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MelanieC
06-28-2007, 10:47 AM
We have a ressie at Kona Cafe for breakfast in a few weeks on our beach day. I have always wanted to go to Kona for the Tonga Toast. Then I read about the Pineapple Macademia Nut pancakes and many people saying Tonga Toast is too rich and greasy.

What are your thoughts. I'm not sure - both sound delicious, but it was the Tonga Toast that originally made me want to go.

Thanks in advance.

want2bamommy
06-28-2007, 10:56 AM
We have a ressie at Kona Cafe for breakfast in a few weeks on our beach day. I have always wanted to go to Kona for the Tonga Toast. Then I read about the Pineapple Macademia Nut pancakes and many people saying Tonga Toast is too rich and greasy.

What are your thoughts. I'm not sure - both sound delicious, but it was the Tonga Toast that originally made me want to go.

Thanks in advance.

I haven't been there yet (but have a ressie for December). DH is going to order the Tonga Toast and I will have the Pineapple Macadamia Pancakes. We'll get the best of both worlds, lol.

Melissa

TiffanyW1
06-28-2007, 11:06 AM
We have a ressie at Kona Cafe for breakfast in a few weeks on our beach day. I have always wanted to go to Kona for the Tonga Toast. Then I read about the Pineapple Macademia Nut pancakes and many people saying Tonga Toast is too rich and greasy.

What are your thoughts. I'm not sure - both sound delicious, but it was the Tonga Toast that originally made me want to go.

Thanks in advance.


I've never had the Tonga Toast before (don't like bananas), but the Pineapple Macademia Nut pancakes are to die for! :cloud9:

MickeyNicki
06-28-2007, 11:08 AM
The tonga toast is out of this world, DH orders it every time we go..I sneak in a few bites. It has never been greasy or mushy...perfect every time.

I always order the eggs benedict..god they are so good. Every time I go I want to order the macadamian pancakes but change my mind at the last minute. DH says next time we will order them, tonga toast and the eggs benny...I said we will be like pigs! He said who cares we are on vacation and eat more than that at the CP breakfast!!!

John's Mom
06-28-2007, 11:33 AM
I have tried both. My favorite is the pineapple macadamia nut pancakes with macadamia nut butter.

SeaSpray
06-28-2007, 12:46 PM
I LOVE the pineapple macadamia pancakes!! :love: I was going to suggest what someone else already suggested; order both and share with someone. Out of the two, I prefer the pancakes.

Here are pictures of both, including a picture of the INSIDE of Tonga Toast. lol

http://www.brownfamilyvacations.com/P1010424.JPG

http://www.brownfamilyvacations.com/P1010425.JPG

http://www.brownfamilyvacations.com/P1010426.JPG


Ok I think I've just decided to add on a late breakfast at Kona Cafe during our trip next month! LOL

pilferk
06-28-2007, 01:33 PM
We have a ressie at Kona Cafe for breakfast in a few weeks on our beach day. I have always wanted to go to Kona for the Tonga Toast. Then I read about the Pineapple Macademia Nut pancakes and many people saying Tonga Toast is too rich and greasy.

What are your thoughts. I'm not sure - both sound delicious, but it was the Tonga Toast that originally made me want to go.

Thanks in advance.

I prefer the Tonga Toast.

We've ordered both and shared....the Tonga Toast won out in the head to head for us.

We don't find "The Toast" to be greasy, but it is VERY rich, and VERY sweet.....making it a bit on the "heavy" side. But man, it's SOOOOOOOO good....and considering we always get it on an MK day....we walk that "heavy" feeling away pretty quickly.

dreamn_Disney
06-28-2007, 01:39 PM
So much for being done with adr's. Now I want that toast.
Let us know which one you chose when you get back they both look yummo.

traci
06-28-2007, 02:21 PM
I'm going to order both :rotfl:



seriously

nolagirl
06-28-2007, 02:27 PM
Oooo thanks for the photos....I don't know which to get!

Mary626
06-28-2007, 02:46 PM
Good thread - I've been wondering the same thing for a while now.. I think i've been avoiding going to Kona just so I won't have to choose! :rotfl:

Chloe'sMom
06-28-2007, 02:46 PM
Was syrup used on the pancakes?
~Amanda

pilferk
06-28-2007, 02:49 PM
Was syrup used on the pancakes?
~Amanda

Comes with it (along with a HUGE glob of butter).

I've tried it with and without but it doesn't (IMHO) need it.

