Captain Cook’s Breakfast

My third and final visit to Captain Cook’s during my 5 night stay at the Polynesian in Oct./Nov. 2017 was for breakfast.

First up are photos of their Breakfast Menus as of Nov. 1, 2017…

I made my choice and picked up my order, then found a table to sit and eat here this time rather than taking it back to my room.  Here was the view from my table…

It was early so pretty quiet, which made for a peaceful breakfast.

So what did I choose?  Something that I had only had before at Kona Café, and that was probably 15 years ago…

Tonga Toast – Banana-stuffed Sourdough Bread, Battered Deep-fried, and Dusted with Cinnamon Sugar, served with choice of bacon or sausage

 

 

And a look inside…

 

While the price of Kona Cafe’s famous Tonga Toast was $15 at that time (now priced at $16), the same Tonga Toast (minus the strawberry compote) could be had at Captain Cook’s for just $8.49 (currently no price increase).  So for those fans of this sweet, bready breakfast entrée, it’s a much better deal if you get it from the Polynesian’s quick service restaurant rather than their full service restaurant…assuming you can do without the compote.  As for me, I was glad that I tried it again after all these years but it’s just not my thing.  I’m still a fan of Kona’s macadamia-pineapple cakes though.  Wish I could get them at Captain Cook’s for less than their Kona price of $14.

So that just leaves the ratings.  Taking into account all three of my visits (Pulled Pork Nachos, Hawaiian Flatbread, and Tonga Toast), I would rate Captain Cook’s 4 stars.  The same rating was given to it by the reviewers at Trip Advisor but Yelp reviewers gave it only 3 1/2 stars.  As for the rankings, on Trip Advisor Captain Cook’s ranked #447 of the nearly 3,000 Orlando area restaurants reviewed there.  Narrowing it to only restaurants in the Disney World area, Captain Cook’s was ranked #159…not bad for a quick service restaurant!

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