The Kona Cafe is a unique coffee shop located in the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World. This unique coffee shop is home to Tonga Toast one of Walt Disney World’s oldest original food creations.
The cafe is serves a standard breakfast menu, sandwiches and more for lunch, and a dinner menu with an Asian flair.
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The Kona Cafe
The Cafe is tucked into the corner of the second floor of the Polynesian. It’s an open air cafe that has a reputation for good service and good food. It has the feel of an home town diner.
The cafe is decorated in light airy colors which suit this open air restaurant. Yellow and orange are the primary colors.
Breakfast is served from 7:30am – 11:30am
For breakfast you can get all of the traditional breakfast foods like omelets, pancakes, French Toast. Serving sizes are large, filling and tasty. The signature dish is Tonga Toast. Check it out.
Tonga Toast is the signature dish that has been on the menu for over 25 years. (OK, it’s been on the menu at a Polynesian Resort restaurant for 25 years.) It’s a unusual breakfast concoction that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. (Read about Dad’s experience with Tonga Toast.)
Everyone should try Tonga Toast at least once.
Video about how to make Tonga Toast
Prices for breakfast entrees range from $8.00 to $14.00. You can get the whole breakfast menu for Kona Cafe here.
Reservations for breakfast are highly suggested. You can get a table if you come early. After 8:00am you will need reservations.
Lunch is served from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
Lunch is mainly sandwiches with Asian influence. The portions are large and interesting. It’s a great break from park hamburgers and hot dogs.
Prices for lunch entrees range from just over $10.00 to just over $13.00. Check out the full lunch menu here.
Lunch is a less busy and tables are usually available. Advanced Dining Reservations are suggested, but not required.
Dinner served from 5:00pm – 10:00pm.
Dinner is not your standard fare for a coffee shop cafe. Prime Rib and Mahi-Mahi highlight a high-end menu. Prices start at over $17.00 per entree.
Dinner is consistently highly rated. Tables are sometimes available but Advanced Dining Reservations are suggested. Here’s the menu.
Desserts are the first thing you see when you enter the Kona Cafe. They look yummy.
Caramel-banana Creme Brulee, White Chocolate Cheesecake, Coconut Cream Kiki Tart, Apple Stack (no sugar added) Chocolate Fondu, Kona Kone
Deserts are around $6.00, and are outstanding.
Smoothies, Fairy or Pirate Punch (served in a glowing Tinkerbell or Captain Hook cup with a clip on light), soda’s, tea, coffee, milk, are available.
Fresh island coffee is available. You can even buy a pound of fresh beans to take home with you.
Disney Restaurant odds and ends
You can make Advanced Dining Reservation 180 days prior to your arrival. This restaurant reservations are required most of the year. These can be made online at Disney’s Dining Reservations or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
This restaurant is part of the Disney Dining Plan. Click on the link for more information about how the plan works.
All Disney Restaurants are non-smoking.
Kona Island Sushi Bar
|Kona Island Sushi Bar|
Next to the restaurant is the Kona Island Sushi Bar where you can order fresh hand-made sushi. The portions are large and created when you order them.
The standard items like Sashimi California Roll, and Tempura are available. Check out the menu here. Cocktails, Wine and Sake are also available.
Prices range from $11.00 to $16.00.
Sushi is available during the dinner hours, 5:00pm to 10:00 pm.
The full dinner menu from restaurant is available at the Sushi Bar. Tables are normally available. Service is quick and usually outstanding. This is a good place to catch a quick meal that’s more than the usual chicken sandwich. Check it out.
Kona Island Cafe Coffee Bar
Open from 6:30am to 8:00am
Fresh coffee, Cappuccino, Latte and much more are available here at the coffee bar. The coffee here is genuine fresh Kona Coffee.
Fresh pastries are also available.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Lot’s of people including Dad love the Kona Cafe. Dad likes it because it’s located in Dad’s favorite hotel, the Polynesian Resort. We usually find time to enjoy breakfast here on every trip.
Prices are a little high, but not out of line with those around Walt Disney World. Portions are large and can be shared. The Sushi Bar is a nice addition with really good sushi.
Check it out.