If you want to enjoy a great breakfast then head on over to Moena Cafe. This tiny cafe in the Koko Marina Center does breakfast right. I’ve eaten here on numerous occasions and have always left satisfied. The food is great, the atmosphere is warm, and the service is excellent.
Kapolei might not automatically pop to mind when thinking of breakfast hot spots. However, one little cafe, tucked between a Jamba Juice and a Papa John’s, in a tiny strip mall next to a gas station, is trying to change that.
“We are the great Hilo Vikings. Mysterious and strong seafarers. Noble in our cause from the shores of Hilo Bay. We have bravely set out over treacherous waters to conquer, pillage, and dominate somewhere deep in our memories. We remember the ancient ways of the Hilo Vikings. This is why we are drawn back here tonight. Together by a deep seeded urge. A urge so powerful we don’t even question it. Our fight. We long for it. Tonight we celebrate as vikings.”
The above statement was the first thing that I read when I opened up the program to the Bite of Hilo. It sounded a bit like the opening narration to an epic movie. No movie here, instead, the Hilo High School Foundation put together a night of epic grinds suitable for Vikings near and far.
Note: Kaniakapupu is a closed trail and is not open to the public. Only authorized groups are allowed to visit Kaniakapuu, including, the Sierra Club of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Civic Club. As our disclaimer partially reads: “I’m not your daddy, these are dangerous as sh*t hikes, even the simple ones, if you got [insert applicable disorder, disease, or physical impairment] don’t even think about it yo.” Also, consider these tips on Hiking Safely In Hawaii. Mahalo.
Here are some comments from our original post on Kaniakapupu, and maybe some things to keep in mind:
A fellow adventurer built this bench in a tree a few years ago. I won’t say who, though. I’ll leave that as part of the mystique…along with the location.
If you’re looking for more than just flavored milk tea and boba tapioca balls, then it might be time to swing by The Tea Farm Cafe in Moiliili, just across the street from Puck’s Alley and down the road from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. They have a variety of loose leaf teas available and also serve matcha.