Kona Cafe Breakfast

For several years now, Kona Cafe has been one of my favorite breakfast locations at Disney World.  So of course, on the last morning of my stay at the Polynesian, I had to have breakfast at there.

Within a few minutes after checking in a little early for my 7:45 breakfast reservation, I was seated at a 2-top table near the entrance…

So by 7:43 I was perusing their menu…

But really there was no need for me to look at the menu (other than to take a photo for this review), as I already knew exactly what I was going to order.

My usual choice here, and what I again had this time…

Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Macadamia Nut Butter, Pineapple Sauce, and your choice of Ham, Spiced Ham, Bacon, or Sausage (which was my choice) – $14.00

And a little closer look…

The pancakes were delicious as usual.  The top pancake of the stack of 3 appeared to be a bit undercooked though.  But this really wasn’t a problem for me since I never can eat more than 1 1/2  of these rich, nut-filled pancakes.  Although they bring maple syrup with these, I never use it since the pineapple and macadamia nut butter is always enough topping for me.  Though elsewhere I normally choose bacon as my side, at Kona Cafe I always get the sausage.  This time the links seemed a little smaller than usual, however they tasted the same.

 

Another change from previous years, was the price.  Last year this same platter of 3 pancakes and 2 (larger) sausage links cost $13.00, or $1.00 less.

Though I normally get the Kona coffee here (or the press pot if I have someone to share it with), this time I had my refillable mug with me filled with free coffee from Captain Cook’s.  This didn’t seem to be a problem and probably saved me at least $4.

And that just leaves the ratings and rankings.  While Yelp reviewers gave Kona Cafe 3 1/2 stars, those on Trip Advisor rated it a 4 and ranked it #378 of the nearly 3,000 Orlando area restaurants reviewed there.  Narrowing it down to just those restaurants in the Disney World area, Kona Cafe ranks #115 on Trip Advisor.  As for me, I would probably rate this visit to Kona a 4, deducting a point for the one undercooked pancake, the shrinking sausage links, and the rising price.

One more bonus photo, this one of Kona’s dessert menu posted on the outside wall of the restaurant…

 

 

 

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