If you’ve been a reader for a while you know we love having breakfast at Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It’s been a while since we ate here and we’ve been missing our Tonga Toast so much we started making it at home. Recently we had friends in town and met them for breakfast here.
When we spoke to our server we told him we were vegan and he suggested the vegan Tonga Toast. Tonga Toast isn’t vegan as is, you need to specify it. He also said we could do the waffles vegan for our little dude. We ordered the waffles and Tonga Toast with a side of potatoes as it comes with meat on the menu.
Tonga Toast is essentially a brick of sourdough bread that is stuffed with bananas. To make them vegan they dunk it in a non-dairy milk before frying it. We have been told in the past that this is from a shared fryer, but I would ask to confirm if this is something that bothers you. Once fried it’s covered in sugar and ready to go. In the past the strawberry compote that came with it wasn’t vegan, but we were stoked to find out that it is vegan now!
Corey and I ended up splitting one thing of Tonga Toast and asking for two sides of potatoes because it’s such a large meal. The Tonga Toast was so good as usual. The strawberry compote takes it to a whole new level. The potatoes themselves were just okay, one side of them came with the toast and the other came out a few minutes later. These used to be our favorite here but for some reason this time they were very dry. Our friends who ordered the Tonga Toast not vegan had potatoes with onions and peppers, ours was just potato.
Finn enjoyed his Mickey Waffles and fruit. We’ve seen sometimes they are other characters (Stitch or Nemo), but we’re okay with just Mickey. The waffle seemed a little dense when I cut one for him, but he didn’t seem to mind.
If you’re looking for a vegan breakfast before heading to Magic Kingdom, be sure to make an Advanced Dining Reservation here! It’s a short monorail or boat ride over to the park after. In the past we have also received a tofu scramble here, which was more like a stir fry. Our server did also suggest this but we had our hearts set on Tonga Toast.
Review from March 2018.