REVIEW: Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery Offers Ferociously Bad Breakfast Menu, Perhaps Disney World’s Worst
If you couldn’t tell from all of our baby giraffe photos on Twitter this morning, we’re at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and working up a ferocious appetite. With just two quick service options available during the early morning hours in the Africa area of the park, and the line at Creature Comforts (Starbucks) stretching far out the door, we opted to have breakfast at Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery.
You’ll recall that this was the place that used to offer the goat cheese egg wrap for breakfast, which was a good option for breakfast if you were rope dropping the park or otherwise didn’t get a chance to chow down on a Bounty Platter at your resort hotel.
Got the hot breakfast wrap from Kusafiri, goat cheese will probably scare away most guests, but it was really good pic.twitter.com/mPk24Wr5Hv
They’ve since changed up the menu and added a Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, a Guava Cheese Danish, and a Spinach and Feta Quiche.
In addition to the main items, there are other breakfast staples, like pastries, yogurt, juice, and coffee. Do note that the cinnamon rolls are now Mickey-shaped, which I consider a good thing.
We weren’t kidding when we said there were long lines.
Once we finally made it inside Kusafiri, we ordered the three main new breakfast items, as well as two cold brews.
Spinach and Feta Quiche – $6.49
The quiche is likely microwaved and somewhat small, served on a tiny compostable plate. It’s certainly not terrible, but there’s definitely way too much salt in it.
The egg tasted good, though, and there were a few pieces of spinach and red pepper for some semblance of freshness and nutrition. You can see how flakey the crust is, too.
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit – $6.99
While the goat cheese wrap we know and love was somewhat unique, and felt oddly better suited for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this biscuit breakfast sandwich is as generic as breakfast items get.
It comes packaged in parchment paper, and wrapped in foil. Really great presentation here.
This is a Jimmy Dean microwaveable sandwich by any other name, essentially. If you really wanted a breakfast sandwich to start your DAK morning, we’d recommend grabbing one from the nearby McDonald’s (while you still can), because those are infinitely better than whatever they’re serving here.
The cheese in the egg is a bit much, and it ruins the rest of the egg patty. Seriously, don’t get this.
Guava Cheese Danish – $3.99
Despite this looking terrible, with the hardened cheese and guava looking like a glob over the pastry, the actual danish tastes fine. It isn’t the freshest pastry you’ll find on property, but the guava and cheese blend works well together.
Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew – $4.79
We didn’t think you could mess up cold brew, but this was so bad it had us wondering whether it was really Joffrey’s or not, since we usually enjoy their cold brew. This overall tasted terrible, with a strange, oily quality to it.
Overall, between the long lines and mediocre food, we really can’t recommend Kusafiri as a viable breakfast option at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When it comes to quick service breakfast, unless you’re willing to wait half an hour for Starbucks, there really are very options left at this park unless you feel like paying $7 for a microwaved biscuit sandwich. There’s also Yak and Yeti, but that’s a review for another day.