Catal Uva Bar and Cafe - breakfast - September 11, 2003


(excerpted from the September 11, 2003 trip report - to read the full trip report, go here)


I arrived at the resort at about 9:30am and headed over to Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney.  The Uva Bar has been serving breakfast for a little while now, and I wanted to try it out at some point.  When I was seated, I noticed that five other tables in the downstairs rotunda were already occupied.  (The outdoor bar area isn't open during breakfast.)  With both Disneyland and DCA not opening until 10am, I guess people wanted somewhere to go for breakfast.


Even though I'm not usually partial to French toast, I decided to order that because it sounded good, and I wanted to see how they made it.  I'd probably have scrambled eggs and bacon otherwise.  I also decided to order orange juice, even though I thought $3.75 was a bit pricey for a glass of juice.


The French toast was very good.  There were four fairly thick slices of bread, lightly covered in egg, which I preferred since I don't really like French toast drowned in egg.  There were banana slices and walnut pieces on top of the toast and sprinkles of powered sugar and a bit of maple syrup on the toast and a bit on the plate around it.  I liked that there wasn't a lot of syrup, and the syrup had a wonderful aroma and flavor to it.



French Toast with bananas and walnuts.



The orange juice turned out to be surprisingly good.  It came in a big glass (the same size as the water glass), not the tiny little glasses that you usually get when you order orange juice, and it was fresh squeezed, if the look and taste of the juice was any indication.  One interesting thing happened with the orange juice.  When they brought my glass, it was filled until about an inch or two from the top, which is about what I'd expect.  A little while after I'd had a sip, a server other than the one who took my order came by and said that she'd noticed that they hadn't completely filled my juice glass when they'd brought it to me.  I looked at the tray she was holding, which contained a few juice glasses filled to the very top.  She had brought an extra plastic cup full of juice with which she used to top off my glass.  I thought that was incredibly attentive and thoughtful of her.  My only comment on the juice is that while the orange juice turns out to be a good value for the price, you do actually get quite a bit of juice, more than some might want.  I would have preferred if they had offered the juice in two sizes, small and large, so you could decide how much you wanted.



Breakfast at Catal's Uva Bar.



By the time I left around 10am, all of the tables inside the rotunda were taken, two of the tables right outside and surrounding the rotunda were taken, and there were a few people waiting for a table.


For other Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar reviews, please click here.


For the current uva bar and cafe breakfast menu offerings, please click here.

For the current uva bar and cafe lunch/dinner menu offerings, please click here.

For the current dinner menu offerings in the upstairs restaurant, please click here.


For Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar menu offerings from prior seasons, please click here.


To see Catal's specific webpage in the Patina Group website, please click here.  (Note that the menus on the site are out-of-date, but there are some nice views of the restaurant and some background.)


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