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    Where's a good breakfast restaurant that gives good bang for the buck, or is just plain awesome regardless of price?

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    I don't know where you are at or how important the overall cost of the breakfast is, but when I do happen to eat a breakfast, (and when I'm in that part of Honolulu, which is not enough) I love the Hungry Lion. It's clearly not the cheapest place for breakfast, but they do have an extensive menu of breakfast foods available thoughout the day. In my opinion, the food is standard breakfast food...nothing great, but certainly not below par. I just like the atmosphere, the bustle of the place, and the other diners who patronize the Hungry Lion...all of those factors contribute to why I enjoy the Hungry Lion. It kind of reminds of a place Seinfeld and his gang would have felt at ease in had they ever happened to visit Honolulu!

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    From this website,
    http://www.10best.com/Honolulu/Resta...nch/index.html
    I can recommend:
    --Anna Miller's
    --Eggs n' Things (crazy lines for this one!)
    --Wailana Coffee House (has a line but line moves quickly)
    --Orchids (but only if you want to splurge; out of the Waikiki hotel breakfast/brunch buffets, this one's probably one of the nicest in Waikiki)

    From this website,
    http://honolulu.citysearch.com/bestof/winners/breakfast
    I recommend additionally:
    --Liliha Bakery
    --Koa Pancake House
    --Original Pancake House
    --The others on the list have been voted "best of," but I've not been to them so I can't personally recommend them...perhaps others here on HT can recommend some of them too?

    Another good site that recommends some good breakfast places:
    http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/rest/oam.htm

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    For beachside ambience and good food I like the Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel...Diamond Head end of Kalakaua. A little pricey but a very nice dining experience.

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    I like Big City Diner @ Ward Center. Also my brother & his wife go to Keoni's in Waikiki (across from Food Pantry, where old Jolly Roger used to be). They go there almost every week. Also, Original Pancake House on Kapiolani - but they have limited hours.

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    Anna Miller's is sort of my neighborhood breakfast café. They occasionally have lines, but those lines move pretty quickly. It's good American coffee shop food (they make a great pastrami sandwich, which is hard to find in this town, or at least in this part of town). If you're in the Pearl City/Aiea/Newtown area, try 'em.

    Their pies are very very good, too.

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    For breakfast, lunch or dinner and good "Local" Food with prices that can't be beat, I reccomend the following places:

    Janes Fountain on Liliha Street.

    Liliha Bakery open 24 hours (closed on Mondays)

    Uptown Cafe on School Street

    Pancake House

    BBQ Hut on King Street (Awesome Friedrice omelettes)

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    * Times Café in Kailua -- Their fried rice is BDFM! (brok da freekin mout)

    * Like Like Drive Inn -- Breakfast 24 hours a day, Loco Moco worth bloodshed and fried rice served higher than Diamond Head.

    * Koa Pancake House -- Vinha D'Alos (am I spelling that right?) is da bomb!

    And of course, if in L.A., you must hit Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles!

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    Cinnamon's in Kailua is so delicious! Nice atmosphere and inexpensive. Plus they have da best pancakes!

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    Koa Pancake House, any branch! The BEST!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztype
    Koa Pancake House, any branch! The BEST!
    Wish there was one in Waianae. We need more options out there. Of course, it would help if the local residents were in a position to support more restaurants.

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    Wow! Thats a great list of suggestions! Have to say that I agree on a lot that were mentioned and I look forward to try the many ono places that I haven't been to yet.
    Kind of a monthly outing thing that my friends and I do when we go riding around the island. We always try to start off with a good breakfast at somewhere new or different.
    All very good suggestions! Thanks a bunch everybody!

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    how did NOBODY mention


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shan-n
    Cinnamon's in Kailua is so delicious! Nice atmosphere and inexpensive. Plus they have da best pancakes!
    I'm in there often with my mom. If you see a "Local" Haole guy and a sweet little grey haired lady, stop by and say... Menehune Man?

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    I LOVE Koa Pancake House in Kaneohe. (Love their chocolate chip pancakes)

    Anna Miller's is definitely a great late night (after everything else closes down) place to have breakfast as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumphurple
    how did NOBODY mention


    ZIPPY'S!!!


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    LOL! Really! How could we have forgotten about that!

    BTW, alohacandy, is the Kaneohe Koa run by the same people as the other Koa
    Pancake houses? I tried the one in Aiea once and wasn't too impressed...

