La Brea Bakery Café to Expand at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

Hi everyone! I’m Janet Knox, general manager of Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. I have had many different roles during my 13 years at the Disneyland Resort, and having the opportunity to lead Downtown Disney District for the last two years has been my favorite. This position allows me to combine my experience in retail with my passion for discovering new and emerging trends. I’m excited to join the Disney Parks Blog team and share all of the great things in store for the Downtown Disney District.

If you’ve been to the Downtown Disney District lately, you’ve likely noticed the exciting changes underway. On January 3, La Brea Bakery Café began a significant refurbishment of its current location including expanding the restaurant’s footprint, creating a new exhibition bakery, adding a new kitchen in the express area, and placing an awning over the outdoor seating in the full-service dining section.

 La Brea Bakery Café to Expand in Downtown Disney District

The remodel, as seen in this early concept artwork, also will allow La Brea Bakery Café to produce fresh baked items at the restaurant, which will include a selection of breads, pastries, sweets, flatbreads and foccacias.

The café will feature menu items inspired by La Brea Bakery’s founder, Nancy Silverton. From double-dipped French toast and fontina strata at breakfast to burgers, salads, panini and authentic Italian focaccias made fresh throughout the day, the focus will be on fresh, healthy and flavorful foods.

La Brea Bakery’s full-service restaurant remains open during the refurbishment through mid-March. The restaurant will reopen its doors with a fresh new look in April.


  • Yikes I hop no starbucks. The idea for Downtown Disney is to have uniques offerings that you can’t get (almost) anywhere else. Starbuks is not unique.

  • This sounds great!! Any word on the rumor that Starbucks will finally be making an appearance in DTD? I really hope that is true!!

  • This sounds good, as long as there are gluten-free options. Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney has a fantastic gluten-free bakery called Babycakes which would be a wonderful addition to Disneyland’s Downtown Disney too.

  • Are they keeping the dilicious bread bowls of soup? Those have always been a personal favorite!

  • Any truth to the rumor that THE EARL OF SANDWICH is coming to Downtown Disney?PS I really miss the BASIN store.Any hope that another bath store will open any time soon??

  • amazing! you make ever trip seam as a new one with the new things going on; and the expansions.

  • I hope they put in more of an actual bakey. When I was there in Oct and went there i was excited to see bakery. So we went inside and it was a sandwich shop with maybe 3 cupcakes for an actual bakery.

  • Gluten free options PLEASE! That’s one of the best parts of Disney Dining. No GF items, we can’t go!

  • So that huge section on the left will be the new part of the restaurant, and the outdoor eating area will be where it is now, except with the awning then?? Great idea, we love to eat there, especially at night!

  • Welcome to the blog Ms. Janet!

  • Yay! so excited:)

  • What about the rumored Starbucks?

  • Lot of empty buildings here at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World.

  • Will there be any Gluten-Free items available at the bakery?

  • Awesome! I’m always glad to see improvements going on.

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