Tonga Toast: Yummy Sweet Breakfast Goodness

Tonga Toast is a very popular breakfast dish at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and for good reason. It is a square mountain of yummy sweet breakfast goodness that you should definitely try if you get the opportunity. There are two different versions available at the Polynesian Resort. The more upscale version is available at Kona Cafe, which is a table service restaurant. I recommend a reservation if you are going to eat here. This version is currently $16 and is described on the menu as “banana-stuffed French toast rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with a strawberry compote and your choice of ham, spiced ham, bacon, or sausage.

I had the quick service version, which is available at Capt. Cook’s and is currently $8.99. The quick service version is “banana-stuffed sourdough bread, battered, deep-fried and dusted with cinnamon sugar with a choice of bacon or ham.

Tonga Toast with bacon at Capt. Cook’s. I sliced it open so you could see the inside.

The quick service version was more than enough for me. I was only able to eat about two thirds of it, so sharing with a little one is definitely a money saving possibility. There were also at least six strips of bacon, though I didn’t actually count them (Disney bacon is really thin).

Capt. Cook’s has both indoor and outdoor seating available. It was a beautiful morning, so I ate outside with a view of the pool.

The view from my table at Capt. Cook’s.

Trying the Tonga Toast was somewhat of a happy accident for me. I had intended to rope drop at the Magic Kingdom that morning in order to ride the Mine Train without a wait, but traffic backed up on I-4 due to an accident prevented me from making it in time. So, I decided to try the Tonga Toast I had been hearing about since I moved here.

It was actually easy to get to even though I was not staying at the Polynesian Resort. I parked in the Magic Kingdom parking lot and took the tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center. From there you have two options. The first option is to go through the security screening at MK and take the resort monorail to the Polynesian. The Polynesian Resort will be the first stop for that monorail when you leave the TTC. The second option, which is the one I chose, is to simply walk to the Polynesian Resort from the TTC. The Polynesian Resort is actually adjacent to the TTC. It was a beautiful morning and wasn’t too hot yet, so I took a walk and enjoyed the scenery of the Polynesian Resort.

The service at the restaurant was very fast. You get a pager to place on your table and they will bring your food to you. However, my order was ready by the time I made my fountain drink, so I picked it up when the pager alerted.

Have you tried Tonga Toast? What did you think?


I grew up in Southeastern Kentucky where everyone loves basketball. I am married to Marty and we have three daughters, two sons-in-law, one grandson, and a Japanese Bobtail cat named Luna. I didn’t get to go to my first theme park until my second daughter was four months old. We came to Magic Kingdom that year and I was hooked. We moved to Central Florida in 2017 and became annual pass holders at Disney World. Now we are in the parks almost every week. In my time here I have learned a lot about Disney, but I feel as though I have only scratched the surface. That is why I am excited about sharing the experiences and things I learn along the way. I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you want to learn about a trip to Disney. I may write a blog about it.