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Koko Head Cafe

1145 12th Ave., Ste. C (Waialae Ave.) Send to Phone
Top Chef Lee Anne Wong takes brunch to a new level.

Brunch daily

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Koko Head Cafe, Honolulu, HI

Koko Head Cafe Restaurant Review

: One thing Honolulu sorely lacks, when compared to mainland cities, is boozy brunch options. Locals line up for chef Lee Anne Wong’s creative takes on local favorites, like the koko moco. Loco mocos are ubiquitous on breakfast menus in Hawaii but this one comes smothered in a rich mushroom gravy, topped with kimchi tempura and served in a small cast iron skillet, allowing the garlic rice underneath to crisp up to add a nice layer of texture. Start with the fresh fruit bruschetta or the popular cornflake crusted french toast, served with a scoop of frosted flake gelato and "billionaire's bacon" and drizzled with black pepper maple syrup --- both are great as small plates to share with the table. Hawaii's affection for Asian flavors get a nod with a daily dumpling special, congee and even a breakfast bibimbap. Wash it all down with the Queen's Mimosa, made with sparkling cava, elderflower liqueur and fresh guava juice. The place is busy every day, but especially on the weekends when you're likely to run into other chefs from around the island enjoying their day off. Expect a wait unless you come right at opening, though you can always grab some caffeine at Coffee Talk around the corner while you wait for your name to come up.


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