13 October 2014

Big Kahuna

When you think of Kona Cafe and breakfast you typically think of one of two things: great coffee or Tonga Toast. In the case of my wife, that sphere gets ramped to include Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes. However, the breakfast menu at Kona Cafe is filled with a ton of great food to help you start your day off right. What happens if you’re having a hard time deciding just what to order because everything looks so good to you? That’s when you know that you are the Big Kahuna of breakfast champions.

The Big Kahuna is a cornucopia of breakfast offerings on a single plate. The plate a piece of French toast, a pair of silver dollar pancakes with pineapple sauce and macadamia nut butter, eggs, home-fried potatoes, and a smattering of bacon, sausage, and thick cut ham. Eggs and I, no matter how they are prepared, don’t seem to get along, and the folks at Kona Cafe understand that completely and will substitute a cup of fresh fruit for the eggs.

The bread components of the meal, French toast and pancakes, are both light and fill you up without becoming a rock in your stomach. The French toast is sweet, but not overly so, and the pineapple and macadamia nut butter give you a sampling of what the larger dish is capable of serving up. The potatoes are tender with a creole type of seasoning and the fruit is seasonal and fresh. The bacon is your typical breakfast variety and the ham is hearty, although I could have used a few more grill marks on mine as I love the charred bits, but that’s a personal preference. The sausage, which has recently been changed at Kona Cafe has great snap and the spices make it a top performer in terms of the Big Kahuna’s protein offerings.

If you’re having trouble deciding what to grab at Kona Cafe for breakfast, or maybe just have a big appetite, the Big Kahuna is the choice for you! Each bite is your favorite that leaves you wanting more, but there is always the next bite and the next new favorite item.

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