For my 15th birthday and my golden birthday I finally went to Hawaii! And it has been so far one of my favorite trips. Everything was crazy gorgeous, delicious, and just perfect. Of course I got lost a couple of times however, it was easier to get back on track than how it was in London. 😂 So in this post I will highlight the 3 incredible breakfast spots that I went to in Waikiki.🥞
The first restaurant was the Aloha Kitchen. They are famous for their souffle pancakes (especially their coconut one). And honestly coconut souffle pancakes are now my favorite type of pancake!!
The pancake was so fluffy and thick and the coconut syrup on top gave the pancake an amazing flavor. Also, there were macadamia nuts that gave a nice crispy texture too!
As a side dish, I got their breakfast potatoes because these were very popular on Yelp. They were incredible too! So crispy and most importantly (at least to me) they were seasoned to perfection! 🥔
For my drink I got lilikoi (passion fruit) juice and in the back you can see that my mom got the banana split souffle pancake. Her drink was the guava juice and both beverages were so refreshing! The banana split pancake was incredibly delicious and it's just crazy how for once in my life I actually got full after one pancake! 😂 I highly recommend going to Aloha Kitchen however, they get busy very quickly so try to go when they first open. Also, if you have to wait outside the wait time is pretty quick.
Eggs 'n Things
Eggs 'n Things! Home of delicious waffles and great causes.
They had so many different items on their menu it took me so long to finally figure out what I wanted!
But in the end I settled on blueberry waffles topped with macadamia nuts and a side of roasted potatoes (I'm sure you can tell now my obsession with potatoes). 😂
Each table came with coconut, guava, and regular syrup. When you combine the guava syrup with the coconut syrup on pancakes the combo is amazing!
These potatoes were seasoned really well however, they weren't as crispy as the ones at Aloha Kitchen.
The last thing about Eggs 'n Things is that you can choose to donate $1 to the Make A Wish foundation. They give you a star and you put where you are from and your name on it so your waiter can put it on their wall. The wall inside the restaurant is covered in these stars and it's really interesting seeing how far people travel to go to Hawaii!
Last but certainly not least, Orchids! This restaurant is inside of the Halekulani hotel along with the restaurant House Without a Key. I went to this restaurant as a birthday brunch and it definitely was a delicious birthday gift!
Pretty much all of my plates looked like this 😂 There was so much food but not enough room in my stomach! :( On this plate is: a cream puff, roll, another piece of bread, panna cotta with half of a macaron, potatoes, pasta salad, cheese with jam, sushi with vegetables inside, blackberry pastry, and mini pancakes with a banana syrup. Honestly, I can't complain about anything on this plate! But my favorite thing on here were the mini pancakes. And it was mostly because of the banana syrup! The syrup did not have that weird, sickly sweet flavor and it genuinely tasted like regular bananas.
I recommend trying every cheese and the jams seen on this platter. I keep forgetting how good cheese goes with even sweet sauces!
The burrata in the middle was perfect!! All of the cream oozing out of the mozzarella was 😍
And look at allll the carbs!!😍😍
At this station a chef will make an omelet with whatever your heart (or stomach) desires! There is also an ice cream station and station that offers fish and pasta dishes.
This is vanilla ice cream with passion fruit sauce. They also had a wide variety of cookies! 🍪
The pancakes also came with their own array of sauces. Including banana, coconut, and I believe just regular syrup.
Cake for breakfast!! They were nice enough to surprise me with a decadent chocolate cake with awesome lettering on the bottom. 🎂