Guests hoping to still order this “secret” menu item at the Polynesian have been disappointed to find out it is no longer available. Is this one of your favorites?
The last few years have featured a great deal of change at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. We have seen a Moana room makeover, DVC room refreshes, club level enhancements, a new entrance and monorail platform, and the announcement of a DVC expansion at the resort. Clearing of land has begun at the resort as the expansion is underway.
Kona Cafe, located inside the Great Ceremonial House, is one of the popular restaurants at the Polynesian. The location recently reopened after a few month refurbishment. The restaurant does not get the notoriety of ‘Ohana, but many consider it a hidden gem and is often easier to score reservations.
Kona Cafe is known for its Tonga Toast, and is something that guests will make a special trip to the Polynesian for even if they are not staying at the resort.
In addition, over the years one of the most popular menu items was able to be ordered off the “secret” menu. It looks like that is no longer possible.
Kona Cafe reopened after refurbishment on November 1, 2022. Most of the changes were a cosmetic refresh including changes to the look of the entranceway into the restaurant. In terms of the menu there were just some slight changes to the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Rest assured, the Tonga Toast is still available.
A few years back a popular item, the “Big Kahuna” breakfast was removed from the menu. The Big Kahuna featured a little of everything: french toast, pancakes topped with pineapple sauce and macadamia nut butter, potatoes, eggs, plus ham, bacon, and sausage. Many fans were upset with the change, but thankfully you could still ask your server for the Big Kahuna as a “secret” menu item.
Gone For Good?
Not sure this will get the same traction on social media as #noodlegate at ‘Ohana, but according to guest reports since Kona Cafe’s reopening a few weeks ago the Big Kahuna breakfast is longer able to be ordered. This is disappointing for many longtime visitors at the Polynesian. The individual items are available, so it would seem in theory that the restaurant could make this work if desired.
We’ll keep an eye on this to see if it is temporary or a permanent change. Here’s to hoping the Big Kahuna will live on!
Have you dined at the Kona Cafe recently? Did you ever order the Big Kahuna in the past? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook!