Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kona Cafe Review

Two words .... TONGA TOAST! I bet that got your attention! Hold that thought... Kona Cafe is located in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, on the second floor of the lobby. Being just a hop, skip and a jump from the Monorail, Kona Cafe is very easy to get to for breakfast, lunch or dinner, from any resort or park. Kona Cafe breakfast on arrival day is a tradition of ours.

We started off our "I've been craving this for months" breakfast with:

Liliko'i Juice

Passion juice, orange juice, guava juice.

Known by a few other names (Stitch juice, Pog Juice) this is often compared to "Frunch" at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge's Boma Restaurant. Nope, its not the same (I know! I swore it was the same recipe!)
Just a wonderful blend of flavors!

My son is a coffee and chocolate lover, so anything combining the two, he's on it.

Cafe Mocha

Kona Cafe has excellent coffee, and the blend here is just wonderful.

Now, back to Tonga Toast! Oh yes, this is definitely a MUST DO, for many Disney World return guests. (All you first timers to Disney World, YES, this is definitely something you need to try!!)

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls... I present to you...

Tonga Toast

Banana stuffed sourdough French toast, rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with a strawberry compote and choice of ham, bacon or sausage.

The strawberry compote is the PERFECT compliment to this outstanding dish! Maple syrup is also served as a condiment, but trust me, you will fall in love with the strawberries! Side note: Capt. Cook's QS restaurant at the Polynesian, also serves Tonga Toast, but minus the strawberry compote. Still very good!

Big Kahuna

French toast, pancakes topped with Macadamia nut butter, two eggs, cooked to order, home fried potatoes, ham, bacon and sausage.

WOW what a breakfast!! I ordered my eggs over medium, but you can have them prepared to your liking. This is ALOT of food for breakfast! Let me say, the ham steak at Kona Cafe are absolutely perfect, not fatty, just perfect. The pineapple is so sweet and juicy too, we're talkin' fresh, trust me on this.

Between those two entrees, honestly, its enough for 4! I've seen it done! (some members of your dining party may fight over the Tonga Toast though) I mean, look at all of that food!


Pancakes, with your choice of ham, bacon or sausage

My son loves pancakes and waffles, and absolutely loves Kona Cafe's pancakes!

Kona Cafe also offers an extensive lunch menu; from Bacon Cheeseburgers to Grilled Teriyaki Steak. Their dinner menu offers an array of wonderful dishes;  Grilled New York Strip, Pan-seared Duck Breast, and everything in between. For all of you sushi lovers, there is also a large selection of sushi. With Kona Island being practically right next door, you can also get your full of sushi and sake, with no reservations needed.
At Kona Cafe, you can also order up any of the legendary cocktails, Tambu Lounge offers, during lunch or dinner. (Did someone say Lapu Lapu??? ... and yes, a side car of Malibu Rum please) You'll thank me later.
All in all, Kona Cafe is one of those hidden Disney World gems we all hear about. I would suggest making reservations for breakfast, but for lunch or dinner, you do have a great chance at getting a table as a walk in. Aloha!!!

Located 2nd floor of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Breakfast: 7:30m - 11:15am
Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Deb Casterline is a weekly, guest blogger exclusive to the Kingdom Konsultant Blog. 

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