Friday, May 10, 2013

A Review of Flo's V8 Cafe at Disney California Adventure

A few days ago, I shared a video from Flo's V8 Cafe at Disney California Adventure. Today, I'd like to share a more thorough review of the food.

I'd read that the food was good, but I had no idea just how good!
Let's start with our first lunch.
This was literally the first place we stopped on our visit to Cars Land, as it was near lunchtime, and we were very hungry.

Upon entering, we were handed a menu by a cast member.

There are also displays of the menu choices in a case in front of the order station/ registers.

And, if that weren't enough, they are also clearly displayed over the food counter.

I ordered the Pork Loin with Coca Cola BBQ Sauce. For sides I got the Roasted Corn Medley and cole slaw, for $11.49.
First off, several of my favorite words are in the entree name "Pork", "Coca Cola", and "BBQ".
And this did not disappoint!  In fact, I honestly think Disney should be bottling and selling this sauce. It is excellent! I loved my meal.

Barbie ordered the kids Macaroni and Cheese meal, with a bag of carrots and a bag of apples. When asked if she would like the souvenir Lightning McQueen Racer, she said "No".
I immediately said "Yes she does!" It's awesome! The mac and cheese was very good too.

This cost $11.99.

We also got a strawberry milkshake, $4.29, and a chocolate milkshake in a souvenir cup for $9.59. Both were creamy without being too hard to drink through the straw. We also split an Apple Cheddar "Pie-O-Rama" for $4.99, also delicious.

We sat in a wonderfully themed dining room overlooking the Radiator Springs Racers attraction.

There is also ample outdoor seating.

So, how much did we like the food here?
We ate 3 more meals at Flo's! 
I'm running out of adjectives, so before I go any further, and this is going to sound like hyperbole, but I'm being honest, we loved everything we had, which was just about the entire menu by the end of our 5 day trip.

We shared a breakfast with my wife's cousin, Jill, and Jill's husband, Zach. 
American Breakfast with scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon and a biscuit for $7.99, and the Chicken Tamale Breakfast with chicken tamale, scrambled eggs, salsa verde and pico de gallo - $7.99

On another night, my wife had the Citrus Turkey Breast with Old Fashioned Turkey Gravy - $11.49 , with mashed potatoes and the corn medley. 

I had the NY Strip Loin with Home-Style Beef Gravy - $11.99, with potatoes and cole slaw.

For dessert we split a Chocolate Mudd pie. Wow, is that rich! 

At night, the neon makes Flo's extra lovely!

We also had lunch with new friends, Tips From the Disney Diva writer, The D'land Diva, and her family, and tried the kids meal sandwiches. I suggest asking for gravy on the side, as they were a bit dry without, but the gravy makes them delicious! We split the Seasonal Fruit Pie, which was pear and cherry.

I really can't recommend a meal (or 3) at Flo's V8 Cafe more, so stop in if you need a fill up!

Portions of this review were originally posted on the Tips From the Disney Diva Blog where Nick is a contributing writer.


  1. Yum! When I ever get there, I am going to Flo's first too =)

  2. Looks really good! I wonder what I could get that is gluten free (stupid allergies).

    The pie is so pretty. And the bbq meal, yum.

  3. Gaylin, just let them know you have gluten allergies, you can have pretty much everything on the menu as anyone else. They have gluten free rolls and will make sure you are well taken care of!


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