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Delicious Classics For All Ages

By Maria Kanai Photos By LAWRENCE TABUDLO
August 28, 2016

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Children's Breakfast ($5.95)

Children’s Breakfast ($5.95)

For Tae Im, owner of New Eagle Cafe, real comfort food should be simple, homemade and filling — and you’ll find plenty of it at his restaurant. Open since the 1950s, New Eagle Cafe is an old favorite, serving more than 100 island classics to the surrounding local community for generations.

Not much has changed, save for the breakfast menu and a relocation back in the 1980s from the first downtown location to its current spot on Nimitz. Originally owned by the Teruya family, the restaurant has changed hands several times, but the warm, family-friendly environment, generous portions and comforting flavors haven’t budged.

“Our head cook has been here for more than 20 years, and there’s an amazing amount of consistency in the food, which customers love,” says Im.

French Toast Combo ($8.65)

French Toast Combo ($8.65)

There’s something on the all-day menu for everyone. For keiki 10 years and under, the children’s breakfast ($5.95) has three tasty options: one pancake, one egg and a choice of meat; rice, one egg and a choice of meat; and one French toast, one egg and a choice of meat. Have the egg cooked to your child’s liking, and for meat, you can choose among bacon, Spam, Portuguese sausage, smoked ham, luncheon meat and New Eagle Cafe’s homemade hamburger patty.

French Dip ($10.95)

French Dip ($10.95)

Plus, kids eat free on Mondays with a purchase of an adult entree, so if you’re there for breakfast, try French Toast Combo ($8.65), which comes with a choice of meat and one egg. Or, for lunch and dinner, try the French Dip ($10.95), a sandwich packed with roast beef and served with a traditional homemade au jus. There’s also a choice of french fries, tossed salad or mac salad.

Sauteed Ono ($13.95) is another popular item. The tasty fish is topped with buttered capers or mushroom sauce and paired with hot, mixed vegetables and your choice of white rice, brown rice, mashed potatoes or fries.

Sautéed Ono ($13.95)

Sautéed Ono ($13.95)

New Eagle Cafe

Nimitz Center
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy., A-100, Honolulu
545-2233 Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.