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Tucked off to the side and upstairs is Goofy Cafe & Dine, a gem of a restaurant that you can easily walk by without even noticing.
I was in Waikiki early in the morning on a weekday and swung on in to give them a taste test, I was impressed and bummed by the time the check came. Right in the shade of the Hilton Hawaiian Village towers, just head up the short flight of stairs.
What I Ordered at Goofy Cafe & Dine
I make it a point when eating out for breakfast in Waikiki, or anywhere else in Hawaii for that matter, to try their loco moco. I do find that a breakfast buffet with an omelet station takes the top spot though, especially the one at Orchids in the Halekulani Hotel.
The gravy on this loco moco was amazing. I mean stop eating and tell everyone at the table how amazing it is, twice. The gravy on a loco moco is the most important ingredient and really sets the whole dish off. Even more than kimchee fried rice.
I will gladly go back here just for this dish. It was the right amount with a generous portion of eggs and a hearty Big Island ground beef patty.
The acai looked amazing and the blueberries on top were all plump and juicy. The presentation was a 10 out of 10 but the acai itself was just too frozen. There are a lot of acai bowl spots in Waikiki so if that’s your thing I encourage you to look around and find the one that best suits you.
I have heard a lot of good comments about the acai bowl here but I just can’t give it a thumbs up. Leave your thoughts in the comments below if you think otherwise.
The Maui blend coffee was delicious, piping hot, and the bottom of my mug never saw the light of day, perfect.
This location opens at 7 am and I walked in around 7:05. The location was still waking up unlike the cheery crew over at Over Easy Kailua but the service was quick, efficient, and done with a smile. Rarely do I find a breakfast spot with grumpy staff, must be the coffee.
You almost feel like you are in a tree house as you sit up on the second floor overlooking the streets of Waikiki. The wooden floors and layout is rustic and makes you want to order Canadian bacon and skillet potatoes. This a great casual spot to start your day or just hang out above the hustle below.
I recommend you park along the Ala Wai harbor or near the Hilton Hawaiian Village lagoon if you can. This can be a tricky place to find parking during busy sunny days so be patient. If you are up for a short walk also consider the Fort DeRussy parking area just around the corner.
Do you know of any good spots? Let us know in the comments below.
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I would come back for the loco moco alone and if I was planning to do some people-watching this would be on the top of my list. Kind of towards the end of Waikiki so a great first stop before doing a beach walk down to the Moana Surfrider hotel.
Have you eaten here, what did you think?