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Windward welcomes new café

A La Carte

April 11, 2021

Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Vegetable Bento ($12)

Kalapawai Café & Deli-Waimanalo at 41-865 Kalanianaole Hwy. is the company’s newest location, having just recently opened on Dec. 11 of last year, shares operations manager Kat Moon. It is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and customers can choose from dine-in, takeout, online ordering and curbside pickup.

This is the company’s fourth site, as there are two in Kailua — Kalapawai Café & Deli in the middle of the town and Kalapawai Market by the beach — as well as one in Kapolei.

One of the eatery’s mouthwatering menu items is the Furikake Fish Sandwich ($13).

Furikake Fish Sandwich ($13)

This delicious dish consists of blackened fresh catch with sweet chili aioli. It also features cucumber kimchi, pickled ginger and cabbage on toasted brioche. This is served with tossed greens, coleslaw, french fries or chips.

Want to go totally veggie with your meal choice? Kalapawai Café & Deli-Waimanalo has what your heart and stomach desire in the Vegetable Bento ($12). It’s packed with yummy sliced avocado, spiced beets and carrots. This meal also includes soy sake-grilled mushrooms over jasmine rice served with kimchi cucumber.

In addition, the business offers breakfast items such as its bestseller, the Breakfast Burrito (call for price). This is a flour tortilla filled with kalua pork, egg, pepper jack cheese, home fries and confetti black beans. It’s served with Andy’s Bueno Salsa, avocado toast and more.

There are also a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, pizzas and bentos.

Kalapawai has quite a number of vegetarian items besides the Vegetable Bento, such as a Pita and Hummus plate and other goodies.

“We also offer a variety of locally made retail items such as Lilikoi Butter and Mango Jam from Dip into Paradise and Nalo Meli Honey; along with featuring local artists such as Col-in Redican, Susanne Ball and David Friedman.”

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