It’s been no lie all these years, we truly love breakfast from Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Recently this resort started testing some out some new vegan options both here and at ‘Ohana. When we found out we knew we had to come check and see what our favorite breakfast spot had to offer.
Previously here you would get a tofu scramble (more like a stir fry), vegan waffles, or the Tonga Toast vegan (shared fryer). When we went this week we found out that they no longer do the tofu scramble but instead have a “mung bean vegan egg” (which we know is JUST Egg).
This new option means you can now get the Two Eggs Any Style vegan by having this egg and they have vegan (Beyond) sausage. Another egg swap you can do is the Loco Moco which is a traditional Hawaiian dish that includes an egg, hamburger, chorizo gravy, tomato salsa, and rice. The vegan version includes the JUST Egg, vegan sausage gravy, tomato salsa, and rice.
Since we knew we couldn’t eat at Kona Cafe and not get Tonga Toast we opted to share a Tonga Toast and a Loco Moco. I haven’t totally loved JUST Egg from other places I’ve had it prepared for me (but again, I was not a big plain egg eater prior to going vegan), so the Loco Moco was more appealing than the plain egg option. When ordering the Tonga Toast our server asked what side we’d want instead of the meat that normally comes with it, she offer the JUST Egg, potatoes, or fruit. We chose potatoes.
The Loco Moco looked less than thrilling when she dropped it off. She asked if we wanted more of the sauce (gravy) and I said sure, because why not have more? Regardless of how it looked, this thing tasted amazing. This was the best JUST Egg I’ve had yet. It wasn’t weird grainy or anything, and the tomato salsa in it was a nice flavor.
The sausage gravy was incredible, I could have had that with the rice and been happy. My friend I was dining with was a genius and put some of the extra gravy on her potatoes, definitely recommend this move. This was a unique breakfast option and I will absolutely be ordering this again.
As always, our Tonga Toast was delicious. I am still stoked that the Strawberry Compote is finally vegan! The toast was super crispy on the outside and light and banana filled on the inside. For those who don’t know, Tonga Toast is a banana stuffed french toast rolled in cinnamon sugar.
The pro move here is to order both of these dishes and share because these two are can’t miss vegan options.
Review from June 2019.
We are going to WDW next month for the first time as a vegan family (2 adults, 2 children). In your opinion should we have breakfast at O’hana or the Kona Café? Our children are 15 and 9 so aren’t bothered about the character meets but we got free dining with our booking offer so can’t decide between the two! Guessing I can’t have tonga toast at O’hana?
Omg! I literally just made a reservation for tomorrow morning because it’s been a while since I had the tonga toast. I was excited that they made the strawberry compot vegan! I try not to go to often because it isn’t very healthy haha. But I’ve been good and will give me energy before work. But now I got to order two meals! I just hope the waiter doesn’t judge because I I must try the loco moco even though I never liked eggs. I am so excited I looked on this site before going. I usually just get the same thing without even looking on the menu haha
Ahhh you earned it and will love it!! Have a great time!