One of the most popular restaurants at Walt Disney World reopened this summer and has made a few modifications from how it ran previously. ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been a long time favorite for many whether it’s for their character breakfast or their family style dinner. Since reopening they have changed the menus up a bit and currently aren’t offering characters during breakfast, however this restaurant has always been family style and not a buffet. We went to see how breakfast was in this quieter setting.
When we checked in I told the host we would be doing the plant-based version of this meal so they wrote it on our receipt. Our server came over to greet us already carrying the non-vegan bread and a bowl of fruit. I told them we were vegan and they said they would be back with the vegan donut that we get instead of the bread. We were also given orange juice with our fruit bowl.
Typically you are given POG juice here, which is a Passionfruit Orange Guava mix, but right now they are running low on it. They did still have it available for alcoholic drinks like mimosas. Our server told us they were going to be short of it for about 10-15 days (from August 23rd) then will have a restock of the juice, so hopefully that is true as I know POG is a must for many.
We got our vegan and gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts quickly and they were very warm. The donut was a cake style donut and was pretty dry. But the flavor of the cinnamon sugar was good. We didn’t eat much of our donuts knowing we were in for a full skillet. The fruit bowl was really good and was very fresh and juicy.
Within a few minutes we got out plant-based breakfast skillet. This is the fastest I have ever been served a vegan breakfast at Walt Disney World. Usually we have to wait about 10-15 minutes for the allergy waffles, but it was all on our table within a few minutes.
The vegan skillet comes with gluten free rolls (Bloomfield), vegan JUST egg, vegan Beyond sausages, and some breakfast potatoes. We also got another little skillet with both Mickey and Stitch waffles. We asked for some vegan butter and were given a little plate of that for our rolls.
Everything on the skillet was very good. The JUST egg was cooked well and was fluffy. It’s always pretty basic to me, but I didn’t love eggs before being vegan (I would always prefer a tofu scramble, but that’s just me). If you’re an egg person, I am sure you would love this.
The sausage was cooked well, not incredibly dried out like our experience at Cape May Cafe. They were cut in half and we had two on the skillet for us to share. I am still hoping and waiting for whenever Disney starts doing the Beyond Meat breakfast links instead of the brats, but for now it works.
These breakfast potatoes were so good. They had tons of seasoning on them and a nice crispier edge to them with a soft potato inside. These were some of the best breakfast potatoes I’ve had at Disney World.
The gluten free rolls were the same as our dinner at Trail’s End. They were warm and really good with the vegan butter. I hope everywhere starts to carry these gluten free rolls because they’re actually really good. They aren’t dry and crumbly like many of the GF/Vegan rolls around and they have a nice flavor as well.
The gluten free and vegan waffles were just okay. We’ve had our fair share of the various waffle mixes around property and this one wasn’t the worst, but it wasn’t the best. The outside of the waffle was a good crisp, but the inside was almost gritty and crumbly. I ate my whole Stitch waffle so it wasn’t inedible by any means.
We really enjoyed our breakfast here. It is all you care to enjoy, so you can always ask for more food when dining here; we asked for more of those delicious potatoes! The pricing for when we went was $25 per adult and $14 per child and I felt it was a really great value for the amount of food we were able to eat.
It was really nice to enjoy a quieter breakfast here compared to what it normally is like with characters and it running at full capacity. If you have a trip to Disney World planned soon I recommend heading here for breakfast. If you can’t get a reservation yet just keep checking, we booked this one morning of!
As always a reminder, you do not have to be staying at a resort to dine there. If driving in you will need proof of your reservation, otherwise you can utilize a ride share or take transportation to Magic Kingdom then to the Polynesian.
Review from August 2021.