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Country Cafe’s plethora of pupus

Story By Kyle Galdeira Photo By Lawrence Tabudlo
August 28 - September 3, 2011

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From bodybuilders looking for some protein following a workout, to business professionals taking a break for lunch, I Love Country Café appeals to all tastes with an assortment of freshly made gourmet offerings and local favorites.

  • I Love Country Cafe's hearty pupu platter features fresh vegetables, vegetable lumpia, Shanghai lumpia, Buffalo chicken wings and crispy won ton ($22.99-$99.99).
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Whether dining in, ordering a meal to go, or catering a party or event, I Love Country Café has its loyal guests covered. With convenient locations in the Navy Exchange, downtown Honolulu at Fort Street Mall and on Queen Street, the eatery makes it easy to get a hold of quality, tasty grinds.

Millie Chan, who runs I Love Country Café with husband Richard, heads up the catering department that features a wide selection of fully customizable pupu platters. With menu items such as fresh vegetables, vegetable lumpia, Shanghai lumpia, Buffalo chicken wings and crispy won ton, and the customer’s choice of special dietary accommodations including meatless or reduced-sodium dishes, the possibilities are endless.

“It’s like I’m putting the magic wand in their hand,” Millie says. “They just have to wave it, and the Fairy Godmother will be there!”

The hearty platters can be customized to feed anywhere from 10 to 40 people, and range in price from $22.99 to $99.99. A 10 percent delivery charge is added for Honolulu orders, and outlying areas will pay a nominal fee however, tip is included, and the experts at I Love Country Café will take the stress out of procuring pupus.

Guests are encouraged to check out the restaurant’s website at ILoveCountryCafeHawaii.com for updated catering and menu options, and to place an order (it is recommended orders are placed at least one day in advance), call the catering hotline at 783.7901.

I Love Country Cafe

  • Where
    • 885 Queen St.
    • Honolulu, HI 96813
    • (various other locations, and catering delivery is available)
  • Call
    • (808) 596-8108, 783-7901 (Catering Hotline)
  • Hours
    • Monday – Friday
    • 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Saturdays and Sundays
    • 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Website: