Waiting by the entrance to the restaurant, I found my four dining companions for this breakfast, Brenda & Emily and Paula & Hunter. At one time we were to have as many as 11 people attending this meal, but for various reasons our number had dwindled and we were down to only us die-hard Kona breakfast fans. Oh, plus Hunter, who was probably only there to please his wife. (So thank you Hunter for humoring Paula and her DIS friends by joining us at Kona Café that morning for breakfast.)
Anyway, as we were standing there waiting for a table for 5 to become available, a woman approached me to ask if I was Barb from the DISboards. This woman turned out to be DeeDee (buzz1121). She and her family had just finished their breakfast at Kona.
We were then seated…
…and presented with this menu.
However, there was no need for me to look at it because I already knew exactly what I would order here…
Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes with Macadamia Nut Butter, Pineapple Sauce, and your choice of Ham, Bacon, or Sausage (I chose sausage)
Now I have tried other breakfast entrées at Kona Café (including the very popular Tonga Toast), but once I had tasted these delicious pancakes I have never since gone astray. Though I have never been a big fan of macadamia nuts, there is something about the combination of the nuts, pancake, and pineapple that works perfectly for me. And while I have tried the version of these that is served as part of the Big Kahuna platter (plain pancakes with macadamia nut butter and pineapple on top), I much prefer the real deal in all its nut-filled glory.
But be forewarned, if you have never had these before…they are very rich and extremely filling!!! I have known of only one person who has been able to eat an entire order of these pancakes…and has lived to tell about it. And I just so happen to be in the company of that remarkable person on this very morning, but I’ll leave you guessing as to which one it was.
But I digress, so let me wrap this up by saying that the pancakes and the accompanying sausage were awesome as always. Unfortunately our server here was not so awesome. However, for those pancakes I would be willing to don an apron and serve myself…which is what we almost had to do.
Well that’s it from me, except for another photo of my lovely (& handsome) dining companions…
As for my dining companions, Emily started with a cappuccino which she said was very weak in flavor and low on foam. And for her entree, she had the Blueberry Pancakes (sorry no photos). According to Em, the pancakes were ok, nothing spectacular but edible.
After some debate on the menu Brenda and Paula decided to share the “plain with the toppings on the side” version of the Macadamia Nut pancakes.
– Photo by Paula –
Upon seeing the small portion of toppings that was provided, they asked for more so that they could each have some. After waiting.. and waiting Brenda was kind enough to say that Paula could use the ones originally provided as she was sure that the additional plate of toppings would be coming soon. Unfortunately they never arrived so Paula was able to enjoy her pancakes with the toppings while Brenda was left with just plain pancakes.
And that just leaves Hunter, who chose the Samoan for his breakfast. (Photos by Paula)
The Samoan – Poached Eggs with Hollandaise served over Smoked Pulled Pork Hash
He took a few bites of this only to discover that the hollandaise sauce was more like a lemon curd, as it was thick and curdled! To put it mildly it was not what he wanted to eat. He patiently waited for the server to check on our table so that he could request something else to eat. However, by the time he finally arrived Hunter was no longer interested in breakfast here so they just asked for the check.
The check took a LONG time to arrive and then the server said “Mickey Magic” happened. Apparently it was “magic” that they did not have to pay for the items that were not good.