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 flight of mimosas.
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 has 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.
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.
Do You Need a Reservation for Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort?
Reservations are recommended for Kona Cafe. While not typically overbooked, it is easier than many to get a reservation at Kona Cafe. You can check the My Disney Experience App or Just check at the main desk to see what the wait looks like.
Kona Cafe Breakfast Menu
So, we don’t usually go straight for the bubbly, but this had been a crisis kinda morning, so decided to just dive right in. You can choose from orange, cranberry, pineapple, and grapefruit mimosas. 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 on these darling cups just makes everything slow down a bit. If you’re part of the Disney World for Adults crowd and not as stoked about the Ohana Lilo and Stich character breakfast, Kona Cafe can offer you some fun quite early in the day. Always a nice treat.
Breakfast at Kona Cafe
Ok, ok, onto the main attraction. Melanie bit the bullet and got the Tonga Toast, which just looked amazing but also GIGANTIC. This is a 12inch dinner plate and you can see the shadow from that toast- a good 5 inches I’d say. Lots of toast. Of course, breakfast full of carbs always worries us- we’re from the midwest and without surfing as a daily physical activity we are very very aware of what all carbs do so early in the morning, so she got baby broccoli ( the best ever) to balance things out a bit. The broccoli is not on the menu by the way— but we always ask for broccoli- I mean, it’s a kitchen, who doesn’t have broccoli on hand?
G and I ended up getting a typical breakfast with eggs, sausage, and a mickey muffin ( macadamia nut). At first, we thought these were little hash browns, but alas no. So cute. This breakfast by the way was much more portion-sized to the point where I could have actually finished it, nothing like the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno. And I probably would have finished it had it not been for all the mimosas, and cappuccino, and tea… I do have a slight need to have ALL the beverages- especially cozy ones- when we go anywhere.
Easy Mornings at The Polynesian Resort
The other major treat of having breakfast at Kona Cafe is, you guessed it because it’s at The Polynesian- our favorite Disney Resort. Apart from roaming the Moana Mercantile, and peering into the displays of the original Pineapple Princess, Minnie Mouse we love love love the whole island atmosphere and can always daydream about island living, with a dole whip stand nearby.
Hidden Mickeys at The Polynesian
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 counter. I always get these made with almond milk and they are amazing. While you’re there, be sure to look down at the counter near the fruit bowl while you wait. Hidden Mickeys can be spotted all over the Polynesian!
This hidden mickey is crafted with hanging lanterns, and if you get in the exact right just near the entrance of Kona Café, you can see it.
There are tons upon tons of Hidden Mickeys all over Walt Disney World, but at the Polynesian, since everyone is on island time you actually have time to roam around and find them! If you’re ready to be a die-hard Hidden Mickey hunter, Be sure to download the Hidden Mickey App. It’s 7.99 but for the money totally worth it- as it covers all the resorts, parks, and Disney Springs.
Greetings from Walt Disney World
Another reason we love getting to the Polynesian early in the day is you get first dibs at the “Greetings from Walt Disney World” Coconuts you can send home for 20 bucks. We have searched for these the last 3 times we went to Disney with no luck! So were so so excited to finally get one. You can usually find them at the Polynesian and at Caribbean Beach Resort. As always check the shop parks app to see if they’re in stock before making the trip.
Whatever your morning plans you can’t go wrong with starting your day at the Polynesian. We especially recommend this on a day when you’re heading to Epcot or Magic Kingdom as you get convenient Disney monorail access to both parks. So there you have it! Try out the tonga toast, sample some mimosas, grab a mocha, snag a souvenir or two 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:)