A Bountiful Breakfast AwaitsColumns Lite Bites
January 12, 2014
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
As a resident of Kaneohe, I’m personally excited about Zia’s Caffe’s new weekend breakfast menu. Since opening in 2001, the casual family-style Italian restaurant has become a popular place for tasty Italian favorites, including pasta and pizza.
“We saw an opportunity,” says owner Don Dymond of the new breakfast offering, which was introduced a few months ago. “We’ve been sensing a lot of pressure building up in Kaneohe of people wanting a nicer breakfast option.”
According to Dymond, Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon and Spinach ($13) is by far the most popular item on the menu. Featuring extra-large poached eggs, hollandaise and Canadian bacon on a toasted English muffin, and served with golden hash browns, Eggs Benedict also can be ordered without the salmon and spinach. “It tastes really, really good,” he says. “People love it and have been coming back for it already.”
For a healthier option, Norwegian Smoked Salmon Breakfast ($12) is a great choice, served with fresh avocado, two eggs (scrambled) and a hint of Sirracha sauce.
Also on the menu are omelets, French Toast with fruit topping, Loco-Moco with a homemade beef and pork patty, Half Papaya with Cottage Cheese, Simply Breakfast (two extra-large eggs, choice of golden hash browns or home fries, toast and coffee) and Classic Breakfast (two extra-large eggs, golden hash browns or home fries, and your choice of applewood smoked bacon, Canadian bacon or homemade sausage/beef patty; it also can be ordered with smoked salmon or sirloin steak).
Not on the menu, but available through the end of January is Loxs and Bagel ($12.50) with smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion, capers, tomato and butter lettuce atop a toasted bagel. This breakfast favorite is a bestseller at Dymond’s Kalapawai Cafe and Kalapawai Market in Kailua, so he decided to offer it at Zia’s as a plated entree.
And it’s the weekend, so what better way to start your morning than with a delicious breakfast and an eye-opening cocktail, whether it be a Mimosa; Bloody Mary; Screwdriver; LaMarca Prosecco sparkling wine; or Bourbon and Zia Tea with Mint.
Or if you prefer a different drink of choice, Zia’s full-service bar is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s also plenty of free parking available.
620 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe
Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.