REVIEW: Sanaa Introduces Breakfast; Disney’s Best Counter Service Breakfast?

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In a story we broke to you last week, Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village began a breakfast service just a few days ago. Sanaa has offered table service lunch and dinner since it opened in 2009, but never any sort of breakfast service. Kidani Village does not have its own counter service location, as guests staying there would have to find a way over to The Mara at Jambo House if they were looking for such fare.

Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast

Here’s the menu, offered daily from 7AM to 10AM:

Grab ‘N’ Go Menu

  • Choice of freshly baked muffins, pastries, and croissants
  • Warm ceylon cinnamon rolls
  • Banana Bread with house made chocolate hazelnut spread
  • African breakfast cereal with brown sugar and raisins
  • Boerewors sausage and egg bobotie pie
  • Yogurt parfaits
  • Whole Fruit
  • Assorted cereal
  • Coffee and hot tea
  • Juice and milk

Casual Dining – Quick Service Menu

  • Savannah Platter – Two farm fresh eggs any sale, tomato chutney, Tanzanian hash browns and bacon
  • Boere Breakfast – Two farm fresh eggs any style, tomato chutney, Tanzanian hash browns, Boerewors sausage and bacon
  • Safari Waffle – Waffle topped with seasonal berries and chai whipped cream
  • Sunrise Sandwich – Egg, ham, and cheddar cheese served on a croissant
  • Fruit Sosatie – With Quinoa and dried fruit salad
  • Kids Explorer Platter – One farm fresh egg any style, hash browns, and bacon
  • Kids Mickey Waffle – Two Mickey waffles and bacon

Below you can see the menu that is handed to guests upon entering Sanaa for breakfast:

Sanaa Breakfast Menu
Sanaa Breakfast Menu
Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast

One section of the seating area is converted into the checkout area for the counter service breakfast. Grab ‘N’ Go options are readily available, but otherwise guests can order food items, pay, and then have a seat and wait for the food to be delivered to their table.

Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast

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More on this banana bread with chocolate hazelnut spread shortly…

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Guests are given an animal with a number to take to their table while they wait for their food. The Sanaa seating area is pretty much wide open for guest seating.

Banana Bread with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread – $3.79

Banana Bread with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread - $3.79
Banana Bread with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread – $3.79

For $3.79, this is a great deal. It includes four pieces of banana bread (which is baked to perfection) and a house made hazelnut spread. The flavors compliment each other nicely and this is a great morning snack option for guests.

Banana Bread with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread - $3.79
Banana Bread with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread – $3.79

Boere Breakfast – $8.99

Boere Breakfast - $8.99
Boere Breakfast – $8.99

The Boere Breakfast includes two eggs any style, tomato chutney, Tanzanian hash browns, Boerewors sausage and bacon. Disney counter service eggs are all the same, but I was a really big fan of everything else on this plate. The Tanzanian hash browns were near perfection when paired with the tomato chutney. The sausage was a little dry, but overall, everything was really good.

Boere Breakfast - $8.99
Boere Breakfast – $8.99

Fruit Sosatie with Quinoa and dried fruit salad – $8.99

Fruit Sosatie with Quinoa and dried fruit salad - $8.99
Fruit Sosatie with Quinoa and dried fruit salad – $8.99

The Fruit Sosatie is generally not something I would order, but for the sake of “blogability”, we went for it here. I will say I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this. The Quinoa and dried fruit salad was a highlight, but all of the fruit was fresh and enjoyable as well. If you are looking for a vegetarian option, or just something light before you meander around a theme park for hours, this is a great choice.

Fruit Sosatie with Quinoa and dried fruit salad - $8.99
Fruit Sosatie with Quinoa and dried fruit salad – $8.99

OVERALL

Sanaa breakfast was a delight, and I would expect nothing less based on my experiences here for lunch and dinner. Breakfast service was a little slow, but as to be expected during the first week of a new offering. The most pleasant part was sitting at a savannah window while enjoying breakfast, something you can’t do elsewhere at the resort surprisingly.

Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast

 

Sanaa offers up one of the better, if not the best resort breakfasts around Walt Disney World. The value also felt pretty solid, and they even accepted the Tables in Wonderland discount which was unexpected. If you are looking for a good breakfast in a quiet and serene environment at Walt Disney World, those are few and far between, but Sanaa is currently excelling at it.

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  • Fact: There is no good breakfast at Disney World because none of them offer beets. If they ever choose to stop being stupid and start offering beets. They should contact Schrute Farms at [email protected] for all their beet needs.

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  • One of the disappointments of this website (which is generally fantastic for us WDW nuts), is some of the ridiculous things that are allowed to be posted in the comments section over and over again.
    Why is there not some oversight?
    So many posts are allowed by people that absolutely hate Disney.
    Honestly, you don’t see that on other sites that aren’t as overall good as WDNT.
    I’m not talking censorship of all negative thoughts, just the deleting of stupid comments by Disney haters that are so clearly meant to provoke.
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    • Hi Jeff,

      While we greatly appreciate your devotion to the Walt Disney Company, we must insist that you not eat or breathe Disney World. As you know, Walt Disney World first opened in 1971 and many of the original buildings still contain asbestos which have been found to be harmful if consumed or breathed in, therefore we must ask that you eat or breathe too much of Walt Disney. Your health is of the utmost importance to us, as well as us not getting sued. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and have a magical day!

      • I’m curious, by haters are you referring to the above sad attempts at humor, which have no positive nor negative opinion on Disney. Or are you referring to the trolls that just get on here and say negative things just to rile people up? Or are you referring to anyone that has even the slightest negative opinion towards certain decisions made by Disney? There seems to be this misconception that being upset with a particular decision someone makes you hate the company, or not a real fan. This couldn’t be farther then the truth, the mark of a real fan is passion, it’s like if you like a sports team and they make a stupid call or play, you get upset. You don’t sit there and go yeah that was probably for the best. Questioning something is not an automatic hatred towards something. As a fan, you want them to get better. You want them to make the right decisions, and when they don’t, you have the right to be upset because you’re passionate. There are a lot of people’s opinions on here that come from working at the parks or just plain being around them a lot that a casual guest wouldn’t notice. So when someone is saying something about they’re always doing this, or they only care about that is because they’ve seen issues like it before and they are rightfully upset. So don’t assume anyone saying a negative thing is any less a fan than you are, it just makes you look pretentious.

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