Today we’re taking you to Kona Cafe in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World to check out the vegan breakfast options.
The Polynesian is a deluxe resort located on the Magic Kingdom monorail line. It has a South Pacific theme with palm trees, dark woods, tikis and tropical flowers.
Vegan Breakfast Review at Kona Cafe in Disney’s Polynesian Resort
You’ll find full-service restaurant Kona Cafe on the second floor of the resort.
The restaurant has an open airy feel to it. We were lucky enough to be seated next to the floor to ceiling picture windows overlooking the monorail line and lush tropical gardens.
Vegan Breakfast Options at Kona Cafe
There are two clearly marked “plant based” options on the breakfast menu. One sweet item and one savory item.
I’m always so excited when I am able to order a savory breakfast option so I went with the Plant-based Loco Moco ($12).
The dish starts with a base of white rice covered in a bit of coconut milk and vegan sausage gravy.
It’s topped with vegan eggs and pico de gallo.
This dish is so inventive! I wanted to love it! I ended up having to add salt to it because it didn’t have much flavor. I was hoping that the gravy would have had more of a taste to it and that there would’ve been more of it. It was a lot of dry white rice.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to order this again but if I do end up back at Kona for breakfast I would ask for an extra side of gravy to pour over the rice.
My dining companion opted for the Steel-cut Oatmeal with Apples ($7.00).
This offering was also pretty average. Our server brought out soy milk to add to the oatmeal. My friend said she wished there were more apples to give the dish more texture.
She also would have liked more brown sugar.
We didn’t ask for additional sugar or gravy for the Loco Moco because the service was SO slow. It took 45 minutes for our food to come out after we had ordered.
If you’re looking for something a bit lighter you can order fresh fruit and if you want something a bit heavier you can modify the iconic Tonga Toast here to be vegan. Tonga Toast is two thick slices of bread stuffed with bananas which is deep fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar.
As I mentioned before, I don’t think I would go out of my way to dine here again. We haven’t had good luck with the service and the food is just average. If you’re looking for breakfast at the Polynesian opt for something quick at Captain Cooks like the Vegan Avocado Toast.
For a full-service dinner option at the Polynesian our recommendation is ‘Ohana. You can read our review of that option here: Vegan Dinner at ‘Ohana in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort