By Jennifer Stuart
Jolly Holiday is a counter-service restaurant located in Disneyland. You will find it at the castle end of Main Street U.S.A. on the left hand side as you enter the park. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner or just random snacking. All seating is outdoors and most is shaded under umbrellas which can make a lovely break from the California sunshine.
For breakfast there are a number of standard muffins or their famous cinnamon bun. This beauty is covered in cream cheese frosting. Definite sugar overload so of course the kids love it ($5.49). You can also get some specialty coffee offerings. I like an iced coffee if we are going mid-morning as by then I find the park is starting to heat up.
The star of the show is the Jolly Holiday Combo (bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich). The soup is not your standard tomato soup from a can but an upgraded version with a zip of basil. The cheese sandwich is lightly grilled on sourdough bread. This is a winner for us and makes a good lunch or a lighter dinner. I used to be able to get away with ordering 2 to split between the 2 kids and myself, but now that they are bigger they demand one each. There are other sandwiches available (mostly around $10 USD) but we always end up ordering this one.
The Jolly Holiday is also know for it's baked goods. Pictured is the Mickey Macaron. Varieties can vary seasonally. This flavour is the Raspberry Rose Macaron. Of the ones that we have sampled this is our favourite. It is not a cheap item at $ 5.49 USD but is considerably larger than most other macarons we have had so in that context is a reasonable value. The fresh raspberries in the centre are what really set this apart and give it a nice combination of sweet and tart. Big enough to share ....but who says you have to?
Thoughts? Have you eaten at the Jolly Holiday? Do you have a favourite menu item?
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