Ok, I’m not a Disney guy so maybe you can help me for my next trip. Is it possible to get great coffee in Disneyland?
Best Coffee In Disneyland – I Am Still Searching
I recently visited Disneyland and figured that the coffee would not be great, so I enjoyed my two double espressos at home before the drive down to Orange County. I was actually going to head to Hopper & Burr in Santa Ana before, but we got a slightly later start than I wanted so I just drank at home.
A couple guides online recommended the Cappuccino Cart in California Adventure, but I noticed that the espresso machine was a fully automatic one. Those machines simply cannot froth milk or create a decent crema, so I passed on that. We had Park Hopper tickets and part of me wishes I had just tried it, but ended up not leaving the Disneyland park. The coffee there is provisioned by Joffrey’s and the machine does create special Disney-themed latte art:
There is a similar cappuccino cart near the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland but it also lacks a proper machine and I’m just too picky to throw away $5 on a bad cup of coffee.
But my wife isn’t…she loves Starbucks (poor confused soul) and Starbucks is readily available inside Disneyland. I was dispatched to Market House on Main Street USA to bring her an Americano. Prices were not that much higher than outside the park and I was able to use a Starbucks gift card to pay. The usual Starbucks pastries and sandwiches were available as well as a few special Mickey Mouse-shaped ones.
I took a sip. Same old Starbucks…
As for me, I was happy I had filled up in the morning.
For those of who appreciate third wave coffee, I’m not sure Disneyland has a great option for us…perhaps a potential new business for Disney to consider. I would have paid double for a really good coffee. But maybe there just isn’t a sufficient market for it…
By the way, there is one place in Disneyland that has tremendous coffee: Club 33. But since that is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world and I’m not a member, I don’t count it…
Have you found any great coffee at Disneyland?