Brunch is served all day at Koko Head Cafe, helmed by former Top Chef contestant Lee Anne Wong. You can’t go wrong with the breakfast bibimbap (crispy rice topped with Portuguese sausage, kimchi, ong choy greens, carrots, fried egg, and more, nestled in a sizzling hot skillet). $16. 808-732-8920.
Chef Ed Kenney is a four-time James Beard semifinalist with a string of successful restaurants on Oahu. His fast-casual Kaimuki Superette is a bright and cheery café serving healthful seasonal salads, soups, and sandwiches on metal trays. Breakfast, $6 and up; lunch, $7 and up.
Every Saturday morning and Tuesday evening, farmers, artisans, and food vendors gather at the Kapiolani Community College parking lot for the KCC Farmers Market. Peruse island-made products such as honey, pickled vegetables, lilikoi (passion fruit) ice cream pops, and fresh-squeezed juices.
The beachy, eco-friendly Sugarcane is stocked with quaint jewelry, vintage housewares, plush throw pillows, and trendy clothes. 808-739-2263.
Want to snack like an umami-loving local? Substantial glass jars of assorted salted plums, dried squid, and candied fruit line the cramped Crack Seed Store. A Big44 Icee float with three scoops of ice cream is the perfect antidote to a hot day. 808-737-1022.
Kaimuki Dry Goods started out as a general store in the 1920s and now exclusively carries fabrics, patterns, and sewing supplies. Looking for an aloha-shirt pattern and a whimsical pizza-print fabric? Chances are you’ll find it here. 808-734-2141.
Oenophiles head to Tamura’s Fine Wine and Liquors for the well-curated wines, spirits, and cigars, while food connoisseurs head to the back of the store for a remarkable selection of poke, ranging from traditional tuna and salmon to hamachi, scallops, and crab. Free samples available. 808-735-7100.
At Pipeline Bakeshop and Creamery, light and fluffy malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts) are delivered straight from the fryer and dusted with sugar. $1.25 each. 808-738-8200.