it is a reasonable price for a full service Disneyland restaurant.
Of course if you have room for dessert you are rather spoiled for choice here. Mickey Shaped Beignets are a favorite at $9, but the Royal Street Bananas Foster Crepe is also tempting for the same price. We usually split a dessert to save on money and calories.
If you want the Mickey Shaped Beignets, but are not looking for a sit down meal then you can get these at the Disneyland Mint Julep Bar which is tucked away being the French Market in New Orleans Square.
At certain times of year the Disneyland Cafe Orleans Fantasmic Dining Package is available. The Fantasmic! Dining Package was introduced in 2017. It offers a place in a reserved seating section to watch the Fantasmic! show at select times. The Fantasmic Dining Package has a set menu with choices of Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. The cost in 2017 was $45 for adults and $25 for adults.
Here is a complete view of the Cafe Orleans Menu with prices correct as at January 2018:
Disneyland Cafe Orleans Menu Appertizers
Seasonal Soup – Chef’s Seasonal Soup served in a cup $7.00
Seafood Gratin – creamy blend of Lump Crab, Shrimp, Spinach, and creamy Tarragon Dressing served with Seasoned Croutons $12.00
Pommes Frites – Traditional French-fried potatoes tossed with Parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley, served with a Cajun spice remoulade $7.
La Salade de Maison – Our Cafe Orleans signature house salad, featuring tossed baby greens in a raspberry vinaigrette, topped with cherry tomatoes, crumbled goat cheese and caramelized pecans. C’est bon! $6.
Disneyland Cafe Orleans Entrees
Monte Cristo Sandwich – Sliced turkey, ham and Swiss cheese in a light batter, fried and served with berry puree; dusted with powdered sugar – $21
Three-Cheese Monte Cristo – Swiss, mozzarella and Double Creme Brie fried in a light batter and served with Berry Puree dusted with Powdered Sugar. $21
Muffuletta Chopped Salad – Ham, Capicola, Salami, Provolone, Roasted Red Peppers, Olives, shaved Parmesan, á la Jardinière, and served with a Sherry Vinaigrette – $21
Bourbon Street Chicken – Honey-kissed Chicken with Hoppin’ John, Seasonal Vegetables, and Bourbon Sauce. $20
Blackened Sustainable Fish – Cserved with Hoppin’ John, Peach Reduction, Corn Relish $21
Shrimp and Grits – Creole Shrimp served atop Cheese Grits, Spiced Sausage, Fava Bean-Corn Relish and Shrimp Sauce
Lobster Cobb Salad- Mixed Greens, Roasted Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Bacon, and Lobster with an Avocado Vinaigrette $23
Mickey Shaped Beignets – Topped with Powdered Sugar served with Raspberry Coulis and vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise $9
Bread Pudding – Sourdough Bread Pudding served with Praline-Chantilly Cream, Caramel Sauce, and Praline Brittle Crumbles $9
Coconut Cake – layered with Vanilla Cake and Coconut Cream served with Pineapple and Berry Coulis $8