Character Breakfast Buffet at Makahiki at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii: Our Restaurant Review


You can eat inside or out by the koi pool.

We were able to score breakfast buffet reservations at the Makahiki restaurant at Disney’s Aulani Resort.

Restaurant Tip:  Reservations are difficult to get at Makahiki year-round.  Make your dining reservations as soon as you book your hotel stay.

**This is the only place to meet Mickey and Minnie at the resort.**

Really pretty wall murals.
Entertaining characters.

Makahiki – The Bounty of the Islands

Start the day with a buffet breakfast, live entertainment, and visits with your favorite Disney Characters!

mickey waffles
Mickey waffles!

The Breakfast Buffet Menu

Enjoy a selection of family favorites, including pancakes, Mickey Waffles, French toast, island fruits, traditional Asian offerings, house-baked pastries, daily specialties and a build-your-own omelet station.


Throughout your meal, enjoy enchanting experiences like:

Some of your favorite Disney Characters— dropping in for photos, fun interactions and a few very special surprises your family will never forget

Island-inspired touches, like a ukulele performance by Aunty.

Aunty entertaining the guests.
Close-up of the restaurant’s signature Dolphin Banana. (See the goldfish in his “mouth”???)

Disney Character Breakfast:  Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki 

Hours:  7:00 AM – 11:00AM

Price:  Adults $41.00, Keiki (Ages 3 to 9) $21.00, gratuity not included

Review Date: August 2019

Restaurant Rating:  5 Stars

aulani menuaulani menu1Continental Breakfast Items

Fresh Fruit Juice, Sliced Island Fruits

Assorted Yogurts, Almond Granola

Breakfast Pastries, Bagels, English Muffins, Assorted Breads, Bread Pudding

Butter, Jam, Honey, Compotes

Pastry and muffin station.

Western Entrees

Oatmeal with fresh berries

Scrambled Eggs, Omelets, Eggs Benedict, Fluffy Egg White and Vegetable Frittata

Grilled Mahi Mahi, Smoked Salmon

Pork Sausage, Pineapple-Glazed Ham, Chicken Sausage, Deli Meats and Cheese

Bacon, Turkey Bacon, Kalua Pork Hash, Portuguese Sausage

Aulani Potatoes, Hash Browns, Grits, Loco Moco

Pancakes, Mickey Waffles, French Toast

Chinese/Japanese Entrees

Fresh Fruit Juices, Soy Milk

Grilled and Seared Island Fish, Tamago

Soba Noodle Salad, Waipoli Field Greens

Miso Soup

Fried Rice, Steamed Rice


Pickled Vegetables

Congee with condiments

Omelet Station

Made-to-Order Omelets

Keiki (Kids) Corner

Fruit, Yogurt, Granola, Breakfast Pastries

Mickey Waffles, Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Tater Tots
Some Breakfast Buffet photos:

Aulani breakfast
Caroline’s breakfast: Mickey Waffles with fresh pineapple!
My new hubby, Mitch, wanted to try the Eggs Benedict. They were delicious!
Minnie stopping by our table while we were eating. Our hair flowers match!
We met Goofy too!
mickey hawaii aulani
Aulani’s Mickey and Minnie in their Polynesian surfer costumes.


Mickey aulani
Character breakfast with Mickey…a wonderful chance to meet him without waiting in meet and greet lines!
Meeting Mickey Mouse! Hang 10 surfer dude!
aulani wishable
January 2020: New Aulani Wishable. She’s adorable!!!
The shaved ice at Aulani is delicious!! Mitch had 1 – or 2! – every day!
Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii.
November 9, 2019: New Aulani merchandise has been released. So cute!

January 2020:  The new Aulani Spirit Jersey in Potion Purple, $75.00

Aulani Wishables.
January 20, 2020: Meet CookieAnn! CookieAnn, Duffy’s creative, food-loving friend, has arrived on Oʻahu bringing her recipe for friendship to Aulani. 🙂


Dole Plantation
Two Disney Sisters in Hawaii

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
book Two Girls
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!


Two Disney Sisters

December 25, 2019: Minnie wearing her new holiday costume this week:

Minnie Aulani
We love Minnie’s new holiday costume!

Aloha hat Aulani

Pretty Aloha hat.

Stitch purse
Stitch purse.



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