Kouzzina by Cat Cora at BoardWalk Inn is a restaurant at which I’ve only experienced breakfast. While I didn’t review my first visit (where I enjoyed Spinach, Tomato, and Feta Scrambled Eggs along with Sangria and Matt ordered sides and a Bloody Mary), I enjoyed it enough to return before heading to Epcot for the day. The dining room is simple yet elegant, and you can hear the chefs working away in the open kitchen.
Wooden chairs and tables are adorned with no-fuss place settings and condiments.
I decided to order the Breakfast Skillet, which is served with eggs, Pequillo peppers, Nueske’s bacon (the same delicious bacon found at The Wave), onions, and Greek cheese on Sweet potato hash and topped with arugula ($13.99). When the dish came out, I couldn’t believe the size of it! there was easily enough here for two people.
Two pieces of toasted bread were served with the dish as well. The bread itself tasted delicious and would have been great with some butter as well.
There was plenty of arugula that was nicely dressed and added a peppery, vinegary bite. I did have to move it off to the side to get to the skillet below.
The eggs were lightly browned on top, and the grated Greek cheese on top had just begun to melt. It added a salty element to the eggs, which were filled with the Pequillo peppers for a slight heat, onions for some sweetness, and the wonderfully smoky bacon.
I didn’t find the sweet potato hash to be very sweet potato-y at all, which I was fine with. The potatoes were nicely cooked, but I only at a few as I wanted to keep the carb count on the lower side, knowing I would be getting my fill at Food & Wine later in the day!
Matt and I each ordered a Bloody Mary, described as “Kouzzina’s version of this spicy classic” ($6.50). We both enjoyed this spicy drink that features a heat that sneaks up on you.
The garnish features olive, lime and cucumber. You can certainly taste the hint of cucumber in the drink, helping to cool the heat. I know of a couple people who swear by this Bloody Mary, and Matt and I agree it’s one of the best we’ve tried on property!
Matt wasn’t too hungry when we arrived, so he ordered a side of bacon ($4.99). He was relieved to see its thick-cut when it arrived, along with the fact their were four hearty slices unlike what he received at Captain’s Grille a few weeks ago. Between a few bites of my dish, the bacon and his Bloody Mary, he was energized enough to start his day at Epcot!
The food we had was fantastic and I have no complaints. The restaurant was quiet, guest-wise, and our server was attentive without making us feel like she needed to turn the table. I have heard a lot of guests mention that service can be slow even with the restaurant quiet, but we certainly didn’t feel this way. We were there for a leisurely breakfast and that’s exactly what we received, and at no point did we feel ignored. It’s certainly a top pick for breakfast in the Epcot area in our book, and we look forward to enjoying dinner there hopefully in the near future!
Have you dined at Kouzzina for breakfast? How was your food and overall experience?