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Kona Cafe

Kona Cafe is a moderately priced restaurant with a South Seas flair. The coffee bar that is part of the Cafe lends a "Starbucks" atmosphere, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The food served here is somewhat higher than one would expect for fairly typical food, but not out of line with prices elsewhere at Walt Disney World.

Though the cafe serves all three meals, breakfast is the meal that people travel from around Walt Disney World to eat here. Kona Cafe is home of the famous Tonga Toast, banana-stuffed french toast that isn't available anywhere besides the Polynesian resort.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: Second floor, next to the monorail exit
  • Date Opened: November 23, 1998
  • Seating: Indoor tables
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Noodle dishes can be made vegetarian on request.
  • Annual Pass Discount: 15% for Premium Passholders; 10% for all other levels
  • Reservations: Book online or call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 up to 180 days before your visit.
 
Menu Information - Hide Section

Menu as of November, 2012

Skip to Lunch | Dinner | Kids | Dessert Menu

Breakfast

Entrées

Tonga Toast - Banana-stuffed sourdough French toast rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with a strawberry compote and your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. $12.99
Big Kahuna - French Toast, pancakes topped with pineapple sauce and macadamia nut butter, eggs, home-fried potatoes, ham, bacon, and sausage. $11.99
Two Eggs Your Way - with home-fried potatoes, biscuit, and your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. $10.49
Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes - with macadamia nut butter, pineapple sauce, and your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. $9.99
Pancakes - with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. $8.99
French Toast - with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. $9.99
Steak and Eggs - A char-grilled New York strip steak served with two eggs, home-fried potatoes, and a biscuit. $14.99
Ham and Cheese Omelet - with home-fried potatoes and a biscuit. $10.99
Blueberry Pancakes - with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. $9.99
The Samoan - Poached Eggs with Hollandaise served over Smoked Pulled Pork Hash. $9.99
Fruit Plate - Fresh seasonal Fruit served in a fresh Pineapple with Banana-Nut Bread. $8.99

Side

Fresh Fruit Cup - $4.99

Kona Cocktails

Wasabi Mary - Absolut Peppar vodka, wasabi, spices, and tomato juice. $8.25
Mimosa - Sparkling wine and orange juice. $8.25

Kona Coffee

100% Kona Coffee - French Press Pot (Serves Two). $7.49
Take Home a Bag - Whole Bean or Ground. Kona Blend $15.00; 100% Kona $40.00

Non-Alcoholic Specialties

Lilikoi Juice - Orange, passion fruit, and guava blend. $4.19
Mega-Berry Smoothie - Raspberry purée and nonfat yogurt blended with Odwalla Berries GoMega (an excellent source of Omega-3). $4.69
Glowing Character Punch - Minute Maid Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir cup with a glowing Disney Character Light. $6.49

Hot Beverages

Kona Blend - $2.99
Espresso - $3.79
Cappuccino - $4.29
Caffè Latte - $4.29
Café Mocha - $4.79

Juices

Orange, apple, cranberry, tomato, grapefruit, and pineapple juice. $2.49


Kids' Breakfast

Choice of one Entrée. $6.09
All Meals served with choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice. All meals include choice of one side Item: Bacon, sausage, or fruit cup.

Entrées:

Fresh Fruit Plate
Donald’s Choice - One Egg, quacked and scrambled, with sweet cinnamon toast.
Mickey-shaped Pancakes - Have you ever had a buttermilk pancake in the shape of you-know-who?
Minnie’s French Toast - rolled in cinnamon sugar—it’s almost as sweet as our Minnie
Goofy Toast - Only Goofy would fry an egg in the middle of a piece of toast!

Lunch

Appetizers

Brilled Beef Satay - Skewers of marinated grilled beef served with bulgogi sauce. $9.99
Lump Crab Cakes - with jalapeño-lime cream. $11.49
Fried Rock Shrimp - with passion fruit-mustard sauce. $13.99
Portuguese Bean and Sausage Soup - $6.99
Sticky Wings - Glazed chicken wings with tangy mustard drizzle and toasted sesame seeds. $8.49
Pot Stickers - Wok-seared pork and vegetable dumplings with creamy soy-ginger sauce. $7.49
Kona Salad - Mixed greens, blue cheese, fresh fruit, red onions, and smoked almonds with citrus vinaigrette. $8.49
 

Entrées

Polynesian Plate Lunch – A Traditional Hawaiian Favorite - Your choice of one of the following served with sticky rice and pasta salad. $14.99

