Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery Review at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Kusafiri is located in Africa.
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Location: On the left side of the main drag into Africa, across from Mombasa Marketplace, and before arriving at Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Food Type: Hot Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner Curry, Pastries, and Beverages for the most part.
Dining Plan: Yes, quick service.
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Kusafiri is one of a handful of locations that serves quick service breakfast. Just about everyone will pass Creature Comforts Starbucks, which serves a wider selection of beverages, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches. Definitely head here over Yak & Yeti’s breakfast though.
All of Kusafiri’s hot breakfast items are pre-made and reheated, and the quality really depends on freshness. I’ve had both good and bad luck here. Most people will likely want to pass by both Starbucks and Kusafiri to take advantage of short waits at the major attractions. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to wait 20 minutes for a breakfast sandwich only to wait 35 more minutes in line at a ride.
Lines can be surprisingly long when a number of people order hot items earlier in the morning. There’s just one register out front and one or two cast members inside putting things together. From around 10am on, when there’s no line, it can be a good stop for a quick pick-me-up. It’s also the best place in the area to stop for a complimentary cup of ice water.
For lunch and dinner, Kusafiri switches over to two varieties of curry.
Combination Chicken and Shrimp Curry
This is a half portion of the Combination Chicken and Shrimp Curry, which is actually quite good. I’d bet a substantial amount of blogger bucks that it’s the same curry as what’s served inside at Tusker House Restaurant. Hot, spicy curry isn’t necessarily what I would have in mind in an outdoor situation in Florida in July, but you may have different preferences. Or be lucky enough to be visiting when it’s not so hot out. I like to split it as a more substantial snack for less than the cost of two Mickey Pretezels.
Colossal Cinnamon Roll
“Colossal” would not be the first word that comes to mind as we eye this cinnamon roll. It’s considerably smaller than what Gaston’s Tavern serves and is exactly as flat as it looks. It is nice and flaky with a sweet, spicy cinnamon flavor. You can also pick one up for a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan, which isn’t something that you could have said a couple of years ago.
Unique Items: Many of the dishes are slight variations on Disney’s classic pastries. This was once Animal Kingdom’s hotbed for new cupcakes, but they’ve since moved those over to Creature Comforts and other venues, though the same cupcakes are sometimes also offered here. The Curries are unique.
- Rarely a line and service is typically fast. The only exception is the first hour of operation, when the line may be backed up.
- Convenient to Africa.
- Serves a quick breakfast.
- Limited menu, particularly after breakfast.
- Not particularly convenient unless you’re standing in Africa.
- No indoor seating.
Value: Standard to Good. Most of the items are standard Disney prices, but the unique treats present a good value and are better than a lot of the pre-packaged desserts.
Reputation: Kusafiri probably doesn’t have much of a reputation as very few people stop here. They also change their menu frequently.
For a while, they offered a breakfast wrap instead of a muffin, and sandwiches in place of the curries. Here’s a Ham and Cheese Panini that they somehow served for a couple of years, for example. Kusafiri is unlikely to be a highlight, but it may be just what you’re looking for in the moment.
Kusafiri only has a few tables to the left of it.
Your best bet is heading straight across the way to the seating area for Tamu Tamu Refreshments. You’ll find a lot of tables to Kusafiri’s left