Breakfast at Disney’s Kona Cafe Polynesian Resort Restaurant Review

Breakfast at Disney’s Kona Cafe Polynesian Resort Restaurant Review

Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe. It’s a big deal. Apparently, you can even get variations of Tonga Toast, and if you’re like us, we see pictures of this magical toast all over the place. Who knew two pieces of bread with some bananas in the middle french toasted up in cinnamon and sugar could be so good! It is….but that’s not all you can get at a Kona Cafe Breakfast. Let’s start with that mimosa.

Kona Cafe Walt Disney World

Kona Cafe Atmosphere

The Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort is all about relaxing and taking a break. True to the Island lifestyle this resort is known for, any meal at the Kona Cafe Restaurant is all about ease. They don’t rush you, which is nice. This open-layout restaurant has tables and booths and a view of the upper lobby area of the Polynesian Resort. Just next door to the Kona Island coffee bar, you can also grab specialty coffees, and snacks in addition to any meal, which is nice. 

Where is Kona Cafe at Walt Disney World?

Located at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Kona Cafe is on the second floor, and easily visible, if you’re coming in from the Monorail Stop, or up the steps from the Lobby. It’s also just adjacent to the Kona Island Cafe, which is a small coffee counter with a pastry case. 

Do You Need a Reservation for Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort?

Reservations are recommended for Kona Cafe, though you can most certainly just walk up to the desk and ask what wait times may look like. While not typically overbooked, it is easier to get a reservation at Kona Cafe than others, and just makes sense to do so ahead of time. You can check the My Disney Experience App for times and days that may work for you.

What are the Kona Cafe Breakfast Hours?

Kona Cafe Breakfast hours are 7:30 am- 11:00 am. You can always double-check the Kona Cafe webpage as well. 

Is Kona Cafe Good for Kids?

Yes! Kids are welcome, and there are high chairs available for those families needing one. The general laid-back vibe of this restaurant is perfect for families. There are several booths as well as tables for larger families. While this restaurant isn’t Disney-themed, it does have Mickey Pancakes, French Toast, and kid-friendly items and drinks on the menu. Check out the Kona Cafe Breakfast Menu for all the kid’s selections. 

Kona Cafe Breakfast

Kona Cafe Breakfast Menu

One of our favorite treats on the Kona Cafe Breakfast Menu is the Liliko’i Mimosa. We don’t usually go straight for the bubbly, but this had been a crisis kinda morning, so decided to just dive right in. The Liliko’i Mimosa is champagne, orange, passion fruit, and guava juice. that’s right it’s a POG Mimosa. If you’ve never had this combination of flavors, then check out our POG Juice Recipe so you can make this at home to get ready. You get three of the four and let us just say, it’s an awesome way to start off the morning! Especially since no matter what you’re eating, sipping just makes everything slow down a bit. If you’re part of the Disney Adult crowd and not as thrilled about the O’hana Lilo and Stich character breakfast, Kona Cafe can offer you some fun quite early in the day. Always a nice treat.

tonga toast at the polynesian kona cafe

Kona Cafe Breakfast

Ok, ok, onto the main attraction. What else is on the Kona Cafe Breakfast Menu? 

Tonga Toast

We bit the bullet and got the Tonga Toast, which just looked amazing but also GIGANTIC.  This is a 12-inch dinner plate and you can see the shadow from that toast- a good 5 inches I’d say. Lots of toast. So what is Tonga Toast exactly? This is a 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. Yum! 

We ended up asking for broccoli as well because we needed a vegetable, but it’s not really on the menu. Of course, if you ask, they’ll give you options. 

Kona Cafe Tonga Toast with fruit cyrup

Macadamia Nut Pancakes

The Macadamia Nut Pancakes are another favorite for Breakfast at Kona Cafe. With Macadamia Nut Butter, Pineapple Sauce, and your choice of Ham, Spiced Ham, Bacon, or Sausage, what’s not to like? Sounds like a complete meal to us. 

Kona Cafe Breakfat at Disney World

Polynesian Egg Platter

If you’re looking for a more basic breakfast, they also have an egg platter. You get Two Eggs-Any Style with Fresh Fruit Poke, Fresh-baked Muffin, Home-fried Potatoes, and your choice of Ham, Spiced Ham, Bacon, or Sausage. For this meal, I had them swap the sausage for a plant-based option. And again, you only need ask if you want to make changes.  

Additional Entrees at Kona Cafe for Breakfast include a plant-based option called Plant Based Loco Moco with plant-based eggs, sausage gravy rice, and pico de gallo. There is also a Salmon Plate, regular French Toast, and Omelets. 

Eggs and Vegetarian sides at Kona Cafe

Coffee at Kona Island Cafe

The other major treat of having breakfast at Kona Cafe is the general calm across the Polynesian Resort. We like grabbing a special coffee from the Kona Island Cafe, just outside the restaurant entrance, and heading to the beach at the back of the resort. Of course, you can also get a Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai, just outside the back doors if that’s more your style. Either way, you get a chance to dip your toes in the sand and enjoy life for a minute before starting your crazy Disney day. 

Kona Cafe Disney World

Hidden Mickeys at Kona Cafe

Perhaps you have travel friends who are in need of the tonga toast, but you have no interest? No worries, you can always just stop and grab a mocha at the Kona Island Cafe counter and hunt for Hidden Mickeys. If you look down while you’re waiting, you’ll notice that on the counter near the fruit bowl, a little Mickey is just waiting to be seen. In fact, Hidden Mickeys can be spotted all over Disney’s Polynesian Resort!

hidden mickeys at polynesian resort

Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World

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Breakfast at Kona Cafe

Whatever your morning plans you can’t go wrong with starting your day at the Polynesian Resort. We especially recommend this on a day when you’re heading to Epcot or Magic Kingdom. Especially as you get convenient Disney monorail access to both parks. So, there you have it! Try out the tonga toast, grab a mocha, snag a chair on the beach, and try to find those hidden mickeys. Our favorite mornings are the ones that start slow and easy and end on the beach at the Polynesian Villas. Try it sometime. You will be hooked. Enjoy:)

Kona Cafe at the Polynesian is one on of those underrated disney restaurants that never lets you down. From mimosa flights, to capuccino, full breakfast to tonga toast, you're sure to find what you want here! #konacafe #disneyrestaurants #polynesianresort #disneytips #polkadotpixies

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