Pan-fried Chicken with Coconut and Mango Sauces
Grilled Teriyaki Steak with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Sustainable Fish - served with Swiss chard, forbidden rice, and hibiscus-beurre rouge. Market Price
Island Chicken Sandwich - Grilled breast of chicken with bacon, Swiss cheese, curry-mango mayonnaise, and fried onions on a kaiser roll served with Asian pear slaw or sweet potato fries. $13.99
Kona Turkey Sandwich - Turkey breast roasted daily and served on house-made bread with caramelized onion, purple haze-hoisin mayonnaise, arugula, tomato, and bacon served with Asian pear slaw. $11.99
Grilled Ahi Tuna Sandwich - served with pickled vegetable slaw on our pineapple bread with sweet potato fries. $13.49
Pan Asian Noodles - Yakisoba noodles, wok-seared with vegetables and your choice of chicken or tofu in a ginger-garlic sauce. $16.99; with Shrimp $17.99
Grilled Steak Salad - Mixed Greens tossed with grilled beef steak, vegetables, and cashew-lime vinaigrette. $15.99
Kona Surf and Turf Burger Deluxe - Our grilled Angus chuck burger topped with breaded spicy fried shrimp, black garlic aioli, and sweet potato fries. $15.49; Also available - Grilled Angus chuck bacon cheeseburger. $13.99
Asian Noodle Bowl - Spiced beef broth with strip steak, Asian vegetables and rice noodles. $14.99
Big Island Tacos - served in a house-made shell with pasta salad and smokey bacon slaw.
Fish Taco - Seared tilapia with tomato salsa and mango mayonnaise. $14.99
Barbecue Pork Taco - Pulled pork slow-cooked in house-made barbecue sauce with tomato salsa and jalapeño-lime sour cream. $11.99

Dinner

Appetizers

Sticky Wings - Glazed chicken wings with tangy mustard drizzle and toasted sesame seeds. $8.49
Lump Crab Cakes - with jalapeño-lime cream. $11.49
Kona Salad - Mixed greens, blue cheese, fresh fruit, red onions, and smoked almonds with citrus vinaigrette. $8.49
Portuguese Bean and Sausage Soup - $6.99
Polynesian Barbecue Pork Ribs - with pickled vegetable slaw. $9.99
Pot Stickers - Wok-seared duck dumplings with creamy ginger-soy sauce. $7.49
Fried Rock Shrimp - with passion fruit-mustard sauce. $13.99

Entrées

Grilled Lamb Chops - with roasted root vegetables, Swiss chard, and mango chutney. $24.99
Kona Coffee-rubbed Pork Chop - Grilled and served with wild mushroom and bacon-potato gratin and seasonal vegetables. $21.99
Pan-seared Duck Breast - served with mung, adzuki, and cranberry beans with chorizo sausage and spinach in a tamarind gastrique. $21.99
Teriyaki-style New York Strip - Sirloin strip grilled with pineapple teriyaki glaze served with sticky rice and stir-fried brocolini. $28.99
Coconut-Almond Chicken - Breaded and baked chicken breast served with a salad of Asian greens, fresh fruit, and almonds. $16.99
Togarashi Spiced Ahi Tuna - served with tempura fried vegetable maki roll and red wine reduction. $21.99
Sustainable Fish - served with Swiss chard, forbidden rice, and hibiscus-beurre rouge. Market Price
Pan-Asian Noodles - Yakisoba noodles, wok-seared with vegetables and your choice of chicken or tofu in a ginger-garlic sauce. $17.99; with Shrimp $18.99
Steamed Littleneck Clams - with winter squash, spinach, and macadamia nuts. $16.99

Specialty Cocktails

Magical Star Cocktail - Light up your celebration with X-Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur, Parrot Bay coconut rum, pineapple juice, and a souvenir multicolored glow cube. $10.50
Kona Cool Sundown - A refreshing blend of vodka, Chambord, and cranberry juice. $9.50
Island Sunset - Seven Tiki spiced rum, Parrot Bay coconut rum, melon, and peach combined with our orange guava-passion fruit juice. $8.50
Lapu Lapu - Myers’s Original dark rum and tropical fruit juices served in a fresh pineapple topped with Bacardi 151 rum. $13.25
Tropical Macaw - Parrot Bay coconut rum, Midori melon liqueur, and pineapple and cranberry juice. $8.50

Specialty Beers

Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale or Kona Longboard Lager - $5.75

Beverages

Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade, or Barq’s Root Beer. $2.99


Kids' Menu

Kids’ Complete Meals - These meals include an entrée, a vegetable/side, a and a choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice. $8.59

Grilled Chicken Strips - served with macaroni topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella, served with green beans and carrots, and fruit salad.
Grilled Fish of the Day - served with whole-grain pilaf, green beans and carrots, and yogurt parfait.
Choice of one (1) Appetizer, one (1) Entrée, one (1) Beverage, and one (1) Dessert. $8.59
All Meals served with choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice. French fries and soft drinks available upon request.
Appetizers: Chicken Noodle Soup, Garden Salad, or Fruit Salad.
Entrées: Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Grilled Fish of the Day, Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, or Mickey Ravioli.
Desserts: Fruit Salad, Yogurt Parfait, or Ice-Cream Sundae.

