Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort: Perfect setting for breakfast

Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort: Perfect setting for breakfast

Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort: Perfect setting for breakfast

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Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort.
Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Thanks to a tip from the Disney Food Blog, we discovered that Kona Cafe at Disney World’s Polynesian Resort is serving red velvet pancakes for breakfast. It’s their way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Well, it turns out that my wife loves red velvet cupcakes, so this was a good enough reason to me to head over to Kona this morning.

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Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort.
Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort.
Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Known for good food, Kona Cafe is already a well-celebrated breakfast spot at Walt Disney World. What makes it even better are a few “insider” facts. Get an early morning reservation at Kona, and you’ve got a nice place to stop on your way to Magic Kingdom rope drop. And if you have a reservation here, you can park at the resort and take the monorail from here too, so you don’t have to mess around with the lines at the Ticket & Transportation Center.

Besides these little tips, the Polynesian Resort is just a great spot to be because it exudes the feel of “vacation” everywhere. Even though I’m not on a trip when I visit, it is nearly impossible not to fall into that mindset at the resort. And the good food, served to a backdrop of Hawaiian music, completes the sale.

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Speaking of the food, my wife went ahead and ordered the red velvet pancakes — they weren’t on the regular menu, so you’ll have to ask for them. I ordered The Somoan (poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce served over smoked pulled pork hash):

Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort: Red velvet pancakes.
Red velvet pancakes.
Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort: The Samoan.
The Samoan.

Both entrees were excellent. Throw in a cup of coffee and our bill came to around $25.00. That’s what I would expect at a full-service Disney restaurant for breakfast.

I definitely recommend visiting Kona Cafe on your way to Magic Kingdom. Check out the links and complete photo gallery below.


Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort – map & links


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Official site: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/kona-cafe/


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quantum
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quantum

Totally agree with you about the Kona Cafe…their food is great, and you get all of the atmosphere of one of the more expensive onsite restaurants, without the super-inflated prices – especially when it comes to their breakfast offerings!

iamtooposh
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iamtooposh

I’ve been using your site to plan my entire US/IOA trip & your tips have help me tremendously. Since your word is bond to me, I’ve decided to try Kona cafe for breakfast (and on my birthday!) I’m staying at The Point Orlando & Kona is on Disney property, how would you recommend getting from my hotel to Kona cafe?

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@iamtooposh Thanks for the great feedback about the site. I’m sorry to say, but as much fun as Kona is, I wouldn’t recommend going there from Point Orlando unless you are already planning on visiting Disney. From door to door it can be up to a 45 minute drive depending on Traffic. If you do decide to go, really the only option would be to take a taxi (which won’t be cheap either). Point Orlando will surely have a taxi recommendation for you when you check in. If you’re not going to Disney and just want a nice breakfast, each of… Read more »

iamtooposh
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iamtooposh

aww man! We did plan a day at MK, but don’t gain access into the park till 4:30 (we bought the Halloween party tix b/c they were cheaper) I wanted to get my hands on those Mickey head waffles!
Guess I’ll try for a great dinner. Any suggestions for a 28yr old birthday girl & her guy?

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OrlandoInformer

iamtooposh Suggestions on-site at Disney? Flying Fish at Disney Boardwalk is a personal favorite. Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney is a favorite too — and it has more of a party atmosphere if that’s what you’re looking for. And of course any full-service restaurant at Epcot’s World Showcase will be good. In general Disney’s full-service restaurants are all very strong. So really it is more a matter of deciding what type of food you want, what location works best, and what your budget is. By the way, make sure to get Disney reservations ASAP — their more popular restaurants sometimes… Read more »