When doing research for the Shoreline Hotel where we stayed in Waikiki I learned about this small, cute, and relatively new restaurant attached to the same building. Heavenly Island Lifestyle is focused on serving meals made with fresh, local, organic ingredients. We had some loose plans to fit a visit to Heavenly in our trip and after finding a coupon in our room for a small discount we finally made our way down for breakfast our last morning on the island.
The restaurant has indoor and limited outdoor seating and the tables fill up fast!
Since we arrived bright and early at 7AM, we chose to sit outside because the temperature was still pleasant. I did peek my head inside to grab a photograph of the cute decor of the dining room, though.
Heavenly serves breakfast all day and is also open for lunch and dinner, with a “cafe time” from 3pm – 5pm.
At $5.00 the Maui drip coffee is a little pricey, but it was strong and delicious.
Jasper was all smiles and the weather was pleasant on the outdoor patio. It was one of the most relaxing and stress free meals we had while on the island.
Our breakfasts were served with toasted taro and wheat muffin halves and some kind of melted butter sauce. I haven’t been able to figure out exactly what’s in it, but it was tasty and the muffins were a hit.
Loco Moco is an extremely popular breakfast dish in Hawaii and you can find it on almost any breakfast menu on the islands. Traditionally, it includes a white rice bed topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy.
At Heavenly, however, the organic veggie and beans loco moco really steps it up a notch with their version that uses Big Island Kulana beef, local farm eggs, local ginger soy glaze, 10 grain rice with local farm green beans, broccoli, Kumu farm carrots, organic lentils, and organic black beans. Wow. This is a far cry from the greasy gravy-drowned loco mocos that we saw at other restaurants… this one was fresh, filling, and loaded with flavor. It was perfect.
I ordered the local farm eggs flat omelette – isn’t it so colorful and pretty? It includes a flat omelette prepared with local farm eggs, Nalo greens, Hamakua mushrooms, local avocado, Kahuku tomatoes, Molokai sweet potatoes, and a Nalo farm green sauce. I can’t say enough good things about this breakfast or about how good it made me feel. The greens were crisp and flavorful, the avocado was the perfect ripeness, and the other veggies tasted like they had been harvested mere minutes before being placed onto my plate. The purple sweet potatoes were perfectly crisp on the outside but tender on the inside. Seriously, I could go on and on… this was one of the best omelets I have ever had in my life.
I love finding places that realize that you don’t have to get super complicated with your menu to serve fantastic food. Using high quality ingredients that are prepared well is all you need. My only regret is that we waited until our last morning to visit this place, because had we gone earlier I totally would have made time to try them out for lunch and dinner as well. If you want to see more of the lovely dishes that Heavenly serves, click right here to be taken to their menus, complete with full color photos.