Food La La: Brunch at My Cafe
BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser
This week I had an intense craving for brunch food, so I thought I would make it an adventure by driving out to Kapolei to check out a new place.
My Cafe, located at 563 Farrington Highway, is cozy and casual with an array of brunch options ranging from Eggs Benedict and Loco Moco to grilled sandwiches and acai bowls.
Owner Scott Welsh wanted to open up a place closer to home after recently moving from town to Kapolei. Scott and his wife, Jannet, also own Red Ginger in Manoa but have left it the hands of a family friend and business partner so they can focus on their new endeavor.
My Cafe opened three months ago and serves acai bowls as well as sandwiches and salads similar to Red Ginger. But Scott’s love for breakfast dishes is what made him want to open up a brunch spot.
Their most popular item is the flight of pancakes ($10.95) that comes with lilikoi, chocolate taro haupia and Cookie Butta Luva pancakes. The pancakes are made well, soft and fluffy. I’m not a fan of lilikoi and the cookie butter pancakes topped with cookie crumbles were just a little too sweet for me, but I loved the chocolate taro haupia! The sauce is not too sweet, so it balances perfectly with the chocolate pancakes. The crunchy chocolate chips in the pancakes and the coconut flakes on top give it a nice contrast of textures.
This is the Kama’aina Fried Rice topped with two eggs ($9.95). It’s very flavorful with lots of pieces of bacon and ham in it.
Another popular item is the Blue Crab and Asparagus Eggs Benedict ($16.50) that comes on a toasted sourdough baguette with crispy potatoes. The hollandaise sauce is not too overpowering and goes great with the blue crab cakes. I loved dipping the potatoes into the tangy and creamy sauce.
Brunch craving fulfilled. Thanks, My Cafe!
My Cafe is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Cash only.
Lindsey Muraoka blogs about food and drink for the Pulse. Contact her on Twitter or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.