Liliha Bakery & Coffee Shop

On Saturday afternoon we decided to have a late lunch or early dinner depending on how you look at it. We went to Zippy’s because I wanted to have their oxtail soup. When we walked into the restaurant, there was a strange smell. The hostess couldn’t smell it but hubby and I did so we decided to leave and go somewhere else to dine.

We had threatened to try Liliha Bakery & Coffee Shop several times but there was always a line and the counter seats were full. We usually go to Liliha Bakery for the pastries especially their bear claws, turnovers and cocoa puffs. Since it was between lunch and dinner we thought the coffee shop would have open seats.

We were partially right. All the seats were taken but a couple left soon after we got there. I ordered the pork cutlet meal ($8.99) with brown rice (+ $.30) and hubby ordered the hamburger patty and scrambled eggs ($6.99) with a side order of sweet bread ($1.69). Our waitress was also our cook.  Our food came with a hot grilled roll with jelly. It was so good.

It’s been awhile since I could watch my food being cooked right in front of me. The portions of the food were generous. Hubby said that he didn’t need to order the sweet bread since his order came with rice and a sweet roll but he enjoyed the sweet bread anyway.

My pork cutlet meal was quite good especially the gravy. I couldn’t eat everything so I asked the waitress for a container for my gravy. She did one better, she gave me a small container of gravy. Talk about service.

Liliha Bakery and Coffee Shop is not fancy but the food is quite tasty and the bakery products outstanding. Be prepared to wait if you want to eat at the coffee shop.

The Bakery is located at 515 Kuakini Street is opened 24/6.  It is closed on Monday. Try it… I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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