Food La La: Cafe Grace opens at Imperial Plaza
BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser
Last week I checked out Cafe Grace, located on the street level of Imperial Plaza on Kapiolani Blvd. This new cafe is an offshoot of the popular Lox of Bagels, so the cafe’s specialty is creative and fun sandwiches made with, of course, bagels. They also serve coffee, tea, soups, salads and lots of colorful desserts.
Last week’s grand opening festivities included an exciting taiko performance and a blessing ceremony.
The cafe is cute with tables and a comfy sofa area for hanging out or business lunch meetings.
I was drawn to this bagel sandwich because of its bright colors — and it’s as tasty as it looks! This is the Red Bell Pepper & Onion Omelet ($7) with ham, cheese and spinach on top of a taro bagel.
All of the sandwiches are served with a Nalo Greens salad.
This is the Alfredo Chicken Melt ($7.50) with chicken, spinach, mushrooms, mozzarella and Applewood bacon on a sun-dried tomato bagel. It was like eating a bagel pizza!
I also liked the smoked salmon with jalapeno egg salad arugula on a spinach bagel ($9.25). The spiciness of the jalapeno really brightens up the bagel sandwich.
Cafe Grace offers an array of pretty and delectable desserts. This is their Kona coffee, Lilikoi, and Raspberry cheesecake flavors ($4 each; pictured from left to right). I tried the raspberry flavor. It’s silky and light with just the right amount of sweetness.
A selection of Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Guava, and Kona Coffee flavored macaroons. I didn’t get to try these yet but they look quite vibrant and yummy!
Cafe Grace is located at 725 Kapiolani Blvd. and is open daily, except Sundays. Two hours of validated parking is available in the Imperial Plaza parking lot. Check out their website for more information.
Lindsey Muraoka blogs about food and drink for the Pulse. Contact her on Twitter or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.