You may experience a little sticker shock at first, but there's real value here. it's not quite on par with Napa Rose across the way, but the same dedication to quality and originality is evident in everything from the menu to the service. Kids will find lots to like about the menu, along with enough distractions between the colorful menus, murals, and character visits to let the adults enjoy a wide range of menu
options (from pastas to steaks to fresh fish) and a leisurely cocktail or glass of wine. You'll want to save some room for dessert, too who could pass up warm seasonal-fruit cobbler heaped with vanilla ice cream or a chocolate fondue for two (or more) with pound cake, biscotti, assorted chopped fruit, and banana fritters?
Setting and Atmosphere
The Storytellers Cafe carries the grand Californian's arts and Crafts theme throughout with large, open beams; natural wood and wood carvings; milled stone; and stained glass. the walls are adorned with impressive murals depicting the state's rich literary history, from Mark twain's the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County to Scott Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Children under age 10 will love the character breakfast. Chip & Dale, goofy, and other Disney celebrities visit the tables, sign autographs, and pose for photos between bites of omelets, waffles, and hotcakes. Wood-fired pizzas at lunch and dinner are also tasty.
Health-conscious diners will love the cafe's salads, such as the Storytellers Salad (baby greens, white asparagus, and orange slices topped with a white-balsamic vinaigrette). The chicken melt is one of the best sandwiches on the planet, and if you like barbecue, don't miss the rack of Santa Maria style baby back ribs.