Beer + Coffee = Only Available at Honolulu Coffee

Can you imagine having beer and coffee all in one place? Honolulu Coffee recently extends its brand and opens the Beer Garden. In the Beer Garden, it offers a series of canned beer from Maui Brewing Company, Hawaii’s largest brewery company, as well as beer on tap from Main Street Brewing Co. It also launches a new food menu to pair with the beer.

The canned beer from Maui Brewing Company comes in 4 flavours, Bikini Blonde (Lager), Pineapple Mana (Wheat), Coconut Hiwa (Porter), and Big Swell (IPA). I am not a big fan of beer, but I enjoyed the Bikini Blonde and Pineapple Mana the most. They are lighter in flavor (less bitter) and easy to drink.

Canned Beer / $8 (12oz) ; Mixed Bar Nuts / $7

I also tried Hawaiian Latte, which infuses macadamia nut syrup in the drink. It is delicious, and I tried it with oat milk for the first time. The nutty flavor from the syrup pairs well with the oat milk! This is my favourite drink at this cafe.

Hawaiian Latte / ~$6

I really enjoyed the Mixed Bar Nuts, which is a mix of almonds, cashews, and peanuts. Some are candied, and others are salted. They are really addicting!

Another snack that caught my attention is the Edamame Coconut Hummus. It comes with pita bread, and the hummus is the best I have tried. It is creamy and seasoned well with a sprinkle of paprika. The edamame is blended with coconut milk, so it is extra creamy.

Edamame Coconut Hummus / $9.5

Lilikoi Pineapple Meatball comes next, and they are lightly coated with the lilikoi (a type of passionfruit) pineapple sauce. The sauce is on a sweeter side from the lilikoi, but the flavor is flat. If there is some paprika or cayenne, the sauce would taste better.

Lilikoi Pineapple Meatball / $12

We also tried the Teri Burger Sliders. Each order comes in three sliders, and the patties are coated with teriyaki sauce. The patties are on the drier side, and nothing really stood out in this dish.

Teri Burger Sliders / $15

To finish off the meal, we got something sweet, Acai Bowl. It uses blueberry smoothie as the base, with granola and banana. This is my first time trying Acai Bowl, and the smoothie tastes good and refreshing. However, I hope to see more fresh or seasonal fruits as a garnish in the bowl.

Acai Bowl / $8.5

Overall Impression

Though Honolulu Coffee is at a not-so-convenient location, I really love the Hawaiian-influenced vibe here. It is spacious, and the cafe is bright and spacious. My favourite drink here is the signature Hawaiian Latte. Now that the Beer Garden is opened, it will be opened until later, which is an awesome cafe for weekend hangouts or group study. If you are not into beer, I still recommend trying the Edamame Coconut Hummus as a snack.

Taste : 4/5 • Service: N/A • Ambiance: 4.5/5 • Quality-Price: N/A

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