Disneyland Paris Dining: Agrabah Cafe
Disney Dining is one of the highlights from every Disney trip I’ve ever taken, along with Disney Parades. The words Disney food bring a HUGE smile to my face. Since I was teeny and had my first rainbow sherbert ice cream in 1986 to a few weeks ago when I had a Spiderweb Burger and Groot Shortbread, I LOVE everything about Disney Dining and when I’m budgeting for our trips, it’s one of our main spending areas. We’ve been to a fair few Disney Restaurants now and so I thought I’d finally get around to sharing them as I wanted to when we started Disney Dining properly in 2008 at our Wedding Planning Trip [dining in the Grand Floridian kitchens with a personal chef for menu testing, anyone?]. I spend so long googling other people’s Disney restaurant reviews I thought I’d put our Mickey-eared hat in the ring and start with Agrabah Café.
We were in Disneyland Paris for the start of the Summer of Superheroes in June and one of our favourite restaurants there was Agrabah Café.
Hero and I arrived first and had a look around…and found some camel-shaped seats. There was also a very handy water fountain outside which was much needed because it was H-O-T this year. We were sweltering in the sunshine and very ready for some air conditioning.
The queuing area where you check in is adorned with beautiful lamps and artwork. There’s so much to look at which is brilliant because there was a rather large queue of people waiting to see if they could get a seat.
Once checked in, you head through to a beautiful waiting area with a water feature. It was so quiet, and such a contrast to outside. The boys calmed down watching the water…a little. They had fun talking to the Cast Member and ordering which drink they wanted before they got to their table, which we thought was clever. They arrived and hey presto, their drinks were waiting!
Drinks ordered and once we were guided to our table, sadly in the only room that really needs to be more themed, we went for a little tour around the bazaar.
See if you can spot Rajah if you visit!
Even though it’s not open in the evenings, this area would be so romantic for a date night!
WHERE IS CAFE AGRABAH?
Themed around Aladdin, the café is just inside the gates of Adventureland – wander up Main Street and take a left at the castle and you’re there – it’s a gorgeous [you might hear me say beautiful about 200 times in the video] walk through the streets of Agrabah and an Arabian bazaar, to a marketplace buffet full of foods you’d never, ever think you could get at a theme park. The theming is so exquisite that there’s no chance you could mistake which film it’s from, even though it was developed into a restaurant by Disney Imagineers from an Arabian themed walkthrough of little shops and scenes inspired by One Thousand and One Nights AFTER Aladdin was released by Disney – if you note the sign in our photos, you’ll see Aladdin is spelled Aladin instead! *Disney Geek Alert*
The cafe is open every day from 11.30am until 4pm.
WHAT CAN I EAT?
The food is mainly Mediterranean, Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine, but there’s plenty for everyone who’s a little scared to try foods they don’t normally eat – take a look at our video for a tour of the buffet to see what takes your fancy! Gav was SO excited that he found his beloved Merguez sausages there, and I was in heaven with about everything there as you’ll see on the video. Haha.
The food is all-you-can-eat and we were so glad we made Disney Dining Reservations beforehand because whilst we were queuing to get in at 3pm, at least seven parties were turned away. And that was off-peak time. When you’re in there, there’s SO much to see and everyone was just lovely to us.
Yotie is a picky eater and so he decided to eat…an apple. The most expensive apple ever if we’d been dining and paying out of pocket, but we were on a free half board Disney Dining Plan and so we filled him with his favourite lunch items beforehand and he just enjoyed the experience. Jensen tried everything he could, and Hero enjoyed being able to sit in a highchair [he’s never had one, poor soul, haha] and feeling like the Prince of Agrahbah himself. Desserts were Hero’s favourite, especially the fruit salad and little Moroccan pastries, and pistachio stars.
WHAT WILL IT COST ME?
OOP: The buffet will cost you €32.99 and children €17.99 plus tip. We go with the Disneyworld 20% tipping recommendation.
If you have a Disney Dining Plan, you can use a credit for this meal and enjoy a cold soft drink or water too. Hot drinks, juices and alcohol are extra. The mint tea costs extra too, but it’s adorable in what looked to Jensen like little genie lamps [see above] and really adds to the experience.
IS DINING AT CAFE AGRABAH WORTH IT?
We literally waddled out of the café, it was so delicious. We bumped into he very naughty Jafar on the way out – and then I made Gav ride Big Thunder Mountain with Yotie and Jens. We’d absolutely book here again, and ask to sit in the main areas in our photographs this time – it would have added to the atmosphere significantly – and we would have been able to get photographs of the food we chose – the light in our room was just too bad sadly – sorry! You should get a good idea on the video though 🙂
Here’s our video of the restaurant – we’d love a like and subscribe if you enjoy it!
Oh wow it looks amazing! What a brilliant experience. I would love to take the girls x
I think your girls would be in heaven there! I hope you guys get to go soon!
Amazing place – cant wait to go back again too
Me either – I miss it as soon as we’ve left, but Disney World is next again for us, just as soon as they open Star Wars land!
Oo I especially love the decor in this restaurant and it’s a bonus that the food sounds delicious too 🙂
It was so well themed – it was hard not to start singing in the buffet and pretend to be Aladdin 😉 haha
This is new, I am sure it wasn’t there on our last visit. Cannot wait to go in October now
You’re going to have SUCH a great time – all those Mickey PUMPKINS!!!
This restaurant was closed when we visited last December and I’d heard mixed reviews of it before. Perhaps its been renovated as you seemed to really enjoy it. We might try it next time.
I think quite a few people aren’t aware that it’s actually middle-eastern cuisine, and quite a few children aren’t used to eating food like that. If we’d have had to pay for Yotie and Hero and they’d eaten what they did for the price, I wouldn’t have been so fond, but with free Disney Dining it was brilliant. They had a HUGE refurbishment in 2015 I think – and it’s absolutely gorgeous and very tasty now.
I visited Disneyland Paris some years ago and it was a lovely experience. We had some Disney food and it was yummy. Definitely recommend.
It’s so much better than your average theme park – I love that there are so many choices there, but I DO wish there were as many Mickey themed foods as there are in the USA 😉 Can’t beat Mickey shaped things!
I don’t know how many times I’ve watched Aladdin. Nice of you guys bumping into Jafar! I bet you guys had an awesome time.
Truth be told, I watch Aladdin for Robin Williams 😉 It was amazing – and Jafar lurking about made it perfect!
It’s colourful, captivating and imaginative. I’d enjoy it, never mind the kids.
Me too! I could have sat and drank tea there all afternoon, it was beautiful.
This place looks great. I love Disneyland Paris
This looks AMAZING! The theming is perfect and so much fun. I think I would have burst with excitement in there!!!!
Glad it was value for money and you waddled out! Setting looks fantastic!
This looks lovely. I’ve been to Disney in Florida a few times but have never given Paris a go. Everything always seems mostly positive about it!
My daughter used to have Aladdin on video when she was little and would watch it every day & sometimes more than once if she could get away with it, going to somewhere like this would still be a dream come true for her
Looks fantastic would appeal to older kids my 2 probably wouldn’t appreciate it yet at 2 and just turned 6 they are not into Aladdin yet
It looks like they have got their act together. we were disappointed as so many places were closed.
looks like u had an amazoing time
I would love to go here, looks like a fab place to visit
The Moroccan decor is really nice, what a shame that the area you were seated in was not decorated well.