Storytellers Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 14 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 7 more
83% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1600 S Disneyland Dr, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Anaheim, CA 92802 Directions

(714) 781-3463
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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent staff. I asked about gluten free options and got a personal walk through of the buffet with the chef who identified for me what was naturally GF, what had the potential for CC and what was not GF. The chef prepared and delivered my GF Mickey pancakes and freshly baked chocolate muffin himself. Very happy with my experience in terms of GF eating. Quick note to beware of cost however as the buffet cost my partner and I $100 for lunch. If I had of known we were paying $50 each, we probably would have eaten elsewhere. I overheard others complain that it was $27 per child. If you don't mind paying extra, I would highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Great options - Disney staff are very accommodating and knowledgeable! Breakfast: ask to speak to a chef to prepare a non cross-contaminated plate from the kitchen. Lunch/Dinner: ask for an allergy menu and look for the items marked 'For Gluten', meaning for people with a gluten allergy (or celiacs).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Our family comes here for the breakfast buffet several times a year. Ask the waiter to speak to the chef. They will cook whatever you want themselves. The GF Mickey waffles and hashbrowns are amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    They have Venice bakery gf pizza crust!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!! Staff was knowledgable! Bread they serve is also Venice bakery seasoned product. I wish Disney World had these products. venicebakery.com Awesome meal!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Ate here for dinner and they were great. Had steak with roasted vegetables with rice (couldn't eat mashed potatoes because I'm also lactose intolerant and they load them with butter) after talking with chef on duty. By far the highlight of the meal is their gf bread made by a local baker. I wanted to just sit there and eat that the entire meal and skip the steak....

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The options for GF were minimal and virtually none if you're also vegetarian. The chef came out to talk with me, which seemed like a good thing, except what was prepared was three separate steamed and unseasoned side dishes: peas, broccolini, and huge asparagus, with a pasta noodle in my broccolini. The server was defensive that I was not pleased with this vegetarian option. They had promised rice, which never arrived.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Cannot say enough positive things about this place. The only place in SoCal where I can get a home cooked American-style all you can eat breakfast, not get glutened, and get hugs from my childhood heroes ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Usually I feel so embarrassed or anxious at restaurants but here I feel both special and normal at the same time.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We had horrible service. Our table was ignored and the staff seemed to have a hard time understanding English. My chicken wasn't cooked all the way and the chef came out and didn't argue, he agreed it wasn't cooked and took it away. Never apologized, never offered to get me something else. I don't normally post reviews but this was an awful experience.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Excellent experience. The chef came out and talked with us for the supper decision and then again when dessert was ordered. They went out of their way to help with any and all questions we had about how the food was prepared. Will eat here again every chance we have.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This was an amazing dining experience! Their allergy-friendly menu not only lists which items are gluten free, but also which are free of dairy, egg and other common allergens. Our server was more than accommodating and even let me substitute a side so that the gluten free entrée I wanted could also be dairy free. I had the chicken (incredible), and they even brought out complimentary gluten free flat bred in place of the bread basket. They give you the option to talk to the chef, but our server was so knowledgable I never felt the need to. Love, love, love this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Had wonderful gluten free Mickey Mouse waffles here! The buffet was average but the waffles and character hugs were awesome! Felt like a little kid again. Although a bit on the pricey side, I would recommend it and would go back. Staff was knowledgeable and waffles came out with an allergy flag and huge slab of butter that was clean. I was also told to avoid the sausage.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    This lovely, upscale cafe is located in Disney's Grand Californian hotel & spa, part of the Disneyland Resort. My family includes 2 gluten-intolerant members and one member with Celiac Disease, and the staff and chefs were very knowledgeable and accommodating. They have gluten-free pasta, bun, pizza crust, french fry and bread options, and they cook everything separately. When they bring specially cooked food and even butter out, they mark it with a small flag that says "allergy" to alert all to keep it separate. I had the cobb salad, while my sister had the tuna sandwich and my niece had rice noodle pasta. Everything was delicious and the service was wonderful. It's a little pricey but well worth it.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Thursday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday
7 am - 10 pm
Saturday
7 am - 10 pm
Sunday
7 am - 10 pm

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