Kona Café Breakfast: Walt Disney World Dining Review

Kona Café Breakfast: Walt Disney World Dining Review

Our first visit to Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will not be our last! In fact, I might add this convenient breakfast spot to the regular trip rotation. Two words, friends, Tonga Toast! Banana stuffed, cinnamon-sugar coated, French-toast topped with a fresh strawberry compote. Is your mouth watering? Mine is!

Food image from Kona Cafe, Tonga Toast
Food image from Kona Cafe, Tonga Toast

The Tonga Toast was perfectly coated in cinnamon-sugar so crispy it was a perfect balance with the soft, chewy inside of the banana-stuffed French toast center. I worried the strawberry compote would be too sweet. It was the perfect tart balance, no syrup needed.

This isn’t the only yummy option on the menu at Kona Cafe. The kids loved Mickey-shaped pancakes, and my husband enjoyed Macadamia Nut Pancakes topped with pineapple sauce. What’s a vacation breakfast without a grown up beverage? Husband and I sipped Liliko’i Mimosas, while the kids enjoyed Liliko’i juice. This delightful juice is a blend of orange, passion fruit, and guava. {Try as we might, we just can’t remake it at home.}

Food image from Kona Cafe, macadamia nut pancakes
Food image from Kona Cafe, Mickey shaped pancakes
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Kona Café is located on the second floor at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Boasts an amazing view of the paradise-themed lobby. It’s an easy {5-7 minute} walk from the Ticket and Transportation Center, or a quick monorail ride or water-taxi ride from resorts near Magic Kingdom® Park.

PRO TIP: If you miss out on an Advanced Dining Reservation for Kona Café, a Tonga Toast variation {minus the strawberry compote} is available at Capt. Cook’s. The Quick Service location at the Polynesian.

Like any Table Service location Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) are required. The popularity of Table Service locations is growing quickly during the time of COVID with reduced options and capacity. {Currently, ADRs can be made 60 days prior to arrival.}

Kona Café serves Polynesian-inspired American food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a simple, yet delectable menu it’s a great choice for anytime of day. Breakfast offers four entrée selections, a kids menu, and beverages. Lunch and dinner options include poke bowls and sushi, appetizers, American options like a great burger, stir fry and dashi bowls, and a kids menu, and beverages.

Family Favorites

Breakfast is our go-to for Kona Cafe, and please try the Tonga Toast! Ican’t wait to hear what you think.

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Oerther Rank

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{Oerther Rank Scale: 1 – we could skip it , 3 – we would go again, 5 – not to be missed, ever.}

Quick Review

LocationDisney’s Polynesian Resort
ServiceTable Service
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Disney Dining Plan1 Table Service Dining credit
Recommended AudienceFamilies, Kids
MenuFull Menu

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