We began our breakfast at Kona Cafe, by ordering these beverages…
100% Kona Coffee French Press Pot – $7.49
Mimosa – sparkling wine and orange juice – $8.25
Now I normally don’t partake of alcoholic beverages this early in the day, but I had three good excuses to do so.
1) We were spending the rest of the day at Magic Kingdom (aka the “Dry” Kingdom).
2) I was also drinking some pretty strong Kona coffee at the same time, which I’m sure countered any effect that the alcohol might have had, right???
3) I was skipping lunch so I needed the extra sustenance.
Okay, now on to the food.
So you would think that Allison would have ordered one of the items which is unique to Kona Cafe, like Tonga Toast, Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes, or the Samoan. You know, something that you don’t often see on a restaurant’s breakfast menu. So what did she order???
Ham and Cheese Omelet, served with home-fried potatoes and a biscuit – $10.99
Ah yes, that very original breakfast entree, the ham and cheese omelet. She only gave her breakfast a rating of “Good”, but I think her judgement may have been slightly clouded by the fact that she was somewhat “peeved” with me. You see my friends, my daughter actually wanted me to share an entree with her. But since she does not like pancakes, I quickly denied her request. Because when I go to Kona Cafe for breakfast, there is no way in hades that I’m going to order anything other than this…
Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes – with macadamia nut butter, pineapple sauce and your choice of ham, bacon or sausage – $9.99.
I am convinced that if food is eaten in heaven, then these will surely be served for breakfast there. Enough said.
Oh, wait a minute, one more thing. Do not make the mistake that I did back in May 2011 when I got the Big Kahuna platter, expecting that the pancakes included were the real deal. While they were very good, I left wondering what the big deal was here on the boards about “Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes”. Well, shortly after that trip, MickeyNicki also paid a visit to Kona and in her review explained the difference between the two. The ones included on the platter are just regular pancakes topped with macadamia nut butter and pineapple. When you get the full order of Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes there are macadamia nuts in the pancakes. So if you like macadamia nuts, this pushes the rating of these pancakes from a Very Good “Peter Pan” up to a Magical “Tinkerbell”.
So once again, I have MickeyNicki to thank for enlightening me.
Since we had a late reservation, we were one of the last to leave the restaurant before they began seating for lunch. I took this opportunity to snap a photo of a nearly empty Kona Cafe restaurant.
Oh, and since I had forgotten to take a picture of the menu, I quickly took a picture of the menu posted outside of the restaurant as we were leaving.
As you can see, I took a picture of the wrong menu. I guess drinking the Kona coffee didn’t counter the effects of that mimosa afterall.
And so our overall rating of the meal was: Very Good