Aloha, welcome to da weekly grinds! There are so many different restaurants to enjoy in Oahu and we will help you sort through the ones that should be visited! This week we are featuring a local restaurant in Waikiki. Located at 2201 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 on the 2nd floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center.
Island Vintage Coffee is an organic and natural coffee and restaurant. Open from 6am – 11pm and just a few minutes walk from most every hotel in Waikiki. They have a wide variety of foods and drink on their menu including poke bowls, rice plates, salads, fruit plates, breakfast plates, sandwiches, and much much more. Their coffee is a fresh Hawaiian made coffee and they even have a small Sky Kombucha bar located inside.
Apart from the food and coffee you can walk around the inside of the shop and take a look at a slew of items they have for sale; including other food items, hydro flasks, soaps, lotions, sunscreen, and so much more!
The shop has a handful of comfortable tables just outside. So, enjoy your meal out in the sunshine!
I ordered the spicy ahi poke bowl, but the rest of the food did look amazing! Poke is a very traditional and popular meal here on the islands. Poke is blocks or slices of fresh seafood, served raw, but with plenty of other ingredient to enhance the flavor. Now, there are so many places that sell Poke so what made this place stand out? The amount of flavor that this poke bowl had to offer. Rarely do you find a shop that includes avocado and spicy aioli in the bowl. Also, some fresh chopped seaweed threw in even more of a “sea” flavor in the bowl.
Staying in a hotel in downtown Waikiki? Looking for a nice relaxing place to enjoy good food and drink? Well walk down to the Island Vintage shop and get your fill!