Sunday, January 29, 2012

Disneyland: The Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

When we visited Disneyland last Friday, one of the things we enjoyed was taking a close look at the brand-new Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, which opened this month on the site of the old Plaza Pavilion restaurant.

In recent years the Plaza Pavilion had served as the processing center for annual passes, but with the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, the building returns to its original purpose as a restaurant. And the theme is so perfect for Main Street U.S.A., one almost wonders why Disneyland didn't use this idea sooner!

Decorative windows with the penguin waiters from the "It's a Jolly Holiday" scene in MARY POPPINS were one of my favorite touches:

The floor in the center of the bakery entrance has this tile image, reminiscent of a sidewalk chalk drawing:

Another nice touch:

It was quite crowded and difficult to get a good overview of the restaurant. Here's a glimpse toward the counter area. One of the things I really liked was some framed photos of birds which call to mind both "Spoonful of Sugar" and "Feed the Birds." The edge of one such picture is barely glimpsed to the right in this photo.  (Click any photo for an enlarged view.)

One of the dessert display cases:

Many of the desserts are holdovers from the now-closed Blue Ribbon Bakery, but there are also some new items, including miniature pies. The Jolly Holiday also serves sandwiches. I hoped that the new bakery might emulate Florida's Main Street Bakery and add crumb cake to the menu, but no luck!

Another decorating detail:

All in all, the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe is a very nice addition to the park!

For even more photos and information on the menu, visit the Disney Food Blog or Inside the Magic.


Blogger Irene said...

The only complaint I've heard is the long line and only four service counters. But I'm the kind of person who can wait and look around and it wasn't that long to wait. I plan to eat there again in the future - the tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich sounds real good.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I had a good time looking around the bakery too, Irene! Hope you're feeling much better now. :)

Best wishes,

8:53 AM  

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