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Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

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  • Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

    Recent talk arising on another discussion board about The Monorail Cafe, which closed in August of 1999, prompted me to go looking for the menu we have from its closing week.

    In case anyone is interested, here are the links to the menu.

    http://www.colddeadfish.net/images/D...orailcafe1.jpg - Page one of the menu.

    http://www.colddeadfish.net/images/D...orailcafe2.jpg - Page two of the menu. (Blue plate special!)

    http://www.colddeadfish.net/images/D...orailcafe3.jpg - Page three of the menu.

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    Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

    are there pics of the actual cafe?


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      Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

      Originally posted by patattack View Post
      are there pics of the actual cafe?
      Yeah those pix look an awful lot like a menu from a restaurant, not the monorail cafe.

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        Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

        Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
        Yeah those pix look an awful lot like a menu from a restaurant, not the monorail cafe.
        ummmmm....the monorail cafe was a restaurant.....

        my family loved the monorail cafe! i still have a frisbee that came under the plate for kids meals!! alas, no pics sorry!

        i'm sure with all the photogs we've got here, we can find someone whose got pics.

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          Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

          All I remember were the epic grilled cheese sandwiches... (it was all I liked when I was 10)

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            Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

            Originally posted by fantoongal View Post
            i'm sure with all the photogs we've got here, we can find someone whose got pics.
            Try searching threads by "old hotel guy"...one of our top Disneyland Hotel historians round these parts.

            --Barry
            God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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            • #7
              Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

              Or ask Warner Weiss over in Yesterland.

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              • #8
                Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

                I loved Monorail Cafe. We used to go there often.........I was sad when it was torn down.....I bet if they had tried to save it, the place would still be frequented today.......good times.

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                • #9
                  Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

                  my first disneyland meal was breakfast at the monorail cafe in 1972. We caught a bite and then headed out for the monorail and into Disneyland. I didn't realise how much I missed it until I brought my own kids back and I couldn't share it with them.

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                    Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

                    We still have some of teh Monorail Cafe kids cups. They are much more "heavier duty" thn teh cups given out at today's restaurants. Practically a sipper cup like you can get for small kids at the store.

                    They had the best ice cream sundaes and milkshakes.

                    After a day in the Park, we'd stop by there and order them up and enjoy them in our room at the DL Hotel.

                    Good times!

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                      Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

                      I used to eat breakfast there before starting a JC shift... best food in the park, even if we had to run after we ate it!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

                        Best fresh hot toasted turkey dinners!

                        Here's a shot of the Monorail attraction poster mural that was inside:

                        http://www.cruelty.com/disneyland96/...railcafe03.jpg

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                          Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

                          Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                          Yeah those pix look an awful lot like a menu from a restaurant, not the monorail cafe.
                          thanks i asked for pictures of the actual cafe


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                            Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

                            http://www.magicalhotel.com/funstuff/monorailcafe2.html
                            http://www.magicalhotel.com/funstuff/monorailcafe3.html
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                              Re: Trip down memory lane to The Monorail Cafe

                              I just miss there being a lot of family restaurants and coffee shops everywhere. Sure, they're still around - Denny's and IHOP are two of the most famous examples - but there was something about the days when you could barely travel a block or two before finding yet another coffee shop/family restaurant, with low prices, simple but delicious food, and a comfortable atmosphere. And that fantastic Googie architecture, never been topped.

                              My all-time favorite dish - a Chili Size at Bob's Big Boy. Best spaghetti & burger patty topped with chili that I've ever eaten.

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