In my time spent in Hawaii, I’ve learned that there are two things you just can’t go wrong, ordering off the breakfast/ brunch menu when deciding to go out and spend $60 on a meal that you could have made at home for $6. And that my friends are Hawaiian Pancakes and Eggs Benedict. Egghead in Kakaako located ten minutes outside Waikiki is a great spot to grab yourself a hot coffee and start the day off with that hearty meal to get you through your hike or afternoon surf sesh.
Few Acai Bowls will convince us over here at Ohana Circle Island Tour to drive all the way to the North Shore for. However, Haleiwa Bowls located at 66-030 Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa is sure close to taking the Acai Bowl throne on the North Shore if it hasn’t already. You will be lucky to get here and not have to wait in line. The two most popular options are the Hapa or the Mana bowls, you can’t go wrong with either. The main difference is the texture of the acai puree. I personally recommend a cacao nip topping to leave a chocolately sense of being after devouring this healthy snack before cruising to Waimea.
The Street in the new International Market Place brings a much needed social foodie scene to the restaurant chain industry that currently dominates the gastronomic scene in Waikiki. At first, the International Market Place appeared to be an oversaturated Sunglass Hut, Footlocker, Gucci infested Waikiki shopaholic addicted mess. However, with time, interesting cafes and bars have started to sprout up in and around the Market Place. The Street opened up two weeks ago and is a very hip food court where one can order a Manhattan with their pizza, cookies with their Calamari salad, or possibly a side of meatballs to compliment their ramen. In regards to beverages, two bars are located within the food court along with a cafe if you feel like getting caffeinated instead of buzzed. The variety of options are endless here and the music with occasional DJ provides a great place to sit back and mingle with tourists and locals alike. This will become the place to be in Waikiki before you head out for a night of partying or after a long day of cruising on the beach.
Nalu Health Bar and Cafe located in Kailua, Hawaii offers the best Acai bowl in town. The pleasant surf cafe ambiance and variety of healthy options have made this a very popular place with tourists and locals alike.
They are open between 9am- 6pm Monday thru Sunday and are located at 131 Hekili St #109, Kailua, HI 96734.
Please check out there website for more info on what they have to offer, naluhealthbar.com.
Present day Waikiki lacks one thing that all major tourist vacation destinations offer, as well as just cities in general and that’s cafes where you can order a coffee, sit outside and just people watch. The new International Market Place breaks the mold and gives us Kona Coffee Purveyors, the sit down pastry and coffee stop Waikiki desperately needs. The coffee is almost as good as it’s pastries, well in my opinion that is. So be it before you jump on Ohana Circle Island Tour or after, stop by Kona Coffee Purveyors to grab a hot coffee and a chocolate croissant. Make sure to have someone hold you a seat outside because they go fast!
Pai’s Deli is a great place to grab a healthy but to eat at a very reasonable price in Waikiki. Tucked away in the Outrigger Waikiki take a break from the all of the Kailua pork sandwiches you have been eating and grab a smoothie or healthy salad to keep that beach bod on par for the remainder of your vacation.