It was happenstance that we ended up at Kouzzina for breakfast on the first morning of our “Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend”. It wasn’t happenstance the second and third time we ate there for breakfast that trip! It’s was just THAT good and we couldn’t stay away.
In Greek, kouzzina means “kitchen” and this restaurant has an open one.
This past weekend RunningatDisney and I spent four magical nights at the Disney Boardwalk Inn. The first night was spent having dinner with friends at Flying Fish Cafe followed by an early wake up call for the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon MeetUp in Epcot. After a successful meetup, we caught wind that a few of our fellow runners were headed to Kouzzina for breakfast. I’m a HUGE fan of Greek food but I couldn’t wrap my head around what a Greek breakfast would consist of and I heard that they had done away with the Baklava French Toast =(
We weaseled our way into the reservation and headed back to the Boardwalk to join our friends for breakfast.
Bloody Mary ($6.75) Kouzzina’s version of this spicy classic
I myself could not pass up the Frappe ($3.99) A refreshing chilled blend of coffee, milk and natural sugar served over ice. How cute is the little shaker that the drink comes in? Our server poured it table side and there was enough for me to have two glasses. The coffee was not over sweetened and I have to say that this was the draw that kept me wanting to come back the second and third time!
While my beverage selection was the same all three mornings that we dined here, my entree choices varied. The first morning I decided to go savory and settled on the Turkey-Sweet Potato Hash ($12.49) with two eggs and arugula salad. The hash was at the bottom of the bowl and consisted of cubed turkey and sweet potatoes with red peppers. It was topped with two poached eggs and a lightly dressed arugula salad. The hash was pretty good but I must admit that I enjoyed the salad the most. One of my eggs was poached perfectly while the other was slightly overcooked. Overall I found this a highly satisfying breakfast choice.
The croissant, which I took back up to the room, made a great snack the next night after I finished the Wine and Dine Half Marathon.
On the second morning I opted to go sweet and ordered the Classic Golden Waffle ($10.49) with whipped mascarpone cheese, honey and chopped pecans and choice of bacon or chicken sausage.
What a perfect dish. The honey was lightly drizzled enough so that the waffles needed no syrup and the whipped mascarpone cheese was light and creamy while the chopped nuts added a nice crunch. If I could have lightened the density of the waffle up just a tad I would have, but these were so good that I ordered them again on the third morning.
My friend Sarah opted for savory all three days. Here’s one of her dishes…the Spinach, Tomato and Feta Scrambled Eggs ($11.99) served with breakfast potatoes and choice of bacon or chicken sausage. Sarah asked if she could swap out the breakfast potatoes for sweet potato hash (she has a bit of an addiction) and our server obliged. She also added on a side of bananas and blueberries. Sarah had dined here on a recent trip and you should totally check out her review!
My friend Marc ordered the Country French Toast ($11.99) which was grilled fig and anise bread with apple-fig compote and chicken sausage. He said that it was the best french toast that he had ever had on Disney property. Doesn’t it look divine?
Here’s a complete look at the Kouzzina Breakfast Menu. Kouzzina is located at the Disney Boardwalk and is open for breakfast and dinner only. It comes highly recommended by this Disney foodie!