Dinner at The Wave…of American Flavors

This review reflects our experience from March of 2017.

Paul and I have always wanted to dine at The Wave…of American Flavors, which is located on the lower level of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. On our most recent visit, we were lucky enough to stay at Bay Lake Tower, which is adjacent to the main Contemporary building. Since it was our first trip with an infant and we were super close by, it was the perfect opportunity to visit.

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As I mentioned, The Wave is located on the lower level of the resort. There is a separate bar/lounge area near where you check in. The bar area is quite dark, but provided ample seating and would a fun place to meet friends for a drink. Continue reading

Bongos Cuban Cafe at Disney Springs

This review reflects our experience from September 2015.

We often see questions pop up about eating vegan in Disney Springs (formally Downtown Disney). We decided on our last trip to try one of the many restaurants there so we could gain some knowledge about the offerings there. We decided to try Bongos Cuban Cafe which is owned by Gloria Estefan and is located on the West Side of Disney Springs. On the menu we saw a Vegetable Platter and hoped for the best.

Image from TouringPlans.com
Image from TouringPlans.com

We opted to sit outside as they offer both a patio upstairs and downstairs. Once seated we told our server we were vegan and he informed us that the Vegetable Platter was vegan and we asked about the Bongo’s Famous Black Bean Hummus. He said he would go check and returned to tell us that it can be vegan but it normally has an aioli on it. We ordered the hummus to start and both got the vegetable platters since it was the only entree we could get.  Continue reading

Tonga Toast for Breakfast

This review reflects our experience in May of 2015.

One of the most popular breakfast items in all of Disney World is the Tonga Toast from Kona Cafe. Kona Cafe is located just off the monorail in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Being so close to the Magic Kingdom, this is a great place to start your day with a full meal.

Upper Polynesian Lobby
Upper Polynesian Lobby
So what is Tonga Toast? Tonga Toast is a large slice of sourdough bread stuffed with bananas then deep fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Typically the dish comes with a strawberry compote on it but it contains dairy. Additionally, the traditional Tonga Toast is not vegan because it is dipped in an egg wash before frying.
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