If you’ve ever visited the Polynesian Village Resort you might (or might not have) noticed the little restaurant around the corner from the bustling ‘Ohana. Kona Café is an understated restaurant located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this is a great spot to grab a meal whether you are a guest at the Polynesian Village or just visiting the Magic Kingdom. It’s a quick monorail ride away from the entrance to the Magic Kingdom so break away for a few hours for a relaxing dinner and then hop back on the monorail again and you are back at the park in no time at all.
Breakfast at Kona Café offers classic omelets and egg dishes as well as pancakes and french toast but this is also where you will find one of my very favorite meals at any Disney restaurant – the Tonga Toast. This is two thick slices of french toast stuffed with bananas and then rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with strawberry compote. It is heaven on a plate and it’s a very good thing there are no calories in Disney food. Enjoy this with a cup of fresh brewed Kona coffee and your day is off to a great start!
Dinner offers upscale food with a laid back feel. This is not a restaurant where you will feel the need to dress up – theme park resort casual is the standard here at dinner. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect after a long day in the parks. This doesn’t mean the food here is boring, however. You’ll find casual fare stepped up a notch for dinner. The dinner menu features appetizers such as crab cakes, sticky wings and pot stickers as well as a full array of fresh sushi rolls. Entrees include lamb chops, scallops, steak, duck, chicken and fish many with a south seas twist.
Don’t skip dessert! Save room for the pineapple upside down cake, chocolate fondue, tortes, crème brulees and cheesecake.
Kona Café is included on the Disney Dining Plan and will utilize one table service entitlement per person. So next time you are in the Magic Kingdom area stop by and find this hidden gem of a restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service will earn Kona Café a spot on your future “must eat” list!
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