Good morning from Animal Kingdom, friends!
We recently found ourselves at the park quite early (trying to get on Flight of Passage TBH), and in need of a breakfast to fuel our wild adventures. We decided to head to the Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe, located in the quiet village of Anandapur. That’s right — we traveled all the way from the planet of Pandora to Asia, just for breakfast. (Talk about dedication. 😉 )
Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe is located in Asia, near the entrance of Kali River Rapids.
Not to be confused with the table service Yak and Yeti Restaurant, this spot is outdoors, where you order at a register and grab your food from a counter.
The decor and atmosphere transport you to an Asian village — everything is weathered and rusted. The paint is chipping, and makes you truly feel like it’s been here for a long time.
After grabbing your food, make sure you visit the condiment cart, which has a pretty impressive spread of dips — from soy sauce to Thai Chile. Plus, the detail continues with this awesomely rusted cart!
The seating area is entirely outside, but there is a lot of it! And…it’s purty. Real purty.
It continues to transport you into an oasis on the other side of the world, from the intricate design on the roofs to the posters on the walls, and the calming stone fountain.
Do you feel zen yet? Ready to dig into our tranquil breakfast?
While the lunch menu is distinctly Asian (you can check out our review here!), the breakfast menu is more traditional American fare.
We grabbed a few items from the counter (and Thai Chile Sauce), and got ready to dig into our breakfast feast!
First up, the Breakfast Bowl with Sausage.
This bowl contains Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar Cheese, Breakfast Potatoes, Peppers and Onions and is topped with Green Onions. You can also opt for bacon (or get it sans meat), but we had bacon coming soon. 😉
Just look at that cheesy, eggy pile of goodness! Are you drooling yet? Or is that just us?
The verdict? It tastes as good as it looks! We loved the creamy egg and cheese, and the potatoes added a good heartiness to the dish. We were also very thankful for the peppers and onions, which added a much-needed burst of fresh flavor into our bites. Naturally, we added some of our beloved Thai Sweet Chili sauce to kick it up a notch. We highly recommend if you like a little heat in your dish!
Next up, we dug into our other savory choice: a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sammie.
This sandwich is a classic breakfast combo — Eggs, American Cheese, Candied Black Pepper Bacon on Toasted Challah Bread, plus Hash Brown Bites on the side.
This juicy sandwich was very good as breakfast sammies go. The bacon was a very generous serving of high-quality meat and was cooked perfectly. While we personally prefer a runnier, over easy egg, this was still cooked nicely. And they certainly didn’t skimp on the bread — the challah was high quality and toasted nicely, and strong enough to hold up to the hearty toppings.
The sandwiches come with a sizeable portion of Hash-brown Bites on the side.
These are fine — nothing life-changing flavor-wise, but still decent hashbrowns. (We once again suggest Thai chili sauce.) While we still preferred the bowl thanks to the onions and peppers, if you’re someone who wants to stick with classic breakfast flavors, this is a very good option!
Lastly, we opted for a sweet dish — Kid’s French Toast.
The French Toast came with one piece cut in half, syrup, and (the same size as the adult’s portion) hashbrown bites. As with most Disney kid’s meals, it also comes with your choice of beverage. (I asked — you cannot get coffee as the beverage. 😉 )
The French Toast seemed to be made of the same high-quality bread as the Sandwich. The strongest flavors (pre-syrup) were butter and cinnamon. Post syrup the strongest flavor was…syrup.
Overall this was a tasty sweet breakfast! And while there is no version of the French Toast for adults, anyone is welcome to order this should they please. We were also impressed with the large serving of hashbrowns with the kids meal — it would be hearty enough for an adult who isn’t starving in our opinion.
As far as Quick Service breakfast options IN the Disney World Parks go, the options are rather lacking. There are very few places you can grab an actual breakfast beyond a pastry or coffee. For that reason alone, we are fans of the Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe breakfast. And to top that, we enjoyed each item! Were they life-altering when it comes to unique offerings? No. But they were well-executed simple classics that just about everyone will enjoy.
They were all solid portions, that could likely be shared — especially if you’ve got big reservations down the line. If you’re on the dining plan, we’d recommend saving your credits (as breakfast is the least expensive meal of the day), and paying for this out of pocket. Or you can use a snack credit to get a side of potatoes which hey — no judgment if you just want to eat potatoes for breakfast. There are lots of sweet snack options around the parks that work for breakfast (think pastries), so it’s nice to see a savory option in the bunch.
While we don’t forsee ourselves rushing to Animal Kingdom just to eat Yak and Yeti breakfast, it’s a great option for folks who are in the park early and want a more substantial meal. We have a feeling we’ll be back after our next early-morning banshee flight.
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Have you had breakfast at the Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe? Let us know in the comments!