One of my favorite lazy weekend things to do is breakfast out. It all started at UH Manoa, when I’d head to Moose’s on University with the Sunday paper, drink coffee and enjoy a leisurely paced meal while everyone else slept in. Cinnamon’s in Kailua was the happening spot after church, well worth the wait, especially if the antique store next door was open (tons of 50s jewelry and more…). If I found myself in the mood for mac nut pancakes, Kimo & Boots was also just a quick trip over the Pali. The old Kings Bakery for local style sweet bread french toast. Bogarts on Monsarrat has the best migas (tortilla chips, eggs, salsa, black beans and guacamole), breakfast bagel (spinach, egg and a mix of cheeses) or crab omelette with home fries. For special occasions, the Hano Hano room was my favorite fancy buffet complete with panoramic views, live Hawaiian music and living room like seating. Sadly the Hano Hano is no more but you can still fulfill your buffet cravings at the Hale Kulani or the pink palace (Royal Hawaiian).
Home on Maui, I’m a regular at Stella Blues for their many Mexican inspired dishes or the spinach benedict. I love the ocean view and the breakfast skins (bacon, cheddar & eggs topped with the super ono ranch) at Moose’s in Kihei. Gannon’s is the perfect place to share a prosecco with good friends on the patio overlooking the beautiful golf course. But Marco’s is where we’ll grind if some shopping at Billie J’s is also on the agenda. Ihop if in the mood for some good old carbs. Longhi’s is the perfect elegant choice to celebrate a special day. A few random places in Paia for which the names escape me but I love just the same.
I’m still exploring on Maui and am looking forward to venturing to Colleen’s Haiku Bake Shoppe, North Shore Cafe in Haiku and Market Fresh Bistro in Makawao. I’d love to hear your recommendations!