TiffanyW1
06-28-2007, 04:27 PM
Ok I think I've just decided to add on a late breakfast at Kona Cafe during our trip next month! LOL


I know what you mean :rotfl: I am going to add a Kona breakfast to my October trip :goodvibes

John's Mom
06-28-2007, 04:29 PM
Was syrup used on the pancakes?
~Amanda

You don't need syrup; it comes with macadamia nut butter.

Big Vic
06-28-2007, 05:31 PM
We eat breakfast at Kona Cafe at least once every trip.

Press pot of 100% Kona coffee and tonga toast is what I order every time. :)

traci
06-28-2007, 06:32 PM
:confused3 Is tonga toast low fat?

I thought since it was *toast*......

:lmao:

chocovrdmicears
06-28-2007, 06:36 PM
No question...TONGA TOAST...NO syrup...with a hot cup of Kona coffee...It is the BEST breakfast...you will not be hungry until waaaaay after lunch time.

Kata
06-28-2007, 08:27 PM
Okay, I am not a breakfast person and I want them both. Since I am traveling alone I will have to order them both and see if the people at the next table want to share.:)

MelanieC
07-04-2007, 05:18 PM
Thanks everyone!!

I think I have DD15 talked into splitting with me. Both look fabulous. I'll do a full 17day/16 night trip report when I get back. I have 8 days to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kata
07-04-2007, 08:53 PM
The tonga toast is out of this world, DH orders it every time we go..I sneak in a few bites. It has never been greasy or mushy...perfect every time.

I always order the eggs benedict..god they are so good. Every time I go I want to order the macadamian pancakes but change my mind at the last minute. DH says next time we will order them, tonga toast and the eggs benny...I said we will be like pigs! He said who cares we are on vacation and eat more than that at the CP breakfast!!!
Okay so now I not only do I want the tonga toast and macadamia pancakes but I have a craving for eggs benedict. :rotfl:

Pixie_Dust
09-23-2011, 07:21 PM
I LOVE the pineapple macadamia pancakes!! :love: I was going to suggest what someone else already suggested; order both and share with someone. Out of the two, I prefer the pancakes.

Here are pictures of both, including a picture of the INSIDE of Tonga Toast. lol

http://www.brownfamilyvacations.com/P1010424.JPG

http://www.brownfamilyvacations.com/P1010425.JPG

http://www.brownfamilyvacations.com/P1010426.JPG



Thanks for the pics, what great memories! I was searching the internet for the pancake recipe and found this thread.

We just ordered both on our vacation last week, and although I like that they served strawberry sauce with the Tonga toast, the macadamia nut pancakes blew me away! I've ordered the banana-stuffed French toast at Boatwrights for years, but was so glad to get the "Tonga" at Kona - we loved the atmosphere and Kona coffee press, too! - but it really is too greasy and sugary for me now.

For breakfast we also adore the grits at Olivias, and I just tried their banana bread French toast with rum sauce and coconut cream, and it was out of this world!!!

Pixie_Dust
09-23-2011, 07:23 PM
Okay so now I not only do I want the tonga toast and macadamia pancakes but I have a craving for eggs benedict. :rotfl:

I was intrigued by that poached egg over smoked pulled pork hash dish - that will be my choice with DH getting the pancakes next time - sorry, Tonga, I'm retiring you! :)

poohbear227
09-23-2011, 08:30 PM
When we went, I got the macadamia nut pancakes and my DH got the tonga toast. We both agreed that mine was way better. The tonga toast was just too sweet for us-it was like fried french toast with bananas inside. We found the pancakes to be much lighter and more tasty. We did not even need any syrup, it was so flavorful.

The portions were enormous. Next time we are planning to split the pancakes and the yummy coffee :)

terrifictoys
09-23-2011, 08:38 PM
BOTH! The first time we went I got the macadamia nut pancakes and hubby got the tonga toast. We shared. It was so good that we went back two days later.

sweeteypie1118
09-23-2011, 09:27 PM
LOL..this was my big dilemna too! I was all set for Tonga Toast until I started reading about the pancakes. I went with the pancakes and they were really good! I tried to convince my son to get the tonga toast, but he went with an omelette instead...GRRR. Didnt see anyone else mention this, but they sell tonga toast in the foodcourt there also.

bdcp
09-23-2011, 09:34 PM
I love Tonga Toast. DH and I share it and a fruit plate on each trip. It's not greasy at all.

Plus, I hate macadamia nuts.;)

And yes, Captain Cook's has Tonga Toast also, although we've never had it there.

sweeteypie1118
09-23-2011, 09:44 PM
I've never had it at Captain Cooks either, but remember reading you dont get the strawberry sauce with it