Koa Pancake House

We’re enjoying getting to know our new Kapolei neighborhood, one meal at a time! Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out and Koa Pancake House had been on my mind since I kept hearing about it and seeing it all over. There are currently 7 locations on Oahu, including one in my new neighborhood of Kapolei, much to my delight. Since moving here a month ago, I’ve already eaten there twice.

Simply put, Koa Pancake House is cheap, fast and casual. Which is perfect because who wants to spend lots of $ on breakfast, and who wants to get dressed up first thing in the morning? At Koa Pancake House, you won’t find fancy china (it’s all paper plates and plastic utensils) or fussy service (you order at the counter) but you can stroll in with yoga pants and slippers and enjoy a satisfying breakfast. The menu is simple, consisting of savory breakfast classics (omelettes, eggs and various meats) and sweet classics (pancakes, waffles, and crepes). Yes, they have crepes!! They also have loco moco, eggs benedict, and a pretty standard lunch menu.

Here’s the Ham & Cheese Omelette ($7.50) which includes a short stack of pancakes. All omelettes and egg/meat entrees include your choice of rice, home fried potatoes or pancakes.

The Denver Omelette ($7.95) with ham, bell pepper, onion, with pancakes, and side order of Fried Rice ($2.95).

Corned Beef Hash & Eggs ($5.95) with pancakes.

Scottish Bangers & Eggs ($6.25) with home fried potatoes. Bangers are basically thick sausages, served sliced and grilled here.

Waffles with Strawberry & Whipped Cream ($6.50).

Coffee is only $0.95 and a small orange juice is only $1.00 y’all!

Honestly, the food is pretty average. The pancakes and omelettes are nothing you can’t make at home, and the corn beef hash is probably the canned kind,  but that’s OK by me. Breakfast is one of those meals that tastes good no matter what. To me, there’s something about going out for breakfast that’s special, because it usually means that it’s your day off and it signals the start of a whole day that you get to spend with the people you love. You could say Koa Pancake House is a favorite date spot for my husband and I.

MENU: View the menu on their website.

Koa Pancake House Kapolei
91-590 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707

Breakfast Daily 6:30a-2:00p
Lunch Daily 11:00a-2:00p


July 2012
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