Kona Cafe

October 2015 Trip Review

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I arrived early so was given a pager when I checked in at Kona Cafe (located on the 2nd floor). I used my wait time to take a few photos of the Polynesian’s lobby below.

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This was the second time that I had seen the refurbished Polynesian lobby (completed in Dec. 2014) and although I love the new lights…

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I was still unimpressed with the small Tiki statue which is the lobby’s new centerpiece…

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Perhaps because I will forever associate its predecessor with the Polynesian Resort (now Polynesian Village)…

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Granted the smaller Tiki statue allows for much more sitting room in the resort’s lobby…

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But I will always miss the beautiful waterfall. :worried:

Ok, enough with the reminiscing. Or at least I will switch topics and reminisce about my delicious breakfast at Kona Cafe. ;)

For those of you who read my last dining report (from my May ’15 trip), you may recall that I was forced by my kids to choose between two of my WDW breakfast favorites…the Grand Floridian Cafe’s french toast and Kona’s pancakes. It was a hard decision but I chose the french toast, so my craving for Kona’s pancakes had to wait nearly 6 more months to be satisfied. Therefore I hope you will forgive me for not changing it up here and ordering something other than the macadamia-pineapple pancakes from Kona’s breakfast menu…

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I did though consider ordering their Breakfast Special when I saw this paper sitting on my table…for about two seconds! :laughing:

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After placing my order, it wasn’t long before this plate was delivered to me…probably straight from heaven’s kitchen. ;)

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Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes topped with macadamia nut butter and pineapple sauce and served with your choice of ham, bacon or my choice of sausage

 

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And one more photo from a different angle, where you can actually see some of the macadamia nuts inside the pancakes…

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Now I happen to love the macadamia nuts inside the pancakes, but for those who would prefer a smaller dose of nuts you can also request your pancakes to be plain and then topped with the macadamia nut butter and pineapple sauce. A smaller size version of this is actually what is served on the Big Kahuna breakfast platter. As for me though, I say, “Bring on the macadamia nuts!” :thumbsup2 However, the one down side is that the nuts make the pancakes extra rich and filling, so consequently it is impossible for me to eat more than two of the stack of three big pancakes. And believe me, I’ve tried. ;) Also, I generally order bacon for my side at most restaurants when given a choice of bacon, ham, and sausage but at Kona I always get the sausage because I really like them here. They are not the skinny, overcooked sausage links that are often served at restaurants but instead are nice and big and well-seasoned.

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