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Food

Kaimana Farm Cafe: Kapahalu’s Newest Brunch Spot

Kaimana Cafe is open from 8am to 4pm and features an all day menu, with both breakfast and lunch items. It’s the latest restaurant to open up shop on Kapahulu Avenue, in the small space that was formerly home to Chef Robert McGee’s Meatball. The cafe, which just opened late last year, is the latest to promote sustainability and the use of locally made organic products. The small space is a bit of a mash-up between Goofy Cafe & Dine, Heavenly, and The Nook. The vibe is definitely familiar: repurposed wood, chalkboard menus, and ornate mason jars. Cute, sure. But how did the food stack up?

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Hikes

Hiking The Ohai Loop and Overlook Trail Off Of Kahekili Highway on Maui’s North Shore

The Ohai Loop Trail is a short hike that we stumbled on while driving through Kahekili Highway on Maui’s North Shore. You’ll find the trailhead and parking for this trail between mile marker 40 and 41. The loop is short, but it is very scenic. The highlight comes at the midpoint, where a single chair awaits, making for the perfect spot to watch for whales and seabirds.

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Food

Halekulani’s House Without A Key

The original plan was to have afternoon tea at Halekulani’s laid back veranda. It was a good plan, so good, that many others made similar plans. Not interested in waiting around, we instead decided to walk over to House Without A Key, Halekulani’s informal restaurant, for a light lunch.

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Food

Home Maid Bakery: Home of the Crispy Manju

Home Maid Bakery always brings back good memories from childhood. Whenever family visited Maui, I knew that they would return with a fresh batch of goods from Home Maid Bakery. Started in 1960 by Joseph and Monica Kozuki, this Wailuku bakery located on Lower Main Street has since become known as the Home of the Crispy Manju.

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Beaches

Hidden North Shore Beach Bunker

Somewhere along the North Shore is a neat little concrete bunker that was used during World War II. There are many of these bunkers scattered throughout the island, both mauka and makai. It’s always a treat whenever you stumble upon one of these on random occasions.

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Food

Low Tea at Stage Restaurant

What’s the difference between low tea and high tea, you ask? Basically, the difference comes from the height of the table and the time it is served. Back in the Victorian period, “low tea” was served on low tables near chairs or sofas, where people ate light fare such as finger foods to tide them over before dinner. Think of it as an afternoon snack. High tea, on the other hand, was served during dinner where a substantial meal was eaten and served along with tea. This “high tea” was consumed at the dining table, where the table was higher.

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Food

Swinging By The Haleiwa Farmer’s Market In Waimea Valley

Fresh fruit, local pastries, and artisan meats are just a few of the gems that you’ll be able to find at the Haleiwa Farmer’s Market. Every Thursday, this eclectic market sets up shop on the beautiful grounds of Waimea Valley. This farmer’s market felt a bit more festive than your typical farmer’s market. Maybe it was the fresh acoustic sounds of Paul Izak filling the air. Or the smell of the macadamia nut sticky buns. Whatever it was, I realized quickly that the Haleiwa Farmer’s Market was the farmer’s market to be at.

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Food

Ola, Turtle Bay’s Restaurant on the Beach

Ola in Hawaiian refers to life, health, and well-being. Located at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore, Ola serves up contemporary cuisine on the edge of Kuilima Cove. It’s Turtle Bay’s restaurant on the beach.