Everyone knows Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. It is one of the original Walt Disney World Resorts, located on the Monorail loop and across the Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom. Many people know about 'Ohana restaurant within that resort, famous for it’s all you care to eat dinner and character breakfast, but hidden away just around the corner is a gem for breakfast called Kona Café.
|Agent Marie with her favorite, Macadamia Nut Pancakes
Located in the Great Ceremonial House, just down the hallway from 'Ohana, Kona Café is a quiet and unassuming location with some of the best breakfast choices on property at Walt Disney World. It underwent a renovation in 2022, but fan favorite menu items remained once it reopened.
Beverages start the offerings with all of your traditional offerings but with a few unique choices that differentiate this dining location. A press pot of coffee featuring a Hawaiian Kona Blend of coffee is offered as well as Liliko’i juice, which is a blend of orange juice, passion fruit juice and guava for a delicious and unique option to have. This can also be made into a mimosa!!! For kids, they offer a Moana or Stitch smoothie to start the morning with.
|Agent Maci loves a Liliko'i Mimosa!
|Moana Smoothie: Watermelon, Cherry, and Guava
The dish that is best known here is the Tonga Toast, a French toast taken up several notches. It is stuffed with banana, fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar and served with a strawberry topping along with your choice of breakfast meat.
|Tonga Toast: Banana-stuffed Sourdough French Toast rolled in Cinnamon-Sugar, served with a Strawberry Compote, and with your choice of Ham, Spiced Ham, Bacon, or Sausage
But as with the beverages, Kona has more than that to start your day off right. My go-to option is the Pineapple Macadamia Nut Pancakes. This selection will give you three HUGE pancakes made with chopped macadamia nuts in the batter. The batter is also slightly sweet with a very light vanilla taste to it. These are served with a macadamia nut butter and grilled crushed pineapple on top of the pancake stack. I prefer the toppings on the side but the combination of the tastes for this is incredible. No syrup needed for these pancakes!!! A little bit of butter and the pineapple brings out the flavor perfectly and doesn’t need anything more than that!!
|Macadamia Nut Pancakes: with Macadamia Nut Butter, Pineapple Sauce, and your choice of Ham, Spiced Ham, Bacon, or Sausage
Of course all of the regular offerings of eggs and other breakfast staples are available as well, but we recommend you try the unique dishes here for a standout meal. You wont want the same old options that you can get anywhere else after that. Allergies and special diets also have options to select from at this location.
Start your day with the great food and beverage options at Kona Café, and see why this is such a fan favorite!!!