Move Over, Tonga Toast!

1971. Tonga Toast has been on the menu at Disney’s Polynesian Resort since 1971! Wow!

Yum! French toast stuffed with deep-fried bananas and covered with sugar and cinnamon. Double yum!

Tonga Toast

A few months ago, Disney Parks Blog posted, what they called, a “Taste of Disney” video of Chef Lawrence Searl from Disney’s Kona Cafe showing us how to make this delicious breakfast treat at home. Want the recipe?


If I can digress for a minute, if you ever get to Atlanta, think about visiting Highland Bakery. Their delicious Peanut Butter French Toast was featured on an episode of TLC’s “Best Food Ever” about “Bodacious Bakeries”. If you have Netflix, you can catch that show there.

Anyway, it’s Challah bread filled with peanut butter, dipped in batter, encrusted with bran flakes and topped with caramelized bananas.  You can see it’s a handful … or, should I say plateful?  I watched the show … it’s HUGE!

Peanut Butter French Toast

All this to say, “Move over, Tonga Toast!” Move over for Highland Bakery’s peanut butter French toast? No. Never!  Move over for … Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort’s creme brûlée French toast!

Creme Brulee French Toast

Ooooh, look at its creamy, gooey, goodness!  It’s utterly sinful!  New to the Pepper Market’s menu this year, Coronado’s creme brûlée French toast is a breakfast-and-a-half!  Served with your choice of sausage or bacon, it is worth every penny of its $8.99 price.  Billed as “cinnamon-swirl French toast in a vanilla custard creme”, it tastes absolutely fabulous!

From a portion standpoint, you might even find that this delectable morsel is perfect for sharing.  It’s tremendously rich in creme brûlée – maybe even just a little bit too rich – but, it’s insanely good!  I couldn’t leave even the smallest of crumbs on the plate!

Folks, the Polynesian’s Tonga Toast might always “rule the roost”, but if you can slip over to the Pepper Market for breakfast, you won’t be disappointed if you buy a generous helping of creme brûlée French toast!  Bon appetit!