Guilt-free Indulgences at Kissaten

Columns Jus' Desserts

June 2, 2013

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Leah Friel

Kissaten Coffee Bar makes sure its sweet treats are perfect for any meal of the day. That means the dishes are not only relatively healthy, but they’re also delicious through and through.

The Homemade Oat Cake ($2.75) is made up of rolled oats, cranberries, brown sugar and almonds. Its flower shape comes from partner Jon Ishimi’s sister, who also created the original recipe.

“It was a nice touch,” explains partner Neysa Taba of the unique shape. “We just stuck with her take on it.

“A lot of people like it because it keeps well,” Taba continues. “People will order more than one and take one home.”

Also on the dessert menu is Kissaten’s Seasonal Berry Parfait ($4), which features homemade granola, strawberry yogurt, strawberry sauce, oats, almonds, honey and brown sugar.

“We also have slices of strawberries and blueberries in there,” Taba says. “If we get something else that’s in season we’ll put that in, too.”

The Homemade Oat Cake and Seasonal Berry Parfait are available throughout the day, even on the breakfast menu (served from 6 to 11 a.m.). Kissaten makes sure its customers can get their sweet tooth fix any time of the day.

For an extra hearty dessert, Homemade Bread Pudding ($3 regular flavor; $4 special flavor) is the way to go. The traditional flavor option pairs cinnamon and cranberry, while specialty flavors are offered on a daily basis.

“We’ve done anything from haupia to chocolate pecan,” Taba explains. “We also do strawberry cream cheese, blueberry cream cheese, banana white chocolate — anything the cooks want to do.”

And the establishment brings back popular flavors, such as Nutella.

Gone are the days of mushy bread pudding. Kissaten’s Homemade Bread Pudding is firm, which likens it to a cake or pie.

There is no shortage of sweetness at this 24-hour establishment, and with healthy dessert options on the menu you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging.

Kissaten Coffee Bar

88 Piikoi St., Honolulu
Open 24 hours, lunch and dinner served 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Honolulu, HI 96814

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