Desserts

Kona Coffee Panna Cotta - with candied pecans and vanilla tuile. $5.99
Banana-Chocolate Crème Brûlée - with chocolate spiral. $5.99
Ginger Cake Trifle - with creamy layers of vanilla, raspberry, and chocolate. $5.49
Pineapple Upside Down Cake - with lemongrass and caramel sauces. $5.99
Kona Kone - $5.99
Kilauea Torte - An explosion of warm liquid chocolate inside a chocolate cookie volcano. $5.49
Chocolate Fondue - with tropical fruit and house-made cookies. $6.99
No Sugar Added Apple Stack - with cinnamon, sour cream, and crisp won tons served with sugar-free vanilla ice cream. $6.49

Non-Alcoholic Specialties

Espresso - $3.49
Cappuccino - $3.99
Latte - $3.99
Café Mocha - $4.49

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

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Average Reviewer Rating: 4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Number of Kona Cafe Reviews: 18
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   January 2010
Reviewer: stan4d_steph Glenville, NY     January 31, 2010
Breakfast at the Kona Cafe has become something of a tradition for me when I visit WDW, especially if I have competed in a race. This visit it was a couple of days after I had completed the WDW half marathon.

We had breakfast on a Monday morning, and it was not crowded, although I had used the online system to reserve our place. Our server was attentive, but the wait did seem longer than usual for our food.

We had the Kona coffee press pot and split an order of Tonga Toast. It's a lot to finish off for one person! The coffee seemed a little bit weaker this time, which was a little disappointing. I always look forward to the good coffee they serve there. I've also had the Samoan before, and it was delicious.

Overall, I still would highly recommend a trip for breakfast. We took a cab there from the Animal Kingdom Lodge to avoid the long time via Disney transit. Cost was about $22 with tip, but well worth the time savings. From there it's just a quick monorail ride to the Magic Kingdom!
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   May 31, 2009
Reviewer: Jodieileen6 Mechanicsburg, OH     June 12, 2009
We ate dinner here May 31. It was very busy outside the restaurant--people were waiting for seating at O'hana. Our food was excellent. I had the scallops and shrimp, my boyfriend had the teriyaki steak, and my son had yogurt and rice and something else from the kids menu. For dessert we had banana chocolate creme brulee' and chocolate fondue.

As good as the food was (I'm still dreaming about that creme brulee'), our server was just that bad. She disappeared for long periods of time and repeatedly forgot the coffee I ordered for dessert. Finally, the fourth time by our table after delivering dessert, she actually stopped by and said, "At this point, do you want your coffee to go?" Um, NO. I wanted it with my dessert!

All that said, you should definitely go to Kona Cafe'. The food is some of the best I've had at Disney World and as long as you don't get our server, you should have a good experience.

In summary:

Service: Absolutely horrible. I did notice other servers giving good service to their tables.
Price: The food was of excellent quality, and so I would say the price was fair. We used the Dining Plan.
Food: YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY. The food is what saved my opinion of the Kona Cafe. All of it was delicious, and I'm sure anything from the menu would have been as well. We will definitely go back to the Kona Cafe on our next trip.
Atmosphere: Quiet it ain't. If you want to experience the Polynesian or an open-air pastry shop, go to the Kona Cafe. If you want a quiet intimate dinner, go somewhere else.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   June 19, 2007
Reviewer: Chicago Wookiee Chicago, Illinois     July 29, 2007
Date: Tuesday June 19, 2007 with 7:50am ADR.
Meal: Breakfast
Service: Friendly and engaging.
Price: $34 (used dining plan credits).
Value: Average for resort table service breakfast.
Food: All had good flavor.
Atmosphere: Nice ceiling fans. No wall facing the lobby and lots of people waiting for the Ohana character breakfast made it much too loud.

We arrived early for our ADR and were seated almost immediately as the restaurant was still mostly empty. It was pretty clear this would have been one meal on the trip that we wouldnt have needed an ADR. The number of people waiting for the Ohana character breakfast seemed immense and walk-ups for that meal were being told there were no available spots and that is how it seemed that many of the guests came to eat at Kona.

Our waitress was very friendly and clearly explained their specialties and what we could get that would be included on the dining plan. We were surprised to learn that the fruit smoothies were included and so we each ordered one. We had the orange passion fruit, and strawberry banana smoothies and were quite pleased with the nice fruit flavors and full creaminess of them both.

We both ordered the Tonga Toast which is a very thick slice of sourdough bread stuffed with bananas and coated in sugar and cinnamon. This was the draw of the restaurant for us and it was a good start to the day. The Tonga Toast was almost a bit dry but the flavor was good and the pineapple wedge helped round it out. Each came with a choice of meat and both the bacon and ham were thick and moist cuts with plenty of flavor. A diner at the next table had ordered the Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes and expressed to her family that she had never had such good pancakes in her life. Something we can add to the to-do list for the next trip.

Even though it was a bit noisy the food and service would bring us back to try other dishes. The Tonga Toast is also available at Boatwrights inside the Port Orleans Riverside resort but with a strawberry banana sauce rather than the cinnamon sugar.
 
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History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: When the Polynesian Resort opened in 1971, this location opened as a restaurant as well. It opened as the Coral Island Coffee Shop and was soon renamed Coral Island Cafe. The restaurant survived until July 25, 1998. The space was then completely redesigned and reopened on November 23 as Kona Cafe.
  • The Restaurant's History: No major changes since opening in 1998.
Links of Interest - Hide Section

Offsite Links (we can not vouch for their accuracy or timeliness)
  • Official Page — maintained by Walt Disney World.
  • Inspection Reports — Restaurant inspection reports from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.


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