The Kona Café, located in Disney’s Polynesian Resort is a perfect match of Asian and American flavors. Like most restaurants on Disney property, the prices vary depending on what time of day guests choose to dine.
Every meal of the day is superb with Tonga Toast at breakfast, Pot Stickers as an appetizer at lunch, and Pan-Asian Noodles at dinner. The desserts are proudly displayed at the onstage pastry kitchen during lunch and dinner to entice guests to indulge after dinner.
After asking for advice on Twitter about what my first Kona breakfast should be, I went with the Tonga Toast.
I had no idea that it was almost an entire loaf of bread! There is a plate of syrups and strawberry compote to accompany the Tonga Toast. Surprisingly, I finished the whole thing! It was delicious.
A fruit bowl was also ordered for our table. The fruit came in a pineapple sliced in half. Having ordered the pressed pot of coffee at our last visit, this time we opted for the Kona coffee by the cup. This gave us unlimited refills for a fraction of the cost of the pressed pot of coffee.
Being at Kona Café for dinner, we had to try the pressed Kona coffee at least once. It definitely has a strong and distinctive taste. We ordered it as an after dinner drink. Every dish that was ordered for lunch and dinner was magnificent. Sometimes I can get away with not ordering dessert. It is out of sight and, therefore, out of mind.
Not at Kona Café. The onstage pastry kitchen has all of the desserts displayed and the cast takes you on a tour of the desserts before sitting down. They are definitely sneaky people! Who can resist when you get to have a tour of the desserts and smell them all through dinner?
Kona Café is available for reservations and walk-ins. It is included on the Disney meal plan and qualifies for Tables in Wonderland. If you have Tables in Wonderland, you also have complementary valet parking. Just make sure you save your receipt!
I love the atmosphere, food, desserts, and the beverages at Kona Café. I try to stick to earlier meals so I can keep the cost down. We do eat here often though, so the price must not be too bad! If you want to experience Kona Café without the price tag, try the coffee and split a dessert and take in a firework show from the beach afterwards. You won’t be disappointed.