Hawaii’s Kitchen: Koko Head Café

Hawaiis Kitchen

Koko Head Cafe is a popular restaurant in Kaimuki that prides itself on supporting and showcasing local ingredients, while offering an original and eclectic approach to brunch.

Koko Head Cafe opened its doors in March of 2014.

Their signature menu was created by Chef Wong who was determined to win over the local community, while playing homage to the culinary and cultural diversity that reside here in the Hawaiian Islands.

Their “Eggs Haloa” is one example of their mission to utilize local products and incorporate local flavors in their dishes. 

“We take locally and organically grown kalo, make koena flour to make our biscuits, use steamed kalo leaf and coconut milk to make luau, then poached local eggs and sour poi hollandaise,” explained Justin Young, General Manager of Koko Head Cafe.

One of their most popular dishes is their “Koko Mocco” which is their version of the ubiquitous Hawaiian dish loco mocco.

First, they start with a hot cast iron skillet and press cooked Japanese rice into it with some garlic oil and fresh garlic.

Next, they season their beef patty from Big Island’s Parker Ranch, and griddle it to temperature.

Their savory mushroom gravy is made from scratch, using local cremini mushrooms.

Then, they top it all off with a fried local egg, green onions, sesame seed, and togarashi.

Other favorites include the “Poke Omelet”, “Cornflake French Toast”, and the “Koko Moco”. 

Koko Head Cafe is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and they serve brunch all day. 

For more information visit their website at https://kokoheadcafe.com.

Koko Head Cafe
1145c 12th Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808.732.8920

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