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    There's a really good (and inexpensive) place on Sand Island Access Road called (I think) the Lunch Box. Opens at 5:00, I think, and it's good. The girl who works the counter in the early mornings is cute, too. Can't complain about that.

    I'm going to second Lynn's suggestions. Pancake House at Dillingham and Waiakamilo is so popular, there's almost always a line outside. BBQ Hut is wonderful, too, for its prices and friendly people; stay away on warm mornings, though -- that place can be an oven. It opens super-early, too. I can also vouch for Uptown Cafe and Jane's Fountain -- both very reasonably priced and good food, too.

    My project for the next couple of months is to try all those good-looking breakfast places in the Airport Industrial area. I tried on place (the place with no line!) and was really disappointed, but with all those hard-working people in the area, you just know a few of these places has to be good.

    Eggs & Things in Waikiki is very, very good, but it's not cheap.

    Finally, while it may not be a popular suggestion among this crowd, I have to say that I just love breakfast at Denny's. Steak and eggs with home-fries? Yummo.
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    Count me as another vote for the Koa Pancake House, and I'll also chip in Brent's Deli in Kailua.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui
    Count me as another vote for the Koa Pancake House
    Oh, yeah! Last time I was back visiting family in Kane`ohe (their house is my #1 choice, but there isn't room for all of you, sorry...), one of the record company folks I met with suggested we have our "meeting" over breakfast there - memorable! (For all the right reasons.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shan-n
    Cinnamon's in Kailua is so delicious! Nice atmosphere and inexpensive. Plus they have da best pancakes!
    Another vote for Cinnamon's. Their carrot cake pancakes are awesome and I love their skillets, too!

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    I've never been here, but they seem to have an intriguing special:

    The Grill at Luana Hills Country Club
    770 Auloa Rd, Kailua
    262-2139 ext 245
    Open to public
    from 6:30am

    Early Bird Special on Sat & Sun:
    $2.99 for 2 pancakes, 2 strips of bacon, and 1 egg

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    Anybody out here in the "country" will find it worth their while to look up Rocky's Coffee House in old Waipahu. Awesome banana pancakes and a killer fried rice omelet. A recent renovation has made it much less of a dive than it used to be, but honestly that was part of the charm. We're flying home to the Bay Area tomorrow after a great one month stay at the in-laws and Rocky's will be our farewell breakfast.

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    Hmm, both The Grill at Luana Hills in Kailua and Rocky's are new to me. Kind of nice to hear about these little 'secret' spots that still exist. Sounds ono.

    Gotta go try'em.

    BTW, everybody that suggested Cinnamons was right on the mark. Went there for breakfast today and the omelette was awesome. So much stuff on the menu that it'll take many trips back to try'em all(not that I mind )
    Thanks for the great suggestion!
    Last edited by Vale46; January 5th, 2006 at 01:40 AM.

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    My friend and I was suppose to have breakfast at Big City Diners this morning but unfortunately we got there right when they changed over. I hear that the apple pancakes there are to die for. One of my favorite places to have breakfast is Flamingo's on Kapiolani blvd. The Hawaiian beef stew is yummy, its served only on weekends and they often run out. The japanese breakfast is great too.

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    Another vote for Anna Miller's. Can't say they've got the best "bang for the buck," or even neccessarily the best breakfast, but as a reliable stop for pancakes or eggs? You can count on a good meal there. The best part? The fact that you can get "breakfast" whenever you want.

    After I fell in love with Ken's House of Pancakes in Hilo, Anna Miller's became the nearest equivalent in Honolulu to me. Yeah, the lines get long if you try to go at peak times, particularly of course Sunday mornings, but... 2 a.m.? Golden.

    As for less-known, sentimental favorites? My dad turned me onto Jack's in Aina Haina Shopping Center. Across from the McDonald's, a few doors down from Chuck E. Cheese's. Very, very small place, limited hours, but it's great eats. The restaurant has a long history and tradition of keeping skilled folks in the kitchen... passed down to folks who know how to make a good biscuit.

    Oh... Wailana Coffee House? A place I consistently gravitated toward when I was a troublemaker in Waikiki. We'd end up there after midnight, the servers would be grumpy, and the bread stale, but we went anyway. We stopped going after two friends had their cars broken into there in separate incidents within a couple of months.

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