Yak & Yeti Breakfast Review at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Breakfast is located in Asia.
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Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe is the quick service arm of Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Asia. It’s near the entrances to Kali River Rapids and Maharajah Jungle Trek. The quick service offers the following breakfast menu through 10:30am:
There’s a pretty decent assortment here. You could grab a Wrap for the road or sit down and enjoy a Breakfast Bowl. The most recent version of the menu is available on DisneyWorld.com here.
This is the $9.99 “Breakfast Burrito – Eggs, American Cheese, Chorizo, Peppers and Onions. Yak & Yeti serves each of its sandwiches and muffins with Hash Brown Bites.” The burrito is wrapped unceremoniously inside of a thick, largely flavorless, room-temperature tortilla. It might have been hot at one time. But despite Yak & Yeti making everything well in advance of serving it, the burrito still sat there on the tray for a full ten minutes while we waited for our drinks and Hash Brown Bites to be plated/cupped.
To call this an atrocity is probably hyperbole, but there were no redeeming qualities. The tortilla is thick, bland, and offers little more than taking flavor away from anything that might have a hint of taste. The fact that the purveyor folded the tortilla over a couple of times also doesn’t help. While the burrito initially “feels” plump, there’s significantly less stuff inside than you might expect.
The powdered eggs were mushy, runny, and insubstantial. I’ve actually managed to capture the single piece of green pepper. That’s why they pay me the big bucks. I didn’t see or taste any onions. The overwhelming thickness of the tortilla masked any flavor of the crumbly sausage “chorizo.” As far as prison food goes, it’s probably passable. But any $1.50 frozen burrito from your grocer’s freezer aisle is going to taste better than this. I’m not sure there’s a worse way to spend ten dollars on food at Animal Kingdom.
Actually, there is, because you could order the $11 Sausage and Egg English Muffin – Eggs, American Cheese, Sausage on a toasted English Muffin with Hash Brown Bites. A cast member will serve your sandwich straight out of the microwave in the same aluminum-esque wrap as the burrito and other sandwiches.
When they say “American cheese,” I think they’re actually referring to “off-brand cheese product.” This variety of Kraft Single is actually a guilty pleasure of mine. I don’t really mind it at all. But here, Yak & Yeti served it up as goopy and slimy as it was lacking in real cheese flavor. And for eleven bucks, I think you could reasonably expect a slice of something more substantial. Yak & Yeti Breakfast serves the egg as a pre-cut square on top of the “sausage” that is probably better described as distantly-pork-flavored fat. The texture was as gummy as the fake egg. The English Muffin, which you would hope would have a crispy quality coming out of the toaster, was limp and soft. Not what you want to wake up to in the morning.
The Hash Brown Bites, which are available separately for $3.99, weren’t bad. But they did suffer from a greasy quality and were a bit heavy on the dry herb flavor. Considering what may be a sizable wait to order and receive your food, I don’t see the seven pieces being worth the money or the time.
Yak & Yeti pre-packages their $8 Fruit Salad in plastic containers. It didn’t look like a tremendous value for the money.
Overall, there’s little positive to say about Yak & Yeti’s breakfast offerings. The fact that Yak & Yeti only serves the menu until 10:30am probably makes a visit inconvenient, anyway. Otherwise, the all-outdoor seating isn’t particularly comfortable in the morning humidity. Most people will want to consider stopping by Creature Comforts Starbucks on Discovery Island or Kusafiri Bakery in Africa.